This is a picture of Mardin, Turkey. What struck me was how different it was from anything I have seen in the part of the world I live in, I just wasn’t sure when I saw it, if I was drawn in, or even if it was real. There is not a tree in sight, a park, a piece of land, nothing. Someone had commented that it looked like a picture from a fairy tale book.
This is Austria,lots of green, yet it is still a world I have yet to discover. No matter where we are, whether or not we travel to these far away places or we stay at home, we are blessed with living in an era where we can meet people from all over the world, right on our doorstep.
We need only be open to the experience.
How often have I walked past a stranger, who looked interesting, and not said a word, even though, he/she looked interesting and we had exchanged a nod or smile. We all do it. We let the moment pass.
It is in opening the window, or door to new opportunities that we discover new vistas, new ways of seeing life, Sharing good conversation with a friend is a genuine moment worth remembering.
A good friend is not one that comes and goes with the blink of an eye. Nor can we go out and search for a friend, they come into our lives like blessings, treasures, gifts from the Universe. Like anything else, they will grow with time, if the connection is real, you will have a friend for a lifetime. It all begins with a hello. Life is…. lived… one moment at a time. Once a seed is planted, how well it grows, depends on us.
no more… no less.
namaste – oyashikiri