Seven Wonders

I am not in a mood for a lengthy blog, as I am also working on some short story.  And aptly, the Daily Prompt needs some crisp ideas. So here I go with my seven words. Before that let me tell you, I feel thankful for the infinite words that we have – they make reading and writing possible 😉

My Seven words that I believe, can take me to infinite wonders..

My Seven words that I believe, can take me to infinite wonders..

1. Mother
2. Thank You
3. Please
4. Contentment
5. Love
6. Goal
7. Persistence

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Breakdown … On dealing with criticism…

I don't want it

I don’t want it

I find it tough to take criticism, especially from dear ones. It takes long time to get over it. We are ready to share our deepest sorrows and of course the happiness with our dear ones but not criticism.

When a person is not meant for us much, we can pay deaf ear to him/ her( – though not immediately) when they criticize. What if the person who knows us very well, who means a lot to us, criticizes? hmmm… Mostly that means there is a correction to be done on our end but they should have chosen a gentle way to make us understand.

The truth is, our dear ones feel they have every right to correct us.  They may completely forget   that they need to be gentle while correcting us.And I wish I could understand this well when it comes to reality.. 🙂

Does love mean having total compatibility, always?

Love Compatabilty

Love Compatabilty

One of my friends and I were sitting in the last row of the bus while returning from office. We were definitely very good friends but never shared our personal matters. We just started with our usual conversation and ran through the topic of my interest in writing. She happened to share some messages that a guy was sending her. I knew they both were friends. The messages were very romantic and no wonder he is a good writer. I liked his poetry but I didn’t know how to react. Since she seemed to be positive I gave my normal response that her friend is a good writer or poet. Since then she started sharing about her friendship with that guy.

One day she simply said I wonder if he likes me the same way. I didn’t know what she meant by that, but I knew one thing, they liked each other well but did not express it yet.

And then she continued telling, “I went out against my principles for a dinner with him. We hardly spoke to each other. When I picked some topic, he did not make any comments or did not share his views but started with different topic. Somehow I felt he was indifferent towards me. At the end, he did not even ask if I need a drop though it was late in the night. He left me alone and made me feel in-secured.”

I am not the right one to judge as even now I know only side of the story. One thing I know they are still together.

The truth behind love vs compatibility in my words would be- no one said it would be easy, even when you try to step into your partners shoes, the decision which you make may not sound correct for your partner. But one good thing here, you need not have same answer or opinion always.  In reality, your mind can not be read by your partner like pre-written lyrics of love song, it involves loads of decision making. Also you both are NOT brought up under same roof. You have two different life stories having different characters and experiences, its fair if you lack compatibility to some extent.

In this world where men and women are competing equally, women are mostly left with tougher choices. (May be even men, in some cases.) So if partners have two different decisions for a situation, that is not a problem but there is a problem if you cannot find love between each other though you are not like minded.  Cribbing and criticising won’t help.  If you love your partner you will put extra efforts to understand. And if your partner loves you it will be recognized (at some point of time). Your problem doesn’t sound interesting to others as they already knew and have one. By the way, don’t use others brains to know your compatibility as your heart already knows it right.

 

Its sad but true..

Its sad, but true.. ah, who knows may be you can still choose :)

Its sad, but true.. ah, who knows may be you can still choose 🙂

I am in very cheerful mood today. The topic “It’s sad but true..” doesn’t strike a chord with me.

Today, I feel like a happy a soul with no complains. I want to really ask when I am this happy, what is hushing the voices that I am otherwise afraid of. Is it  just the mindset? Is it just because I started my day with a big smile and it’s continuing? Or is it that simple that you can freeze happiness in your smile and if you can smile you can be happy?

It’s sad but true, I have no answer for it. We don’t know what tomorrow has in store for us.

As much as we can, let’s keep smiling 🙂

Release Me… ..

Message from raindrops...

Message from raindrops…

Another evening, my mind is constantly reminded to focus on writing. These days, I am lacking words. Trying hard to write, to write about anything. Don’t know where I lost my passion to pen down my ideas or for my writing. I neither stopped looking at the freshly pressed blogs nor following my favourite bloggers.  A few really inspire me to blog but by the time I arrange to sit down with pen and a fresh book or a blank text pad file on my laptop, interest to write just flies away. I don’t feel motivated. May be I am being hard on myself, trying for something perfect.

Today it was very cloudy in the evening and couldn’t step outside as it seemed it may rain anytime. Of course, in a few minutes it started pouring. The raindrops hitting on my windowpane beckoned me to listen to them.

I looked down from my window and noticed rain drops that came shooting on to my windowpane as though crying to hear them fell uncertain and were absorbed into the ground. Like every moment in life that passes by sinks in our mind like memory.

