How nice it is to see…
A lovely cherry blossoms tree
Starting to bloom its sprouts..
Like a cotton candies of mount…
When the wind blows…
Flowers falling..dancing with the wind
Like a dance show…
In the air…
Cherry blossoms tree..
Your flower dance with glee..
In the wind…to be free…
~ Mary Joy Lumanog
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PUBLIC NOTICE: If it doesn’t speak love, it is not the voice of Purplerays!
Until very recently I’d been confused by the contradicting tones of the comments of some friends! One moment, they are sharing their insights and politely expressing their reservations about my views; another moment they come out brash, out of context and somewhat abusive! Why the discordant tones; are my posts that discordant to attract such divergent reactions?
As a rule, no dirty arguments; I approve and respond to the positive comments and trash the insulting ones!
Please don’t get me wrong! I am open to and gladly welcome critical and opposing reactions to my posts! I consider all such as friendly advice and helpful suggestions, so long as the language is civil! Also, it’s just that with time you get to associate your blog friends with a high level of decorum; it comes with the feeling that flows from their essays, pictures, videos, comments, etc. Real positive vibes such that you can hardly expect anything unjustly insulting!
Nevertheless, the confusion continued until…
Last week, the uncommon happened! A regular reader and friend sent in two opposing opinions on a post! That kind of got me thinking; is it that she changed her mind later and became comfortable with the post? If so, why not make reference to the first comment? Why sound nice and friendly after an earlier bashing on the some post? Many questions; and to find answers I sent her a direct mail seeking explanations!
A few hours ago, her eye-opening reply came in: Yes, she wrote the second comment; but no, she had nothing to do with the first! She could not have reacted so shortsightedly and negatively to a post she loved. Her apologies were profuse and almost overboard!
She alluded to the possibility of hacking, unauthorized access and stuff like that! She capped it all with:
“…..if a comment is not fair, just and rational, it is not from me, even if it is supposed to come from my blog and bears my picture, ID or, signature!”
Could same be happening to me out there? That’s why I have to come out with this quick NOTICE!
Dear friends and readers, just in case hate comments are making the rounds out there in the name of this blog, please ignore; they definitely cannot come from me!
The voice of Purplerays heals, comforts, enlightens and inspires! That is the mission and spirit behind the blog! Anything short of this does not originate from this platform!
If it does not sound like me, it is not from me!
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About two weekends ago, our small ‘self-contained’ town had a power outage! With constant assurances from electricity engineers that it was a small matter which would be fixed ‘any moment from now’ and the fact that the unusual outage caught us unprepared, we had to sit out the ‘small matter’!
By the time power was restored, ‘any moment from now’ lasted from Friday morning to Monday evening! This was a record down time and frustrating blogging leave! Mobile devices just wouldn’t serve well. In any case one had to go slow with the devices so as to conserve battery power for calls and other basic services! Tempers rose and things really came to a head by Sunday evening!
At one point, I calmed my nerves, paused and asked myself: Why am I fretting and fussing about not meeting the weekend posting schedule; not being able to reach out and share my thoughts? Why are blogging concerns almost overshadowing the gloom, stale food items and other inconveniences around? After all, I hardly post more than three items in a week!
Just then the truth hit me! It was not about posting!
I was actually missing blogging friends I have not met and probably will never meet but, who have touched the cords of my soul with thoughts, with essays, with pictures, audios and videos; and the rare ones like Belén Soto who captures nature beings and forms with delicate exquisite ceramic sculptures! Friends from every clime, for every mood, every season and reason!
I realized that blogging has a living essence which looms larger than the blogger’s life style. It also dawned on me that I had gotten it wrong and only flattered my ego when I set out believing I was blogging “to share my thoughts and passion with the world”! How short-sighted was I to have mistaken the dessert for the main meal and valued the icing above the cake?
The main meal and cake in spirituality, philosophy, religion and God-consciousness blogging is that you are creating an avenue to learn from the world! By an unseen hand you are led to a rich variety of minds who teach you, provoke you into deep reflection, test your beliefs and sometimes confuse you. Minds that gradually become your daily routine and oracle, and in the process, strengthen your consciousness and spiritual maturity!
And a second lesson! While I was fretting and moaning, Purpleraysblog was rocking with follows, likes, comments, re-blogs and views!
So little baby Purplerays has a life of its own untouched by the circumstances of the hands, brains and helpers that toiled to conceive, create and nurture it? Or, was it the usual short-lived bravado of a toddler? All the same, the blog, unlike the rest of us, survived the down-time unscathed!
Thanks to the power outage. It turned out to be the proverbial dark cloud with a silver lining! A luminous lining which radiated both light and sound from which we could divine the message:
Blogs Have Life and Blogging is a Way of Life; a Life-style!