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Letter to a Flower

Posted: October 2, 2014 in Writing 101
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Pick up the nearest book and flip to page 29. What jumps out at you? Start there, and try a twist: write in the form of a letter.


 

Dearest Flower,

Hope you are in the pink of your health.  I am super fine and super happy to write to you. I know you can’t read this but I am sure my message will reach you in the same language as yours reaches us…Confused..??

Oh! please don’t be. I just meant that we will talk in your language since you don’t understand mine, I’ll try to converse in yours. You must be thinking how do you communicate, wait, I’ll tell you.

  • A bouquet of yours is best accompanied as a congratulatory message or with a Get Well Soon message.
  • You even help us to convey condolences.
  • An apology message or  a cheering up message is better said through your help.
  • You are a gift that spreads smiles along with its fragrance.
  • You convince the couples, you mend relationships, you add love in their lives.
  • The decoration you lend to our houses on special occasions is worth a mention.
  • The boutonnières and the corsage that you weave adorn us extraordinarily.
  • You complement our home décor.
  • You are the means to please God.
  • Some essential oils that you own also serve our medicinal purposes.
  • Your scent is a natural perfume.

And, the list goes on and on. You do so much for us and do not expect anything in return. Even if we do not treat you the right way, you still make sure to keep our lives fragrant as always. The misbehaviour doesn’t let the sweetness lessen. Your selfless nature is worth following. Now, I hope you understand what communication was I talking of. Set aside, the fragrance and the use you are being put to, your colour also communicates a lot. What is needed is to understand your language and emulate that attitude in our lives. To list a few —

  • White symbolises Peace & Purity.
  • Pink symbolises Grace & Delicacy.
  • Blue symbolises Serenity & Calmness.
  • Orange symbolises Energy & Enthusiasm.
  • Purple symbolises Spirituality & Faith.
  • Yellow symbolises Joy & Light-heartedness.
  • Green symbolises Good Health & Happiness.
  • Red symbolises Love & Anger.

The red colour can be taken to be a symbol of love & anger both, it is on we humans how we perceive things. Your nature is a perfect epitome of being patient, selfless and humane.

And my dear friend, these are no sugar-coated words to please you. This to express my gratitude towards you on behalf of the entire mankind. Moreover, you don’t need flattery, do you? You help one and all who comes to you asking for help. And, you even lose your identity and roots in order to be of help. Sometimes you die amidst the pages of lover’s books & novels and sometimes you are thrown besides the roads. And, the pure and gentle soul, you still help. What more can you do and what more do we expect? Nothing my dear friend, nothing. I look up to you. If any day I can be the way you are, I ll be glad.

Till then, I’ll always treasure you.

Loads of Love,

Love.

Travelling for most is always fascinating and delightful. For me, it indeed is. And travelling without a camera is a sin, more so with photo freak like me who is fond of both clicking and getting clicked. Some of the memories of a recent trip to Gangtok and Darjeeling and the moments captured therefrom have been a great help to ‘Inspire a Fragrance’ here. 

Beginning with the beginning of our trip from Gangtok, a heavenly place. A city situated amidst the beautifully magnificent steep sloped mountains, surrounded with the tough-rooted wide-spread greenery, the pleasant and fresh air to breathe in, a serene and placid environment.

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Some pictures of the beautiful, eye-catching and breath-taking flowers in and around the valley which can attract anyone out there are displayed below. The fragrance of which is enough to hold back everyone and keep them spell-bound. The sweet and the pungent aroma of these flowers is very pleasant to ones senses and have the power to instantly bring a smile to your face and leave you in a jolly mood.

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The majestic and the cascading waterfalls and the sound of the fall seems like a soothing and peaceful music. It is a pleasure to listen to that music and be able to connect yourself to nature.The odour of the misty air mixed with the coolness of the chilled water is something not beyond expression. 

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Moving ahead the next destination is Darjeeling, located at a height of some 6700 ft and famous for tea gardens, tea estates, tea plantations, etc. So, quite obviously the first thing we did after reaching there was to visit the tea-gardens. The aroma starts lingering long before the gardens are in view and persists even after the gardens are out of sight. So, this is quite clear and understandable that how strong the fragrance is at the actual location. The majestic beauty displayed by these splendid tea gardens is flamboyant and worth looking at.  A glimpse of which is there below-

IMG_20140619_112832523“The TEA GARDENS of DARJEELING”IMG_20140619_112851789The reminiscences and the fragrances of the mountains, trees, clouds, waterfalls, flowers and the tea garden is as fresh as ever. Thanks to Godrej Aer, it gave me a chance to re-live those moments again  and helped me experience the scent of the nature sitting in my living-room. I so wish that the fragrance bestowed by mother Earth could be spread all over the world. I don’t always have to travel down the memory lane to be able to experience that again. It will be great if this aroma could be innovated and brought down to every area irrespective of the climate and habitat. If any of these description ends up being an ‘aroma available to all’, my job is done. 

 

P.S. – This post is a part of #Inspire a Fragrance contest held by IndiBlogger in association with Godrej Aer. For further details, please visit http://www.godrejaer.com/ .