A still from the Creation Myth of Khoya- click to see details
"There is some kiss we want with
our whole lives, the touch of
spirit on the body. Seawater
begs the pearl to break its shell.
And the lily, how passionately
it needs some wild darling! At
night, I open the window and ask the moon
to come and press its face against mine.
Breathe into me. Close the language door and
open the love window. The moon
won’t use the door, only the window"
Let me say this, I am not one for Valentines, red ribbons, cheesy songs and teddybears.
the greatest lesson for me in Love has been :
Beloved. Be-loved. Be love and Let Love be.
And my two beautiful and best friends
, depicted in the portrait above proved exactly this when they slipped into a marriage quietly and gracefully, without any show and pomp. As if they had slid from one room to another, with no change of costume. A simple and sacred thing. Letting Love be.
In other forms of Love, the cd I designed for Jai Uttal, 'Queen of Hearts', a collection of songs for Radha and Krishna was sent across the seven seas to me a while ago. Here's a picture of what it ended up looking like.
I also turned 23 on the 1st of this month, and spent the day alone with Rose wine and Vincent's thick beautiful blues at the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam where I went roaming post the DLD conference
with my Beloved
. Be loved. Be. Love.
We did Munich, Paris, Amsterdam and Berlin as part of a Khoya
tour of sorts and it was all that I dreamt of. More revelations and relics from the trip in a post that will soon follow. :)
and in another form of Love altogether, here's Sufi, my bundle of love when he was a puppy a year or more ago. He's a lot bigger now but his love has not changed.
and there's so much love to give. and there's so much love to give.