Friday, April 1, 2016

Hemingway Love!

When assignments make you want to sit longer at your desk.
When you want to submit yourself to it as though this moment is where you belong.
When work starts to look like love.
When the weekdays stop demanding of a weekend.
When you are not looking for an escape.
When all you can find, are the perks of life!
When all you know of, is beyond definition.
When words surpass the need to be explained.
When readings are not to kill time.
When bliss is a whisk and an apron.
When contentment is but an understatement.

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

She (Part II)

"She is all things beautiful and all things messy!"
She is fair or dark, skinny or curvy, brown eyed or blue. What decides her beauty and who gets to decide these parameters? She wears her smile like a boss and her strength, enough to speak on its own. Maybe that is what beautiful is.
She is the red hot lipstick, smoky eyes and an LBD kind or she is the loose t-shirt and worn out pyajama kind. How do you know who's better? Who gives you the licence to declare anyway?!
She wears the saree and bangles and jhumka or she is the blue denim- white shirt sort! What makes you think the latter is modern and the former, traditional. And no, she's not trying to make a statement. I guess she feels comfortable in a 6 meter drape or maybe her skin feels at home in a denim. But you, don't you assume and claim!! She is smart enough and she knows it. About time, you realise it too.

She can marry at 25 or 35, because what do you mean by the right age? It is when she finds the right match.
For she is not looking for a man to complete her, she already is complete. She wants someone who'd love her and respect her for what she is.
She is a housewife, a homemaker, a stay at home mum or she works for a corporate! What makes you say who is more efficient?
If doing or not doing a job gets you to decide her worth, I feel sorry for you.
If she likes to make her house, a home, be it. If she likes to work for herself, be it.
If she aims to be the C. E.O of an MNC someday, be it. If she wants all of it, be it. If she wants nothing at all, be it.
Nobody though gives you the right to access *her* life.
Maybe she wants to take a sabbatical from all things far and near, from relationships that she seems to carry effortlessly. Being a wife, a daughter, a sister, a mother, a daughter-in-law and what not, have you ever thought she might have been missing the girl she was.
After all she is first a woman. Give her the freedom and I bet she'd be back home even before you begin to miss her.
She is fierce and independent and one hell of a free spirit. Stop trying to cage her with societal norms.
Ohh! Society???
She has tried aligning herself with the age old myths but sadly or not, her heart and head disapprove. Also, please don't call her a rebel, you don't get the right to label her.
And if it still makes you think she is a misfit and a non- confirmist, then be it. She doesn't give a damn, she will ignore your vicious efforts to belittle her. What a powerhouse of magic she is and her aura radiates like a divine something.
She is going to shine, despite. :)
She is all things beautiful and all things messy!

Happy Women's Day!! :)

Artwork : Heather Stillufsen

Sunday, March 6, 2016

She (Part 1)

Do you know that she loves the mountains?
She knows you're a water baby!

Do you know of her favourite salted caramel tart?
She knows you can't ever resist Creme Brule!

Do you know of other colours than pink that she's crazy about?
She knows you'd always choose grey, the darker one!

Do you know she likes her tea with a hint of mint and lemongrass?
She knows you need at least two shots in a cup of coffee!

Do you know she's even fond of the autumn, because she kind of likes a bit of gloom too.
She knows sun basking in the winters is your most awaited thing to do!

Do you know that she can't take the sight of her plants dying in the heat.
She knows what your books mean to you!

Do you know she's a bit possessive about you too,
She knows that you are for her!

Do you know of a few such things about her.. that make HER!
Because she knows a zillion things about you, maybe more than you know yourself. And then some more.


