Silence is a feel-good way to spend some time when you are upset, but not until you start suppressing your agonies and hardships. This is when you become a stoic. You think a million times, overthink and rethink before you say something. And by the time it starts choking you, you’d regret not having expressed it earlier.
“What I’ve come to learn is that the world is never saved in grand messianic gestures, but in the simple accumulation of gentle, soft, almost invisible acts of compassion.”
― Chris Abani
What does it take to be human?
Frankly, everything looks quite good on paper. A 10 – year old girl plans her perfect wedding on the back of her notebook only to realize it’s too fancy for her family. A 16 – year old mustered his courage to confess what he felt on a piece of paper, but got beaten up in the school’s backyard. A 25 – year old writes a perfect piece of “resume” to land his dream job but ends up losing this opportunity to his friend. A 32 – year old finally writes a letter to his parents that he is coming home only to find out they are no more. But paper is not reality. What we want to be and what we are two different things. The only option we have is to accept it no matter what happens.
“The moon is a natural satellite of the earth, visible chiefly at night, by reflected light from the sun.
Have you seen the moon recently?”
We were thin glass, you and I – fragile yet iridescent. This is the only thread of similarity running between us. Running away was easier, holding your heart in mine and listening to your heart beat could never be easy.
Jazz: Music of the Soul, Played by the Heart. A day to express individuality through music, International Jazz Day stands to highlight the role that Jazz has played since its inception in unifying people of diverse backgrounds and regions of the world.
“True love, like any other strong and addicting drug, is boring — once the tale of encounter and discovery is told, kisses quickly grow stale and caresses tiresome… except, of course, to those who share the kisses, who give and take the caresses while every sound and color of the world seems to deepen and brighten around them. As with any other strong drug, true first love is really only interesting to those who have become its prisoners.
And, as is true of any other strong and addicting drug, true first love is dangerous.”- Stephen King
Madness is the new normal. It’s time we embrace it.
Places have a lot to tell, especially if it is a special place that you go to when you feel low. All of us have that specific ‘place’ that we go to, when we are our most emotionally vulnerable selves. It could be a beautiful spot outdoors or simply a snug little corner at your home. Your ‘place’ could also be a certain someone or your biggest cheerleader, you yourself.