Experience..

Alone I stand

When I take a stand

For the most dearest of mine

To stand by me

May not be possible

As they have to keep the worldly pretensions.

Who am I ?

Just one of many in this tapestry

Today it is me

Tomorrow who it would be ?

Time tests everyone

Many close their eyes

Very few stand by the reality

Courageous and undaunted

They are the ones not afraid

To face the MIRROR everyday

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Unfortunately TRUE

It is said before, and being said today but are we listening ❔❓❔

Every time I see people paying rich tributes and sharing Memories of the loved ones /friends/acquaintances who have left the earth and moved on, it reminds me of a famous punjabi saying . It means that when people are alive you are not much bothered but the moment someone dies, he/she becomes focus of your existance.

When we are going through rough patch, the reality hits. Curtsey visit or offering help is almost obsolete in todays world as all of a sudden people act too busy. Even a phone call is a big favour and most of the time instead of asking welfare of the person, they would make you realise how busy they are.

Only few stand by and genuinely help you in your difficult times. These are the times to reflect and take a stand on who stays and who goes out. So that when we leave the earth, there may be few but they would be genuine grievers.

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Inspiration-Creative hands

Age is limitation of mind

Passion is bound by imagination

Imagination creates Art

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Dr. Padha an intense learner

For me inspiration is not found in the books or idealism of known names. It is in the extra ordinary people whose daily routine is an example for others. Exploring, experimenting and innovating not only creates Artist , also the world of harmony.

Would like to share with you life of someone, who in his view is very ordinary, but for the people who are associated with him in any way (friends, relatives, neighbors) his simplicity and disciplined way of life is worth to follow.

At age of 78, when most people feel that they have nothing to learn or share, here is a man who is multi talented and still learning. He is into wood sculptures , mostly miniatures, a self-taught attempt. Bonsai is one of his interest and he has good collection of these.
Dr S. P Padha ,a medical professional ,an eye specialist ,retired as professor from Medical College Jammu. He lives in Jammu , INDIA. His childhood was spent in a small town of rural background, nothing like extra curricular activities or hobbies during those days.

When I asked him what lead him to learn pottery?

In his own words β€œ I was often fascinated by artisans like blacksmith and Potters giving shape to objects. I came in contact with Sh.Suman ji a couple of years back and became morning walk buddies. I learned about pottery workshop being run by Ms.Jyoti ji (Suman’s wife) at Blue River Cermics pottery centre With my interests in different art forms, I attended one of her workshop as an observer. Fascinated by the running hands on that wheel my creative instincts and their encouragement lead me to try my hand on Potter’s wheel. Jyoti ji is a very patient teacher which made me to learn about basics of pottery.”

Wood sculpture

It is not just the art but he keeps himself update with the fast moving world of wi-fi and technology. His views are that Internet is a great help in dissemination of information and knowledge.
His simplicity, humble and disciplined life is a message of encouragement for anyone looking for a mentor.

β€œWe are the hands of potter

We are the clay

We are the wheels

And

We are the result too”

All images are copyright of Dr. Padha

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