Monday, 30 June 2014

Letting Go - Fragment Of Time


It's a lot harder than it seems. You talk all day, everyday. You fall asleep on the phone together. You wake up to good morning texts. You think about them every second you’re awake then when you’re asleep, you dream about them. 
 
You spend time with them whether it’s in person or not. They soon become a part of your everyday life and you get used to it… Then all of a sudden, they leave. 

Most of the time once they’re gone, they’re gone for good. Meaning, no more late night calls, no more cute text messages (actually no texts at all), no more 'I love you'.. 

The first few days you will want to call, text, send them an ask, really do everything just to talk to them and restore what’s “normal”. But, as much as you try, things don’t change. 

The hardest part is letting go.
 
You check their Facebook often just to see what they’re doing and also to see if they have someone new. 

This person that was once your everything is now just a memory. A memory that you replay over and over again in your head. 

You spend nights reminiscing in the said words, shared laughs, the kisses, all the good things that went on during the time you two were together. 

Letting go can take weeks, months, even years. Remember that it was just a fragment of time, a memory that will someday fade.

Saturday, 21 June 2014

Because.. We Can't Fight Gravity ;)


Feels like reckless driving when we're talking,
It's fun while it lasts, and it's faster than walking,
But no one's going to sympathize when we crash,
They'll say, "You hit what you head for, you get what you ask!"

And we'll say we didn't know, we didn't even try,
One minute there was road beneath us, the next just sky,
We can't fight gravity on a planet that insists that, 
Love is like falling,
And falling is like this!



There is a risk involved in everything, every time you share a smile or every time you shed a tear. You are opening yourself up to hurt.

However, there is never an easy way to love. You cannot approach it cautiously. It will not wait for you to arm yourself.

Love is the greatest of all risks. It is unprejudiced and unmerciful. It strikes the strongest of mind and brings them to their knees in one blow.

The risk of love never depletes. It grows stronger and more dangerous with time. But, love is truly the only risk worth taking!


Haiku #13 ~ A Slice Of Cake!

There sits here a cake,
Smaller it slowly becomes,
It's life sliced away!

P.S: Because you'll want to slather this light and tangy chocolate frosting on the cake, taking its life away! Slowly, though :D


Monday, 16 June 2014

Heaven? I have been there..!

I experienced something, the lingering taste of which was so profound that I can take it along with me forever...
It was a scenic hill - asymmetrical, unfinished view. My dream. Stunningly out of proportion beauty. It was mesmerizing. I wanted to reach its peak.
I kept climbing up...
Every stride of mine made the hill look more intricate to me.
Soon, I was at the peak. It was above all destinations. From that point I could see the clean, blue vast sky, I realized, it had neither a start nor an end.
It was beauty in concord, beauty in harmony, beauty in rhythm! Filling me with zeal and hope.
The sky was staring down at the lake. It was enthralling, the contrast between their beauties! So still, so endless!
The height of the sky and the depth of the lake amused me! It was as if, the height of the sky was residing in the depth of the lake! Simple, elegant beauty covered me.
And I was there...
I was sitting right between the sky and the lake! My dream.
Heaven? I have been there!!

Saturday, 14 June 2014

Book Review: The Almond Tree



First things first!! I recommend this riveting book to everyone. You want meaning... this book has it... It's simply amazing. Very well written... There is no doubt in my mind that Michelle Cohen Corasanti is one of today's greatest novelists, and most important socio-political commentators. What she's done with The Almond Tree has highlighted the cause of one of the world's most unjustifiably maligned, and oppressed people.

As the pages fly, she's also produced a beautiful multifaceted story which is in equal parts utterly riveting, shocking, and addictive. While The Almond Tree is a fictional tale, much of it is based on the truth of what is today's world, and as there is also an important message located within.

The Almond Tree poses the million dollar question as to whether one should renounce the collective pledge or the treasured individuality. It remains a matter of choice between believing in and carrying forth the assemblage of past emotional baggage or living, and also thriving under constant contradictions that comes only from individualistic learning.

