Let life flow

Last weekend was perfect! It still lingers on my mind, like the sand in the shoes that walked the beach. My friend and I went to “Fountain of Wealth” - The largest fountain in the world, on Saturday evening. Every night, after the laser show, visitors can dedicate songs and laser messages for free! If you are visiting Singapore make sure to see this. It’s my 5th visit here and like Emma I too feel a deep connection and profound happiness watching flowing water (Have a look at her neat travelogues).

As we sat there watching the huge fountain in awe, I noticed most of the messages are either wishes for birthday/anniversaries or love messages. I looked around. I saw couples sitting hand in hand, some kids sitting on their parent’s lap, some playing in the puddle, friends laughing and tourists taking pictures. No difference of any sort, no hate and no debate. Just a group of people appreciating beauty of life, breathing the air filled with the drizzles of fountain and love.

We had tastiest (and fattest!) ice cream on the way back. I returned home by mid night and settled for an apple smoothie instead of dinner. Not willing to retire to bed, this is what I did.
It’s been a year since I painted and this is the first time I painted Buddha. I played ‘OM’ chanting in the back ground while I painted his face. I have read somewhere the happiest moment of the artist is not when he completes the painting. It’s when he is painting it – so true! At 2.30 am I had a dry throat and was coughing badly. Thanks to the Remy in me, I cut few ginger pieces and boiled them in ¼ cup of water. Then I added 2 teaspoons of honey and a cup of milk. The hot drink soothed my throat and put me to sleep.

Sunday, I watched a movie called” City of angels”. While waiting to escort a life from earth (to heaven?!) the angel Seth (Nicolas Ryan) falls in love with the doctor Maggie (Meg Ryan) who is trying hard to save her patient’s life. He gives up eternity and becomes human to be with her, but to his agony Maggie dies in accident shortly after that. Thats bad! However the movie ends with a positive note of Seth coming into terms with his new life and enjoying it.
It's a slow movie, but there are few moments worth mentioning. Seth asks a little girl while he escorts her ghost, “What’s your favorite thing in your life” - the usual question asked by all angels. To which the small girl says “Pajamas”. When Maggie is about die she says that she would tell the angles the favorite thing on earth for her was Seth. In other scene, Seth says “I would rather have had one breath of her hair, one kiss of her mouth, one touch of her hand, than eternity without it.” That's love I guess!

Please have a look at my friend's post and the video he created. It's a Tamil post but the video is in English. While we complain endlessly for everything under the sun, he sees nothing but the beauty of life. He writes a load about affirmations, Law of attraction and many enlightening stuffs. I see perfection, harmony and higher purpose for his existence - an angel to inspire million tired souls! God bless him!

Comments

G3 said…
Firstae :))))
Wow, that fountain is beautiful! I wonder how big it is...

I didn't know you have an artistic flair, and your buddha painting is just incredible. I suggest you put that in a frame.

By the way, you're always mentioning about Remy? I wonder if Remy is a friend of yours...
G3 said…
Painting sema superu :))) Ungalukkulla egapatta therama irukkum pola :))))
Srivats said…
@ mybittersweetkoreanlife said...

//Wow, that fountain is beautiful! I wonder how big it is... //

Take a trip :) I would be a free guide :)

//I didn't know you have an artistic flair, and your buddha painting is just incredible. I suggest you put that in a frame.//

Thanks would do :)

//By the way, you're always mentioning about Remy? I wonder if Remy is a friend of yours...//

Oh yes he is :) but he doesnot pull my hair to make me do something though LOL
Srivats said…
G3

Yes neengadhaan first, Have the honey ginger milk :)

//Painting sema superu :))) Ungalukkulla egapatta therama irukkum pola :))))//

Thanks I hope so :P
Chan said…
Srivats, I too liked the show Fountain of wealth during my stay there..awesome show it was. Also the danish ice cream stall in Raffel's (i guess Anderson's not so sure) where they give a biggggggggggg ice cream shake which we used to have from lunch time till dinner time...nice post...reminded me of those days :)
Chan said…
BTW, i never knew u were such a nice artist ;-) Awesome art, i cud see the love in buddha's eyes..

City of angels - wow tats a great movie...
Annam said…
oru entry pottukuren:)
sri im coming over to ur house right away, not to taste ur lip smacking recipies but to learn painting..
i have been in a stupid mood now, cursing, complaining.. but ur post really lifted my spirits.. thanks so much sri.. im still to have a look at the video..
gils said…
hmm...too hifi..i the apeetu..apaalika repeetu
gils said…
u the painter!!! avvvvvvvvvv...
gils said…
antha fountain muthu cafe kita irukaratha??
G3 said…
//gils said...

antha fountain muthu cafe kita irukaratha??//

Paarunga side gapla avarum singapore poyirukkaarunnu embuttu theramaya soldraaru :P
G3 said…
//Have the honey ginger milk :)//

:)))))))))))))))))) Nanni nanni :)
Ramesh said…
Wow. Gourmet cook, very good writer and now painter ... What a talent.

