Wednesday, November 9, 2011

ABC WEDNESDAY "Q" is for "quotation"

Had dinner with my good friend the other night at Tri šešira (Three Hats) restaurant in Skadarlija, Belgrade's Bohemian quarter. My finger is never far from the shutter button, and I snapped this candle, which brought to mind a quotation attributed to Prince Gautama Siddhartha, known as Buddha, founder of Buddhism (5th century BC):



"Thousands of candles can be lit from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared. "

How true. This past year I've shared happiness with my family in the US and some good friends from my student days in France. Although another Buddha quote says, "Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment," I can't help but look forward to sharing more happiness with others I haven't seen for a long time.

See more Q's at ABC WEDNESDAY.



16 comments:

Luis Gomez said...

What a gorgeous post Bibi. Beautiful. Thank you.

Roger Owen Green said...

quality quote!

ROG, ABC Wednesday team

Lowell said...

Love that candle. A superb photo. And I can't imagine that sharing happiness now or in the future would in any way contradict anything Buddha had to say!

Juliette said...

Beautiful picture. Beautiful thought. May your happiness burn bright.

Z said...

So beautiful

Alexa said...

Beautiful photo, Bibi! And words to live by. May all your present moments be lived fully and filled with much happiness.

Gaelyn said...

Anticipation is healthy while one lives in the Now.

photowannabe said...

Lovely Bibi.

Scriptor Senex said...

A great quotationa dn photo - thank you.

Paula Scott said...

So true! So true! Something to be mindful of each and every day.

linda said...

Thank you for sharing that quotation—it's so true. Beautiful photo of the candle.

ABC Wednesday Team

Leslie: said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE this! Wonderful quotation and something to live by

Leslie
abcw team

Dzoli said...

Beautiful pic and great thoughts:)And I am sure the dinner must have been great too

Thérèse said...

Sharing is always so rewarding.
One can see in the shadows of your picture what you so well quoted for us.

Daryl said...

excellent quotes .. looking forward makes the heart happy

Roy Schulze said...

A lovely photo to accompany a lovely quote. My ABC Wednesday this week is Quattro Flushing Technology and is not at all lovely.