Saturday, 16 August 2014

break open the shell

image: google

like bitter and sweet almonds

life is full of contrasts

I am neither, I am the pure happiness

you can call me bliss,peace or joy

I am there in everyone's heart

You have to open the shell called ego

You will find me waiting like Phyllis

embrace me with love 

topic : happiness, almonds


  1. It is the contrasts in life that make it interesting, and it is good to embrace them!

  2. What we find behind the shell is always more precious and worthwhile than what meets the eye.

  3. Lovely. I am ready for that embrace.

  4. so true in needing to crack
    that shell called ego.

  5. life is yin yang, ideally a balance package

    much love...

  6. It's truly difficult to break that adamantine wall to reach the most precious treasure...beautifully done..

  7. Replies
    1. In Greek mythology the almond tree is represented by the beautiful princess Phyllis. Left at the altar on her wedding day, Phyllis waited for years before finally perishing of a broken heart. In sympathy, the gods transformed her into an almond tree, as a symbol of hope. When Phyllis' fiancee returned to find her as a leafless, flowerless tree, he embraced it and the tree burst into bloom.

    2. Thank you for asking this! So happy you got my answer!

  8. Love the use of ego as a shell. I enjoyed this.

  9. Love the way you bring out happiness from the shell

  10. Lovely, Arathi. Life is indeed a mixed bag of almonds, sometimes sweet, sometimes bitter...

  11. I love that I learn so many things through this poetry!