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Happy Soul's Day, Pamela. Tribute to an Esteemed Colleague-Friend

Manatita is an esteemed author living in London, UK. He writes spiritual books, flash fiction and esoteric poetry, his favourite genre.

Happy Birthday to You; Happy Valentine, Pamela


On birthdays

"Each birthday is a new awakening. Each birthday is a new hope. Each birthday is a new promise. Each birthday is a new fulfilment. "- Sri Chinmoy

Sri Chinmoy sings Happy Birthday

Wisdom from the Master

"The dictionary houses thousands and millions of words, but without the least possible hesitation, I wish to say that the word 'mother' remains unparalleled in terms of sweetness, love, concern, intimacy, closeness and oneness. There is no other word as significant as 'mother." - Sri Chinmoy


The Rose, my Valentine

Pure symbol of Love, my dawn, my sanctity; the

Cross of floral sacrifices; of glamour and allure. I

Found you dancing on my pillow, an epitome of pink

And red décor, stabbing at my heart-strings with Delight.

My soul a thousand smiles, you, finding a space within its

Sanctum, tugging at its joy with the wafts of your fragrance;

Kissing the lotus blossoms of my Heart, into a synergy of new life.

O Light, my supernal Light, touching a million lives each day,

The Grace of heaven dances on your bosom; sweet sunrise

Adorning thy breath, with its opulence supreme.

I see you, blushing with charisma, like the scarlet moon, cheeks

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Dimpling with the smile of tenderness, an invitation to souls, to

Inhale your fragrance supreme. Come! cute glorious mystery, embrace

This lowly gardener, with the mellifluous rays of thy ancient secrets.

You are my melody; you are my Love. I’m only an instrument,

Beckoning to the notes of thy symphony, so that the honeyed

Melody from whence you came, will re-discover Its own sweetness,

At the banquet of the Beloved, only to soak my soul, in happiness.

- Manatita, The Lantern Carrier. 6th February, 2021


Quote from the Master

"The Mother is affection, the mother is love, the mother is concern, the mother is closeness, the mother is inseparable oneness, with the child. In the life of the mother, the child is undoubtedly the dearest living being. In the heart of the child, the same experience must always loom large -- the mother is all.

To the child, the mother is sweet, sweeter, sweetest. To the mother, the child is sweeter than the sweetest..." - Sri Chinmoy


About Pamela, (A Glimpse)

When I look at Pamela’s photograph, the first thing I see is her enchanting smile. It is like she’s pulled the moon down and its brilliant rays, just radiates from her beautiful face.

A woman of many talents, she shows interest in a wide variety of hobbies to include research, travel and writing. She excels at medical Hubs, due in part to her background of management in nursing.

Pamela covers such topics like the brain, heart, thyroid, auto-immune conditions and much more. She learned a lot through her own experiences with lupus and social interactions, as well as through meditation and her innate goodness.

Pamela is a family orientated mother, and a very filial daughter. She has three sons, one daughter and four grandchildren. She and her husband take care of her 95-year-old mother in the family home.

In her spare time, Pamela enjoys gardening, making stained glass art and is active in several genealogy organizations. She describes herself as a joyful Christian and this is very easy to pick-up from the cheerfulness and beauty on her cheeks and face.

Pamela is very supportive to me in her comments and is much loved for her charismatic demeanour, her eloquence with words and her heart-touching sentiments to many. Her recent piece on Kate Warne, is indeed exquisite and well thought out.

Pamela has been writing on Hub pages for 11 years and is a significant friend of the Hub pages community network.

Wisdom from the Master

"In a mother's love we see divinity expressing itself in various significant ways. The first thing we notice in a mother's love is purest concern, and the second thing we notice is endless patience." _ Sri Chinmoy


In the Bewildering Light of Supernal Beauty. A Free-style Sonnet

In the bewildering Light of Supernal beauty,

My Heart walks on a kaleidoscope of grandeur.

The soul, fed by an illustrious flame, emanates

A cascade of rose-blossoms, to this Citadel of longing.

The radiant sun nourishes my Spirit, while the

Moon dances on this pageantry of glowing lamps.

Whispering Love-thrills to my sweet agony of innate

Hunger, she feeds me with stars that twinkle within.

My song-bird soars upward, soaked in the redolence of

Fragrant rose-buds, all blossoming within, while Love laughs

In ecstasy, as my breath withdraws in Silence. It is only in

Solitude, that the sound of Emptiness becomes meaningful.

