“When Known Hearts Meet”

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“When Known Hearts Meet”

“When known hearts meet after a long, long time, the joy derived is so much; even the ocean falls short”

Quote By Shiva Malekopmath Image 1.jpeg

The other day with my family I had a chance to meet or rather made it a point to meet, which was pending since long. We had number of times missed the opportunity to meet these loved ones, who were an extended family.

Over a period of time, I should say almost four decades of friendship and sharing of family values. We till today cherish the days we shared along with the elders in the family. Both being business families did have their ups and downs, so the family moved to a nearby town and have been living there.

My father was a favourite of them and always brought joy to everyone. They had loved his company and he being a foodie was served delicious food by them. They even invited us all for dinners, breakfast or lunch. They in return were invited by us and that was real joy. We all used to go on short trips and picnics.

After they moved from our town it so happened that they lost the elders and we our father. Now, except our mother and their mother all elders have gone.

When we went to their home we were overwhelmingly received and served with Bhel Puri and kachoris ( Indian Snacks) we spent about 4 hours with them, while leaving we did all the pranams, namasthe while hugging my wife our old aunty expressed “Hum itna khush hain ke samundar bhi kam padta hai” ( “it is so joyful that even the ocean falls short”) I was moved by the words and today I present it as Quote for you all.

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80 thoughts on ““When Known Hearts Meet”

    myexpressionofthoughtsblog said:
    March 1, 2018 at 12:28 pm

    Sweet and affectionate feelings !! For few it can be only a gesture but for us it’s treasuring the beautiful relationships made and happiness given and received in form of love is the biggest asset!!
    Quote just touched the heart

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      Shiva Malekopmath responded:
      March 1, 2018 at 1:22 pm

      Thanks so much Tanvir, I am sure you might have had such occasions to cherish.
      Love to You
      Shiva

      Liked by 1 person

    thelonelyauthorblog said:
    March 1, 2018 at 1:08 pm

    Very good post my friend

    Liked by 3 people

    Carl D'Agostino said:
    March 1, 2018 at 1:15 pm

    delightful post

    Liked by 4 people

      Shiva Malekopmath responded:
      March 1, 2018 at 1:17 pm

      Thanks Carl I think you must have experienced such times. I am Sure.
      Love to You
      Shiva

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        CARL R D'Agostino said:
        May 3, 2018 at 4:27 pm

        Actually such times were few and rare. Was only child and then parents moved far far away from relatives when I was 5 years old. So I cherish these affairs even though I must use my imagination to experience the love and sense of family described. Circumstances do not allow much of it even with my now grown children and grandchildren. I envy such familial sharing and harmony.

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    radhikasreflection said:
    March 1, 2018 at 1:21 pm

    Old ties die hard. The time and distance only makes the heart grow fonder. Wonderful that you could connect with your old friends Shiva!

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      Shiva Malekopmath responded:
      March 1, 2018 at 1:26 pm

      Oh Radhika that day was such fun and the reminisces even brought tears.
      The families which were both in Joy and Sorrow always. In our town we had almost set an example.
      Thanks
      Love to You
      Shiva

      Liked by 1 person

    michnavs said:
    March 1, 2018 at 1:24 pm

    Very inspirational Shiva…thanks for sharing..

    Liked by 5 people

      Shiva Malekopmath responded:
      March 1, 2018 at 1:29 pm

      Mich! I feel so good in sharing it with you all.
      When such time comes we should never miss the great moments.
      Love to You
      Thanks
      Shiva

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    watchingthedaisies said:
    March 1, 2018 at 1:35 pm

    What a beautiful expression Shiva. You are blessed to have such special friends. 🌼

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      Shiva Malekopmath responded:
      March 1, 2018 at 1:55 pm

      Yes Brigid no doubt, we did spend those moments with laughter and tears of Joy.
      The gap was so much that we shared the joys and sorrows of life.
      How time passes by OMG!
      Fondest Regards and Thanks
      Shiva

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    Ben Aqiba said:
    March 1, 2018 at 1:40 pm

    Great work Shiva,

    with our friends and with our family, we are connected no matter how often we see each other, and when we meet it is a holiday for our soul !

