Happiness?

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” Happiness is not a state to arrive at, its a manner of travelling”

Not really a wildlife image, but a peek into an India I wouldn’t often experience otherwise. Encounters like this, while waiting for a leopard to emerge from a cave in Bera, Rajasthan, I found myself challenging some set notions of contentment and happiness that many of us associate with urbanized modern living and expensive formal education. Something thats sets us up to acquire and appreciate the finer things in life. But does it? Does having very little automatically mean poverty and wretchedness? The question hangs.

Reminds me of a story about the queen of Tonga, a humungous lady with a beatific smile, when asked what she did, answered, “ I just be. ”

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One thought on “Happiness?

  1. Aaaah now this is the India I adore….the hundreds of miles I travelled through the countryside. In every five seconds there was a picture to be taken and cherished. In my limited experience certainly not in India does poverty mean either misfortune or misery! Your superb photo admirably confirms.

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