Wednesday, 10 September 2014

Reflections


A pretty lady visited my Blog recently & commented anonymously-
Her words expressed heartily claimed that I'm terribly dumb & ugly...

I was quizzically amused as I have been least bothered about my looks!
God has been kind; I have always been in a majority’s good books!

'Handsome is the man who handsome does'- I believe & I know.
'Beauty lies in the eyes of the beholder'- even if he/she’s your foe!

Copyright - Janet Webb
Copyright – Janet Webb

The mirror reflects a lot more than we can dare to see & shows our size...
Can't blame the mirror if its reflections our strained eyes can't recognize!



My 100 Words Poem for-

Friday Fictioneers
ABC Wednesday- R For Reflection
Alphabe Thursday - Q For Quizzically
#TellHisStory

Indispire Edition#33- Topic idea proposed by Yours Truly-  "Why is the world so focused on physical assets- bank-balance, material-possessions, external beauty/body/cleavage...? What's the value of good thoughts, clear heart, inner beauty & values like honesty, discipline etc. today? What is important to you?"

72 comments:

  1. Do you have a picture? I'd like to judge for myself.
    Just kidding! lol

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    1. Sure I do, Dawn.
      But, we must never judge a book by its cover!
      LOL = Lots of Love :)

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  2. Anita, a unique take on the prompt.

    janet

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  3. Beautiful Anita :) Wonderfully penned down and brought a smile again :)

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    1. Thanks Shanx for your beautiful words :)

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  4. Muh tod jawab....kya baat hai....Just so you know, I think you are beautiful not just by face but by heart too.
    And we all know you have the brains too ..A very coveted combination :)

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    1. Thanks Vidhya for such hearty words!
      You are beautiful too & I am delighted to be in beautiful company :)
      'Beauty with brains' is nice & wise :)

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  5. I particularly like that she posted anonymously--a nice little touch that says quite a lot.

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    1. Welcome to my Blog, Sorchia :)
      Yes, she posted anonymously as a top Blogger like her can't afford to show her true colors using her own identity!

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  6. Did that really happen to you Anita?....Obviously if so this person feels insecure and is lashing out. You are beautiful inside and out...and your words and your blog reflect that beauty. :-)

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    1. Yes it really happened with me, Carrie! Truth is stranger than fiction!
      Insecurity blinds people so much that they are not able to recognize beauty :)
      Thank you so much for your kind words. I feel blessed :)

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  7. Reminds me of the nasty things kids say to one another in grade school. Good take on the prompt.

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    1. Thanks for stopping by & sharing, Alicia.
      Yes indeed! I agree with you about the small-kids!
      Kids openly indulge in name-calling & then become friends in the next instant!
      Not the case with adults though who use anonymity!

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  8. Dear Anita,

    She's just jealous.

    shalom,

    Rochelle

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    1. Yes Rochelle.
      Her words & comments are her reflections!

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  9. You make use of every opportunity and turn it into little poems.. I really admire that Anita.. Let the world learn how to find and use stepping stones from you.. Great going Girl!!! :)

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    1. Thanks Vinitha for your kind words :) I feel we must make the most of whatever life serves us- bouquets or brickbats!
      "When the going gets tough, the tough get going" :)

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  10. Very clever! I like how you turned intended criticism into art. That's a perspective to help make any day happy. Thanks for sharing this & for visiting me at Doorkeeper. Blessings!

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    1. Welcome to my Blog, Renee :)
      Thanks a lot for sharing such lovely words. I feel blessed :)

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  11. Oh please, cyber bullies are everywhere. Don't mind them. If that person is brave s/he would have commented with a name and not anonymously.

    Cheers to us who are too happy to see the ugly. Too blessed to be stressed.

    And to the haters, well thank them for their time and attention. That's something that can't be taken back. Not your time wasted but theirs. :D

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    1. Welcome to my Blog :)
      Thanks for sharing your wise motivating words & support.
      I love "Too blessed to be stressed".