Lovely post - the best since I started following your blog. Some posts give you a warm feeling on reading it. This was definitely one such.
Prats said…
Man, Thats some painting....awesome!!!

How many facets of talent you have...
Beautiful painting!!

Absolutely loved it...
athivas said…
I too visited his webpage last week,sri, was more than inspired:)

Ah,the fountain of life at suntec city--it's a very pleasant atmosphere,isn't it?esp, in the dusk,when it drizzles(we have experienced this), It was such a joy:)

And,man,the painting is awesome!
athivas said…
And, a feel good post,Sri. Thanks for sharing! :)
Aaarti said…
Everytime i come here, i mark something in my TO DO list... today, its the beautiful looking fountain!! Once am done with the comment, am gonna go google it up !!! heheh!

and woww, you paint very well.. love Buddha,more so now post Vipassana, been looking to bring home one of those small table pieces, but yet to find one!!!

I've seen that movie ages ago, was a good refresher reading abt it here!! i saw this movie called Duchess, Kiera Knightley!! and today went n saw NInaithaale inikkum, remake of a Mallu movie- Classmates.. good story, but longggggggggggggggggggg...wanted a remote to ffwd!! :D)
U painted.???What all hidden talents you have?That was a nice one.

/an angel to inspire million tired souls/
Rightly said Sri.!
Srivats said…
@ Chan

//Also the danish ice cream stall in Raffel's (i guess Anderson's not so sure) where they give a biggggggggggg ice cream shake which we used to have from lunch time till dinner time...nice post...reminded me of those days :)//

Oh is that, I have tasted that one yet. would check it out :) These guys have too many ice cream and smoothie outlets, they sell in good size :)

Thanks for the comment :) Take care
Srivats said…
@ Gils
//antha fountain muthu cafe kita irukaratha??//
Ammanda angeye dhaan erukku, eppo oru potti kadai kuda vandhachu agey.

@ G3
Correcta soneenga, konja naal kalichu singapore malay dress ellam pottutu suthuvaan parunga
Srivats said…
Annam

Engamma annam 65 minnal maari vantu poiteenga
Srivats said…
@ A journey called Life

//sri im coming over to ur house right away, not to taste ur lip smacking recipies but to learn painting..//

Thats nice! haha then you would know how lousy i paint hehe

//i have been in a stupid mood now, cursing, complaining.. but ur post really lifted my spirits.. //

Glad It helped :) Its worth fighting to live in fun ! :P

//thanks so much sri.. im still to have a look at the video..//

Sure what are friends for! Have a look when time permits, its worth a watch :)
Srivats said…
Hey Ramesh!

//Wow. Gourmet cook, very good writer and now painter ... What a talent.//

Thanks man! :P I guess jack of all trades hehe

//Lovely post - the best since I started following your blog. Some posts give you a warm feeling on reading it. This was definitely one such.//

Naanum thirumba padichu paathen, hehe edhu ungalukku pudichurukku pola hehe :) Thanks man glad u liked it
Srivats said…
@ Prats

Thanks for the comments man, honoured! :)

@ Athivas

Oh yes the drizzles, lovely right ? :) Yes feel good is the motto! Take care!
Srivats said…
@ Aaarti said...

//Everytime i come here, i mark something in my TO DO list... today, its the beautiful looking fountain!! Once am done with the comment, am gonna go google it up !!! heheh!//

Yes its a nice place u should see :) I shall help u with details :)

//and woww, you paint very well.. love Buddha,more so now post Vipassana, been looking to bring home one of those small table pieces, but yet to find one!!! //

I havent tried vipasana, would love to, Can u give me more details ? Budha is sure a peaceful energy to invoke. I have brought only picture of him, which I modeled for this pic, yet to get a statue, a perfect one! but they are so dammn costly hehe :)

//I've seen that movie ages ago, was a good refresher reading abt it here!! i saw this movie called Duchess, Kiera Knightley!!//

Oops what language moves are they any good ?
:P

// and today went n saw NInaithaale inikkum, remake of a Mallu movie- Classmates.. good story, but longggggggggggggggggggg...wanted a remote to ffwd!! :D)//

My office mate wants to go, is it any good, worth my 10$ ? :)
Srivats said…
@ Aruna - Thanks much!
Vidya said…
I loved what you wrote about appreciating the beauty in life. And I love that fountain. It reminds me about the fountain in Chicago. There is something to be said about water. Which reminds me to post something about water and some pretty nice sculptures that I find in the area where I live.

