You said that it doesn't concern me
Yet it took my innocence away
You said you wanted to protect me
Yet i found all cruelties in you
Though I was too young to understand
I said, " I am okay.
Everything is okay. "
You said you would change
Yet I watched you lie through your teeth
You said that you had been a victim too
For that I forgave you
As I said, "It's okay.
Everything is okay." You said you wanted the best for me
True to some extend, I shed my best tears for you
You said you wanted to give me a happy life
Yet I watched it drip down my wrist
I felt sorry for the stains it left on the sheets,
As I told myself, "I am okay.
Everything is okay." You said that you loved me
I couldn't say it back with your hand wrapped around my mouth
I had believed that love resided in our hearts
Yet I felt it leave scars all over my body
You said that you were being governed by your anger
For that I gave myself up
I said, "I am okay.
Everything is okay." You said that you didn't remember anything
I didn't remind you for I wanted to forget too
You said that you couldn't give up your habits
I believed you, for I had found my own escapes too
Escapes that told me, "I am okay.
Everything is okay." They say I dont talk that much anymore
For they don't know my words have failed me
They say I don't smile as much anymore
For they don't know you stole it
When they try to ask me,
All I can manage to say, "I am okay.
Everything is okay." You taught me to live fearlessly
Yet all I found was fear being thrown my way
You talked about a better life
Yet you took my will to live away
Nothing you say matters to me anymore
For I no longer feel okay.
Ganesh is one of the best known and loved deities in the Hindu pantheon of gods, and indeed is the most recognised outside of India. But who is this elephant headed fellow, and why is he so popular?
Ganesh (also spelled Ganesa or Ganesha and known as Ganapati, Vinayaka and Pillaiyar) is the Lord of Good Fortune who provides prosperity, fortune and success. He is the Lord of Beginnings and the Remover of Obstacles of both material and spiritual kinds. Interestingly, he also places obstacles in the path of those who need to be checked.
Because of these attributes, Ganesh is widely revered by almost all castes and in all parts of India, regardless of any other spiritual affiliations. His image is found everywhere, in many different forms, and he is invoked before the undertaking of any task. Ganesh is also associated with the first Chakra, or energy wheel, which underpins all of the other Chakras and represents conservation, survival and material well-being. He is considered to be a patron of the arts and sciences and of letters. Devotees believe that if Ganesha is worshiped, he grants success, prosperity and protection against adversity. In a lesser known role, Ganesh is also the destroyer of vanity, selfishness and pride. ✨ Source: https://kashgar.com.au/blogs/gods-goddesses/the-hindu-god-ganesh-who-is-this-elephant-headed-deity-anyway 🙏🏼🕉🐘 Art by Anikartick ✨
Our highest endeavor must be to develop free human beings who are able of themselves to impart purpose and direction to their lives. The need for imagination, a sense of truth, and a feeling of responsibility - these three forces are the very nerve of education.