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Radhika-Taller than the trees!

  • Posted Jan. 8, 2011 by Jothi Viewed 1403 times

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See how the wire runs through the branches? This is how a bonsai tree gets its final shape. Sheer torture, isn't it? Reminds me of the long necked women [trekearth.com]- of Thailand and Burma. Or for that matter the tradition of binding the feet [message.snopes.com] of women in China or Japan. In India, especially in the south, I have seen ear lobes sagging down [en.wikipedia.org] due to the use of heavy earrings or studs.

P.S. Do visit these links to see how women have been tortured in the name of ‘beauty’ and ‘tradition’.

Well, these fallen flowers had not lost their beauty yet.

Radhika, towering over the trees! For the first time in her life she enjoyed her height. She must have felt like a giantess among the pygmy trees. She stands 5'4" tall.

Walking up and down this ‘pebble- walk’ bare-footed daily, would enhance our health- the board said. May be it stimulates all the nerve endings of the organs-supposed to terminate in the sole area- and thereby keeping them healthy, as per the acupressure theory [acupressure.com].

I tried it and certainly the feeling was good. In fact, very, very good! Wish the ashram was nearer to my home. Then I could have used it daily.

A forest in a tray- this one!

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    • # Jacki

      I always enjoy seeing bonsai. Your wife is beautiful, height doesn't matter! And the pebble walk does look like a treat for the feet!

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    • # Huiching

      Nice and well thought of the torturing. But all of us are tortured in some ways to be shaped as we all are now. For the gods, for our loved ones, or for our better lives.

      I love Radhi's dress. :-) So colorful.

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    • # Sara G

      Very informative! I wondered how they made the trees do that twist..Walking over the rocks when they are warm would feel good to feet..Pretty lady!

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    • # Pauline Wilson Brooks

      beautiful set - and very informative - I thought bonsai trees became their shape just by pruning - had no idea they were mutilated in this way.

      2011.01.09 Edited Reply Cancel

    • # Sadhya Rippon

      I know these bonsai trees look beautiful, but I do have to agree with you about the torture.
      I would love to experience the bare foot walking.

      2011.01.08 Edited Reply Cancel

    • # Moira

      Thanks for posting one with a person to get the idea of the height LOL at your comment.

      2011.01.08 Edited Reply Cancel