Sunday, April 21, 2013
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
Posted by Vishwa at 10:19 PM
Friday, March 08, 2013
His recent posts had streaks of his failing health and family neglect... but even in the middle of the gloom and loneliness, he would unfailingly ignite a spark of life with a cheerful word or a positive twist. So when I went over to his blog yesterday, I was struck sad by his current situation. In his own words....'I am sitting at my desk, shaking. Earlier today I was cuddling with Alex—and crying. My life since early December has been a nightmare: continued illness (constant pain in my left leg), no caregiver (because Congress cut VA funding for the program), financial stress (I do not have enough money for more than 3 weeks food), and loneliness (I am rejected by my sons, not even allowed to visit my grandchildren) have more than taken their toll on my life. .'
I donno in what way anyone of us here in India or anywhere else can be of service to Nick. His problems seem too numerous and enormous for any one individual to assist him with. The only thing that came to my mind was to send a donation to his account, and Just pray for him. Then, another thought...why not ask others also to do the same? Maybe my small contribution might not be of much help but a few more helping hands, and his burden might ease just a little bit.
I wrote to him to confirm his paypal account details etc and he has put a widget on his blog, through which anyone can make a donation. Today, some of us contributed a bit(quite substantial for us, but maybe just a few hundred dollars in his currency). I request each one of you reading these words to checkout his blog, and if you feel inspired, consider making a Donation...any amount that you feel makes sense to you. Please!
You may use the Donate button on the top right corner of his blog page.(under the heading Gifts for Sometimes Saintly Nick)
I've added a post on facebook, so please share it on your walls and request your friends. I've also pinged a few friends living in US to pool up some donations to help this bubbly old(?)man spend his sunset years peacefully. Any help...even the smallest, would add up to give him the required medical care and assistance. Perhaps more than anything, the compassion and prayers of strangers would by itself boost his confidence and give him much Cheer and Joy. Thank you and God Bless!
There was some expectation that many more friends would comment and also volunteer to donate! It takes some heart to feel empathy, to loosen our purse strings, but... as someone said.... Money should flow like air, like river through our lives. To receive generously from the Universe, we should also be generous in giving!!!
Making a donation through paypal is slightly tricky, especially for a first time user. If you haven't used paypal before, and want to make a donation to Nick:
1) Go to www.Paypal.com and create an account with your email id. Ensure that your name is the same as it appears in your bank account/Credit Card.
2) Add your Bank Account Details or Credit Card details to your account (Login to Paypal and click on Profile)
3) Wait for a day or two for Paypal to make a couple of transactions in your account.
4) Then log into Paypal and Get Verified by entering the details of the above Paypal Transactions.
All set! Now you can make transactions using Paypal. Go to Nick's blog, click on the Donate button, enter your paypal credentials, and you'll be able to make a Donation.
Posted by Vishwa at 10:49 PM
Sunday, March 03, 2013
Posted by Vishwa at 10:30 AM
Friday, February 15, 2013
at the blueness of her oceanic eyes
at the vastness of her heart's sky
and the lush greenery of her smile.
I concede... 'Can't resist you, your beauty, your magnificence.
your charms, I can't resist.'
And Nature smiles back.
'Watch your words, dude,
for the energies have changed
and the world has leapt ahead.
You still hung on to old words?
and the same tired attitudes...?'
'What else to say, with what words', I protest,
'the feeling's the same,
unable to stop myself,
from falling in love with you'
She whispers: 'Choose.
Always make a choice.
'Say not, I can't resist
Say, I CHOOSE not to resist
and that makes all the difference.
'Make a choice always!'
And I go, 'Wow...!'
Posted by Vishwa at 2:17 AM
Wednesday, February 06, 2013
This is the kind of story that I LOVE to read! And truly enjoyed writing this sentimental piece...
There is some reality here, and a lot of imagination. But somebody said once, that there's no difference between the two!! What you imagine is happening somewhere, so it's real. And what you perceive as real...from a height, it is no more than imagination. So here it goes....)
The river Bhagirathi flowed silently, as if unwilling to disturb the sacred, sombre atmosphere of the ashram. Morning was dawning, the mists lifting over the landscape, revealing a cluster of huts in the middle of a jungle clearing. There was an unusually hectic activity that day-- some running around engaged in various errands while some sitting in silence, trying to stifle a sorrow, a volley of tears, with a heavy heart.
Posted by Vishwa at 11:04 PM
Monday, December 31, 2012
One morning I ventured out alone when my mother wasn’t looking. We were living in a small hut at that time, just at the edge of the forest. The long winding path led me deep into the woods somewhere I hadn’t been before. Amidst soothing sounds of chirping birds, morning sunlight filtering down through the rustling leaves and a gentle breeze, what I remember most is that I wasn’t scared. For a seven year old kid, alone in the middle of a dense forest inhabited by wild animals, this comes across a striking, but no, I felt no fear, just an insatiable curiosity and an itch to explore. Then there, in the middle of nowhere stood the ruins of an old building.
Posted by Vishwa at 4:57 PM