Starting to research the red hibiscus for some writing I want to do and the first thing I discovered was that the hibiscus is used as an offering to Lord Ganesha in Hindu worship. Which reminded me of a photograph I’d taken in Mumbai a few years ago.
And then I find that Lord Ganesha is the Lord of success and destroyer of evils and obstacles. He is also worshipped as the god of education, knowledge, wisdom and wealth. For reasons best known to myself this seems like an important coincidence at this moment in time. Namaste.
Welcome to red hibiscus – a creative depository.
Years ago, my friend Damian referred to me as ‘renaissance man’ . Had it come from anyone else, I might have dismissed it as a touch of sarcasm. But he’d become aware that I was an aspiring creative interested in all kinds of stuff ; works of literature from Dickens to Steinbeck to Stephen King ; the paintings of Picasso, Turner and Basquiat ; music from Steely Dan to Chopin.
And not just the work of others; I paint and draw and enjoy all sorts of creative writing ,too. Plus photography, of course. I’m told I’m pretty good. You can be the judge.
Finally, red hibiscus will celebrate the creative experiences that travel’s brought me.
Here’s hoping that red hibiscus becomes a happy and inspiring blog destination for everyone.