Reflections: Blogging from A to Z April Challenge 2014

Accepting the Blogging Challenge was one of the finest things I did as far as writing impromptu was concerned. With a busy professional and personal life, one can get really exhausted to even take the trouble to put down a few words on paper/ computer despite it being the only thing one would wish to do… When I took up the challenge I wasn’t even sure I would be able to complete it. There were days when work beckoned. There were days when all that the alphabets could churn out were nursery rhymes that I had learned way back in … Continue reading Reflections: Blogging from A to Z April Challenge 2014

U for Unanimous

Unanimous in our greed, Unanimous in our desire, Unanimous in our wants, Unanimous in our misty mire, Why can’t we be unanimous in our dislike for dark terror? Why can’t we be unanimous in our peaceful perceptions about humanity? Unanimous in love, Unanimous in creation, Unanimous in death, Unanimous in recreation, Why can’t we be unanimous in our prayers to the Almighty? Why can’t we be unanimous in joy and hope? Are we really unanimous at all? For the Blogging from A to Z April Challenge 2014 for the Letter U Continue reading U for Unanimous

Testing Times!

Testing times- growing times, losing times, loving times, hating times, winning times, expensive times, hurting times. I thought I had passed the test, having wanted, got, seen and lived it all. What more could there be left for me? I wondered in nonchalant arrogance. From binding placenta to bonding finger, From erring pencil to refined pen, From dearest friend to mate for life. Hadn’t I gone through all the tests that were destined for me? Testing Times- surviving times, hoping times, giving times, binding times reflecting times, realizing times. Timeless times! For the Blogging from A to Z April Challenge … Continue reading Testing Times!

Shail it is….for S

Parents name their children differently. Some name their children depending upon the planets. Some give their best friends’ names to them. Others think a lot about the meaning of the name they give to their children. Still others name their children at random. Whatever the name may be, it gives a sense of identity to the child forever. And, many a time, it has been noticed that a name does seem to influence the nature and characteristics in a child! I am named Shail which means mountain rock. Actually, part of my name came from my father’s name which is … Continue reading Shail it is….for S

Retry Friend!

Trying to do something again, even after life has dealt a severe blow is definitely not easy. The same goes for a heart that is broken and refuses to patch up a hurtful past and carry on and retry. Retrying can be frustrating and guilt prone for one feels that one is betraying one’s past by doing so. But, that isn’t the case. Retrying to make a better present, retrying to help push one’s hurtful past behind us, retrying to succeed in life again is not against any law. In fact, the law of nature is such that aids us … Continue reading Retry Friend!

Q for Quilt

I remember making a similar kind of quilt in school in SUPW (socially useful productive work) class while I was in school. It was something new that we all learned. And I realize the value of it much more today. Way back, it was collecting old pieces of useless cloth material which I would cut into similar size and then stitch it all together to make a tablecloth or a quilt. Today, I find I need to do this in my life – Get rid of all those things that are unnecessary¬† and make my life more organized. I need … Continue reading Q for Quilt

P for Pat….

She patted me on my back knowing how much it meant to me. To lose is not easy and if the game was life itself the loss more difficult to bear. I lost to the world. I lost my emotions to a society not worth crying for – all this and more she let me know with that little pat that spoke volumes of her understanding, love and kindness. All in that one tiny sensitive pat. Today, years later when life dealt her a cruel deal I knew what I had to do. I walked up to her, not a … Continue reading P for Pat….