Wednesday, October 28, 2009

To just stop and see...

Ditch the fuel-guzzling bike. Riding the cycle (my very own, pink, dust coated and with brakes that fail just when i am speeding around the corner!) makes everything around me move just that lil bit slower and leaves me enough time to notice...
  • the intoxicating smell of freshly cut grass.
  • huge butterflies chasing smaller ones, just like that.
  • untidy flower borders, bursting with flowers that have flourished simply coz they have not been pampered.
  • fireflies playing hide and seek with you.
  • horrendous bumps in the road.
  • school kids dancing along after school hours.
  • girls with well-oiled hair and gajras.
  • the old wrinkled men who cut the grass and smile at me as i cycle past staring at em.
  • the entire gang of ladies who clean the campus and hostels and everything else in between.
  • guys chatting up girls and vice versa.
  • others pretending to ignore a significant someone.
  • lost souls, young souls, old ones too.
  • crowded crow hot-spots (rather white-spots).
  • delicious sambar smells, whiffs of the tandoor and the aroma of coffee at the eateries.
Bless this campus for its green cover, huge roads and cycle-only paths :)
This is what happens when i have not read a harry potter or enid blyton or any magical tale for some time. i go bonkers and then stuff like this comes along :D

Tell me a lil story
of faeries and their glory,
of wizards and witches
their brooms and their swishes.
Of wands and cauldrons
spells, bubbling brews,
runes and tails of dragons
Of times to come
and of times gone by
tell me just one tale
before you say goodbye.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

There's a sad sort of clanging from the clock in the hall...

Inspite of the fact that I am actually at a particularly happy time in my life, I cannot help but have these moments of intense loneliness. They land upon me without warning and nothing I do seems to shake them off. I cannot figure them out. Maybe it is just moodiness, a passing phase, a cloud hovering for the tiniest moment and then moving along ahead. It does not help that in this particular down mood I have the urge to read the darkest stories, sit through the most depressing movies and yet again cut myself away from the warmth and laughter that a friend's company can offer me.
Having always been an independent soul, it cannot be that it is the 'being far away from home and hearth' feeling that brings on these low spirits. Work wise too, I am sure I am not at one of the worse phases and there is so much to look forward to in life that I ought to be sparkling with joy all the time. These moods cannot be banished like magic, you have to literally wallow in them, savour them almost and then let them pass of their own accord. Once they do, then you can be sure that they shall not come visiting for a long time ahead. Yet this mood has been intensifying all day and tonight it is such that I can only write it away. And so I have done... hopefully!

Do you guys also have these unexplained ups and downs? How do you tackle it? I am hoping you will write in with all your creative solutions... mebbe i can try some of em next time :)

Tuesday, October 06, 2009

Some rhymes...
and someone kind enough to let me post em here :) thank you!

I feel happy, yet I feel sad,
I feel good, yet I feel bad.
Oh! forget the rhymes! Life's so wonderful,
I think I am going mad!
--- Aditya

The cool wind in my face,
blue skies with clouds scarce,
Ah what a lovely sight! Please protect this planet,
for our children's sake!
--- Aditya

I hope to keep adding more and more of em here!

Another of those nameless posts...

There is so much I want to write about. So much waiting to be said, to be heard. Yet I hold back. Why? I want to shout from the rooftops and tell every single person in the world. But some things are just not easy to get out. At times I feel like I shall burst from the self-imposed silence.
Some days, everything moves so quickly that it all seems a blur. I almost want to ask everyone to freeze so that I can get my bearings. Other times, singular moments seem to last forever... or is it wishful thinking? Like a rich warm dark chocolate that melts oh-so-gently making you wish it would constantly leave its lingering intoxicating taste on your tongue.

Life has a funny way of letting you know that you are never really a hundred percent in control. Sometimes the unexpected seems the most magical. Like traveling along a barren landscape and suddenly chancing upon a clear gurgling brook that is dancing merrily along its way. Like a moment out of time where you meet people of whose existence you had not the slightest inkling. Serendipity seems like such a beautiful concept all of a sudden. :)

Once upon a time I proclaimed that random conversations were my passion. Today I know that just conversation is enough. Even if it revolves around the same subjects, it seems new every time. Smiles are aplenty and all of life calls out to you with the promise of the best of things to come! Lead on oh Life... I am eager for everything!