Deciphering Life

Life is not your routine It’s not about going to school, college, or work It’s not a journey for laurels in profession, career, or education It’s not counting the years and making things happen It’s not for your children, spouse, parents, or friends It’s not expectations, wishes, or the burden of others expectations It’s not…

Conversation with God

God: “It’s your birthday! What do you want?” Me: “Instead of something I want, can I ask for something I don’t want?”

Freedom Comes from Acceptance

I don’t believe in protesting to tell a community that how they think and behave should be shunned. I’m not comfortable knowing that while someone might hold his words, he is still thinking of his unfair biases. I don’t believe that we get acceptance from others just because they speak in the language of political correctness….

Stringing Relationships

In a relationship, two people can never feel the same about each other. One will be needy and more loving than the other. The other, a recipient of unconditional love and attention. The latter would also hold the strings to the relationship. Which one of these are you? Do you hold the strings?

And then there are those sweet souls…

It’s heartening to see that a few sensitive souls on this earth can actually feel your pain without having no experience of dealing with it themselves. They love you and understand you without questions. It is their smile and sweet personality that sometimes give us a reason to smile and be thankful. May God take…

Remembrance

His dormant social networking profile is a grave. I don’t wish him ill, it is just my way of telling myself that he is no longer ‘alive’ in my life. And when I miss what we were and what we could’ve been, I grieve by going to his grave and remember all the memories that…

Thank you 2016

Dear 2016 – Thank you for all the wonderful experiences – some perhaps the most challenging experiences I have ever faced in my life. As I part ways with you, I remember how I fought and blamed you for all the pain and mayhem that I experienced. I was wrong. It was only when the…

New year and resolutions

This print in ink Reminds me to revisit The crossing of another year gone Another one to come It’s the same excitement, the same nervousness What shall the new year bring with it? The promises I made – I make again this year It’s not just the turning of a year, it’s milestone of 35…

Overreaction

In my endeavor to be normal, happy, and accepting of all situations, I suppress my emotions and rarely express my mental state – especially at home. This habit of not reacting makes me over-react at times on the most trivial of issues. Today was one such day when even a wise advise given by my…

Moving On. Really?

Can you ever really move on? The glance, look, persona, voice, attitude – all bundled up as a memory unforgettable. Psychology and reality aside, likeness to something or somebody without knowing anything about them is unexplained and beautiful. You never really know what you want till you see it and like a flash of lightening…

An Obituary

They were not failures – those who ended their lives We are too comfortable in our lives to understand No they didn’t attract sorrow in their lives They wanted to be happy, just like you and me They didn’t live for themselves, they had responsibilities Before you judge, know their stories, put yourself in their…

Shinning my gold

Building the castle Painting the walls Sewing the drapes Decorating the rooms Laying the bricks Planning the event Inviting the guests Throwing a party They join and leave for their homes I’m left alone in this house that I built A dream fulfilled but a lifetime passed by Yes a house it is but of…