I looked for something about Durvasa, the most difficult of all rishis, and found this brief look at some of his curses and blessings. And as a bonus, a proverb that I had never heard before:
Durvasa and his disciples went to the river. There is a saying, ''Buffaloes, Brahmins and spinach, have only to see water to be delighted!'' And so Durvasa and his disciples bathed for a long time....(In Hindu mythology, the Big Dipper is also called Saptarshi, or the Seven Rishis. And of the Seven Rishis, six divorced their wives, who became the Krttika, the Pleiades.)
Joel of Pax Nortona is photographing chaos - and such a beautiful peaceful chaos it is, compared to the images in my head: in addition to the daily chaos of life here -- traffic, disorganisation, small stuff -- there were the two bomb-blasts in Bombay on Monday - pictures in the news of blood-splattered, twisted metal, blending in my mind with so many other such pictures, in more and more parts of the world.