Dealing with Rejection and the Accompanying Dejection

As I check my email for the umpteenth time for mails from recruiters, I feel my heart beating faster. I see there are seven recruiters who have “shown interest in my profile”. Sadly, none of the seven have called me yet. The speed at which my heart was beating a while ago, has lessened considerably,…

Gnossienne

A moment of awareness that someone you’ve known for years still has a private and mysterious inner life, and somewhere in the hallways of their personality is a door locked from the inside, a stairway leading to a wing of the house that you’ve never fully explored—an unfinished attic that will remain maddeningly unknowable to…

The Blue Umbrella

The umbrella was like a flower, a great blue flower that had sprung up on the dry brown hillside. In exchange for her lucky leopard’s claw pendant, Binya acquires a beautiful blue umbrella that makes her the envy of everyone in the village, especially Ram Bharosa, the shopkeeper. It is the prettiest umbrella in the…

Things Left Unsaid

So much to say yet so little are these words, phrases and sentences don’t make sense anymore. Wish you’d been more around to hear this, though little by little everything tore apart. You know we both saw it coming yet we never spoke about it, we both wanted it so badly yet we destroyed it…

My World

All I wanted was to live a life where I could be me, and be okay with that. I had no need for material possessions, money or even close friends with me on my journey. I never understood people very well anyway, and they never seemed to understand me very well either. All I wanted…

Catch and Release- Matt Simons

‘Catch & Release’ is a single by American singer-songwriter Mathew Griffith Simons (Matt Simons). Co-written by Erik Olof Mattaison, the song was released in September 2014. This is an amazingly soothing song even when it talks about coping mechanisms through the struggles in our lives. “There’s a place I go to, where no one knows…

Rückkehrunruhe

The feeling of returning home after an immersive trip only to find it fading rapidly from your awareness—to the extent you have to keep reminding yourself that it happened at all, even though it felt so vivid just days ago—which makes you wish you could smoothly cross-dissolve back into everyday life, or just hold the…

You Only Live Once?

Imagine you disappear. Twenty years later, three people are looking for you. One is dying to meet you again. The other wishes you had never met them. The third wishes to have met you at least once. You are one person. Aren’t you? But you are not the same for each one of them. Find…

Let Go

They say that, at some point, you just learn to let go. I must disagree. If it just takes one moment to let go, then you never really held on tightly enough. To a dream. To a goal. To a place. To a person. To anything. I believe you let go little by little. You…

Love…or Is it?

“Let us all remember- We are dust, and unto dust, we shall return!” With that the priest concluded the funeral service and the body was laid to rest, never to be heard from again. The cause of death- major blows to the head, leading to a broken cranium and intense bleeding. Gina had met the…

Absent

You are awfully quiet, remarkably absent. It is very confusing, unusually silent… The End Just some outpour of thoughts in intricately woven words. Expressions from lovers of imagination and their love for writing. Writings that shake and wake you, make you think, stir your soul, leave an imprint. Just some mellifluous bits- their wordbytes. Wanna be a wordmate?…

Miracles are Small Bundle of Unexpected Surprises!

Do you believe in miracles? Miracles are like small surprises that we all expect in our lives. Sometimes, we do not believe in miracles because of the circumstances we face. Life is full of ups and downs, it is like a puzzle that cannot be solved easily. There are times in our lives when we…

I am Enough!

When she stopped waiting for him, the world suddenly appeared to glow. Perhaps it always shone, but she was ignorant- looking and waiting in the dull and dark, to find pieces of herself, that she entrusted him. But on making peace with her broken self, she was the one who healed herself. Now she shines…

The Experimental Journey

Life is an experimental journey undertaken involuntarily. It is a journey of the spirit through the material world and, since it is the spirit that travels, it is the spirit that is experienced. That is why there exist contemplative souls who have lived more intensely, more widely, more tumultuously than others who have lived their…