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Love and Wisdom Dancing Together. Friday's Inspiration 24, to the Esteemed Mary Norton

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

The beauty of the rose, flows from the same Source as the Soul's Light


On Mary Norton

Mary Norton is a gentle, loving and beautiful Spirit. Her Heart is filled with the wisdom of Christ's teachings and indeed, she started her vocation this way. We plan, but the Divine always care for us, and so the Christ took Mary in another, just as beautiful direction, to enrichen her life experiences.

Mary says that now she can see - looking over her shoulder as it were - how her life was being molded and shaped by the Master Weaver, and she's all the wiser for it. Like Peggy Woods, she's a great writer and many of her articles were a goldmine of information in the touristic word. She has some super-excellent hubs on traveling to Barcelona and they are a great guide for tourists and adventurers alike.

Mary is generous and kindness itself, with a magnanimous Heart. She's a very charming and sweet soul, admired and appreciated by the Hubpages community. She's lost her husband of many years and perhaps still misses him deeply, as again, like Peggy, they did so many things together.

I would like to take this opportunity to wish Mary a very happy Spring season and a continued life of virtue, luminosity and an even deeper Love in Christ Jesus. May her husband rest in Peace, on the lap of the supernal shores of Heaven.

Give yourself to the Divine and the whole universe will work with You. - Nisagadatta


Love and Wisdom Dancing Together

Wisdom dances with Love, like the flow of

Grace, roaring down the Iguassu Falls. They blend

In harmony, like Empress Mumtaz and the Taj mahal,

Soaring with grandeur, to the moon and stars.

Blossoms wither, even as new leaves bloom,

Unfurling their petals at dawn. I’m neither flower nor

Leaf, but the supernal rays of the new Jerusalem.

Insight means so much more, when Orion kisses my cheeks.

I need neither the nightingale’s symphony, nor the

Eloquent allure of the redbreast. I seek neither the

Ecstasy of Heaven, nor the supernal fullness of eternity.

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With my Beloved here beside me, what more do I need?

Give me the wonder that brings to the Heart,

The suns reflection, or shimmering rays,

Adorning the wings of wisdom-Love; flooding

My Soul with the Light of Happiness.

- Manatita, The Lantern Carrier. 9th April, 2021


Wisdom from the Master

"No matter how fleeting your smile is,

Your smile is the very beginning

Of your wisdom-Light. - Sri Chinmoy

"My constant love of God

Is my sacred secret." - Sri Chinmoy


Love and Wisdom

© 2021 manatita44


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

Taxes, eh? A big one in most countries, but America is special! Anyway, I hear that Biden was giving a special Covid package out. Sweet!

Thank you for visiting and for honouring my page. Higher blessings!

Mary Norton from Ontario, Canada on April 14, 2021:

Thank you, Manatita, for sending me this one. I did miss it as last week was devoted to finishing my taxes. I really appreciate the wonderful support I get from the HP community, from you all with whom I have grown in this platform. I will always treasure all of you.

manatita44 (author) from london on April 10, 2021:

Yes Ann,

She is. Thank you so much!!

manatita44 (author) from london on April 10, 2021:

Thank you, Misbah

Ann Carr from SW England on April 10, 2021:

Great tribute to Mary, who always comes across as kind and gentle and encourages everyone.


Misbah Sheikh on April 10, 2021:

Happy Siblings Day Bro

Peace and Blessings

manatita44 (author) from london on April 10, 2021:

Assalamu Alaikum!

Hope you are well. Thank you so much!

Jazaki Allahu Khayran!

manatita44 (author) from london on April 10, 2021:


Yes, they go together. Thank you so much, Alicia.

manatita44 (author) from london on April 10, 2021:

Thank you, Rosina

Rosina S Khan on April 09, 2021:

Lovely tribute to Mary. I loved the poertry and wise quotes from the Master, as always. Thanks for sharing, Manatita.

Linda Crampton from British Columbia, Canada on April 09, 2021:

This is a lovely tribute to a lovely person. Wisdom and love are great partners. The thought of them dancing together is beautiful.

Farah N Huq from Dhaka, Bangladesh on April 09, 2021:

A beautiful poem and a wonderful dedication to yet another author. That is so kind of you. Stay blessed Manatita.

manatita44 (author) from london on April 09, 2021:

Thank you, Devika.

Thank you! Yes, Mary is a great soul, a seeker of the Higher Light. Appreciations for a lovely quote. Much Gratitude!

manatita44 (author) from london on April 09, 2021:

Hi Dee.

Lovely day, no? Good to see you! You look as graceful as ever in this photo. Thank you so much!!

Dora Weithers from The Caribbean on April 09, 2021:

A beautiful tribute to a beautiful lady! Thanks for your thoughtfulness, Manatita, in composing these soul-stirring pieces and attaching them to people who are deserving. Best to you, and best to Mary Norton.

