Can you hear me?
How come I miss you so?
At times I store stories to share
Keep doubts to clear.
Then I remember,
And I shudder.
All my life I believed
Death is normal
Something that’ll fade out soon
After which I could be myself.
But you had carved and occupied
This large a niche in my heart
Do you like the colour of your grave?
I chose the colours
We gave special instructions
To your friend, the painter.
I know how carefully you made
The grave with your own hands,
The outside looks beautiful,
I wonder how it feels in there…
How silly I am –
You are not there…
The song reminded me
Still, do you hear me, Papa?
“Change can be good but it’s always tough to let go of the past”
― Emily Giffin, Love the One You’re With
“Renew, release, let go. Yesterday’s gone. There’s nothing you can do to bring it back. You can’t “should’ve” done something. You can only DO something. Renew yourself. Release that attachment. Today is a new day!”
― Steve Maraboli, Unapologetically You: Reflections on Life and the Human Experience
Time to thank the year for all its tests and lessons (not lessons and tests)!
Posted in Blessings, Celebrations, Life, Memories, Nostalgia, Uncategorized
Tagged Letting go, Memories, New Year, Photo, Photography, photos
I had no idea
That I had grown
Tethered too –
Never letting go,
I broke off,
Dreaming of new pastures
Now they haunt me –
The unseen ghosts
Of my Invisible Roots.
They blame me
They whisper out loud
Some day I must,
And try to reconnect
The severed roots
One by one,
Posted in Blessings, Emotions, Life, Memories, Nostalgia, Trees, Uncategorized
Tagged connections, Life, Memories, Photo, Photography, Poem, Poetry, roots, ties, Tree, verse
“She wondered that hope was so much harder then despair.”
― Patricia Briggs, Cry Wolf
“When you’re at the end of your rope, tie a knot and hold on”
― Theodore Roosevelt
I feel happy!
Activated, I sense.
I want them to stay
Prospects are bright.
Cooking ‘successfully’ (!),
Lavishing stars and marks…
Don’t you think
It’s worth it?
But the minute
My HH’s get deactivated,
[Written in June when I was in a real happy mood.]
Who knows what made this unknown person so cheerful that day!
Posted in Blessings, Emotions, Life, Nostalgia, Uncategorized
Tagged Cheerful, Good mood, happiness, Happy, Hormones, Mood, Poem, Poetry
Let’s walk this way. You and me. The sun will shine bright for us. The shimmering water will add a glitter to our eyes. Take a look at the flowers meant for us. We won’t make them leave their homes for us, but we’ll be there to marvel at the thousand shades and fragrances they have arranged for us. Keep your ears open to the faint soothing music of the foliage and the birds, and your skin ready for the caressing breeze. Be keen – they only serve the most sensitive, you know. Won’t we accept their invitation? After all they are free!
The life – duties, worries, plans, money – is a light year away. They won’t come to disturb us unless we invite them and lose our minds to them. They make us sick. Consequently we end up fighting. And why should we take along with us resentment and the doubt who had had the last word, instead of the bliss , which is again free?
The sun will soon take leave but there will be the charming night. Thank God the moon is not another star. The pale light is just right for us as we glide down the smooth slopes of sleep reminiscing the blessings of the day that had seeped into us through our senses. Tomorrow is yet another day!
Posted in Blessings, Emotions, Life, Nature, Uncategorized
Tagged break, couple, leisure, Nature, outdoors, relaxation, relief, stroll, walk
I am on a swing-
The swing of moods
Up in a curve
Into unseen heights
Further into the firmament
Then the journey back –
Phew! I get down,
How peaceful, down here!
The heights were scary!
“Is it possible to become friends with a butterfly?”
“It is if you first become a part of nature. You suppress your presence as a human being, stay very still, and convince yourself that you are a tree or grass or a flower. It takes time, but once the butterfly lets its guard down, you can become friends quite naturally.”
― Haruki Murakami
“Butterflies are self propelled flowers. ”
― R.H. Heinlein
“A fallen blossom
returning to the bough, I thought —
But no, a butterfly.”
― Arakida Moritake
“You can only chase a butterfly for so long.”
― Jane Yolen
“I hate quotations. Tell me what you know.”
― Ralph Waldo Emerson
How heartless of him!😀
Posted in Blessings, Life, Memories, Nostalgia, Summer, Uncategorized
Tagged Aleppey, Butterflies, Flowers, Kerala, Nature, Photography, photos, Plants, Quotes
They once guarded
While the owners slept peacefully.
Though abandoned, lost, separated,
…lock somebody up(!)
But they no longer
… peep through.😛
Wonder what mystery
They may unlock,
I lock them up!
(Edited on 12/4/13)