I call out to the perennial heavens, shining in my Being, cleansing

And garnishing my impunity, steeped in the deathless Bliss of Sweetness.

- Manatita, The Lantern Carrier. 12th February, 2021

Birthday Tributes to Pamela

"Pamela, you make this world a better place, a kinder place. Despite sadness and personal hardship, you unceasingly offer advice, empathy, and love. I am so blessed to be able to call you my friend."- Linda Lum

"Happy Birthday, Pamela! I admire your dedication to educating us here on HP. I have gained knowledge which has benefitted me personally. May God favor you with many more exciting, healthy years in this life, and forever."- Dee Isaac

"Pamela is a caring, compassionate person who always has something positive to say. She's a staunch supporter of the writer friends she's made on HP. Pamela's medical expertise and her love of research combine to provide valuable information to the community. She's always cheerful and is just a downright sweetheart!" - Shauna L Bowling

"Like the famed Lady With the Lamp

She unselfishly spreads the light,

Sharing her knowledge as a nurse

With those who illness fight.

Her articles professional,

They enlighten and inform,

They’re written to be understood.

Pamela’s writing never bores." - John Hansen

"A wonderful tribute to Pamela, on her birthday. A fine lady, with vast knowledge. She writes valuable and informative articles on Hubpages.

Happy Birthday Pamela." - Chitrangada Sharan ji

"Not only is your article a wonderful nod to Pamela, who writes informative medical articles, based upon her knowledge of nursing, but it is a map to how we should all approach life. Blessings to you both!" - Peggy Woods


Manatita reads a poem (1min)

© 2021 manatita44


manatita44 (author) from london on February 15, 2021:

Indeed, Mary.

I believe she had her son visit on her birthday. Thank you so much!

Mary Norton from Ontario, Canada on February 15, 2021:

This is wonderful tribute to Pamela. In often see her picture here in her comments and she is truly a picture of a loving mother. Happy Birthday, Pamela.

manatita44 (author) from london on February 14, 2021:

Thank you, Vidya.

You are living up to your name as a woman of Knowledge. Dhanyavaad! Om Shanti

VIDYA D SAGAR on February 13, 2021:

Hi Manatita, what a wonderful tribute to Pamela on her birthday. She is such a lovely person, warm, kind and friendly. She a great writer too. She is truly a woman of many talents. I love her medical hubs and the piece on Kate Warne was outstanding. Your poem is heartfelt and touching. I enjoyed reading it. Thanks for this beautiful hub.

manatita44 (author) from london on February 13, 2021:

Thank you very much my Didi ji.

Love you! Stay well, as cute and blessed. Salaam!

Misbah Sheikh from "a Serene Land" (This Existence Is an Illusion) on February 13, 2021:

Happy birthday day Pamela,

May your day be filled with love and Joy


Very lovely tribute Manatita

manatita44 (author) from london on February 13, 2021:

Thanks Li-Jen.

I'm really happy to see you here. You mean a lot to me and other hubbers too. Stay well, vibrant, young and blessed. Great sentiments for Pamela. Amitabha!

manatita44 (author) from london on February 13, 2021:


I wrote it for you. But not in the nature of last Year's birthday. Last year I homed in on your qualities; this time I wrote a meta-physical piece.

manatita44 (author) from london on February 13, 2021:

A fine sentiment, Peggy.

Your wish is echoed by all today. Much Love.

P.s I wanted to do this for Pamela, but my fingers are very painful. So I'll be slow with other Hubs and comments. Peace.

manatita44 (author) from london on February 13, 2021:

Thanks Sha.

Truly appreciate your timely contribution. .. your sentiments to Pamela. Hope all goes well today. Remain grounded, and stay blessed. Peace.

Bill Holland from Olympia, WA on February 13, 2021:

A very Happy Birthday, Pamela! I hope your day is as special as you are.

Shauna L Bowling from Central Florida on February 13, 2021:

Happy Birthday, Pamela! May your year be filled with the light you shine on all who come across your path.

Manatita, as usual, this is a lovely tribute to a lovely person.

Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on February 13, 2021:

Your tribute to Pamela is beautiful, Manatita.

Dear Pamela, Enjoy your special day today with your son and other family members, and sending you an early Valentine's wish as well. Happy Birthday!

