Last weekend DH and I had a chance for a quick getaway to Kuwait.
Although the trip was mostly to re-Connect with family, we did manage to squeeze in some time for ourselves.
Assignment : What is your idea of bliss? Is it an image of your family, laughing at the dinner table? A state of total relaxation, while lying on the beach? Your latest painting, drying on the canvas?
Today’s post is yet another Greek souvenir on my bookshelf – effectively combining my loves of travel and reading. Hence, bliss. This time I present a baby owl with bright blue eyes.
Athena, the patron goddess of the city of Athens, was often depicted with or represented by an owl in Greek mythology. The exact reasons for this have perhaps been lost forever in the sands of time. But Athena being the goddess of wisdom, the owl has now come to symbolize wisdom and knowledge. Perhaps it has something to do with their wide, piercing, all-knowing stare? Or the fact that owls can see in the dark? Or that they are keepers of the secrets of the night?
But in spite of their reputation for wisdom, owls do have some negative connotations too. Oddly enough the Hindi word for owl “ulloo” is used to represent a foolish person. Likewise in some cultures the hoot of an owl is said to predict the death of someone in the household. Ironic because so many cross stitch birth samplers seem to feature owls. Circle of life, huh?
Until next time folks… stay blessed!
Okay okay… so it’s not Tuesday anymore in the UAE. But it must be Tuesday still somewhere in the world so technically I’m not too late, right?
The assignment for Day 3 is Water.
This picture was taken in Krabi – a crazy adventure on the last leg of our brief Thailand holiday.
Can you believe how much beauty is packed into that tiny spot on the planet? I’ll admit a small part of me deviously considered “accidentally” missing the boat back to the mainland.
Assignment : Today, let’s focus on a street. It can be a quiet road blanketed in snow, an alley near your apartment covered with murals, or a busy street where pedestrians weave between cars and motorbikes…
Today’s post is a peek into the quiet side of Abu Dhabi. The shot was taken around Iftar time (the evening meal for breaking the day’s Ramadan fast), which meant the streets were pretty much deserted. I love how peaceful and calm the city gets at this time.