My friend Amit Amembal, maintains a veritable garden in his balcony , and often posts photographs of brilliant blossoms and flowers and cactus arrangements . He recently posted this photograph .
"What is so special?" you may ask .
What is special is that we are now celebrating the festival of Navratri . One of the older rituals associated with this festival is the sowing of "Navdhanya" or nine pulses on the first day , and celebrating their sprouting every day , as the different shoots come out . The Navdhanyas are also associated with worshipping the nine planets , with each grain associated with a particular planet.
This photograph is a very evocative image of growth , diversity , and nurturing.
And clearly , has a message ....
Fluttering baby greens
connected to Mother Earth,
nutritious, virtuous, kind gene,
the ability to co-exist
with green children of other mothers,
by a brilliant morning sun.
When will we learn ?