In the afternoon of Mon, October 14, 2013 our very special guest Ravindra Ranasinha arrived in the Sylviander House, accompanied by friendsoftibet wellbeing campaigners Suresh Babu and CA Kallianpur.
Our talk started immediately as we would have had just a short break, but in fact Ravindra Ranasinha we met the first time.
On the morning tea veranda, where even on hot days a constant stream of a breeze always helps to feel pleasant and cool, I served my famous Espresso and our double filtered rain water flavored with my homegrown lemon balm.
Slowly some interested friends arrived and joined our talks, also two members of the secret police to protect Ravindra Ranasinha, since he comes from Sri Lanka.
During Sunset we moved to the west veranda to watch the beautiful sky.
Enjoying the wonderful overlook to the colorful scenery the dialogs went on …
… while more guests arrived, among them friendsoftibet wellbeing campaigner Eldtho T.Matthew with his family.
Before getting dark we went down to the Art Museum, sat on the floor in a circle and Ravindra Ranasinha started his talk about creative living in a world of conflicts and how to find creative solutions …
Soon this inspiring speech flowed into a vital conversation.
Also artist Ajayan with poet Philipose Thathampally had come, who recited by singing one of his peoms about rain – as he did on our 3rd children class on August 25.
Ravindra, Suresh and Kallianpur could stay over night, so after the dinner with roti, honey and self made mango jam we made us comfortable on the spacious west veranda under the stars. Unto midnight we flew with our philosophical reflexions about life in the mystic light of a bright growing moon …
The next day was quite to short for the themes of our discussions.
Luckily Sethu Das – founder of friendsoftibet – arrived to meet Ravindra, who then shared some more hours with us in the Sylviander House than he had planned before – no question, everybody was very happy.
We had lunch in our kitchen. The cooking was directed by Alexander – organic rice, vegetable and fish fried in banana leaves, assisted by me preparing a salad – the dressing with self made mustard – and fried rice with lemon leaves from our garden.
One can see how the vibrations curling through the air, even the lamp over the table doesn‘t hang straight!
Then again on the airy east veranda the hours passed to fast.
Late afternoon Ravindra – accompanied by Suresh – had to leave for Trivandrum, from where next morning he would fly back to home.
Deeply touched we said good bye with the idea in our mind, to find some free days in 2014 for another get together, but having some more time – for sure our conversations will never end …
We say thanks to all, spending these wonderful hours with us in Sylvianderland thinking and talking together about creative solutions in this world of conflicts within such a beauty of nature.