So, today I let an older man take a seat in the metro. He offered it back to me. I rejected with disbelief, with the usual expression of ‘how could I’ -tone.
He was an elderly person with a head full of white hair. However, very fit and surely didn’t look like a senior citizen.
I wonder how he must’ve felt. Maybe, the same as I feel when a 14-18-year-old calls me a “Kaku” (aunty)! At times, we forget that we are ageing. We forget that an 18year old is someone who was just born in 2000!
Yes, 2000! I mean wasn’t I there just yesterday inviting the new millennium!
Well, from a glass half full perspective, I guess this also means that we feel so young at heart, that we can’t believe 18 years have passed. Lol!
I guess 18 years down the line my daughter would be like, wow! 18 years just flew by, I feel like I was born yesterday! Well, only time will tell!
Have any of you had such a moment? Does it have a name? Shall we give it one?
This month always puts into motion something for my upcoming year. I wonder what it will be this year! Even if it doesn’t it is the start of a pleasant climate in Mumbai, my birthday, my best friend’s wedding, her birthday and the 3rd-month birthday of my dear daughter, Sarah!
These are reasons enough to celebrate! It is the little things in life, the memories, our people, the good times, that make life worthwhile. These little things can be missed if you blink, so be careful and cherish every minute of it! 🙂
I plan to make a note of these little things of my life on my blog. Hope I write regularly and you have a good time reading these experiences!
Till then, adios, make every little thing count! 🙂
Well, this little thing has been in my head for a few days now! Actually, since the day I saw or to be precise, noticed an interesting little thing! I won’t go into details, but someone had made his/her friend’s day special by writing notes on chart papers and posted it over a bridge of a railway station! And my immediate reaction was, wow! Who must have thought about that? Something, I would totally love to do for the special people in my life!
Then I thought about it for a while, I discussed it with my friends, and their reaction was, wish someone does it for me!! Surprisingly, that is when I realized that this one thought never occurred to me. But, I always love to have such crazy ideas myself, so maybe that is why! It is so amusing to see how different people perceive the same thing!
That made me think even more, and as I pondered over it! (I know it wasn’t necessary, but what the hell! :P) So as I pondered over it and the whole idea of ‘perception’ actually intrigued me!
Let us imagine a ‘what if’ situation!
I mean, yeah it is all exciting and amazing, if someone makes you feel that special, by doing crazy things for you! Now, here comes the “what if” – What if, the person who did something crazy for you isn’t someone you really ‘click with’!? In that case, the whole scenario changes, doesn’t it? I mean, suddenly, unnecessarily that person becomes creepy, crazy, or someone on those lines! You might even see and share some posts or videos (where you-tubers think they are really funny 😛 )where such people are stereotyped and made fun of!
That crazy person would just believe that he/she is going to be a lonely loser all his life! Maybe that’s how I was too! And more than once I’d felt in my life, I’m just too crazy or weird for people to understand! That is when slowly some of my now close friends came into my life, and really loved and accepted me for what I am! I think that’s the best kind of gift anyone can give you in a friendship! I might have scared people by over-doing things in a friendship, but those stayed back, who could see through it!
It is a blessing to be loved by someone who accepts you for what you are! Someone who knows your little flaws, can read your mind just by looking at your face (Even though you are trying to figure out what exactly is going on in that neuronal mess)! Some say this person should be your friend, I say, in my case a friend is a small word to describe that blessing! Yes, I’m talking about my husband! I can go on forever, so I will just reserve my thoughts, maybe for some other time!
To put it in the simplest words ever said,
“You’re not perfect, sport, and let me save you the suspense: this girl you’ve met, she’s not perfect either. But the question is whether or not you’re perfect for each other.”
I saw Interstellar today after a long wait! A very long indeed! Am I here to review it? No! That has been said and done by many!
Did I love the movie?, Yes! Without any doubt! Anything remotely related to time, dimensions and relativity has always fascinated me!
I can never claim, I have understood every aspect of the theories given in the movie! But who is looking at it like that!? I’m loving that movie because it is beyond the theories! Because somewhere deep down it means, science is for the believer! For the one who trusts every intuition, every gut feeling, because for such people nothing in this universe is without a reason!
I have taken most of the decisions in life based on feelings rather than rational thinking! I may spend hours, days, deciding over things, but ending up going what my insides /the universe tells me to do! I have made mistakes, but have I taken a wrong decision?, I don’t think so! Because every mistake has taught me something new, leaving no space for regret!!
I’m not saying that it is the best and the most right way to live life! But it is the way I like to live mine! Having faith in the feeling, having faith in love…
Love is the one thing that transcends space and time!!
Have you ever experienced it? This, running out of words!…..
I just realised I can use this excuse for not blogging as enough as I used to as a teenager! Back then I was in the quest of those people I could talk to! Maybe I had the same people back then, but sharing wasn’t the same. There were fears, worries, complexes!
