appiness means thinking from your shoes….Observing through your eyes… Capturing the moments and seeing the world through your lens.
Meaning of my life has become Locomente… Like a baby you have taught me how to live; how to breath.
A Spanish colleague once confirmed that Locomente indeed means Crazy-Mind; denotes masculine gender though. And, Locamente denotes feminine. Well, I thought it is okay. Maybe this Locomente is the partner for my life with whom I romance with words!
Was that Diwali afternoon really four years before, I reminiscence in wonder – Unforgettable four years! With every passing year, the delight and astonishment has only multiplied.
Sometimes, I open my blog and read my old posts to kill time. In those words, I don’t see me. I often wonder what prompted me to write that. I ask myself how I was able to write what I did.
My dear baby blog which began with “Crazy Thoughts” and encouraged me to venture into various other forms. It gave me several friends who became a part of my daily life. It became a passion that I hold close to my heart with pride. It gave me a satisfaction which my profession could never match. It embraced me when loneliness tried to estrange me from the world. It held me tight when silence killed me. It made me make kolam with the aim of perfection in mind. It prompted me to explore and know about the place as much as possible.
First three years, I had a post every day. I wrote relentlessly and constantly thought about ideas which I can reproduce in words. But, this year, I did not post every day and it was predominantly kolam and reviews. I still don’t know why though I know it is not boredom or lack of time. The only practice that still continues is I still schedule my posts a month in advance (Not this which I wrote just now. Exceptions on birthdays are acceptable).
Dear readers, I thank you all!
You have been my daily dose of motivation. When I started writing, I never thought someone would find my blog worthy enough to read. Getting a comment was not even there in my dreams. But, when I knew that there are some people who take my words seriously, my joy saw no limits. When my thoughts encouraged me to write, my readers boosted my confidence. They forced me to come up with something when laziness kissed me. No thank-you is enough to express how thankful I feel for you.
All said, Locomente is a year older; a year wiser.
In statistical terms, 1461 days and 1385 posts…
A little less than 4lakhs views.. 135 followers…
And many-many friends…
I am swelling with pride!!!!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY LOCOMENTE J