This is one of the most well-written books that I have ever read. This remarkable story is one that comes from the author's inner core, crafted by her personal experiences that make this a raw, candid read that contains such poignancy and intensity as to really touch your heart. Michelle Cohen Corasanti is brave to bear her soul to the world, but it takes not only strength of character but determination to present to the world a `real' picture of how things are and to push forward with one's own beliefs as a free human being.

This stunning story embodies the true meaning of love and selflessness, and that great fight that the main character goes through for trying to save all that matters to him in life. It shows readers the actual meaning of life by presenting to one, quite openly the horrors that take place within the far corners of this world and that as you read will take place whilst one contemplates upon this message.

Sometimes one must fight for what they believe in, for what you deem to be right and just and for those that you love. There is so much injustice, so much hatred in the world and the divide within social hierarchy is still widening constantly, as new leaders rule with different ideals and those who oppose them feel such wrath.

This story really moved me, affected me deeply and it would surely strike a chord in all our hearts for regardless of whether we come from other continents, speak in different tongues and live by different cultures we all are united together due to the power of LOVE. This in effect is what makes us human and is our adversary's greatest weakness, for though we always strive for peace there is a war raging in another corner of the world.

To be honest, the book is brutal and heart breaking but compelling. The characters are interesting and the plot moves along at a good pace and has so many layers. The book is an expansively emotional roller coaster ride. And in some instances, a literal transportation to a place where the blurred line between faith and patriotism is crossed over; atrocity and desperation in tow. Corasanti takes us back to 1955. The details are so personal, so harrowing, yet so full of hope and triumph over evil, you desperately want it to be real.

I knew nothing of the Palestinian people or their plight. It not only talks about a side of the political issue we hear little about but this book carries a message of peace and hope. It shows how different people respond differently to the same event and how it is the choice of response to an event that makes all the difference!

Overall, it's profound and a finely crafted debut novel!
Ratings - 5/5

Wednesday, 11 June 2014

THE Love Letter

 

A soul mate's purpose is to shake you up, tear apart your ego a little bit, show you your obstacles and addictions, break your heart open so new light can get in, make you so desperate and out of control that you have to transform your life!

This is not a love letter. This is a document of appreciation - complete and utter gratitude. This is a certificate of the way you’ve changed the colors of my world and the weight you’ve sloughed off of my back when I thought I couldn’t carry any more of life. This is a contract of my heart, the way that it does not act the way that it should act, the way that it should act exactly the way it does.

This is an agreement from my mind to my body to my soul that I will love you until the day I die. I will love you until the sky turns black and we forget how to tell time. I will love you until the songs stop sounding like wind and wind stops sounding like memories. I will love you until everyone stops loving anything at all, until there is no more love to give, until the last star bursts into a supernova, I will love you until the universe will no longer let me.

This is not a love letter. This is THE love letter - stating the obvious, explaining the conditions, and creating clarity. This is my love!
 



 

Monday, 9 June 2014

A Ritual Called 'Marriage'

Marriage brings certain fears and anxieties. It fills you with a paralyzing fear.

Am I ready?
Am I making the right choice?
Perhaps each of us have moments in our lives when it feels like time slows down or the air becomes still and everything around us seems to draw in.
Marriage isn’t for you. You don’t marry to make yourself happy, you marry to make someone else happy. You  marry for a family. Not just for the in-laws and all of that nonsense, but for your future children.
Who do I want to help me raise them?
Who do I want to influence them?
Marriage is about the person you are marrying, the person you love—their wants, their needs, their hopes, and their dreams. That becomes a 'soulmate'.
Selfishness demands, “What’s in it for me?”
Love asks, “What can I give?”
P.S: 
1. Paradoxically, the more you truly love that person, the more love you receive. And not just from your better half or 'soulmate', but from their friends, family and thousands of others you never would have met had your love remained self-centered.
2. This post is for IndiSpire in response to ~
Soulmate not necessarily is life mate. What do you feel? Express your take... #soulmate