Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Abc Wednesday

First of all, my apologies to mrsnesbitt's place, the real host of Abc Wednesdays. I have been crediting this fun meme to Sylvia From Over The Hill just because I discovered it on her blog! Well, thanks to mrsnesbitt for this wonderful idea, and to Sylvia too, for promoting it and for generally running a great blog of her own.

Now for the latest letter - P. I love mrsnesbitt's choice - Pink Floyd. Absolutely fabulous music. Her chosen song was one I sang constantly the year it came out. A great thing to say to anyone, or to say of anything, that's hemming you in or holding you back: All in all, you're just another brick in the wall!

OK, now for my own words with P.

P is for Padma - Sanskrit for lotus.
And P is for Pamposh - Kashmiri for lotus.

The lotus symbolizes purity and growth. It is firmly grounded in the earth, yet rises up towards the sky (or the heavens). It is connected to the elements – earth, water and air. It responds to the sun, opening its petals as the early morning rays reach it.

The large lotus leaves float on the water, but do not get soaked in the water. The leaves are in the water but not of it. Just as we are in this world but not of this world.

OK, enough from me. Now mosey on over to our host for today at mrsnesbitt's place.