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!