Valentine‘s Day was associated more with romantic love, it’s celebrated now by all even small kids in preschool and kindergarten making cards for everyone in the class, for the teachers, for parents, friends and now it’s all about LOVE and your SPIRIT. Celebrating Valentine’s Day in the midst of all the conflict, discrimination and crimes faced by our people, it’s our way of saying “Even in time of Conflict, No one can take our spirit away”
Spread the love on Valentine’s Day 2014.
Inspired by Paradise Road, a strong movie showing the amazing strength and courage in woman surviving hardships and emerging as survivors. The group of women from different countries and social levels are prisoners in a Japanese POW camp,, organizes a vocal band in spite of their guards resistance and a way to bring a smile during those conflicting time. The power of music kept them together during such hard times of war and go through the conflicting phase.
Thanks everyone for contributing to this Album and participating in spreading the love.
In the woods, far away from the din of crowded human settlements, where the air is claimed by smog, the rooms and fronts occupied by plastic plants, it stood swaying above the dark green healthy leaves. The tall trees around it had their branches over it, as though they had grown at the attempts to view the beauty, just like a giraffe’s neck at the attempts to get food. Who wouldn’t stop by to admire you, who wouldn’t be dazzled, you are called beauty, which can soothe an aching heart, clear a muddled mind and blurred eyes. You need not leave your place, you don’t ask for their attention, you are you, the beautiful you. A photograph by Bobo Meitei
I see this beautiful peas flower blooming in my Mother’s garden and I think of you, so simple, beautiful, local and delicate just like you. A photograph by Bimal Thongam
I may be small and tiny but jewelers in Manipur designed earrings on our look. You will see me blooming bringing smile to many and even worn by beautiful people of Manipur as earring design. Do you know my name? A photograph by Bimal Thongam.
People fight with their own feelings making them drown fighting the unstoppable current. Why not go with the flow and see the fate ? Do you always have to carve the path yourself ? A photograph by Bimal Thongam
Khagileihao angangba, this flower was a gift from Chinese King(China was called Khagi during those days) to King Khagemba of Manipur for defeating and killing of their notorious army general Maidana. It’s a symbol of friendship and also a highly valued medicinal plant. A photograph by Ronald Meitei
I am not a writer and I am not a poet, if you could just look at me and feel what I am feeling, you will put all the words to shame. A photograph by Bimal Thongam
We are so different, we don’t agree on anything making each other mad and angry. And yet we are incomplete without each other. Do you call this love? A photograph by Bimal Thongam
When you find beauty even in the midst of her tantrums and anger, you know love is still in the air. And you surrender with a beautiful red flower to make up for peace even when you are right making her right. A photograph by Bimal Thongam
Though #Valentine’s Day was associated more with romantic love, it’s celebrated by all even small kids in preschool and kindergarten making cards for everyone in the class, for the teachers, for parents and now it’s all about #love. A photograph by Bimal Thongam
Red Red roses ready at the florist. Maybe it’s to surprise your special someone or maybe to make up. Be sure she likes roses. A photograph by Bobo Meitei
A beautiful picture from Yaisana Huidrom dedicating to Findingthevoices and all listeners and viewers. Thanks everyone for your participation and making Findingthevoices your platform. it’s important to find small things in life to keep our spirits high in the midst of all the conflicts we see everyday. Thank you. A photograph by Yaisana Huidrom
Red flower catching your attention energizing you as you walk by and why not, Red is the color of energy, passion and action. A photograph by Bobo Meitei
Between living with love and burdening yourself with hate, I choose love (though hate could be very tempting!) A photograph by Wahengbam Sagar.
Don’t fall in Love with someone who says right things,fall in love with someone who does the right things. Contributed by Rebeck Loutongbam
“Learning to hate what I love” to which I replied ” I would rather be hated for who I am, instead of being loved for who I am not, for who you want me to become” A photograph by Ronald Meitei
In #love you do things termed as “Foolish and lacking judgment” and asked “What were you thinking ?” by people who have never been in love. But you don’t think when you are in love. A photograph by Ronald Meitei
A beautiful red flower blooming somewhere in Manipur. Do you know the name of this flower ? A photograph by Priyojit Akoijam
Life with me is not going to be smooth, accept me with all my thorns. A photograph by Priyojit Akoijam
Be bold and speak up for what you feel. When it’s not in your upbringing to be expressive of your feelings, and is awkward to speak openly with your immediate family in matters of the heart, how could you be bold ? A photograph by Thiyam General
Red kalanchoe flower somewhere at Kakching in Manipur. RED color sparkling the love making you stop to click such a beautiful flower. With Valentine’s day coming up, lets have red flower theme for picture of the day. Mobile Photography by Rebeck Loutongbam