Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Henna for a Cause


Our family loves street festivals and New York has no shortage of street events - (Smiling Big). Two Sundays ago, we headed out to South Street Seaport for the Diwali Festival celebrated by South Asians everywhere.   If you are thinking Diwali (Deepavali) is not until next month, you are right. But Asian Americans from all over the tri-state area came together to eat, shop, dance and support a multitude of causes. It was a wonderful way to celebrate the biggest and most important holiday for Indians. As always, when you attend events like theses, you are bound to find something interesting and we did indeed.


The ladies who decorated our hands were all PhD students raising money and building awareness to reduce the use of pesticides for farmers in India.  The results looked so pretty and we donated to a great cause.

The Links - click away:
http://www.theaiany.com/
http://www.aidindia.org/main/
 

Love’s Expectation


I grieve for the love I’ve never had,

Rather than to grieve for the love I’ve lost.

For a love lost brings with it the sting of pain,

That unrequited love does not in cost.

Where the senses go in such a personal blow,

Is not achieved in love’s reservation.

For to have and to hold and to have that go cold,

Is past all devastation.

It is the game of love in the search for the prize,

To be forever had.

That the searching end will bring either joy,

Or a heart forever sad.

But the truth be known for all who dare,

To seek love’s perfect destinations.

Some will find it; others will not,

But all will share in love’s expectations.

                                                                   L.S.
 

Saturday, October 12, 2013

NYC Comic Con is Here!


It’s here! New York Comic Con 2013 is underway - The annual convention dedicated to Comics, Manga, Graphic Novels, Anime and more has landed in NYC on Thursday, October 10th and will end Sunday, October 13th.  Many fans look forward to this annual fantastical event where they can dress up and live as their favorite characters for a weekend and enjoy panel discussions from veterans in the business and special guest appearances from their favorite actors and actresses.  Below are just some of the sights you can only see at Comic Con!