These people then developed a bond so strong, that now it is easier to talk to them! The times have changed, the problems too! Our thoughts have changed with the relationship with that person too! Now, once you start talking you have words forming in your head, and easily coming out of your system, making you feel lighter! With them you can share anything and everything you could ask for! Long gone are the judgemental days and the person is now not just giving you advice or trying to be nice, they understand what you are trying to say, even if it is between the lines!
And after a day with such lovely gems you have collected over the years and preserved all this while! When you sit staring at your laptop screen, you feel a light-headedness, because you are all out of words!!! All your synonyms for burdens, happiness, have been bore by the people in your life! And you can only be glad for them, even though that means a little less of the writing 🙂
You wake up and check your Facebook Newsfeeds, it is full with sarcastic humour! Hate blogs, open letters, critical reviews and what not! Complaints and rants about the people around hashtagging them as stereotypes!
If we could just all take a step back we would realize, the not-mainstream has actually become mainstream! Not being a cliché is suddenly the biggest cliché around!!
Well, in situations like this, being the little punk that I’m I go around searching for another stream which hasn’t become main yet! And in the process of doing that, I’ve realized, only if people stop worrying about hashtags, about judging about categorizing in real life!
By hashtagging I mean, stereotyping, categorizing, judging, etc. Okay I will put my point across by giving a few examples especially prevalent in posts shared these days!
Girls don’t want to be judged by the clothes they chose to wear, if someone dresses simply or maybe eye-catchin or sultry, please do not judge based on that! Whether she is easy, lame, townie un-cool or whatever! All the fashion blogs, stop policing people! I’ve always read on such fashion blogs that, fashion is about being confident in whatever you please. So, who is being a hypocrite now!?
Then there are posts saying, ‘why not getting married in 20s is good’, some saying otherwise! Shush! It is an individual’s (couple’s) personal decision! They can take it anytime, neither is 20s early, nor the 30s late, it is when they are ready with their partners to take that decision! So chuck the hate and be happy for them!
Remaining posts are about people cribbing and complaining of the people around! If some person you came across is being partial to someone from his hometown…that is the only way he knows! Don’t be hurt and just accept his ways (M sure you have your own ways too)! You never know when he would start favoring you! Neighboring aunties are always going to have an opinion and stories over your life, gossip is their entertainment, don’t let them affect you, no need for all the hate posts for them! That won’t change them; maybe if you stop caring a damn about what they say, might make them eventually give up!
Don’t dump your besties or partners because, they have that one flaw you read online on some post and it is a strict no-no in a relationship. Because of which you now feel the need to drop them like a hot potato!! Don’t forget you have accepted and happened to love them unconditionally with all their flaws! Of course, bid them farewell, if they are hurting you and are making you unhappy! But let that decision be yours… not driven by all the hate out there!
These are just a few examples of all the negativity!
As the recent Taylor Swift’s song goes,
Hater’s gonna hate..hate hate hate hate…
Baby, I’m gonna Shake It off.. Shake it off!!
So just shake off the judgmental glasses! Leave all the hastags for social networking and not socialsing! Enjoy every aspect of humans around with all the flaws! Give love and and that is what you will get in return!
Hey wait a minute, didn’t I myself just write a hate post!? But it was for hate posts!!!. Well… double negative just made it positive! 😉 I’m going to spread my positivity around..hope you do to!!
….Cz love makes the world go round (Powerpuff Girls)
In 2009 I had once written on my older blog (www.sameetak.blogspot.com) that 1st January doesn’t really signify a new year for me! And 6 years later, it is still the same! Thanks to my choice of academia as profession! For us, a new year is always 2 semesters down in June with new admissions and a new year!
Well, but in the spirit of the change in the last digit! I need to first of all wish everyone a very happy new year 2015! All those who have made resolutions hope you follow them, maybe not all, but maybe the one that matters the most
I make resolutions daily, based on every experience that I have. They are all lying in my brain haphazardly. Okay! I think should jot it down and try to gather all those that I have made in the last 365 days!
>> Not be afraid of being myself ( Only you can be you, and you can’t be anyone else…)
>> Not judge people and make conclusions about them ( If you are you, let them be them..)
>> Watch more movies ( cz they teach)
>> Read more books… ( no doubts…they teach too!)
>> Play more Clash of Clans and/or Quizup ( good brain exercise 😉 )
>> Do some physical activity.. ( Forget not, you are getting older… )
>> See more of the world… (Cz, if the world is a small place.. you surely need to explore..)
>> Do not forget to write about it… (Cz, that would make the experience even better..)
>> Give your best at anything and everything you do… (Your best is what makes everything bettter..)
>> Follow your heart… ( Cz it knows better..)
>> BE happy …( A resolution I know I will never break 🙂 )
I hope I follow all these (Pst.. they are not really difficult 😉 ) That’s how you can follow them through, and be happy about the year! Best wishes to all of you for 2015!! Hope you have new beginnings and happy endings!! 🙂