I am a connoisseur of life. I find it fascinating, absorbing and so so entertaining. Events and experiences around me seem to be part of the mysterious drama of life. There is a place for everything and a role for everyone. Naturally for me, even ordinary sights, people, events and encounters narrate a story of life. They make me reflective about the magic of life. Some of these experiences and reflections, I share them through my blogs.

Enter this world of mine, ENJOY! 

Teaching with “thatching”

Author Raja Krishnamoorthy / Kitty - Jan 17, 2016

As I did my morning walk, I saw this lady, sitting by the road side. She did not lift her head, was totally focused and her deft fingers continued to weave thatches, made from the dried and fallen coconut palms.

At 7.30 am in the morning, on a Sunday, extremely busy with her work! I paused and asked her if I can take a few photos? She smiled very briefly and grunted a “yes” and continued weaving. I was reminded of the lines from the famous Tamil poet Subramaniya Bharathi, (thanks to writer Samas’s blog)

“வையகம் காப்பவரேனும் சிறு வாழைப்பழக் கடை வைப்பவரேனும் பொய்யகலத் தொழில் செய்தே பிறர் போற்றிட வாழ்பவர் எங்கணும் மேலோர்!”, which translates as follows

“Be it The saviour of the world, or The seller of bananas in a road side shop…

As long as you serve without dishonesty and get appreciated by the people for that Such people shall be the evolved/great ones in this world” I thanked her from my heart for yet a gentle reminder of a great truth!



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