Heylo my L.O.V.E.

My Love,

It’s been a long since I wrote a poem or a message for you. Though I talk to you daily I want to take some time to express what you mean to me, in my way ;).

At first I would like to thank you for…

The times when I just think about you and I can smile

The Times when I rest my head on your shoulder and forget all my worries

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Yes, I know you love me and you love me very much.

I still keep asking you If you do and how much?

Even a word or two

I feel good to hear from you

I have a lot to say, may be nothing new

My words, as always a few

You conquered my fears

Made my life pleasant as it appears

You gave me all the freedom

Though I express myself seldom

BTW, I know it’s not so fun to yell at each other

That’s okay, until we are good for another 😉

You mean a lot to me. -D.D

When it’s time for a walk..

Of late I started walking in the evenings regularly. Whenever I step out of my house with my walking shoe, I really feel good. After day’s work when I go out with no backpack hanging on my back, I really feel very lite.

I go to a park which is half a mile from my house. I somehow feel the park and the area surrounded by it very enchanting. May be because of the breeze while I walk under the gracefully stretched trees, may be because of small children playing around, may be because of attention-grabbing Kung-Fu practise by children – which is arranged at one corner, or to the tune of FM that I listen while walking – that brings more melody to my evening.

I follow 3-Round-Policy while walking thrice around the park.

First round – I just relax and try to enjoy the place, trying to forget my day’s worries. I know, it’s tough to hush your inner voice which keeps reminding you about monthly due payments, pending work for the day and oh ya- what-to-cook- tonight. But I just try to bring back myself feeling the ambience and the fresh breeze. Isn’t it a great privilege to have a freedom to care for your thoughts every day, for some time? !

Second Round – I concentrate on my breathing or on the music. I increase my pace if I get distracted. Of course I end up jogging and very rarely I run as well..until I can feel my whole body, while my mind is in my control.

And then I relax for a while and my third round during which I slowly list my To-Dos for that day and next.

Trust me walking gives you a great pleasure especially when you are on your own!

I close my eyes and ‘m there… ..

After I completed my Engineering, I entered the professional world. It started with a grueling training in Mysore. Well, not just to recollect but I also lived those days very happily. I became more independent in taking decisions in my personal life as well as work-life. The ambiance in which I was trained was real good. Most of you all know that Infosys Mysore is world’s biggest training center  which is spread across 270 acre land, the buildings raised with great pride having holistic architecture and surrounded with beautiful greenery. And no wonder we were provided with classic facilities.  But to some extent it was an extended college period for us. As during our training time, we had classes till evening and assignments to work till late in the night followed by exams in the weekends. Of course it’s only in the weekends we went around Mysore. Somehow I managed to get through those exams and I was posted to Bangalore.

Life in Bangalore was like never before. At work, I had a very cheerful and cooperative team. But the lessons thought at home didn’t work sometimes, like me standing and greeting my manager always, not telling NO to elders (almost everyone in my team is elder to me :D) and so on. It took some time to get used to the nuances of corporate world.

Like the campus in Mysore, Bangalore campus is also good at its ambiance  Bangalore office being the headquarters, constructed a long way back and the age was concealed by the strong and majestic buildings. Of course, I have my favourite spots with-in the campus. Starting from the fish pond (OMG! I can’t start my day without passing by fish pond and winking at the fishes), then my workplace (Literally I lived in that building for almost 5 years), the long stretch of road with greenery on either sides near to my building, I would love to cycle around the campus and especially the Gate1 – entrance; trust me it made me feel so royal and fortunate whenever I walked there, MC – Hall , the library, how can I forget café coffee day, Dominoz Pizza which kept us awake during the late night cutovers and go-lives, La-Terrace (a kinda food court) defines my love for desserts and that sit out adjacent to washing-machine-building.. that’s just mind blowing! And the audi’s where I strutted, performed well and not so well, I expressed and I commanded during toastmasters meetings.. wait, wait, wait.. I have to mention about this lift in B-15.. m really attached to it.. It tagged me having a button ‘D’.  Well, I remember every corner of my favorite places and really wanted to so that I can visit them just by being where I ‘m while I close my eyes.  

Not just the place but also the people influenced my life a lot and made it real better. People are never constant, just like the way folks hop on and get down from a bus. Never the less, I ‘m in touch with them. It gave me the privilege to travel abroad and also get connected to the strangers who are distinctly far off from my world. Now it makes me think – What a coincidence to work with them!

BTW, how do I forget the morning rush towards my bus stop and the people swarming at the bus bay after I just reach office..!  But for today, I won’t curse that rush – as now it became a memory for me. Yes I left my first Job. Sob sob!! 😥

 All good things come to an end. D.D