Re: Independence Day Festivities
- Dear Sharani,
I'll be more than delighted of everything you can tell us about Japan
as I have never been there. Our Japanese community here is important
for they helped in some way establish 'The Flower National Day'
in 'Escobar', a beautiful community at about one hour away from
Buenos Aires by car.
The celebrations take place in September -when the spring starts in
the southern hemisphere- and last for about two weeks. Local Japanese
people show their most beautiful gardens, there is a parade and
a 'National Flower Queen' is selected every year.
Enjoy your back home!
PS:Last time I forgot to announce our last World Harmony Run in the
Argentinian 'pampas', you can have a look at it in:
We had a nice and prayerful harmony run there. Everybody was very
--- In Sri_Chinmoy_Inspiration@yahoogroups.com, sharani_sharani
> Dear Suchana,
> Happy Belated Independence Day to you! I am embarassed to admit how
> long it was after I got back that I read this message. As
> flyer" I find that adjusting to the time difference is always harderslow
> when one travels from west to east rather than east to west. I had
> virtually no jet lag after I got to Japan (flew east to west) but
> since I've returned ( a flight from west to east) I seem to be in
> motion to completely return to normal. Wickedly hot heat here andmy
> severe thunderstorms didn't help either in my inclination to sit at
> computer on the second floor of my house and edit photos or think ofJapanese
> how to say that visiting Japan had a more profound effect on me than
> any other country I have ever been to.
> Maybe by tomorrow I will write more about Japan and post photos. At
> the moment, I'm trying to restrain myself from summing it all up by
> saying "honk if you like peace and quiet" a funny zen-spoof pun/car
> bumper sticker. Since the inner stillness and quiet was one of my
> favourite things in Japan it feels almost contrary to "talk" much
> about it. It certainly brought back my shy tendencies and kind of
> bolstered them. Archee certainly hit the nail on the head when she
> said that she could see that my demeanor would resonate with
> Well, once jet lag flies away completely I suppose my more verbose
> side will re-emerge!
> p.s. have you ever been to Japan Suchana?
> --- In Sri_Chinmoy_Inspiration@yahoogroups.com, suchana27
> <no_reply@> wrote:
> > Dear Sharani,
> > This posting is probably reaching you during your trip in Japan.
> > Hope you are also seeing beautiful swans there!
> > Today in Argentine, we are celebrating our "Independence Day". In
> > morning, the Spanish tradition invites everybody to have adelicious
> > hot chocolate and some "churros" -traditional fried sticklikecakes
> > made of flavour, water and sugar.concert
> > But today, what is people doing in the afternoon? Guess! They are
> > watching the final football match of the World Cup in Berlin!
> > Happy Japanese tour!
> > Suchana
> > P.S.: I visited Vasanti's album. Those flags look like a nice
> > of nations!boom,
> > --- In Sri_Chinmoy_Inspiration@yahoogroups.com, sharani_sharani
> > <no_reply@> wrote:
> > >
> > > As I left a Harmony Run planning meeting after work tonight,
> > > boom, ooh, ahh! Fireworks finale in the sky over the trees.Tomorrow
> > > is the celebration of America's independence, more commonlycalled
> > > just "the fourth of July". At first when I got home I was justarrival
> > > leisurely eating a creamsicle and drinking in summer's true
> > > with delightful sunshine at last over the past few days, gentleright
> > > breezes and that lazy hazy feeling that everything will be
> > finefireworks
> > > in the universe.
> > >
> > > Boom, boom, boom, zoom - all around I heard the noise of
> > > still going off, both far away and seemingly right on mystreet.
> > WithIsland
> > > these sound effects I just had to rush upstairs and work on my
> > > patriotic 4th of July gallery album about a town in Rhode
> > thatfitting
> > > hosts the oldest July 4th parade in America. It seemed only
> > to(now
> > > create the album and write about it with this accompaniment
> > it'sbecause
> > > actually quiet).
> > >
> > > I went on a camera outing to the town, Bristol, on Saturday
> > Iday of
> > > knew too well that getting anywhere close to the town on the
> > > the parade is a near impossibility. Twice our centreparticipated in
> > > the parade and even some centre members from New York came tobe in
> > itwon a
> > > too. Both times the theme was the Harmony Run. Once our float
> > prize.used to
> > >
> > > Parades are a real July 4th tradition. When I was a kid, we
> > > decorate our bikes with streamers and ride in the parade andwhen we
> > > got a little older, we devised more elaborate costumes andthemes in
> > > hopes of winning a prize in the contest for parade entries.book of
> > >
> > > I was going to include a quote by Guru about America but my
> > > compilations on this topic is hiding from me and the onlinelibrary
> > isnew
> > > down at the moment. So I'll just sign off with a link to the
> > albumhttp://www.srichinmoycentre.org/gallery/members/sharani/bristolri/
> > > on Bristol Rhode Island at:
> > >
> > >the
> > > Happy 4th to all who celebrate it!
> > > Sharani
> > > p.s. if you want to see more than just an abundance of American
> > flags
> > > coming out of your ears then visit Vasanti's new album about
> > World
> > > Cup Football games which shows flags of many nations flying in
> > Germany
> > > right now. The album is at:
> > > http://www.srichinmoycentre.org/gallery/germany/World+Cup+2006/
> > >