Pamela Oglesby from Sunny Florida on February 13, 2021:

I forget to mention how much I also liked the beautiful poem you read, Manatita. Thank you.

Li-Jen Hew on February 13, 2021:

Hi Manatita. As always, we are honoured to have tributes written by you. You don't lost your touch in writing poetry and detailed descriptions. Cheers to that and Happy Belated Birthday to Pamela. She is a lovely and respected lady. I also hope you had a great birthday yourself!

manatita44 (author) from london on February 13, 2021:

First, I'm very happy that your son is coming. We all love our children. I was talking to my daughter just yesterday and opened her presents today, as it was sent, or rather kept at the post office.

So you will have an extra Birthday and valentine gift!

Tried to use your 'new look' (Smile) latest picture, but it was too small. Still, I rather love the old one too. Thank you so much for visiting and acknowledging this loving article of mines. Much Love.

manatita44 (author) from london on February 13, 2021:

Thank you, Ann. So kind of you to say so. Pamela is wonderful, of course and we all here echo your loving sentiments. Much Love.

manatita44 (author) from london on February 13, 2021:


So good to see you, my spiritual didi ji. Stay well and blessed

Vanita Thakkar on February 13, 2021:

Such a wonderful Birthday gift !! Beautiful poems, quotes, full of love and light. Happy Birthday, dear Pamela !! I am happy to have got introduced to you through these beautiful, memorable compliments.

Happy Valentine's Day to All.

Ann Carr from SW England on February 13, 2021:

This is a lovely tribute to Pamela who is such a kind and friendly soul. One thing I learnt about her from this is that she does stained-glass work - wonderful!

I've found her to be a good friend, with a caring heart and a good moral compass. She looks and 'sounds' (in her writing) to be a cheerful and outgoing person. You've done a great job here!


Pamela Oglesby from Sunny Florida on February 13, 2021:

Manatita, I am absolutely overwhelmed. This is so thoughtful, with your comments and the comments of others, the beautiful poetry and Sri Chinmoy's birthday song. The pictures are also lovely.

Thank you so much, and I would like to thank everyone for their kind comments. You sure know a lot about me. This is a very happy birthday.

One of my sons, whom I haven't seen in a long time due to the virus, is coming to see me with his wife for a few hours today. He lives 3 hours away, so he will drive 6 hours for a birthday visit.

Manatita, thank you again for making this a very memorable birthday.

manatita44 (author) from london on February 13, 2021:

Thank you Chitrangada ji.

Appreciations for thus very supportive and loving sentiment.

Hi Rosina,

Thank you for the blessings of the Supreme in both our lives. Nothing higher. Gratitude...much!

Rosina S Khan on February 13, 2021:

Pamela is lucky to celebrate her birthday and Valentine's Day close together. This is a wonderful tribute to her. Her contributions on HubPages have been so helpful and informative, which is needless to say.

Thank you, Manatita, for this grand tribute to her. I wish you both the very best and may God bless you both.

Chitrangada Sharan from New Delhi, India on February 13, 2021:

Lovely tribute to Pamela, the Birthday girl.

You describe her beautifully, a warm, caring, friendly, and helpful person, who always has something positive to say to the fellow writers. She is an asset to Hubpages and I feel fortunate to call her my friend.

Your poem is filled with love, and I am sure Pamela would be happy to read it.

Thank you Manatita, for sharing this.

Happy Birthday and Happy Valentine's day Pamela.

manatita44 (author) from london on February 13, 2021:

Thank you, Emge.

Good to hear from you! My appreciations!


Your contribution is highly appreciated. Much Love.

You're funny, Dee. Right, of course, but I'm sure she knows. Haha. Thank you so much!!

Devika, a very wonderful sentiment and my heartfelt thanks to you. It is good to see so many of you here so quickly. Much Peace.

Devika Primić from Dubrovnik, Croatia on February 13, 2021:

Hi I loved it! This is a beautiful write about one of the best writers here.

Dora Weithers from The Caribbean on February 13, 2021:

Pamela, Happy Birthday today and Happy Valentine's tomorrow. By the way, that Dee Isaac above refers to me.

Manatita, I love your caring, thoughtful, selfless heart!

John Hansen from Gondwana Land on February 13, 2021:

A wonderful tribute article from you manatita, and Happy Birthday Pamela.

MG Singh emge from Singapore on February 13, 2021:

Pamela, a great tribute by m

Manatita on your birthday. Please accept my good wishes.

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