Sunday, 27 November 2022

Blooming Tales

Patiently I wait -
To see you grow strong and tall.
Hopeful that you'd bloom.

Monday, 21 November 2022

Let's be Creative

Once upon a time, I had this habit. I used to religiously open MS Word in my laptop and type. On some days I had so much to type and on some other days very few or even nothing. Please don’t take me wrong. I don’t mean typing the meeting minutes, sending emails or even the pings over WhatsApp web. I mean letting the creativity flow through finger tips, gently tapping on the keys. That tapping sound had such a zen-like rhythm.

When the thought flows, it just flows. Like that waterfall which fearlessly falls from what feels like sky to the endless bottom to an onlooker. The water splitters and splatters. Similarly, my thoughts would waver and wander. Yet it lands. It may not necessarily be at the spot that the water wanted to or planned to. Yet it lands somewhere; destiny says spirituals. Fate says the religious. 

The joy of that journey becomes enriching. The beauty of mind enchanting. All it takes is the effort to open a blank MS Word to let the thoughts flow. How difficult is that? What a pleasure it is to streamline the thoughts. It may feel restrictive. But that’s the joy – to wander through limitation to enjoy the liberation. 

Creativity is always liberating.

Saturday, 20 August 2022

All your Perfects

All your Perfects by Colleen Hoover nudges us to look at what we have instead of what we don't! It's easier said than done, as we all know. The journey of the protagonists Quinn and Graham takes us through the difficulties and struggles we go through when the expectations and reality do not match. 

The detailed and non linear narrative makes this book an assured page turner. We get to know the protagonists from the moment they meet in not-so-ideal situation. In no time, they know they are meant to be together; they are soulmates! We get to see their happy days when they are madly in love, unable to keep their hands or thoughts away from one another. Then we also see the turmoil they go through. We learn that avoiding conflicts in a relationship could ruin everything. Love is not always enough. Communication and empathy is!

Graham is a sweetheart. Can there be men like that, we might wonder. Sometimes he is too cheesy (maybe only for me). Yet, he is that one person any girl would ever want. He is just perfect, yet not free from excuses and flaws. Quinn on the other hand is an emotional wreck. Her pain could be felt through the written words and it nearly kills us.

I am not a fan of romance anymore. While the bulk of book is about that, especially when the past is narrated, there is a significant portion that makes us reflect on the true meaning of relationship. We all live, don't we? As long as we breathe that is. But how can we be alive? By accepting the present and moving forward from the past? And by considering oneself over other's opinions about what should be. Maybe. 

Highly recommend this book. Very disturbing. Made me cry. Made me ponder. Also made me insanely in love with the writing style and the characters.


Monday, 23 May 2022

Let the Dreams Fly

Let the dreams fly-
Like homing pigeons.
Carrying the future we envision -
For ourselves.
The dreams could be small.
Or big.
Achievable now.
Sometimes later.
That doesn't matter.
Let them fly. 
Higher and higher.
The dreams know.
Like the homing pigeons;
Where to go and to whom.
Trust in your dreams.
The universe is the recipient -
Which is the grand spectrum of our thoughts and actions.
The universe listens.
Just like a body that strives and adapts 
Just like a mind that trains and focuses.
Believe in yourself.
Believe in the universe.
The homing pigeons always know where to go and whom.
So does your dreams -
They will come true.

Monday, 9 May 2022

Offer Words

If you offer words,
I shall answer; explain. Not -
If it is silence