المتشائم: الورد له شوك
المتفائل: الشوك له ورد
The Pessimist: A rose has thorns!
The Optimist: Thorns have a rose!
— Anis Mansour
(1925-2011) - An Egyptian writer & journalist.. best known for his book “Around the World in 200 Days
” which is based on his actual journey in the early 1960s (via arabicquotes
HAPPY UGADI = TELUGU NEW YEAR = ఉగాది శుభాకాంక్షలు
a Ugadi celebration i am fond of is eating a special pachadi (ఉగాది పచ్చడి), where each ingredient symbolizes different emotions; bitter neem means melancholy (sadness), salt means anxiety, hot chilies express anger, sour tamarind for disgust, sweet brown sugar & bananas for happiness and finally tangy unripe mangos is for the unforeseen. These are mixed together then a spoonful is swallowed. The act of eating these unlikely flavors all at once signifies, life is essentially a mixture of contrary experiences (sorrow, joy, fear, anger, disgust, surprise), that shall be accepted as a whole, together in equanimity.
UGADI (UG (yuga) means “age” and ADI means “beginning”)
TO NEW BEGINNINGS !
After chinthumb (Happy Ugadi chinthumb)
Gagea villosa. 2013. Springtime! (by gul o khaar)