Balance in life

Something to think about.

The busier we are in the affairs of the world, the more time we need to spend alone with God. If we don’t get this balance right we will burn out.

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The Salutation of the Dawn

This is a repeat post. I am repeating it because of the number of people who have looked at it. I hope Kalidasa’s poem helps you as it has helped me. John 7 October 2021

No, this is not a recently discovered painting by Turner! It is a photo taken by our friend, artist Professor Estelle Marais. The picture is of sunrise over the harbour in Port Elizabeth, South Africa, on 7 June 2020.

Silhouetted against the rising sun is a harbour crane, affectionately described by Estelle as “The Harbour Giraffe walking into the sun this morning”.

Estelle always finds the welcoming dawn encouraging and inspiring.

This wonderful photograph is a powerful reminder of Kalidasa’s greatly loved poem “Look to this Day”:

Scroll down below the picture to read the famous poem:

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Picture Estelle Marais

Look To This Day

Look to this day:
For it is life, the very life of life.
In its brief course
Lie all the verities and realities of your existence.
The bliss of growth,
The glory of action,
The splendour of achievement
Are but experiences of time.

For yesterday is but a dream
And tomorrow is only a vision;
And today well-lived, makes
Yesterday a dream of happiness
And every tomorrow a vision of hope.
Look well therefore to this day;
Such is the salutation to the ever-new dawn!

Thank you Kalidasa and Estelle

Please do this now

The Kouga Dam Near Port Elizabeth Nearly Empty – 1 October 2021

Note the stain on the rocks when the dam is full. We desperately need rain.

Buffalo Herd Up Close and Personal – Addo – Port Elizabeth – South Africa – 4 October 2021

A real stroke of luck to get so close. Note the young buffalo

A Magnificent Elephant and Locked Horns – Addo – Port Elizabeth – South Africa – 4 October2021

The Boss

Duelling Hartebeest

Manly Beach Sunset Painted by Six Year Old

To create something simple and beautiful is a gift. Well done our 6 year old grandson in Australia.

Thank you GB – Well done