To love, with no reservations….


img_20200306_065457_256Most of us earthen builders have to answer a lot of technical questions about our strange choice of building material…. Yes, at times even at dinner tables! There is always a doubt… no, a mythical belief that mud is simply going to dissolve in the next drizzle.
If you are curious, get to know earth as a building material…. And the only way to do that is to jump right in… Get muddy… ‘touch’ it with no reservations!
Every time my friends get muddy, once again I feel the exhilaration of the first mud war! Bright smiles and laughter!!
The wonder and play of it never dies, no matter how young or old we may be!

Trust me, playing in mud, even as a grown up, restructures our mind in a new way… It teaches us what you and I cannot share verbally. It teaches us to trust… To understand the quirks and embrace them… To turn weakness into an intelligent, resilient design… To not shy away from the natural rawness and beauty….Find harmony and balance… to love, with no reservations….

People in the picture: Team of Gabha architects based in Pune
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One thought on “To love, with no reservations….

  1. Anu, I am in full sync with you on this matter.

    I was listening to Sadhguru yesterday on a video, who said that people living in high rise buildings have gone away from nature; nature offers us immunity through all kinds of bacteria and viruses, especially in a tropical country like ours. We talk of being in touch with the ground but we go away more and more!

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