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      Shiva Malekopmath responded:
      March 1, 2018 at 2:00 pm

      Ben Thanks !
      How nice you expressed that it is Holiday of Joys to the Souls.
      You feel so nice when you meet your loved ones after long time

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    Alok Singhal said:
    March 1, 2018 at 1:47 pm

    I have been planning to meet my relatives since long (they are back in India, and I am in Canada). I did meet quite a few of them during my trip in Sep last.

    Good to see you did something you should done long back 🙂

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      Shiva Malekopmath responded:
      March 1, 2018 at 2:03 pm

      Thanks Alok that is so fun to meet Isn’t?
      For you such occasions come every time you come here or you receive there.

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    ladycee said:
    March 1, 2018 at 7:18 pm

    I’m glad you had a wonderful reunion Shiva. It is always so special to meet with family friends and loved ones to reminisce about past memories and make new ones. I can imagine with the passing of some members the occasion may have been bitter-sweet.
    I have to say I do not understand the quote.

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      Shiva Malekopmath responded:
      March 3, 2018 at 3:36 pm

      Thanks Lady Carol, you could grasp the occasion and could imagine the moment to be bitter-sweet.
      It was so much of joy that we shared and had some tears flowing too.

      Well the Quote is Quantitatively expressed. The joy was so much in terms of Quantity that even the ocean was falling short.
      It is to be taken metaphorically.
      I hope you understand now.
      Have nice week end.
      🌷💖

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    Erika Kind said:
    March 1, 2018 at 8:00 pm

    Family is such a precious gift. We need to be aware of that fact in each moment and treasure those moments.

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    Infinite Living said:
    March 1, 2018 at 9:13 pm

    Indeed such valuable interactions and meetings are such precious gifts!

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      Shiva Malekopmath responded:
      March 3, 2018 at 7:14 am

      That’s so very true, I think you might have had such occasions since you live away from your country India.
      They are indeed Gifts which are gifted once in a while.
      Thanks

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    cookwithreena said:
    March 3, 2018 at 8:50 am

    I can well imagine the joy of meeting old friend after long time. I met my school friend after 40 years. Very well expressed. Family & friendship are precious gifts on earth.

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      Shiva Malekopmath responded:
      March 3, 2018 at 8:57 am

      So very true Reena. You know the value and its in depth.
      Thanks

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      Damon said:
      March 4, 2018 at 4:16 pm

      “Family & friendship are precious gifts on earth.”
      Absolutely 👍

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    Damon said:
    March 4, 2018 at 4:18 pm

    So good to read you kind Sir 😉
    Thank you 💞
    Blessed 😇

    Liked by 5 people

    Subbashini Meenakshi Sundaram said:
    March 4, 2018 at 8:13 pm

    The quote is so lovely and powerful as it has the true depth in it.

    Liked by 3 people

      Shiva Malekopmath responded:
      March 5, 2018 at 7:30 am

      Thanks Subbashini!
      I hope you have many friends and family too have met after long times.
      🌷💖

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    patriciaruthsusan said:
    March 5, 2018 at 11:54 am

    How lovely you were all able to renew your feelings of family closeness. 🙂 — Suzanne

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      Shiva Malekopmath responded:
      March 6, 2018 at 10:06 am

      Yes Ma’am it was real joy that day. 😃 As you know such occasions are rare.
      Thanks

      Liked by 1 person

    Patty said:
    March 6, 2018 at 12:51 pm

    Indeed, a beautiful expression. Thank you for sharing this heartwarming experience.
    XxX

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      Shiva Malekopmath responded:
      March 6, 2018 at 2:20 pm

      Thanks Patty!
      We really did enjoy that day. Even tears of joy and also sorrow flowed.
      The point of my sharing it with you all is, when we have family ties, blood related or not should always be so deep that we can enjoy and cherish them in the long run.

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        Patty said:
        March 6, 2018 at 2:54 pm

        I agree. And when it is that important, it shouldn’t be difficult to arrange visits/connections more often..right?

