The Discovery Of A Treasure

Well, the intervals are getting longer and longer now. I should be making more of an effort to write more frequently; lest, one day, they’ll become too long. If you give them the slightest space, “valid” reasons will always take up all your time. Currently, for me, those are settling into a new job, new city, searching for a house while living out of a suitcase, foraging for food, etc. And to write, I need a calm and settled environment, especially given the themes of this blog.

But, as I said, these are just excuses. If there’s time to do anything else, then there’s time to write. It’s all about getting the priorities right. And then having the willpower to do what needs to be done.

Anyways, enough ranting. I’m here now. So, let’s begin.

Today, I want to share with you an important discovery that I made recently. Potentially as valuable as any treasure in the world. In fact, even better than a treasure as no one can steal it from me!

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Incidental Comics: Night Song

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Source: Incidental Comics

Another great observation by Grant Snider! I couldn’t help but share this. Just close your eyes, and imagine yourself as being somewhere in these panels, standing there in the dark and quiet, listening to this “song”. Don’t know about you, but I find that quite soothing and peaceful…

I just love his perspective on things. Sometimes, through this blog, I try to touch upon similar topics, trying to convey same kind of feelings. But I fall woefully short, compared to what he does. Well, maybe one day…

For now, enjoy this beautiful piece, and please do follow Incidental Comics! You won’t regret it…

Choices Of Hope

May your choices reflect your hopes; not your fears.

– Nelson Mandela

Isn’t it a nice feeling to find your thoughts echoed by the greats? 😀

There’s one major difference though: While I can hardly manage to put those thoughts into words at all, the greats say it so succinctly, and with words that just speak to you, that mere mortals like me can just listen to them in awe. If the words above are as soft as falling asleep, mine would be as harsh as the morning alarm!

Even though my words probably won’t do justice to this wonderful quote, I still did want to talk a bit more about it.

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We Were On A Break!

Dear Reader,

Hope you are doing well. Just wanted to share an update in case you were wondering whether the blog might be dying because of such infrequent posts in recent times – I assure you, it most certainly is not!

It’s just been a very busy few weeks (I’m currently in the process of switching jobs and cities – boy, that is not easy!), and I haven’t been able to devote much time to the blog. That might continue for the next month or so, but once the dust settles, we’ll be back on the journey!

In the meantime, you might want to browse through past posts. There are links to the the various categories on the right and at the top for quotes, poetry, etc. You never know what hidden gem you might discover – a post written just for you! 😉

Take care, and keep reading & writing!


PS: Bonus points to any “friends” who saw through the title! 😀

PPS: Negative marks if you still didn’t get it! 😉

Two Year Anniversary!!

Well, well, well…How quickly does time fly! Can’t believe it’s already been two years since I started blogging here regularly!

I still remember that first post. Honestly, at the time, I didn’t know, or even think, that I would be doing this for the next two years of my life. All I wanted to do was to share a pleasant experience with anyone who’d listen. It felt good to share that pleasant experience, and that’s what I’ve been trying to do ever since.

This journey over the last couple of years has been quite interesting. I’ve come across some new thoughts through others’ writings, remembered and re-evaluated some old ones of my own, and reached out to people I never would’ve come across otherwise. There’s something alluring, romantic even, about discovering words written years and years ago, on blogs that are no longer active, by authors who got off this journey at some point, for some reason; about finding that one post with zero “likes”, but that speaks to you as if it was written especially for you, by someone on the other side of the world, at the other end of their life’s journey! The power and connect of words is truly amazing! Reminds me of stones skipping on water. 🙂

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What Do You See & Hear?

So, if you’ve been alive these past few months (meaning you used Facebook during this time), you must have heard about the recent “Laurel vs Yanni” debate. It was all over the web, but if you missed it, here’s the gist: There’s an audio recording of someone saying a name, and you must decide whether that name is “Laurel” or “Yanni”.

(The player in the linked post starts on mute. So, remember to turn up the volume if you don’t hear anything.)

Sounds simple, right? And it is. Until you ask a few other people. And then all hell breaks loose! People just can’t agree on what it is that they are hearing.

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When People Kept Cutting In…

First, the excuses for taking so long since the last post: If you were wondering where I have been, let me tell you: This last month has been BUSY! A lot going on, at the office, at home, and then there’s the football world cup! 😉 Although, I did share a couple of interesting posts on my FB page. So, you know where you need to go to get your fix, juuuust in case you craved it… 😀

Coming to the topic of today’s post. Today, let me share an incident that occurred late last week, and how that reminded me, once again, that problems are not always bad – sometimes they are a way to something better!

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