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Day 44: N for 'Nectar in Nature'

Nectar and the bee: Picture courtesy: Meena Arvind

Is it the fragrance of the flower, 
that makes it sweet?
Is it the buzz of the bees, 
that makes honey?
Is it the lovely words we speak, 
that we call nectar? 
It makes one wonder
at the beauty of 'nature', 
the one that lets us enjoy, 
the 'sweetness' in flowers,
and the 'sweetness' in our words.

©Copyright Meena Arvind - the verse and the picture 

There is a quote I remember reading, it was in Kannada, I read the translation of it. It meant something about how the words we utter should be so sweet that the 'gods' should dance in heaven in peace. How wonderful, right? When we speak, we forget how people understand or might understand. It is important we measure our words and talk sensibly, to anyone we know- be it your friend or your enemy. However, if it this 'sweetness' is not truly from heart, then that can be horrible! So, we must keep in mind how we sweeten our words and how we frame our thoughts.  
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