It was a hot summer afternoon, temperatures soared beyond imagination and humidity dropped below what seemed necessary for survival. Needless to say, I was lucky enough to be indoors and was very much in a calm mood, quite contrary to the weather outside.
That was the day two weeks back and today, it’s pouring! Pouring like it would be right now in Bombay…. ah! the monsoons, I love them. I am sitting in the backyard and writing this and the rain is beautiful. The pitter patter, the birds chirping, the dark clouds tucking in Mr. Sun much earlier than he’d like, this cool breeze and most importantly this smell! this lovely smell the earth gives out, as an expression of satisfaction…… after finally having found her long lost companion. It’s just breathtaking.
I think it was definitely something about the heat couple weeks back that got me thinking about the five elements and how they come together in a form, a finely balanced form, we call life. The contribution of these elements is ignored largely, even though they are right in front of us, bearing witness to every move …. even every move of my finger tips on this slickly designed keyboard….. whether I realize it or not, or rather whether I choose to realize it or not.
That day with all these emotions and thoughts in me, I painted what I call “Elemental Peace” to celebrate the elements of fire and water. I did not intentionally postpone writing this blog entry until today. I was just not able to find the time to. It’s quite a coincidence that I painted about fire and water on a hot fiery day and am writing about it today, on rainy watery day! 🙂 No wonder, I have similar thoughts in me and nothing else could better explain this balance….. this peace ….. this sensuality in the union between these elements. Here’s what I’m talking about:
It’s Acrylics on Canvas. 3ft x 4ft.
To continue on my thoughts……. Just like the elements come together to form life, we people come together to form relationships. And just like the elements, I think it’s important to find a balance in our relationships as well. Finding peace in them, while yet maintaining our identities, and recognizing the other’s contribution……… wouldn’t that be key? I’ll stop here before I start of on another tangent… 🙂