Tuesday 2 September 2014

Fear of Normalcy





Married, two kids, a wonderful husband
A beautiful life, Picture perfect
The normal bind
With a very positive effect

But I dare not be that way
I wish life was not that way
I wish life to not be normal
I see it as a sign of mediocrity

Live I will,
My life my way
Not the ever so treaded path
But make one anyway

Fear I have not
Of what I wish to do
Fear I do not
Of what will come out too

Fear I do not
To take the path alone
Fear I do though
Of being a Normal person

 Picture Credits: Rain and Sunshine, Oil on Canvas; http://trinathsen.com/

Thursday 24 October 2013

An Ordinary Man - Chapter 2




Chapter 2

After a whole day’s physical and mental strain, she was still in the kitchen, cleaning and readying the kitchen for the next day’s chores.

She washed the mixie vessel and the non-stick pan, which would be short-lived in the hands of the maid whose main weapons were Sabena and The tablet foil. She then added just a ladle of curd to a vessel full of milk and let it rest in a corner of the granite slab which acted as her regular work table. She transferred the remaining curd into a smaller vessel and put it near the mixie, which was the only empty spot nearest to the Kitchen door. She still had to put that day’s washed vessels in their allocated locations and fill the “vessel tub” (a tub allocated for vessels to be carried away by the maid) with those to be washed the next day, then ensure nothing unnecessary was still outside, put if any, into the fridge, wipe the granite and gas stove clean without a dot, switch off the gas, put a couple of almonds in a cup of water for Nidhi – she would bring the entire 800 sq. ft. of ceiling down if those 2 almonds weren’t right; she was trying hard to bring herself into a habit and it immediately became Akila’s duty to “encourage” her – and close it with the right lid allotted for that particular cup, have her usual tablets, change and then talk to her husband at length on the day’s happenings and eventually, hopefully, sleep for a while, for she had to wake up early the next morning.



Being from her village’s “Big house”, and yet traditionally rooted, she got her ways from the maternal grandmother and was quite proud of it. Amidst all that hullabaloo, she smiled.



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Thursday 4 April 2013

Solitude

Here I am sitting in silence
My eyes closed, lips shut
My mind clear without a sound
 
Far away somewhere
In the distance I hear a drop
Fall to the ground
It would probably rain
It would probably not
Care I don't for neither, rain nor dark
 
Blissfully Solitaire
Calm and composed
Casual noises none so profound, none so stark
 
 
Few get to be alone
Peaceful and in calm cologne
Fragrant in nature's perfume
Pears, Berries, Flowers and Bloom.

Falling in Love could never be the same

All I thought of, was you
All day, all night, and in my dreams too
Revered was our Love
Together holding a treasure trove
However could you think of moving on...?
I never imagined we weren’t so strong!
 
Realise I did though, that
Am never to get the wonderful dame
Move on I did, but...
...Falling in Love could never be the same...
 

Sunday 7 August 2011

Perspective


"Two boys arrived yesterday with a pebble they said was the head of a dog until I pointed out that it was really a typewriter."

- Pablo Picasso

One of my friends lost his father when he was 14years old; another lost hers when she was just a baby.

Which is better?

And yet another, lost his dad just after his engagement.

Now?

A boy lost his left leg in an accident. His brother, in the same accident, lost his life!

Which is better?

A beautiful singer and actress, died when she was at her best. Another passed away well after her best, and when she had almost been forgotten.

Which is better?

A kid passed his exams but did not score well; another failed his exams

Which is better?

Life is full of such questions which we keep answering all through, but, do we really evaluate the situation truly or do we add our own perspective? Don't we prefer to reply to these questions with our own experiences? Don't we prefer to give just those answers that justify what we do and keep increasing our self pity?

Now let's take one of the above as example and see what the protagonist would have responded.

"One of my friends lost his father when he was 14years old; another lost hers when she was just a baby.

Which is better?"

The one who lost his father at 14 would say

"The latter is obviously better! She hardly even know her dad, and so would not have felt the pain of separation, whereas, I have had the best times of my life with him and knew the pain!"

"And yet another, lost his dad just after his engagement.

Now?"

"Oh! When he is that old, he would know how to handle the situation! He would at least have as much maturity to do so! Not like me...at a young age!"

THIS is perspective. This is the way an average ignorant human being works! And as for the response of the others, you would know better!

It is when we BREAK this barrier of self-pity that we actually see that all difficulties and hardships are one! God has not punished anybody! He has not given difficulties to a chosen few! Nobody is uniquely blessed either!

It is all how you see it! It is all how you take it! It is all how you handle it!

It is all in the PERSPECTIVE!

Perceive yourself to be big and you are big. Perceive yourself to be small, you are small.

Perceive yourself to be a failure, and you would never succeed ever!

Perceive yourself successful, you have never failed, just learnt!

Wednesday 15 June 2011

சமுதாய தோற்றம்

எதிரே நின்ற பொழுதரிந்தேன்

நம் எண்ணங்கள் எதிரொலிகள் என்று...
ஈன்றவள் சொன்ன பொழுதரிந்தேன்
நம் இருவருள் வேறில்லை என்று...



கண்டதும் காதலின் கலியாணம் தேவயோ
கூடலும் குலவையும் கையொப்ப சாட்சியோ
ஊடலும் கூடலும் சேர்ந்தே இருப்பினும்
ஊரரியச்செய்வது கையொப்பம் தானன்றோ!

Tuesday 7 June 2011

'வா'சகம்

வாய்மூடிருப்பின்
வாய்ப்பாட்டுக்கேட்டு
வயதானாலும்
விந்தையல்லவென்று
வழிப்போக்கநோருவன்
விவரிக்கக்கேட்டேன்