I like that painting of yours and I love the fact that you paint to "Om". I only meditate to "Om" :)

I went to that inspirational blog that you said but I am unable to read anything. Is that a special font?

Vidya
Srivats said…
@ Vidya said...

// It reminds me about the fountain in Chicago. There is something to be said about water. Which reminds me to post something about water and some pretty nice sculptures that I find in the area where I live. //

Please write about it, it seems very interesting :)


//I like that painting of yours and I love the fact that you paint to "Om". I only meditate to "Om" :) //

Thanks much! :) yes Om calms the mind like none.

//I went to that inspirational blog that you said but I am unable to read anything. Is that a special font? //

As I mentioned in the post, its in Tamil, but the video is made in english :)

Take care vidya!
athivas said…
Hai,just saw the post of the week :) Humbled:) Thank you...full credits to the aunties! :)
Aaarti said…
Will mail you about Vipassana, me and a friend went,actually she dragged me along :)

I am a movie freak, watch all kindsa movies.. some turn out good, some are wacko and some i run away from..hehe... i also enjoy some foreign language movies..they are good fun!! esp Won kar wai!!:)

Hmmm, is that movie worth 10$.. u talking American or Singapore??hehe.. just trying to analyse how pricey it is... well, it is a good story, but messed up, and drags on n on..unwanted songs pop out of nowhere.. good acting by Shakthi... give it a shot, u just mite enjoy it more..me wanna see the original Mallu version!!!
Srivats said…
Will mail you about Vipassana, me and a friend went,actually she dragged me along :)//

Thanks to her :) great I would love to see the mail.

//I am a movie freak, watch all kindsa movies.. some turn out good, some are wacko and some i run away from..hehe... i also enjoy some foreign language movies..they are good fun!! esp Won kar wai!!:)//
<

My love is a movie freak, have to get used to sitting on couch with pop corn lol, I jus watch feel good and thrillers

//Hmmm, is that movie worth 10$.. u talking American or Singapore??hehe.. just trying to analyse how pricey it is... well, it is a good story, but messed up, and drags on n on..unwanted songs pop out of nowhere.. good acting by Shakthi... give it a shot, u just mite enjoy it more..me wanna see the original Mallu version!!!//

Ofcourse singapore, may be sometime later in US dollars hehe :) Ok its yet to get released here, would go with friends. neenga sonna sariyaadhaan erukkum ! :P
Charissism said…
Love the painting! Didn't know you have talent on that...so nice.What else is there that you cannot do? hahaha I'm just jealous. ;)

City of Angels is on my favorite movies list. I'm sooo glad you liked it!
Karthik said…
wow, really nice painting! love it!
Srivats said…
@charissism

Thanks :P we can be jealous of each other for many stuff, September is such for us! :P

@Karthik

Thanks!
Nhemskie said…
It was nice dropping by and reading your blog from time to time. It gives me a lot of things to ponder about life.
Dear Srivats...
Thanks a lot for a Grreat Introduction of me.
Srivats said…
@ Nhemskie

Pleasure is mine :) welcome :P

@ Anthony Muthu

Not to mention :) wishing u a healthy life :)
jehan said…
“I would rather have had one breath of her hair, one kiss of her mouth, one touch of her hand, than eternity without it.”

this line made me really fall in love with nicolas cage then... ah, so true... that's love...
jehan said…
oh and I liked the Buddha painting too...

back in PI, there's a Chinese Buddhist temple 4km away from our house. I heard they had a new Buddha statue then and went to visit it with my friend. A Japanese who happened to see me revere the Buddha started talking to me in Japanese... I shook my head and said I couldn't understand him (Gomenasai, Nihonggo wakarimasen...) He was really surprised.. I just told him I didn't understand him in Japanese, hahaha....
Srivats said…
@ Jehan

Yes its so romantic lines :)

//I shook my head and said I couldn't understand him (Gomenasai, Nihonggo wakarimasen...) He was really surprised.. I just told him I didn't understand him in Japanese, hahaha....
//

haha thats crazy isnt, even I learnt something like that in couple of languages that I dont know, so I can say tht everytime someone talks to me in that :)

Glad you liked the painting, thanks for the comments :)
Preeti Shenoy said…
Loved your painting!
Paint more!
R-ambam said…
so ,u have a painter in you ? thats reely cool !
Swaram said…
What a lovely post :)

Just a group of people appreciating beauty of life, breathing the air filled with the drizzles of fountain and love - So well expressed :)

U r an awesome painter dude! That serene look on Buddha's face is just too gud!

Luved the post :D
Srivats said…
@Swaram

Thanks for the kind words ":) makes me smile :)

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