This is what caught my eye while I was walking around in Lodhi Garden today. These beauties had fallen on the ground so I collected them. Today I talked to two strangers. I was staring at the trees & trying to identify them when Vishwanath, an elderly gardener who was heading home stopped next to me. He began to tell me about the trees he had been planting in the park for 38 years. He showed me amaltas, jamun, guava, Buddha’s coconut, teak & mahua. He recounted how he sneakily planted the guava tree 🌳without some officer’s permission 😆and today it bears fruit. He said,” Badi khushi hoti hai jab koi iska phal khata hai (It makes me me very happy when someone eats fruit from this tree).” I was so happy 😀 that he showed me the trees he had planted. On my return home, I took an auto rickshaw and had a very interesting conversation with Jagdish(J), who said he worked as a driver for celebrities in the past. Here’s what it was like - J: Aap Honey Singh ko jaante hai? Me: haan, radio pe aata hai 😀J: Main unki gaadi chalata tha. Me: Achha J: Honey Singh bimaar hai, woh AIIMS mein hai abhi Me: oh J: Unko agle mahine chhutti milegi hospital se Me: Achha, aapko pata hai kaha jana hai?J: Haan Eros cinema mere naam pe hi bana hai Me: Hain? J: Eros cinema ke owner aur mera naam same hai. Maine unki gaadi bhi chalayi hai. Me: Achha J: Thyagraj stadium mere daddy ke naam pe tha Me: Achha J: Mera Ajmer mein ek farmhouse hai. Waha 200 mor (peacock) hai Me: Achha, toh aap Dilli mein kyu rehte hai? J: Abhi mere dono bacche Doon School mein hai, main chahta hoon woh padhe likhe, isliye main yahan hoon Me: Haan achhi baat hai. Then I got down. I often hear how rude and unbearable Delhi is but on days like this, the city feels very human. We all have an innate need to connect with one another & to tell our stories. I am so grateful that sometimes I get to hear these stories 💚
Little Land art of this morning !! Tonight the Blood Moon will be the longest total lunar éclipse of the 21st century ! 🌑🌙
Pour qu'il y ait éclipse de lune, il faut que le Soleil, la Terre et la Lune soit alignés dans cet ordre. La planète Mars et le Soleil seront opposés à la Terre. En dessous de la Lune, Mars brillera intensément (comme tout cet été !) car elle est très proche de la Terre - moins de 58 millions de kilomètres. 🌑🌙
Cette nuit la lune sera dans le signe du ♑ capricorne. Selon certains, elle aura ainsi pour effet de nous renvoyer à nos devoirs, marquera le retour des valeurs du travail, le mérite, l'effort...La lune devrait nous faire intérioriser les sentiments pour nous confronter à nos responsabilités individuelles. Le Capricorne travaille pour sécuriser l'avenir, regarder en face la réalité et l'affronter courageusement dans la vérité et la détermination.
Je ne sais qu'en penser. Mais si cela peut nous donner plus de force pour atteindre nos objectifs alors c'est ok 💪😺
So here’s the final stages of getting some art into the Medical School courtesy of Nic Johns, son of the rather wonderful painter Ewart Johns. A quartet and five paintings gifted to the Uni, all in place and this little number is in my sightline right outside the door. Sometimes work is a real delight.
A yummy sour tea blend this morning / Fresh mint, Meyer lemon, dried nettles, dulse, schisandra berries (wu wei zi in TCM) + drop of raw honey for sweetness. / The sour taste is important for all aspects of digestion! Fermented foods, pickles, sour fruits and herbs help stimulate the liver to help break down food and clear away toxins, this will in turn help your immune system to function well, also helping your kidneys to detox and in turn helping your adrenal glands to function well and deal with stress. Schisandra is also a mildly adaptogenic Chinese herb - it only takes a few berries in your tea to do the trick with its sour taste. The astringency is also good for stabilizing and containing your qi on a broad level - think chronic issues, too much stress, feeling yourself leaking energy somewhere and needing a shift to protect it. 💛.