Devika Primić from Dubrovnik, Croatia on April 09, 2021:

manatita44 You share a great deal here and Mary Norton is one of a great soul here. This is a perfect write about her and I enjoyed reading poems and quotes that match up to a lovely person.

manatita44 (author) from london on April 09, 2021:

Thank you so much John. More kudos to your new piece also. Much Love.

manatita44 (author) from london on April 09, 2021:

Ah, thank you so much, Brenda. A lovely comment indeed!

Yes, obstacles do help us. We don't see it as such at the time, but much later, on reflection, we experience a new awakening from these events.

BRENDA ARLEDGE from Washington Court House on April 09, 2021:


What a wonderful & kind tribute to Mary.

Peggy is also one of my favorites.

It amazes me how obstacles in our path create and mold our writing.

I loved you poem & quotes. excellent choice.

John Hansen from Gondwana Land on April 09, 2021:

A lovely dedication to Mary. Another excellent piece, manatita.

Misbah Sheikh on April 09, 2021:

Thanks, Bro

Blessings and Peace

manatita44 (author) from london on April 09, 2021:

I do go from time to time. Gives me a chance to do other things. You can still write to me. Om Shanti!

Misbah Sheikh on April 09, 2021:

Oh!! no no don't go from here. I am your sister so I have a right to get Angry with you. I enjoyed my shopping. I am glad there are no Covid symptoms.

May God Bless you always with good health and Happiness always. Ameen!!


manatita44 (author) from london on April 09, 2021:

Thank you, Chitrangada ji. Her husband passed some time ago.

I feel that she is doing better these days, God's Grace. Om Shanti!

Sorry, Ji.

I'm not always predictable. In fact, I'm planning to take a rest from here soon as I have so much to do! about being first, it's usually Bill. But don't compete!

Hope you enjoyed your shopping. I did another Covid -19 test (Home kit). No symptoms

Misbah Sheikh on April 09, 2021:

First of all mi Hermano, I was angry with you. You made me wait so long for this beautiful piece to appear on my feed. I was waiting from 10 AM till 2 PM Spain time for you to come and share your friday inspiration. Later, I went with my dad to buy my shoes. I wanted to be the first one to read it. But after reading this beautiful tribute to a very loving spirit, Mary. I am happy now. I know she too will be very happy. I started following her few days back and found her very nice and generous. Peggy is also a very beautiful soul. Her hubs are all very exciting. I love reading her work.

As usual I picked up some wonderful lines from your poetry

Give me the wonder that brings to the Heart,

The suns reflection, or shimmering rays,

Adorning the wings of wisdom-Love; flooding

My Soul with the Light of Happiness.

The wisdom from the Master is great as always.

Thanks for sharing it. Blessings to you, Mary and Peggy. Happy Friday!!


Chitrangada Sharan from New Delhi, India on April 09, 2021:

Beautiful tribute to Mary Norton. She is a pleasing person, good friend and a wonderful writer. I am sorry to know about her loss. May God give her enough strength to deal with this.

I liked your inspirational poem. Thank you for sharing this. Have a wonderful weekend.

manatita44 (author) from london on April 09, 2021:

Ha-ha, Pamela.

The roses are a special gift to Mary. She deserves more! Yet they always - by nature - also carry the message of charm, beauty .. light and sacrifice as well as Love. Thank you so much!!

Pamela Oglesby from Sunny Florida on April 09, 2021:

This is a beautiful tribute to Mary Norton, and she is a lovely lady. Your poem is beautiful, Manatita. I think love and wisdom flow together. In addition, Sri Chinmoy's quotes always add to your articles. I also love the pictures of thw roses. This is such an exquisite article.

manatita44 (author) from london on April 09, 2021:

Thanks Chrish,

You remind me of Misbah. An open Heart of simplicity is a beautiful gift of God. Much Love!

Chrish Canosa from Manila Philippines on April 09, 2021:

A huge thanks for feeding my soul and for the beautiful message for my heart. Ms Mary's heart is smiling so as Ms Woods. I also love and appreciate the quotes on the photos for it hits the nerves. Your poetry kindled the souls...blessings and much love!!!!

manatita44 (author) from london on April 09, 2021:

Thank you, Sankhajit,


Sankhajit Bhattacharjee from MILWAUKEE on April 09, 2021:

interesting piece to it...

manatita44 (author) from london on April 09, 2021:

Oh! I cannot see my videos now. Glad it's there. Great to know! Thanks Peggy!! Appreciated!

Thanks Bill.

She's quite a gem, all right! Much Love.

Bill Holland from Olympia, WA on April 09, 2021:

"Mary Norton is a gentle, loving and beautiful Spirit."

That right there perfectly sums up our Mary. She is a friend, a client, and a peer, and I am proud to know her. Thank you for writing this tribute to her. She is most deserving!

Bravo to you both!

Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on April 09, 2021:

Your article and poetry honoring Mary and her husband are beautiful, Manatita. I love this statement from the Rumi video: "Remember a grave is only a curtain of the paradise behind." This should help comfort all those who lose their beloved soulmates in this life. Mary should appreciate this!

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