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          Shiva Malekopmath responded:
          March 6, 2018 at 3:06 pm

          Exactly Right! You caught me right. It so happened when there were more downs in business, almost loss and deaths in the family the meetings were shorter and things were not conducive to have joyful meetings. I hope you understood.
          🎶🌷

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            Patty said:
            March 6, 2018 at 3:29 pm

            I did 😉

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              Patty said:
              April 10, 2018 at 9:00 am

              Hi dear Shiva,
              Haven’t ‘seen you around’ lately, hope you are ok?
              Sending you a big hug,
              XxX

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                Shiva Malekopmath responded:
                April 11, 2018 at 10:28 am

                Oh so nice Patty to have come around. I am ok. I am busy in a different way and bit stressed out. So am away from blogging for a while now.
                Thanks for asking.
                Waiting for some inspiration to shower from top. I shall be back soon.
                Sending you Great Hugs back.
                XxxX
                💞🎶🌷

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                  Patty said:
                  April 11, 2018 at 12:42 pm

                  Don’t forget to enjoy the small treasures life offers, dear Shiva. Avoid stress as much as possible 😉 Till soon! XxX

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                    Shiva Malekopmath responded:
                    April 11, 2018 at 7:15 pm

                    Thanks Dear Patty, I do not usually forget.
                    But stress is one thing that makes you do so.
                    Stress is dangerously mischievous, it is there and it does not make you know it, oooh it acts on the body through mind and vice versa. 😉😂🤔😇🙄
                    Stretch kicks Stress
                    Sending Glad Hugs
                    Shiva

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                    Patty said:
                    April 12, 2018 at 5:30 am

                    Whatever you do, dear Shiva, don’t forget to breathe. Nothing is that important to compromise your health for. Take good care of yourself! Sending you relaxing energy 😉
                    XxX

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                    Shiva Malekopmath responded:
                    April 12, 2018 at 9:29 am

                    Oh Dear Patty if one remembers to breathe every time it shall be difficult to live.
                    Yes I could understand what you meant to say. I 100% agree that of all health is the most important one should take care of.
                    Thanks for the packet of energy.
                    I send you and family a ton of good wishes for good health of you all.
                    🌷💞
                    XxxX

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    Deb said:
    March 11, 2018 at 4:09 am

    Wow love that quote!! It’s true isn’t it, when known hearts are apart they are still known hearts and when time allows to meet and be together it is such great joy. What a special time you were able to share and cherish. I know the elders that are now gone were smiling down at your reunion and proud that you carry on the tradition. Wishing you many more lovely visits.
    Deb
    xo

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      Shiva Malekopmath responded:
      March 11, 2018 at 12:41 pm

      Deb I did love this comment!
      Ya that was real joyful. We could recollect the time spent during our younger days. How the families had the attachment for each others.
      Your making me know that our elders were smiling is awesome and amazing.
      Thanks
      Hugs
      Shiva
      xoxo
      💖

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        Deb said:
        March 11, 2018 at 2:45 pm

        One day that will be us looking down, smiling upon the young ones who reminisce together about the “old days” and fun times.
        Hugs,
        Deb
        xo

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          Shiva Malekopmath responded:
          March 12, 2018 at 7:43 am

          Oooh that would be real fun watching down Deb. 😁👀
          We too would reminisce
          Space Hugs
          Shiva
          xo
          💖

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            Deb said:
            March 13, 2018 at 2:12 am

            Lol, yes it would be and yes you are right, we too would reminisce!
            Space hugs,
            Deb

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      Shiva Malekopmath responded:
      March 11, 2018 at 12:50 pm

      By the way how are your Music classes going on.
      My Sunday went only sleeping in bed. Yesterday my children had arranged a Party in the family for my Birthday. So we had big fun and dancing till late night.
      Hope you spend your Sunday time with 🎹 Piano and Singing.

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        Deb said:
        March 11, 2018 at 2:50 pm

        OH that’s right…HAPPY BIRTHDAY SHIVA!!!
        I hope all your wishes and desires are realized…maybe not all at once!! 😉
        Well I’ve been playing, I wrote a song a while ago and I’ve been practicing it a lot. I have been taking classes from YouTube and I haven’t been as diligent about it as I’d like to. I’ve been waiting for the days to grow longer with daylight and then I’m going to take a class in town, after work, once a week. I’ve spent some of this morning watching the birds feed and the squirrels chase each other around…such fun!! They make me laugh. I need to go do some things now, but I will spend some time playing the piano and singing too!
        Big Birthday Hugs,
        Deb
        xo

