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Celebrating the colors of Spring at the Holi Festival

Monday, April 04, 2011

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On Sunday, the hubs and I went to a fundraiser celebrating the colors of Spring, the traditional festival of Holi, a sacred and fun day for people of Indian origin. It was fabulous to have a festival that was not centered around food. There was music and dancing. It was held in a field on the campus of Stanford University. The major activity is putting colored powder on people, as a symbol of blossoming with the season. It also celebrates the victory of light over darkness.
Orange-gold california poppies were blooming profusely.


The sun was shining. There was a cheerful and colorful atmosphere with people exchanging colors with each other. We wore old clothes so we could freely partake of the colors. Here we are at the end of the afternoon, leaving for the car park.


We were covered with colored powder. The hubs had brought towels to cover the car seats on the way home.

When we arrived at home, Duke welcomed us with tail wags ... and got a little color on him.



In the evening we watched one of my hubs' favorite movies, Three Idiots. In fact, the whole day was his idea. It's so wonderful to hand over the reins to someone else, and just go along for the ride, when it's so much fun. The movie turned out to be a great mix of comedy, suspense and romance.

Affirmation: I love my life.

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KALIGIRL 4/4/2011 6:37PM

    What a glorious day!
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GOALIEGRANDMA3 4/4/2011 4:38PM

    That is a wonderful celebration. Thanks for passing the info on to us.

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VALERIEMAHA 4/4/2011 1:50PM

    Loved the blog, Usha!

Expressions of joy...contentment...fun...companion
ship. Such a sweetness.
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