Pause calmly ….Selah!

Much to un-think here, @ a 3 hour drive from Bangalore city, into tiny growing town.

That cloud sits on thatch? …. its an untouched blue sky with no malls or smog.
At Kuppam’s local market, one or two women are speaking fluent English, their eyes are warm. I meet a beautiful lady at the Railways- she mans a 2ft iron wheel that lifts railway-cross gate. There is no time to take her picture…..
want to wish her a Happy New Year like we wished some others, but Railway lady in blue sari is busy; she turns to give me another look, then surprises us with a wide smile, white teeth and laughing eyes. The woman must be somewhere around 3o, 40? I send a small hand-wave. She waves back, laughing like a school girl.
On our next visit to Kuppam, we simply must get a pic with her.
Good holidays are also those when you’ve no time for a good photograph?
We stay almost a week here.
That lovely Gate is under repair. There were lesser sheep this time at Kuppam: no it’s not a farm for animals, just us humans+ cuddly paws.
My sis sculpts her fav words into woodwork, grills….
She’s an Eye Doc in this town, border to three south Indian states. Li loves the precious simple life here with a faithful househelp and furry princess.
Like Trees planted by Springs of Living waters; there’s backyard Date palm, bougainvillea, guava, papaya, mango, occasional monkey ….
Bonfire woodies. Such memories here with Mom&Dad in this space by Christmas tree, Gulmohar, shoeflower, a baby tamarind tree. Time has flown by ‘like smoke through a key hole…’ (Movie : The Bucket List)
Li’s exquisite cuisine
That new double road used to be a rough path to Kupz’s lake. There are more people, cars, school buses, buildings today….
Floors, tiny christmas lights asleep
Meshed safety front grill to keep away esp. mosquitoes. That door lock has seated one or two friendly frog. Very tiny ones. They look like Kermit to us, but Li doesn’t think so. She says(with shudder) they (her leapy frog) wait for her with sly grin.
No, they’re not ..!” is her horror response
to my Q.”What if they just want a kiss, and will turn into your Prince?
Li loves her Prince of Peace best.

The road back…. miles off city limits: goatsherd!
Thresh time! We must gingerly drive over their sheaves, this helps them? (Green lid sohmph my new travel mate from Li’s kitchen).
You can’t see this well enough, but that’s a Church steeple over local temple, rerouting past Kolar gold fields.
Sunset over another gorgeous day; Joh is quiet this past hour. Bangalore city is closer from this long stretch, after brief stop for Lassi.
Back home @Greenview, our feathered granddaughter Tina has two ugly blonde chicks… soon they’ll grow fine feathers. One must wait. And watch.
And did you know Pigeon can be trained to recognize every alphabet?
Tina’s mom is our second daughter Kitsy:) Tina herself was hatched here (also mothered by Kit, so). Complicated!

All this in our little garden which will be busy this season. Phew!
Wishing 2020 Vision for us all.
Peace, Shalom :
nothing missing, nothing broken.
And if there is ‘missing- broken’, may each fit in a whole new way, causing Peace beyond belief.
Selah: meaning, Pause calmly & think of that.


17 thoughts on “Pause calmly ….Selah!

  1. What amazing pictures, the gates are so welcoming. The Lord is my Shepherd. Wow, I love all the contrasting colors in your photographs. I am not the only one who loves to take photos of doors. Thank you. Love ๐Ÿ’• Joni

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    1. No you’re not the only one, ๐Ÿ˜„ but then my skills are amateur! Glad you like Li’s lil gate. A truck backed into it unfortunately, but they’re fixing it. I love your pics!๐ŸŒด๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒทโš˜

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    1. Oh that’s said so beautifully… Murisopsis, forgive me taking awhile to reply sometimes. Thankyou for taking the time to be here, read and leave me with your reminders of joy!๐ŸŒป๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒทโš˜

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  2. You have such a beautiful way of expressing Life through your photography and poetic language! Truly, it captures the essence of God’s Spirit as it inspires you. I wish we all could be in God’s Presence continuously, but even our fleeting moments of inspiration can grow cold and distant if not constantly kept renewed every day. Please, continue to be inspired. And continue to live in God, as what we all should, now and always. Blessings to all. Amen.

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    1. Thankyou Surrendered One! Yes He finds ways to keep us on track๐Ÿ˜ƒvia storm valleys and desert oasis, and things we could never write up for ourselves, for sure. Hey glad you are here, and for words of encouragement. Heaven knows I so love to hear that a post touched a beautiful soul. Stayblest, your work is mega inspiring too, rich with Gods Gods finger prints. ๐ŸŒป๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒทโš˜

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      1. Let us never, EVER mind others as much as ourselves when it comes to our relationship towards God! I wish I could put nice emoji’s here, but I haven’t learnt how to do that yet. Believe it or NOT, I’m still trying to learn how to use the device called the “I Phone”! Oh well, even the Cavemen/women eventually ‘evolved’, so to speak! I am getting ‘on track/up to speed’ with everything; but it just takes time for this 110 year old man. May you continue to receive all that God/Love/Life has to offer you. God bless us ALL as well. Timothy

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    1. Thankyou for saying๐ŸŒป! That’s my sis’ home hours away in a tiny growing indian village where she serves as eye doc to 3 different south Indian states. The door… that’s her design ๐Ÿ™‚

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