Tuesday 25 January 2011


Strange days these,
that pass like water
beneath bridges.
The leaves that float
gently on its surface
may be swept away
by breezes
but the water flows on forever.

Strange face this,
that confuses the mirror.
Although the being viewed
is only one
the reflection is of two
smiling eyes
and mouths.

Happy 35th Wedding Anniversary Perveen and Chotu, dearest of parents!

But when two people are at one in their inmost hearts, they shatter even the strength of iron or of bronze. And when two people understand each other in their inmost hearts, their words are sweet and strong, like the fragrance of orchids.
- I Ching (12 BC)


Tess Kincaid said...

Best Wishes to your lovely parents. You can see the gentle spirit in their faces.

(We will be celebrating 34 this year.)

Woman in a Window said...

Very sweet reminiscences. I agree with Tess. And what a beautiful couple they make. I imagine great stories, perhaps novels, could be written of them.


Cloudia said...

Bless them!

What a coincidence:

Please stop by today to share a special moment with me if you have the time. Warmly, c-
Comfort Spiral


The Blog of Bee said...

Very best wishes to your parents on their 35th Wedding Anniversary. They look so beautifully contented. May they have many more

* said...

What a pleasure seeing your parents here on your blog today, I nearly feel as if we are neighbors!

Give them my affection & love, I wish for them the best today & always in remembering and celebrating these many years together.

PS: The I Ching quote was perfect!

rauf said...

Things were not different 2000 years ago. We have built walls, drawn lines over lands, Divided ourselves on the grounds of race and religion.

Life is simple Shaista, we have made it complicated. i learn from the monkey. the monkey is my guru.

Love crosses all barriers. My best wishes to your parents. Wish their shadow always falls on you and your brother for a long long time.

Lisa said...

They reflect each other, same smiles, same radiance. Happiness abounds, so much to be grateful for.

Sarah Laurence said...

What a beautiful verse and images! Happy Anniversary to your parents! Mine are celebrating their 50th and my husband and I just celebrated our 20th.

Yin said...

How fitting that their love has produced its own paean too :)

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