Warrier's Collage on Sunday March 3, 2024

Welcome To Warrier's COLLAGE On Sunday, March 3, 2024 International Women's Day, 2024 https://www.mainstreamweekly.net/article14366.html Good Morning Happy Birthday to all readers having Birthday during this week. Ayurarogyasaukhyam and Best Wishes to all. Post-retirement life : In 1992, I picked up a handbook "The Complete Retirement Guide" by Kerry Boyne from Mattunga roadside. The 170 page booklet contained a wealth of information about retirement planning. Of course, the scenario used to explain things was more relevant to Australia as the booklet was published in that country. Nevertheless I could get a broad idea about the subject. 20 years after retirement I look back with satisfaction that there were not many surprises or shocks as life has progressed on expected lines. Looking around, I find many missing and an equal number suffering from different types of disabilities. This awareness takes me to understanding more about palliative care and geriatric medicine. That explains the content of this issue of Collage (See G) Nice Day M G Warrier A Collage Curiosity : A Festival that started with a brawl La Tomatina 🍅🍅🍅🍅🍅 Festival of tomatoes, Spain 2024 : https://www.travelcenter.uk/blog/la-tomatina/#:~:text=2.,2024%20%E2%80%93%20so%20mark%20your%20calendars. B Life's Reality* Very touching : Famed actor Arnold Schwarzenegger posted a photo of him sleeping on the street under his famous bronze statue, and sadly wrote "how times have changed". The reason he wrote the phrase was not only because he was old, but because when he was governor of California he inaugurated a hotel with his statue. Hotel staff told Arnold, "at any moment you can come and have a room reserved for you." when Arnold stepped down as governor and went to the hotel, the administration refused to give him a room arguing that he should pay for it, since they were in great demand. He brought a sleeping bag and stood underneath the statue and explained what he wanted to convey: "When I was in an important position, they always complimented me, and when I lost this position, they forgot about me and did not keep their promise. Do not trust your position or the amount of money you have, nor your power, nor your intelligence, it will not last. " Trying to teach everyone that when you're "Important" in the people's eyes , everyone is your "Friend" But once you don't benefit their interests , you won't matter. "Nothing lasts forever." *Shared by Parthasarathy Rangarajulu M G Warrier adds : Yes. The message is touching. But as the link below will reveal, this man has messed up his life, though it seems he took good care of his body : https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arnold_Schwarzenegger I think, his presumption that his statue was placed in the hotel because he was President of the state of Carolina was also wrong. The hotel might have been impressed by his figure at a younger age. C Collage Healthcare : Morning Walk https://m.economictimes.com/opinion/bliss-of-everyday-life/walking-in-the-morning/articleshow/107990149.cms Morning walk was part of my morning routine for decades which I discontinued during the pandemic. Now, I am happy with my morning walk inside the house, some standing exercises and a long evening walk in the park. D Prayer 🙏 https://m.economictimes.com/opinion/speaking-tree/god-answers-our-prayers/articleshow/108022093.cms https://www.speakingtree.in/blog/magic-of-music-and-mantras Born in India, I have freedom to practice any religion. My own religion, as recorded in my School Leaving Certificate is "Hindu". To my knowledge, my religion doesn't keep a record of, or monitor how I live my life. This intro is because those of you who know me personally should not have any misconception about my observations here. The second link above is to my own article. So I restrict discussion to "Prayer". Here we discuss the most common types of prayers, namely those in temples and other religious places, in Puja or Prayer Rooms at residences and the prayer we carry out in our minds. For me, I am one trying to understand and follow the essence of "Tathwamasi". Meaning "Thou Art That". Everything that exists and doesn't exists starts and ends in/with me. I pray for my wellbeing and the wellbeing of the world around (because it has an influence on my wellbeing). Join me in my prayers today. E Festivals of Kerala Perumkaliyattam in North Malabar https://www.keralatourism.org/kerala-article/2019/kalliot-perumkaliyattam-mahotsavam/962 Kalliot Perumkaliyattam Mahotsavam In December 2019, the little Kanhiradukkam village in Kasaragod district was witness to the rhythmic steps and hypnotic chants of a century's magico-religious art that is conducted once every 717 years. Perunkaliyattam Maholsavam is a temple festival of Kalliot Devi Temple, which was conducted after seven hundred seventeen years. The festival started on 23 December 2019 and lasted the whole month with a list of events that blended tradition and religious rituals from Malabar. The main attraction was the Theyyam– a popular ritual dance form of worship. Decorated with heavy face-painting, headgear and loud costumes, the dancers are considered as embodiments of the deity itself. The dance is generally performed after sunset under the light of fire-torches to the accompaniment of drums, folk musical instruments and ritual songs. The blend of bright colours and elaborate make-up and energetic steps that are in sync with the primal rhythm of drum offer an overwhelming spectacle for the audience. https://youtu.be/NN8nDa0Bi0A?feature=shared Kadameri Temple Festival 2023 : https://youtu.be/yH8o9OONhu0?feature=shared F Media Response February 25, 2024 Running and growing old The short piece "The many joys of running" (Open Page, The Hindu Sunday Magazine, February 25) is an inspiring one. It conveys in simple language an attitude to life comprising detachment, remaining active and physically fit and finding happiness in doing what one loves to do. One can substitute any physical activity including any stream of sports for running and follow the same philosophy. Yes, it's everyone's wish to keep doing what one loves and growing old with ease. M G Warrier G Book on my table : M G Warrier The Top Five Regrets Of The Dying : A Life Transformed by the Dearly Departing https://amzn.eu/d/3HxnjGo Not a good subject to start a day, I know. But some days are like this. No point in regretting. On March 1, 2024 my day started with a link to the review of this book. I could resist my temptation to share the link with friends till late in the morning that day. But didn't wait that long for ordering a copy of the book from Amazon. Hope buying the book doesn't become the 6th regret! Amazon Review : After too many years of unfulfilling work, Bronnie Ware began searching for a job with heart. Despite having no formal qualifications or experience, she found herself working in palliative care. Over the years she spent tending to the needs of those who were dying, Bronnie's life was transformed. Later, she wrote an Internet blog about the most common regrets expressed to her by the people she had cared for. The article, also called The Top Five Regrets of the Dying, gained so much momentum that it was read by more than three million people around the globe in its first year. At the requests of many, Bronnie now shares her own personal story. Bronnie has had a colourful and diverse past, but by applying the lessons of those nearing their death to her own life, she developed an understanding that it is possible for people, if they make the right choices, to die with peace of mind. In this book, she expresses in a heartfelt retelling how significant these regrets are and how we can positively address these issues while we still have the time. The Top Five Regrets of the Dying gives hope for a better world. It is a story told through sharing her inspiring and honest journey, which will leave you feeling kinder towards yourself and others and more determined to live the life you are truly here to live. This delightful memoir is a courageous, life-changing book. Know More : https://bronnieware.com/regrets-of-the-dying/ Bonus : Beauty of an Ordinary Life* https://youtu.be/IuL-l2L_8Rk?si=Bc-bR-17n8Jl4GhL The Art of Being Alone : Loneliness Was My Cage, Solitude Is My Home https://amzn.eu/d/cM1KYsn *Link shared by Reshmy Warrier, Mumbai

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