Solstice Celebration with Rabindranath Tagore

Tonight I sit gazing out of my third floor window. It is 10.30 pm but midsummer light still glows, painting striped bands across a pale blue wispy sky. Birds are  singing. The river runs through the park below our house; it sounds as mellow as I feel, having had a precious, relaxed day: morning coffee and deep talk with a friend; lunchtime theatre with my husband, then lunch in the local Botanic Gardens, Glasgow, UK, watching the world go by, all of us enjoying a glorious summer’s day. Home, then a long rest with tea and a brilliant book. After that, supper with my brother and nephews, always zany fun. Even the tadpoles in my brother’s untidy back garden look mellow.

I feel blessed as the solstice approaches.

I wanted to share some of this mellowness with my faithful blog followers and readers. Happily,  I soon found this wonderful image and quote from Rabindranath Tagore, a favourite poet of mine. 

Summer Solstice
Summer Solstice

I love the enigmatic, poignant, mysterious quality of this quote. Hope you do too!

Rabindranath Tagore
Rabindranath Tagore

200 words copyright Anne Whitaker 2014
Licensed under Creative Commons – for conditions see Home Page

Brilliant Posts: when Einstein met Tagore

I have a new Twitter follower, Deirdre in Action. Greetings, Deirdre! Whilst scrolling through her very interesting-looking tweets, I came across a gem, from which this short extract is taken: 

‘….On July 14, 1930, Albert Einstein welcomed into his home on the outskirts of Berlin the Indian philosopher Rabindranath Tagore. The two proceeded to have one of the most stimulating, intellectually riveting conversations in history, exploring the age-old friction between science and religion….. The following excerpt from one of Einstein and Tagore’s conversations dances between previously examined definitions  of science, beautyconsciousness, and philosophy in a masterful meditation on the most fundamental questions of human existence….’

Read, and reflect….

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Einstein and Tagore
Einstein and Tagore

130 words copyright Anne Whitaker/ 2013

Licensed under Creative Commons – for conditions see Home Page