      May God bless us all, even the Haters :D

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  12. Dear Anita, Excellent story and a fun read. I bet you are pretty - your small gravitar appears pretty! Have a good week!
    Nan :)

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    1. Thanks Nan! 'Beauty lies in the eyes of the beholder' :)
      You are beautiful!
      Enjoy your weekend & have a wonderful week ahead :)

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  13. Beautiful Anita, there is only one girl who is 'bright and beautiful' who even turns the words of jealous haters into a prompt for a post! Shame on that top blogger :) Keep smiling!

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    1. Thanks for your nice & kind words, Priya!
      Yes, that's the positive spirit - to derive positivity & see the silver lining in the dark cloud :)
      When life serves us lemons, let us have lemonade :)
      Keep smiling!

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  14. Intelligent answer Anita....and yes beauty lies in the eyes of the beholder.... and you are beautiful dear....:)

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    1. It takes intelligence to recognize intelligence, Priyashi :)
      Thanks for your lovely words & support. You are beautiful too!

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  15. Dear Beautiful good of u to bring me here because this feels like a prayer. Yeah reflections that r deep enough r prayers too even if the VENERATED word is missing because this is how Kabir spoke, or Surdas or for that matter anyone who is clear and can clearly see the truth speaks.
    “बुरा जो देखण मैं चला, बुरा ना मिलया कोए
    जो मन खोजा अपना, तो मुझसे बुरा ना कोए”
    ― Kabir
    कली खोटा जाग आंघरा, सब्द न माने कोय |
    चाहे कहूँ सत आइना, जो जग बैरी होय ||
    -Kabir
    Hope u understand the first...if not do let me know i shall explain.
    u surely r gifted to have said it in a beautiful composition what i took pages to write. Thank you dear friend.
    Love.
    Shivani

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    1. Thanks Shivani for sharing Kabir's wise words.
      Need to take the exact translations of his Dohas from you. I am inspired to write a post on Kabir :)
      We had his Dohas in Hindi language in school. Very wise & deep.

      The way we see or perceive depends on our eyes.
      The mirror can't be blamed if we are not nice :)

      Thanks for your lovely words of appreciation!

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  16. Okay the first one Bura jo dekhan main chala , bura naa milya koye Jo munn khoja apnaa, to mujhsey bura naa koye. This is very beautiful and deep.
    I searched for the crooked, met not a single one When i searched myself, " I " found the crooked one.
    "This doha deals with the perception behavior and tendencies. It has been invariably noticed that we tend to find fault with someone else for our situations and circumstances. Our " I " ego , always tries to put blame on others. Non -awareness of our own self is the cause of this attitude. Resultantly , we find we find ourselves being busy criticizing and condemning others and conveniently term them as crooked and evil. So Kabir says that instead of finding fault and maligning others, dive deep into your own -self. Amazingly, an honest introspection will reveal that all fault lies within " me" and " my" own perception and attitudes. Correcting this and opting for a loving and compassionate attitude will change one's perception and the world will appear wonderful all over again. "
    Thank You Anita for that one...The way we see or perceive depends on our eyes. The mirror can't be blamed if we are not nice. Beautiful . Do read my latest because my NOTES no 1 this one is specifically meant for you...photography that is...you and Bikram of course...
    Hugs and lots of love...have a lovely weekend.

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    1. Thank you so much for explaining in such detail, Shivani.
      Very true. Love it!

      Over to your Blog for the muuch awaited Photography Notes! Thanks :)

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  17. The second one of Kabir dohe-
    Kali Khota jag aandhra, shabad na maane koy jaahi kahun hitt aapanaa sou thhee bairee hoy
    kali meaning this age Kaliyug...the corrupt age, Shabad meaning words of God...u can say even say the Ten Commandments or Guru Gobind's words or the words of Allah or Mohammad the Prophet...of love...of Compassion...of Truth...
    Kabir says this corrupt age of Kaliyug ( Dark Age) no one really believes in SHABAD...for all it's just words that they utter...and forget and when I ( Kabir) speak for their wellness the truth, he/she becomes an enemy of me. When I speak on behalf of one the other turns against me and becomes my foe.
    Basically Kabir spoke about oneness of God for he considered himself not binding to any religion or sect. He wanted all to live together in love and harmony and he always spoke the truth which is always bitter. People do not want to hear the truth. Conceit and deception being the order of the day they would turn against him that's what he is trying to say in this doha...
    :) Hope u find this helpful dear friend and now rushing back to see ur latest :) :) :)

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    1. I am very grateful that you have shared the in-depth meaning of the second Doha. I could not understand it & now it's so clear thanks to you :)
      Yes, I found it very helpful & so will all the readers who care to read the comments of my Blog :)

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  18. Beautiful message wonderfully expressed. Now I can bet on you that you could turn anything into awesome poems.

