Type Of Resistance

Wet winds often blow into our faces and we must defend ourselves. The best type of resistance is the reversal into the opposite. Instead of slipping into depression: to dance. A dance of joy…
Malhaar
title=”Malhaar” – photo by Finding_Nevrland, kindly sent to my group BLOG IT!, click on the picture to enter his galleries on Flickr.com – the photographer Debmalya Sinha comments himself: “Malhaar” means rain in Hindi. It also often used to express the dance of joy, the inner excitement in one’s mind, especially when a lover anticipates for her love to come. Here, the street-children of Kolkata are jubilant with the blissful rain after a scorching summer.
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related:
http://flickrcomments.wordpress.com/2011/07/02/rain-came-down/
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please allow me to add my guitar and kazoo, playing what I would like to dance to:

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balancing umbrellas
title=”balancing umbrellas” – photo by Rita Banerji – click on the picture to enter her flickr galleries!
P.S.:
Kolkata is a city where one can drown. Not only during the monsoon period. Not only because there are so many people. But because there are so many things going wrong. Rita Banerji lives in the middle. She wrote herself (often in the attitude of a female Sisyphus): “The monsoons are here! We had 3 days of continuous rain. The streets were flooded and people in some parts of the city had to get around on little rubber boats. Strange: you never see anyone wearing raincoats here. But they are good at balancing umbrellas!”
related:
http://www.theatlantic.com/infocus/2013/06/early-monsoon-rains-flood-northern-india/100537/
#23 is heart touching, #1 [=10] unforgettable, #20 funny – a symbol of how to resist!

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30 responses to “Type Of Resistance

  1. If its that wet to fight is pointless!

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  2. A good example to show how our rain is nothing compared to the monsoon in asia. ( http://icezine.wordpress.com/2013/01/05/s02-week-1-rain-and-lights/ ) When rain is falling during days and nights, your resistance has to be different.

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  3. Ein tolles Bild ..und ganz sicher die beste Art und Weise, mit dem Regen umzugehen, den wir eh nicht ändern können – positiv denken :)

    Liebe Wochenendgrüße,
    Ocean

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  4. TBM

    Beautiful and encouraging.

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  5. In one’s life a little must fall, but yes. . . The best is to dance in the rain!

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  6. it’s almost the start of rainy season here in my country, and when it rains streets get flooded so easily.. maybe you’ve read in the news the tragedies that struck the Philippines when super typhoon visits us.. so many lives lost and houses destroyed.. but … a little of rain is really a welcome relief from the summer’s heat and i love it..

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    • 2011 I wrote about flood in Thailand – it seems to be a never ending problem every year again in Asia?
      http://flickrcomments.wordpress.com/2011/10/17/thailand-flooding/

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      • thank you for the link.. that’s how the streets of Manila looks like during rainy season.. yes so true, it’s a never ending problem.. the government is blaming the people being so irresponsible for just throwing garbage everywhere.. they say it’s because plastic is clogging the waterways that’s why a lot of cities in the metro has a ban of using plastic bags at the grocery, dept stores, malls, etc.. well, that’s just one of the solutions.. so many things should still have to be done.

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        • interesting:
          “they say it’s because plastic is clogging the waterways that’s why a lot of cities in the metro has a ban of using plastic bags at the grocery, dept stores, malls, etc.. .”
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          maybe there are some more reasons …
          P.S.:
          I followed speechless the statements of the officials in Japan after the Fukushima disaster – we have the same politicians in Germany – but not a strong nature fighting vs. us via tornados, hurricanes and tsunamis – but: most expensive damage is made by over-flooding rivers … (no one talked about plastic bags here…)

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          • yes there are some more reasons but everytime the waterways are cleaned up there they are.. plastic in the sewers.. in other areas, the govt says that overflooding of rivers is mainly because of denuding of forests..
            No one talked about plastic bags in your country? probably because you reuse and recycle and maybe you have a very systematic way of addressing the garbage problem..

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            • we try to avoid conflicts by making plans and changes. So we quit nuclear energy in Germany after disputing the Fukushima disaster – a consequence not discussed in Japan – we changed to off-shore wind parks – but on the other hand we now have to pay for electricity much more than before!

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  7. Some things in life are worth fighting for, like peace and justice, love and mercy – if necessary. However, to know when to fight and when to flee requires much wisdom and discernment. So two things come to mind off the top of my head. One is the wisdom of the author of Eccles. 3:1ff. “For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven…” Second is the serenity prayer attributed to theologian Reinhold Niebuhr, that goes something like this: “The original, attributed to Niebuhr, is:

    God, give me grace to accept with serenity
    the things that cannot be changed,
    Courage to change the things
    which should be changed,
    and the Wisdom to distinguish
    the one from the other.

    Living one day at a time,
    Enjoying one moment at a time,
    Accepting hardship as a pathway to peace,
    Taking, as Jesus did,
    This sinful world as it is,
    Not as I would have it,
    Trusting that You will make all things right,
    If I surrender to Your will,
    So that I may be reasonably happy in this life,
    And supremely happy with You forever in the next.

    Amen.”

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    • with or without God – a quotation often used –
      and completely true:
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      “…give me grace to accept with serenity
      the things that cannot be changed,
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      Courage to change the things
      which should be changed,
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      and the Wisdom to distinguish
      the one from the other…”
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      P.S. by frizztext:
      weak at the last point,
      we destroy ourselves
      with fights vs. things that cannot be changed –
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      or are not worth our chances, doing nothing
      to change the things
      which should be changed

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  8. Love the first shot….such a joyful image! Lovely music too Frizz :-)

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  9. A pleasure to listen to your philosophy, Frizz.

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  10. Allyson Mellone

    It was raining today when I got home. From an onlooker’s observation I probably seemed as if I was performing a bad dance. I was moving rapidly in all directions to resist the wind and rain which was pushing my umbrella backward, forward, and flipping upward. Listening to your guitar and kazoo music got me in the enlightened mood. Yes, why can’t we just enjoy the drench and dance for the moment?…refresh, be engulfed in the blissful rain that makes life grow. Sometimes, It’s alright to just give in to the natural current of things and just let it be.

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