Saturday, August 30, 2014

Because he is.. (for someone very special)



He is Hobbes when I am Calvin
He is the shoe when I want to be a sock
He is water when I want whiskey (he can be soda too)
He is Woody when I want to be Buzz
He is Pon when I want to be Zi
And he is Vice when I want to be Versa  (and sometimes the other way too)
He is the string in a pair of pajamas
He is the S on the superman logo
He is laughter when I need some lightening up.
And sometimes he is  the tears too.
He is there—an unfailing safety net
He persists long after I have given up
He brings a perspective I would have never seen
He listens patiently even when he knows I am wrong
He has in him a capacity to love like no one else
Also to annoy like nobody else. (wonder if they go together too)
 He is a part of me.

Happy birthday to the love of my life.
I am so glad we are. :)

© 2014 Preeti Shenoy

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Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Blog marathon completed! (post 30 of blog marathon)

So, here we are on day 30 of the blog marathon. Those who have been following this blog would know that for the last 30 days, there has been a post every single day! It has definitely not been easy.
I have blogged through a holiday, through the time when I had house-guests and also through birthdays of close friends.
I have blogged when I did not feel like it, when I was unwell, and when my eyes were shutting out of sheer exhaustion.
It's a great sense of achievement to not have missed a single day.

I must make a special mention of  Alka Singla who is a reader who has commented on every single post of the marathon!  A big thanks to you Alka---your comments were really encouraging, and you have completed a marathon of a different kind--which is replying to 30 posts!

I will definitely be blogging. So see you around.

And for those of you who are aspiring to be authors, do pick up the current issue (August 2014) of Cosmopolitan magazine. I have been featured along with some co-authors, and the story covers every aspect of being an author.

That's all for now folks. Thank you for reading me.

I will be back soon :) (faster if you tell me you love reading what I write!)
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Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Things to remember when you seek advice (blog marathon post 29)





Sometimes, when we are stuck in a problem, where no solution seems to emerge despite our best efforts, we turn to friends. Or our trusted ones. We believe that their advice is going to offer a fresh perspective. It will help us find something that we might have overlooked. If we are really desperate, we hold on to whatever they say. Or at least think about it.

The thing here that we forget is no two people look at the same thing the same way. It might as clear cut as a rock. Yet, when viewed from an angle that is ever so slightly different from yours, it appears different. To that extent, the advice given is skewed.

What then do we do? Do we take no advice at all? Do we seek no help? Do we mulishly trudge along, with a try-and-fail-and-discover method?

No. I think the answers are within us. But sometimes, emotions cloud our judgement so much that we are unable to see. The thing to remember is never to take any decision, when emotions are tumultuous. One needs to sleep over a problem. Give it time

You would be surprised how many problems get resolved by doing nothing about it. We leave it alone and it vanishes. We discover that it was of magnitude only inside our heads.

Take this date two years ago. What were you going through? What were you worried about most? Hasn't it  been resolved? Does it tell you something?

Wisdom, they say lies is knowing when to interfere with a problem, and when to leave it alone.
And strength is what you need, when things don't always go according to plan.

I wish you strength. And I wish you wisdom.
And I wish you a lot of time --to dream, to explore and to discover new things. For it is only then that you grow.
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Monday, August 25, 2014

Helpless Bliss (blog marathon post 28)



Memories flood, like the river in spate
Submerge the soul and reasoning
You are everywhere I turn.
In the drawer I open after a shower,
It is your scent that I smell
In the words that pour out of my pen
It is your passion that pours
In the clothes that adorn my body
It is your thoughts that are woven
The harder I try to suppress them
The more powerfully they push-back
Until I can with withstand no more
And I yield
Carried along the swirling waters
With a force never envisaged
That takes me to places
 I never intended to go.
I am floating now,
Helpless
But finally at peace.
And oh the bliss!

© 2014 Preeti Shenoy
 

For more poems click here. Some poems have already appeared in print. Kindly do not reproduce without permission.
© 2014 Preeti Shenoy
 

For more poems click here. Some poems have already appeared in print. Kindly do not reproduce without permission. - See more at: http://blog.preetishenoy.com/2014/08/do-i-tell-you-poem-blog-marathon-day-7.html#sthash.IopfCRtF.dpuf

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