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          Shiva Malekopmath responded:
          March 11, 2018 at 5:46 pm

          THANKS! Deb I think 2018 is getting to be favorable for me, as you have wished my wishes and desires shall fulfill one by one. 👀
          Good YOU took to the music practice, that gives a soothing feeling.
          Even I do that many times, watching the birds, trees and nature in the morning. Thanks for Birthday Hugs,I now send you….I am off to bed.
          Musical Hugs
          Shiva
          xoxo

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            Deb said:
            March 11, 2018 at 10:47 pm

            Yes 2018 is and has been a very magical year so far and it should be, numerically it adds up to 11 which is very spiritual and many other things!!
            I hope you are enjoying a relaxing and peaceful night’s sleep.
            Big Dreams Hugs,
            Deb
            xo

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              Shiva Malekopmath responded:
              March 12, 2018 at 7:40 am

              Yes 2018 is, leaving aside 20 and taking only 18 makes 9 and that’s the universal number.
              I am hoping the best for me this year.
              Somehow I couldn’t get good sleep until early morning hours. It happens so many times. I try to send off all the thoughts coming into my head but still…. do you have a remedy.
              Maybe I was dreaming about…. do not know what…😁
              I am planning to send you a mail, please check.
              Its getting hotter by the days here.
              Hugs
              Shiva
              xo
              💖

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                Deb said:
                March 13, 2018 at 2:10 am

                Or if you add it all up it’s 11, which is the most intuitive of all numbers!! Yes I have an app on my phone called Calm, it’s a meditation app, and it has sleep stories, I play one each night when I go to bed and it helps me to fall asleep. If I wake up it also has music and different sounds that I might listen to. I also listen to Abraham-Hicks on YouTube and that soothes me to sleep also.
                Try them you might like them. Thank you for the email I have not had time to listen but look forward to doing so.
                Sleepy hugs,
                Deb
                xo

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    Kally said:
    April 14, 2018 at 2:08 pm

    Work of art, Shiva. This is really special.

    Liked by 1 person

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    April 15, 2018 at 1:45 am

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      Shiva Malekopmath responded:
      April 16, 2018 at 7:57 am

      Oh thanks Patrick
      I accept it with gratitude
      I shall write the post convenient to me
      I shall definitely comment on your post
      🎶🌷
      Shiva

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    boundlessblessingsblog said:
    April 23, 2018 at 9:46 am

    Stupendous words and what one would not give to be with family and friends. Awesome words of gratitude and so nice to be eating bhel puri and chit chatting like olden days with friends. Such an apt picture too, Shiva.

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    dilkiaawazsunoblog said:
    April 24, 2018 at 7:07 am

    Beautuful …

    Gar sath ho doston ka rishtedaron ka,
    Jo hath ko tham chale Zindagi ka Rasta.
    Kaanton par bane phoolon ka Rasta,
    To thundlati garmi may chaya ka Dera.
    Pyaar

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    Amy said:
    May 4, 2018 at 3:10 pm

    I’m moved by this quote. Thank you for sharing the joy with us.

    Liked by 2 people

    Black Keyboard said:
    May 12, 2018 at 12:32 am

    Very nice quote…

    Liked by 1 person

      Shiva Malekopmath responded:
      May 12, 2018 at 3:18 am

      Thanks Yule fire the follow too….We have a long way to go and let it be enjoying.
      💞🌷

      Liked by 1 person

        yuulye said:
        May 12, 2018 at 11:21 am

        I’m following right? Let me know if I’m not 😊

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        yuulye said:
        May 12, 2018 at 9:43 pm

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    Shivangi said:
    May 29, 2018 at 4:53 pm

    Shiva, it is great you cherish relationships so much and derive joy from it. Such a lovely post!

    Liked by 1 person

      Shiva Malekopmath responded:
      June 1, 2018 at 9:32 am

      Thanks Shivangi
      Cherishing every relationship is a secret of life which most times we avoid.
      Spread the Joy
      🔔

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    OJ's Pride said:
    June 22, 2018 at 1:28 pm

    Cherishing memories shared as a family is necessary

    Liked by 1 person

You have come all the way , May be crossing Seven Oceans , Mountains and Forests, would you not want to say something instead of going Bare Handed.........

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