What a squirrel taught me

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 forever hopeful
looking at life
with gleaming eyes

 Life is such a wonderful experience and so short. How and why is it that we, the most intelligent species on this planet (what we believe of course) lose that  gleam in the eye  that was filled with endless adventures and mysteries to be experienced and just let go of everything during the course of our life. Strange isn’t it?

I have always been attracted by squirrels for their boundless energy. Their zest  leaves me wondering if its not always food they are searching for but something eternal just beyond our grasp.

According to popular myths and legend the stripes of a squirrel is the result of Lord Ram (of Ramayana fame)caressing the squirrel after helping in his/her own way by dropping small stones when the bridge to Lanka was being constructed.

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36 Comments Add yours

  1. obsessivemom says:

    Aw loved how the squirrels helped Lord Rama. Lovely picture.

  2. Interesting. I’ve never heard the story of the squirrel stripe. I find them interesting too, and I think they purposefully drop acorns toward me and my schnauzers when we walk below the trees.

  3. Loved the poem and squirrels are so much fun to watch scurrying about! ♥

  4. Vidya Sury says:

    You know, Pravs, just today – I was thinking what a lot there was to learn from all the non-humans around here. For the entire duration of my one-hour walk today, a kite stayed perched on a pipe. Moving only once or twice to fiddle with its feathers. 🙂

  5. bright eyes search for nuts
    nuts of wisdom
    humans only eat them

  6. Beautiful photo and thoughts. The eye is heart shaped.

  7. Very interesting way to look at life, and beings, and things in general. I agree, life is far too short. And that’s a great lesson you’re sharing. Thank you. Made me stop and reflect for a second, always appreciative of such moments.
    Nice to have met you through A-Z Challenge and Theme Reveal.
    Silvia @
    SilviaWrites

  8. pixie says:

    Very interesting Pheno…
    nice pic! 🙂

  9. Rajlakshmi says:

    True… They are always lively … loved your thoughts.

  10. Had never heard this, very interesting !! Nice the picture.
    Have a fantastic day!

  11. eliexpat says:

    Nice way with words you have:-) The energy of squirrels are surely inspiring:-)

  12. Thanks for sharing on Wordless Wednesday. Great photo!

  13. Hootin' Anni says:

    Oh my goodness…what a fruitful post. I learned something today thanks to your posting, and sweet sweet squirrel image.

  14. readerwil says:

    I should like to know who Lord Rama is and what happened to him. Thanks for your post for it make me look up this story and so I learn something new!
    Wil, ABCW Team

  15. lesliebc says:

    I have never heard that story, but will check it out.

    Leslie
    abcw team

  16. Roger Green says:

    An old girlfriend referred to squirrels as rats with thicker tails (She wasn’t a fan). I sorta like them.

  17. shailajav says:

    Love that story about Lord Ram. I keep telling my daughter about it 🙂 And , wonderful picture!

  18. photowannabe says:

    I had never heard that legend before.
    Squirrels definitely have more energy than I do.

  19. bethteliho says:

    SQUIRRELS! I love them. Love your words here.

  20. WordTrix says:

    Cute! I’ve featured a squirrel this week as well. ☺

  21. SQUIRREL is looking so cute

  22. They teach us a lot indeed! I once saw a group, in tandem, chewing on branches on a tree. How synergetic they were! Thanks for linking with us at the CBH this week….will be sharing this post on the online newspaper I will be posting later! tweeting too!

  23. gerald says:

    google-ads have added an add for “squirrel-proof bird-feeders” to your post!

  24. I somehow do know that tidbit about squirrels yes! And click like everytime is perfect 😀

    Richa

  25. Gattina says:

    I love squirrels and that’s interesting to know !

  26. JM Illinois says:

    What a cutie and looks so curious with those eyes that sparkle. Love it!
    JM Illinois

  27. uberrhund says:

    What a lovely story of how Squirrels became striped by being loved for their helpfulness.
    They are busy creatures and their zest for life really is a great lesson to us all, thanks for sharing !

  28. nydiacarioca says:

    Squirrels are some of the sweetest critters. I didn’t know that legend, thanks for sharing, it’s lovely!

  29. Beautiful photo! They are amazing little creatures… 🙂

  30. Mai says:

    Glad to learn about the myth of the squirrel stripes. They’re lovable creatures and really interesting.

  31. kaykuala says:

    Cute little creatures. But they have a sharp set of teeth that bore large big coconuts. They are still cute, though! Nicely!

    Hank

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