Some Colors for Blessed Saturday Morning
MakeBeliefs 2 Help U Smile & Lift Your Spirits
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I couldn’t resist sharing with you these beautiful photographs filled with light and color and joy. In one, devotees smear one another with colors as they celebrate the Hindu festival of Holi at the Shreeji temple in Barsana, Mathura district, Uttar Pradesh, India. In the other, a man applies colored powder to his friend's head during celebrations in Mumbai.
What a wonderful way to celebrate a holiday or any day by tossing colors and painting one another to make life more joyous and beautiful. What if once a year we gathered with friends and loved ones to celebrate this way, too. As we tossed paint, would the troubles in us, our personal darknesses, give way for a moment to laughter and joy? Would that somehow change our lives, even for a short while?
(Maybe, this Saturday morning if you’re with someone you love, you try it out -- perhaps in the bathroom so you can easily wash off the paint at some point.) At the very least, before you try our weekly The Doodler below, gaze at the colorful photos as a way to help celebrate Saturday morning – and life itself.
We Start the Doodle
and You Finish the Doodle
in the Space Below!
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