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Holi – Life Painted in Colourful Moments!

It felt to me that this Holi came all too suddenly – without giving us as a family the time to savour the feeling of the festival approaching.

Even then nothing would stop us from enjoying the day…

Continue to read and see some clicks of the colourful moments!
“Holi Cow!”, you might even say! (wink)

 I think you’d understand what I mean when I say that it’s the ‘looking forward to’ to a festival – be it Diwali or Christmas or a birthday – that’s so endearing in itself

Well, sometimes, more endearing than the festival itself – what with all the preparation, the decorating, the crafting, the cooking going on in the kitchen, the hustle-bustle and looking oh-so-busy for the festival! ha!

That didn’t happen with us for Holi because February was a month of travel. Quite a bit of it. First, a wedding in the family and all the prep prior to it. Next – the Learning Societies Un-conference that I mentioned in my last blog post (10 days back).

10 days since I wrote here! It feels incomplete to me when I don’t write here and connect with you all for that long. This blog is a keen part of my life even though it portrays just a wee bit of my life. A lot lot goes on behind the scene – good, bad, sad, happy, delirious……!

Oh…I digress…

Holi was there the very next day that we landed back home from the Learning Societies Un Conference – thoroughly exhausted – with all the travel and hopping from train to taxi to more taxis and hours of road travel – but absolutely upbeat (more on that later and soon enough. I promise!)

The exhaustion aside, when Holi’s there, there’s no denying colours. Or, should I say, we’d rather not risk saying no to colours for I know it’d drain my spirit to do that. I’d prefer to be a little more exhausted than feel deprived by not being part of this festival that is all about spirited fun. Not jun fun but  even spiritual in some ways because the colours invite me to let go of the boundaries, the mental blocks, the baggage from the past, the nagging reminders of every-day life and instead celebrates the idea of living IN the moment.

Would you like to see some clicks of those moments? (smile) Here you go….

Hope some of you who celebrate Holi had a colourful and rejuvenating time connecting with family, friends, neighbours, colleagues…!

 

 

 

 

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  • Shruti March 11, 2012, 11:39 am

    Love the colors! :) Happy Holi to you n ur family..

  • Amy March 11, 2012, 12:03 pm

    Great photos! This looks so fun!

  • maryanne @ mama smiles March 11, 2012, 6:05 pm

    I love the pictures!!! What a wonderful celebration! Happy Holi :)

  • Ann March 11, 2012, 7:34 pm

    Happy Holi! Looks like a super fun time. Thanks for sharing the joy with these great pictures!

  • Rashmie @ Mommy Labs March 13, 2012, 6:19 am

    Thanks, Shruti, Amy, Maryanne, Ann :)

  • maggy, red ted art March 14, 2012, 6:34 pm

    Beautiful! Looks like you had SO MUCH FUN!

    Thank you for sharing on Kids Get Crafty! Great to see you there!

    Maggy & Alissa

  • The Monko March 14, 2012, 10:46 pm

    Happy Holi! I really wanted to do something with my son for Holi this year but we have been ill this week.
    Holi has a special place in my heart because the first time I visited India we arrived the day after Holi. I had pink hair and all the kids kept shouting ‘Holi, Holi’. It took me ages to work out that they thought I still had the pink powder in my hair from the Holi celebrations.

  • Srishti@ProlificCooking March 15, 2012, 6:31 am

    Holi was fun after so long… :) The pictures are so colorful and keep sake!

  • shalini March 20, 2012, 4:33 am

    Need to see a picture of you too! Hope you got splashed in some colours :)