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    1. Thanks a lot, Ravish!
      Trying to create beauty (beautiful poem) out of hatred :)

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  19. Lol, why to bother about such comments Anita :)

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    1. True Alok!
      Just because someone has nasty words, doesn't make it reality :)

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  20. How about me poking her eyes ......I can't believe people can pride over something and say awful things on something that is not created, acquired or worked for by them. May be i am being emotional coz its for you soul-sis. My soul-sis is prettiest and super talented. And I like your way of answering her back.

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    1. Thank you for such for such lovely kind words, Soul-sis.
      Thanks for the support. Means a lot.
      Better start believing! Not all people are like you & me :)

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  21. alas! In the virtual world, they seek materialistic, superficial beauty.
    Sigh!

    Ani.. a wonderful way to reply .. some people won't grow up ever :)

    Lots of love and hugs
    Divs

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    1. Thanks Divsi for sharing your views! Yes, people need to grow up!
      As beauty lies in the eyes of the beholder, we can only blame our eyes :)

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  22. Wooowww! Lovely poem.....good that U wrote abt it & let it out of ur system....Catharsis...:)

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    1. Thanks Amrita.
      Catharsis indeed.
      I want the said commentator to read what many feel about her myopic view :)

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  23. LOVE YOU AND YOUR POEM ANITA! ! OH BUDDY, SUCH THINGS HAPPEN IN LIFE ALL THE TIME, TO MOST OF US. DON'T BOTHER.

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    1. Truly Uppalji!
      Thanks for your words of advice :)

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  24. Beauty is an illusion just as much as virtue is.

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    1. Agree with your view about beauty & virtue :)

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  25. Beautiful poem Anita and well expressed..at the end of the day it is not superficial beauty but the inner beauty that matters :)

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    1. Yes, Renu. Even I share your view!
      Thanks :)

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  26. Nice way to get back at pungent remarks. I do not know why look is important for a blogger.

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    1. Yes Abhijitji!
      Our Blog's look, more than our personal outward appearance, is important for we Bloggers :)

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  27. The person's nasty comment reminds me of the saying, "When you throw mud at others, not only do you lose a lot of ground, you also get your hands dirty."
    In response to which post was that comment made?

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    1. Thank you so much for sharing the saying.
      There's a Hindi proverb- "Jo gaddha khodta hai woh khud hi usmein girta hai" (one who digs a ditch, falls into it herself)
      This was for a previous post- "My First Selfie With a Celeb". The commentator did not like my pic :)

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  28. Interesting.....i wonder why somebody will want to do that >

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    1. Simple- She didn't like my pic! :)

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  29. I agree Anita, Looks hardly matter if you Do right and Think right. It is how you feel that matters at the end of the day. Loved your post

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    1. Thanks Datta!
      Yes, doing right & thinking right matters a lot.

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  30. Ridiculous people making such nasty comments!
    Buts hats off to your brilliant answer! :)

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    1. Thanks Indrani.
      But, I always learn & emerge stronger! Am more grounded & won't soar if anyone compliments my looks! :)

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  31. Those who can only appreciate the externals are not worth associating with.

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    1. True Induji.
      What's external beauty? Time takes away the charm of beauty! Goodness remains...

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  32. Ugly is the person by his/her deeds or heart not by looks. Everyone looks charming with those benevolent eyes and beautiful smile!!!! Good take!

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    1. True Sesha.
      Thanks for sharing the message so beautifully :) We all are charming in our own ways!

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  33. What u feel abt yourself inside reflects out..
    So I think if u are a good human being..u r happy with urself and that will show on outside n u look beautiful no matter how shabbily u are dressed :)

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    1. Yes, Ananya! I agree with you.
      We are good if we are happy & true.
      Thanks for sharing your views!

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