Monday, May 30, 2011

Tricks of life

Life sometimes plays silly tricks on us, or at least we think so, what we don't realise is that we bring those tricks about.

We are engulfed in what we are doing, what we are working on, what we are achieving or desperately would like to achieve, we totally forget about something important - Us!

I am writing this not to anyone or to lecture whoever reads it, but I am writing it to myself as it might help me know me better. For sometime I have forgot about who is the most important person in my life - I had forgotten myself. I realised I was basically the shadow of myself - a badly made copy with only harsh black powdery stains showing blurring my actual image.

So I decided to step back and look at me - and trim out what's not working, what's in the way and start living.

My days won't be any lighter, they won't be any more easy, they actually might get worse - so it's a reason more I should strive for me to be better and aim towards happiness, whatever that might be - at least it's concept I can feel.


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Friday, May 6, 2011

Varanasi continued

I am writing this quite sometime after I have been to Varanasi but I guess even if years pass I will still remember everything and every detail of it.

I remember the first early morning boat ride, which although it looks like being a tourist trap still offers a fantastic first glimpse of what life is near the Ganga. The lights, the colours, the scents and smells - all are imprinted in my mind or shall I say my heart.

I gladly remember the first rickshaw ride from the hotel to the ghats and the lazy walks up and down the river banks, turning down hand massages, enduring the endless call of "hello boat ride" and admiring the relentless and skilful washers and the guys cremating the dead.

I clearly remember the row of people begging on the steps leading down to the ghat and the colours of lord shiva on the column right when you walk down towards the river. I remember all, I do, but I simply wish to be there again and I am sure you will too if you're lucky to go to holy Varanasi.








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