Tuesday, 28 July 2009

A Wedding and A Funeral

The Book of Proverbs says;
it is better to go to the house of mourning than to
the house of joy.
But in these videos smiles and tears
are served in a cocktail .
Planning a wedding try this.
You will go down in matrimonial history as a trend setter -
trail blazer and no one, I mean
NO ONE will forget your wedding.
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This Jazz funeral also is very unique.
If they play such music and rock my "box" (coffin)
like this.I will jump right out
and join the party,
taking the mourners to
the 'other side ' with me. Ha...ha...ha!
This is another way of "going down"

The brother of our church helper

visited him yesterday. He brought a box of homemade

sweets called gujiyas which he gave us too.

The poor have a sharing heart.

Jags saves money from his salary which he sends to his impoverished peasant family in the village.

They are farmers but the drought has hit them hard.

The village has been hit by a cholera epidemic.

The medicines the government is doling out in the inadequate Primanry Health Centers isn 't doing much good.

27 districts including mine have been declared drought affected.

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12 Fertilize my soul:

Debra said...

Amrita, my heart and prayers go out to those who are suffering so from the drought. Would to God that we could do more to help those who are less fortunate!

Felisol said...

Dear Amrita,
My beloved grandfather always used to say;"Oh, when I'm dead and you sit in my living room mourning, I'll come and say,"Gerda, I want some coffee."
Well, he passed away at the age of eighty, and gathered after the funeral neither of us grandchildren would have winked, had we heard his familiar voice.
I think what he did in his special way, was preparing us for him dying, yet always being alive.

My grandfather dyed in 1961 years, yet he's the one we always talk about when gathered. One of my cousins actually wrote a book about him two years ago.

That's kind of being buried with jazz music, isn't it?
From Felisol

Amrita said...

Hello Debra, thank you for your caring thoughts.May the Lord use you for His glory.

Hi Felisol, I know it would be fun to 'go down ' in swinging style. Heaven is our destiny - death is not to be feared. I don 't fear death - its the process which causes anxiety to be honest.But the good Lord will not tempt us beyond what we can endure I also believe this.
P.S. Dear Serina should take breaks between her painting. She should not tire herself too much.

Anonymous said...

Rock your "box" - now there is a funeral concept I can get behind.
And I agree about the truly poor having generous hearts.

Julie said...

I would love to have a funeral like that. Anything to bring laughter and song to others voices. I agree, those who have the least often give the most.

sherri said...

I love Jazz music- and this particular song (Just a Closer Walk with Thee) is perfect for a funeral! I would love this to be played at my funeral- LIVE!

I will offer a prayer for those experiencing the drought.

Michelle said...

Ah, a New Orleans funeral procession! It's the only way to be sent off to heaven! :)

Jan said...

Hello my friend! It's good to be back! :) I want rejoicing at my funeral as well, jazz would maybe be fun for my family, as I won't really mind.

I have found that the poor are much more generous, I'm not really sure why?

Buttercup said...

Thanks for sharing. I am praying for all those affected by the drought and will say a prayer for rain. In hebrew there is a prayer called "tal" and it said in the spring for dew for agriculture. I am thinking of that prayer for all those who need rain so desperately.

Crown of Beauty said...

loved the videos.

I'm praying for uttar pradesh...may rain come soon.

Olde Dame Penniwig said...

I'm from New Orleans. I remember the "Second Liners" in those processions, mainly. Usually with the umbrellas and such.

When I lived among the OLDER poor, I recall many instances of kindness and sharing. If they had happened upon something good, like getting a piece of cake, they would divide it up so all could have some! I can remember bringing little treats home from my job, and doing likewise. It was a joy to share.

Here's wishing for some rain for you. We are hoping for some also. After midnight supposedly a big cloudburst could happen.

Amrita said...

Thank you friends for sharing the joys and sorrows of life with me.
I 'd like them to play "Swing low Sweet Chariot" and "Rock My Soul in the Bosom of Abraham" when they are carting me away..

Its so interesting to see how each ethnic group has its own uniqueness.

New Orleans is one place I 'd like to visit . And smaple some Cajun food.I have heard its good.
There is a lot of black majic there too.

Ho Peni didn 't know you were from N O. Wonder why those boys are wearing sashes over thie suits ?