I felt, like the clouds up above, I have to release my words too. I want them come as they wish not anything perfect and want them to take plunge into my blogs. May be like a few drops in an ocean.

Definitely I am scared that I am running out of time. Say, I could read only 5 books this year, if I am the same in the coming years I may just read around 200 books in my lifetime. Oh My God, that’s alarming as I want to read MANY MANY MANY MANY MANY books..

Thanks for the DP Challenge, the topic inspired me very much. Now no more looking back, as I want to release many blogs, as many as raindrops on a rainy day. 🙂

Coffee or Tea?!

Coffee Day or Tea Time?!

During my childhood both coffee and tea are alien drinks to me. I was introduced to coffee 3 years back in Shanghai Office for the first time. Taking break for sipping coffee in between the stressful working hours is always a pleasure. After ‘m back to India, I never missed to join the queue in food courts of my office; as a first thing every morning- to get my cup of coffee in spite of knowing that I may miss first 10 mins of meeting ( if at all ‘m late and I hv one). What is good and not so good about coffee is its bitterness. It makes you want it more, while you know it’s enough. What if you add the sweetness of muffin or chocolate brownie while sipping coffee; I would say it makes my day and such days make my life-The Bitter and sweet experiences. I ‘m used to having coffee only if a machine or some other person prepares it.

Since the time I joined new company, I never liked the coffee whenever I tried. So I had to switch to Tea. I like having tea made with milk, green tea( Esp Tulsi Tea), black tea(Earl Grey / English Breakfast), lemon tea and all the iced teas of course. In the midst of having these many varieties of tea, my interest to have a coffee took a back seat.

And today after a long time, I saw a coffee shop opened near my home. I felt extremely elated seeing that. The happiness on my face was shown instantly. My love towards coffee mesmerized me and next moment I found myself having Cafe Frappe; Coffee loaded with oodles of ice cream. MY COFFEE; I have been missing it for long time. I enjoyed every sip, in the company of my love..
May be from now on, everyday can be a coffee day if ‘m bored having tea! 🙂 wohoooo!

The Wish (Part II)

Continuation of The wish (Part I)

The Wish

I was thrilled to crack the dream but was sad that I couldn’t accomplish when Zahra was alive.

I asked Ashok where I can get a boat for a night.
“That will cost us an arm and a leg grand pa but I can help you with a cheaper one, as my uncle owns a couple of boats which you can use for a few hours daily. By the way, do you know how to row a boat?” asked Ashok.

“I would also like to learn rowing a boat, as ‘m not an expert at it. But I need a first class boat at any cost.” I said.

He understood ‘m serious about it and said “I will try to get a decent boat for a low-price. May be you can at first practice on some cheaper boat.”

Ashok sounded promising which made me happy. And the idea also worked. After coming back from work I started directly going to the lake to practice rowing. For a week, my hands ached badly, as I was straining continuously. But the more I practiced the more I felt ‘m closer to live my dream. Slowly I developed rowing grip and it became a good hobby.

One fine morning; I took a break from work and approached Ashok’s uncle to hire a boat for one complete day. In return I paid him Rs.2000, from the savings I made for the last two months. I waited for the evening at the lake, watching the Sun hung in the sky like a copper ball and steadily dipping down. When the darkness is approaching slowly, I took my boat and started my ride. In no time, the sky in the night looked as though it was wrapped in the blanket full of stars. Now I have been rowing for an hour and got to the middle of the lake where no one’s around. With boat on waters, the sky above and I; really don’t know what I’m here for but deep-down my heart I‘m waiting for a miracle to happen. I ‘m feeling cold but it’s comforting, ‘m happy but nervous, ‘m ready to wait over-night but as well desperate. May be it’s just a dream, why did I take it so seriously wasting all the money for this foolish ride. May be not, I have to wait to know.

Out of nowhere I can now see two shooting stars. Well, when ‘m here to fulfil Zahra’s wish, what I can wish for. I ‘m missing Zahra and wanting an end to this loneliness. As the shooting stars passed by, I could see two stars winking at me, as though they are the same two stars which I always dreamed about. It’s almost 12 in the night and I know I can now head back. Ashok was waiting for me at the door steps. Neither he asked something nor did I tell where I have been to. I just thanked Ashok and said I had a great time today. “You look brighter and appear a few years younger” said Ashok. Well its nothing but the effect of moon light, I chuckled. We went to sleep after talking for some time.

I slept that night happily feeling Zahrh’s hand on my stomach and her right leg on mine.
I ‘m not awaiting dream tonight, as I know our worlds are going to meet soon.

-D.D