Saturday, April 26, 2014

Count your Blessings

The absence of a few people, sometime creates a void, which can't possibly be filled back again. It is a still space, longing for the close one, always taking respite in the long past wonderful memories.
Like a desert and a far fetched oasis, but mostly there's no water to quench your parched soul; it turns out to be an illusion, a mirage.
For some friendships and relationships, an inside is so confident that we'll see the time passing by together, through the thick and thin. Thus it takes yet another while to actually come to terms with the reality, which is nowhere close to how it was meant to be. It haunts you; devours a precious bit of you; leaves an indelible print on your life and perception and a trail of nostalgia to follow forever. We try and find our haven elsewhere, just to evade but guess what, 'that' was your haven, it doesn't remain the same anymore!
So what do we do now? Crib, cry, throw a fit and dwell down in the endless saga of sorrow and remorse!!!! Or maybe there's a better plan, make a move, undo and do right, if it works, things change for good, *Touch wood*!! Feel blessed.
But what if it doesn't? What if the other one has already let gone of you and that bond you swore by, doesn't really care; you move on too, with grace and strength.
Shed that heavy feeling of within, for once and for all. Cherish how beautifully it was meant to be. 
We can't have anything and everything till eternity, no matter how dear it is to us, relationships are no exception.
So it is best to live with, "it was only uptill then".
And who knows what Life has in store for you or me?
Count your blessings; and never forget that they are always growing!


Saturday, April 12, 2014

She found and lost her life there!!

And when the massacre happened...
It was a rush for life, for  death pierced so sharply and swiftly, it was bewilderment!
Each soul fighting with itself, rich n the poor, the one with so called class and the ones who were shabby but mostly had a heart of gold!
How it let the terror unfold...
No life jacket would do any good, but hope was what they all held onto!!!
The man who made the huge luxury, in remorse and shock, he stood thoughtful. . . What could have possibly gone wrong!
The captin of the ship.. in a state of astonishment, petrified by the agony that was caused. .
Many many lives searching their own..
Meanwhile a mother recites a story just like at any full moon bedtime, for her kids knew not of the danger n she was stabbed with her own pain..
A few musicians chose to still play the music of life..regardless of the fact that it won't last any longer,  with joy and fervour!
It finally did happen. .
Submerged into the vast ocean..lay many dead now!
And amidst the ice cold waters, they found a warm moment of love, of bliss..
Rose though lost her Jack..
But she never forget the Titanic. .cos she found and lost her life there!!!!

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Escape Mechanism : not so cool!

" Every little effort;
No matter how tiny it may seem,
Adds to the larger world,
Makea you a stronger being"

Life has its share of every kind for each one of us. Isn't it funny how we lose ourselves to the mercy of our emotions. If it is a fulfilling satiated feeling, happiness then; being with your best people, chilling out, celebrating that zest of life.
And when there are darker times, the not so pleasent ones,  when life puts you down, it feels screwed up, going through drained relationships, stagnant jobs, indecisiveness and delimmas! Just when it gets a bit too much and you need a break off, of it all.
So where exactly I was coming to, in such a situation, what should one do? Gather the strength, try the bit or the easiest and the best "Escape Mechanism"!!!!
I am bewildered to find out how much and how often people use it and to what great extent. How can one just choose to ruin it all for a short term glory.
Not realizing the danger it holds, the potential this escapism stores to deter one unleashing his own true potential.
How convenient it seems to indulge into the wrong company, wasting your precious self - time and money both, in aimless activities, only to forget about the 'Reality'. But what saddens me more is that while you are busy leading a life that leads you to nowhere,  you lose  those who care. For once they did and showed,  now they won't or even if they do, they probably won't show! People who truly valued you would start to care less. Even God helps those, who help themselves.
No matter how tough the confrontations are, it's always better to have them;  it saves a lot of energy - emotional, physical and psychological. Talk your heart out to those who you can, hold onto them. Just to avoid the idea of "who's gonna take all the pain" to do it, please don't step back and evade. How so ever difficult it may be, talk, listen; forget and forgive  and move on with all the might and goodness!
Life stores its best for you, just give it your best.


Friday, March 7, 2014

The Essence OF a Woman!

 The Essence Of a Woman

Of beauty...with brains!!
Of peace.. so pristine...
Of elegance... in endurance
Of glamour...yet the grace!
Of sagacity and sacrifice!
Of austerity an aura...
Of fire...ever fearless!
Of emotion...a deep enigma
Of responsibility...yet relished!
Of even simplcity
Heartfelt of hopes!
Happy...even when heart broken!
Of nostalgia n nobility!
of munificence n Majesty! the same time tearful
of vivacity n vitality!!
Yeah...she is the "Princess of Perfection"!!

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