Browsing All Posts published on »September, 2011«

Socially Speaking

September 30, 2011


Nope, nothing. Tons of random thoughts. Let’s just get them all out, shall we? Well, let me start with Facebook. I’ve got a bone to pick with it. It’s taken over a lot of communication. People don’t feel like they have to talk in person or on the phone anymore, because they’ve left a message […]

Points to Ponder ~ Essence

September 28, 2011


I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel. – Maya Angelou

Maintain Safe Distance

September 27, 2011


I lost a friend once. I had asked her for advice related to a guy who was a little younger than me and wanted me to be his girlfriend. She told me to not go for it. The guy was very sweet and good to me–my reasons actually are immaterial to anyone else, or they […]

No More Masquerade

September 26, 2011


This Saturday I thought I’d do dinner with a friend. A male friend. The problem with some male friends is that they don’t seem to understand the meaning of the word “friend” and they don’t seem to want to respect that relationship. Unfortunately for me, I learned that a little late. You see, when a […]


September 25, 2011


A pot of ink, with it a quill Maybe, I think, that is what will Satisfy my dear little heart And help create a piece of art For I just cannot seem to find, To say that which is on my mind, Any words, none at all, to write Though I do try with all […]

Pitter-Patter, Pitter-Patter

September 23, 2011


It seems as though the rain has extinguished the sun’s fire, but the day must still be made the most of, and it’s good for: Sipping on warm coffee or hot tea, whichever’s your chosen source of caffeine, whilst gazing at the downpour or the misty drizzle, as the case may be. Organising bookshelves, lending […]

L’Astre du Jour Fait Boum!

September 23, 2011


Leaves, against dull skies of grey Gleam tangerine, russet and gold, Say, “Dreams must be set underway–” Lo–poof! voila!–et behold! A warm, cozy cup of un café au lait Maybe on a pretty little terrace: Five dreary, wintry months to wait For, perhaps, one month in Paris..   - Karishma

Points to Ponder ~ Russet & Gold

September 22, 2011


Besides the autumn poets sing, A few prosaic days A little this side of the snow And that side of the haze – Emily Dickinson, ‘Nature, XLIX’

Mirror in the Sky

September 21, 2011


I notice it when the sun doesn’t come streaming in my bedroom window at 6 o’clock in the morning, that absence telling me the day may not be filled with abundant sunshine. Instead I can see hints of a sky just turning blue. Sunshine, even when plentiful, may be treacherous for there may still be […]

Points to Ponder ~ The Spotless Mind

September 20, 2011


How happy is the blameless vestal’s lot! The world forgetting, by the world forgot. Eternal sunshine of the spotless mind! Each pray’r accepted, and each wish resign’d. – Alexander Pope Random, fleeting thoughts: Sometimes we do wish we could erase people and incidents from our mind, for if they don’t exist in our memories, they […]

How to Make a Clean Break

September 19, 2011


Perform a cleanse. If you feel your resolve weakening, don’t think too much about it.  Act swiftly and click, or tap, or ignite. Look through your phonebook and delete the numbers of people you don’t want to talk to. Delete them so that you don’t get back in touch with them. With the memory that […]

Points to Ponder ~ Straightening Facts

September 17, 2011


I did not have three thousand pairs of shoes! I had one thousand and sixty. - Imelda Marcos

A Pair of Sonnets

September 16, 2011


Lovingly, she gazes, with a softness In her eyes; her smiling pink lips doth part Tenderly, as though in a state of bliss. Catching sight of a flash, her brown eyes dart– They look to the right with a fading smile… She knows she’s caught, now she’ll be forced to choose Just one, be torn […]

Emoticons Emote. They Just Do.

September 15, 2011


The text read: “Let’s do dinner on Sunday. I’m up late most nights anyway ;)” My thoughts: Uh, why exactly is there a wink after that statement? What the hell does this guy mean? What is he expecting? Maybe there’s something I need to clarify… Clarify, I did, and it turned out to be a […]

Points to Ponder ~ Translation Required

September 14, 2011


Dreams say what they mean, but they don’t say it in daytime language. – Gail Godwin

Visions in Dreamland II

September 13, 2011


Contd. from Visions in Dreamland I was walking down the corridors of the 3-storey building which held our dormitories on the upper floors and a tv room on the first floor, with the dining hall or mess on the ground floor. (That’s how storeys are measured in India; the ground floor is like Floor Zero.) […]

Sunday Brunch ~ The Boiler House

September 12, 2011


It did! The waiting list mentioned in last week’s piece on brunch reached my name. They called me on Saturday evening to confirm the reservation and I was excited about going back there, and taking my friend, whom I was meeting after 10 years (we’d met a few times after high school), to one of […]

Visions in Dreamland

September 11, 2011


The earliest I remember documenting one of my dreams was when I was 14. I was in boarding school. One of our teachers had asked us to describe a dream on paper. I picked a recent one and did so vividly. She gave me an A+, asked me to see her in her office and […]

Points to Ponder ~ The Sun’s a Ball of Butter!

September 10, 2011


But whether I’m the rose Of sheer perfection, Or a freckle on the nose Of life’s complexion, The cinder or the shiny apple of its eye, I gotta fly once, I gotta try once, Only can die once, right, sir? Ooh, life is juicy, Juicy, and you’ll see I’m gonna have my bite, sir! – […]

If Frogs are Princes

September 9, 2011


Maybe the person we think is Cinderella or Prince Charming in our lives is really just the evil stepmother or the dragon, both in disguise. Maybe if we looked at them in the right light we would see that long, sharply curved nose or those rough, abrasive scales. I think that’s when we finally accept […]


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