Monday, November 29, 2010

Misfit Mondays : The best of times

Life isn't in black and white. Not everything is wrong or right.

( Via here )

Its not about the destination... its about the journey.
Its about learning to trust people and taking chances. Its about making mistakes and having the courage to admit them. Its about falling down and getting up again.

This is in tribute to my very best friends. You know what they say.. best friends are like family... only more special, because they have no moral obligation to stand by you...well that applies to us.. We're not like family.. we are family. And I am so grateful for having them in my life.
Its about the tiny little moments.Some of those that come to mind are...
Running down the street and getting drenched in the rain and the waves of the sea.
Having so much to talk about that conversations are frequently cut and topics are so frequently changed that if an outsider was listening he would think that we were crazy.
Its in continuing conversations that started weeks ago like they happened yesterday
Its in making birthday cards with gushy messages and old faded photographs.
Its saying the truth even when it may hurt... and keeping quiet when its needed.
Its about sticker machines and cramped carpools.
Its about code words and secret languages and tents made of blankets and chairs.
Its about barbies and pollypocket and make believe jobs
It is the comfortable silence which has no need to be filled up
Its about forgiveness and endless chances
Its in cheese toasties and mini pizzas and masala french fries
Its in borrowed books, clothes and jewellery
Its in passionate arguments and stormy fights and angry tears and emotional apologies
Its in crying your heart out in the middle of a crowded green lawn
Its in pretty dresses, mis matching earrings, tottering high heels and wide smiles
Its in knowing that though it might feel lonely sometimes, you"ll never be alone
Its in teasing smiles and knowing looks and endless giggles.. and ofcourse swiss knives and getaway cars.
Its about hidden jokes and shared secrets
Its in piling your hair atop your head and acting ten years older
Its in taking chances again and again.
Its about being one and yet being yourself.
Its about being worried when one third of you is being hurt.
Its about wanting the best for one another and helping each others dreams come true.
Its bout taking each others side and being loyal even when the whole world laughs at you.
Its in singing  stupid songs on the way to an exam.
Its in long drives with the wind blowing through our hair.
Its in imitating a wedding dance from across the street.
Its in the tears which are shed, the hugs that are shared and the hearts that are mended.
Its simply in knowing what is in strawberries and cream. :)

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

A Little Less Conversation

"A Little Less Conversation " is a compilation of all the things ( big or small ) that seem to inspire me. You know them... the ones that just make you want curl up in a corner, make yourself comfy as you soak in how wonderful they truly are!

I just came across the most wonderful book.. one that is sure to be re-read many times over.
 It's called the "Palace of Illusions" and is written by Chitra Banerjee Devakaruni.
Its a novel which relates the story of the Mahabharata through the eyes of Panchaali ( also known as Draupadi ), the wife of the Pandavas. It is a new take on the Mahabharata and what makes it so interesting is that is told in a modern way and through the eyes of a woman. I absolutely love the way she writes too. I plan on going through the book over the weekend and maybe I'll share some of my favourite parts here for you to enjoy too. Get your hands on the nearest copy, you don't want to miss this!

Also, remember when i mentioned that i plan on listening to new music. I am happy to say that the journey is underway... I heard "Pictures at an Exhibition" by Mussorgsky...I think I need to listen to a little more of his compilations before I recognise the genius of this one. And today I'm going to listen to "Get up, stand up" by Marley.
Any favourites you think I should listen to? Do let me know!

Photo of the Day

Today i was supposed to wake up early in the morning and do some exercise...yeah, that didnt work out so great.

Lazing in bed. Bliss.

Monday, November 22, 2010

Currently crushing

Currently loving:

1. Cranberry juice.Anytime, anywhere.
2. Making lists on new notebook paper.
3. The cool breeze coming in through my window.
4. The anticipation and excitement of giving my room a make over.
5. The latest Grey's Anatomy episode. How cool was Yang as a bartender?
6. This quote
    " Dreams become reality one choice at a time "
7. This photo.
    This might be the only reason why I  don't hate traffic jams.

Misfit Mondays

Misfit Monday today is a mix of everything that is currently running through my mind...

1. I'm trying harder to be thankful for what i have and the small bits of good fortune that follow me on a day to day basis.
Its easy to get angry for wishes that aren't granted. It s much harder to accept things the way they are and still hope and work towards a better future.

2. Its impossible to be untouched by inspiration if you're lucky enough to have studied in a school housed in a building as beautiful as mine. I think my love affair with architecture truly started the first time i climbed its glorious wooden staircase.

3. Tiny gifts are given at the most unexpected of times. I was patiently waiting for a friend and a lovely lady gave me this fallen imli as she went about her daily job of cleaning the garden. She could have easily kept it for herself but instead she offered it to me :) it made me feel special :)

My dog looks cooler in my first pair of sunglasses than I do. He obviously thinks I'm foolish for even considering the notion that i could wear them better than he does.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Photo of the Day :

These are some of the things that I am looking forward to!

1. Learning about different types of music... I just finished reading the book ' Pillow Talk' by Freda North. Though the book by itself was okay , what stayed with me after was the big part that music played in the life of one of the main characters. Yes we all know that music influences our moods, behaviour and thoughts. But not many of use strive to reach out and learn about the new genres of music.. and there are so many! It looks like this adventure is going to bring me lots of joy> I hope you'll enjoy it too as I'll be sharing my thoughst on the songs that I love and few of the lyrics that inspire me.

Baby steps does it :)

2. I have been busy completing a project that I am extremely excited about and I hope to share it here with you by the end of this week.
Hint : its pretty, sculptural and functional. What more could a girl want

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Photo of the Day

This is dedicated to the crazy, unpredictable and yet extremely lovely November Rain we've been having!

I think they capture the nostalgia and sense of refreshment the cold rain brings me :)

Monday, November 15, 2010

Misfit Mondays

Hello all! Sorry for the unannounced blog sabbatical. I decided to sstay away for two weeks but now I'm back!
These are some of the sights that are making me extremely happy!

1. colourful bottles all lined up in  a row :)

2. This man's expression makes me smile.
I caught him getting a haircut on the street and just had to capture the royal pink robe he's wearing!
Also, how awesome is his haircut :)

3. The sun making ordinary dust on a windowsill look magical.

 4. Blurry photos that speak of relaxing evenings gone by...