Sanctuary

There is No place like home – your own place, your sanctuary. Lets stop the felling of trees and exploitation of natural resources so that our fellow earthlings. Can I call them that? I mean that way animals can live happily too.

Imagine one day the trees enter our homes and take all our furniture because, we took it form them in the first place and that too without asking. One thing industrialisation brings is the pollution and it is the worst. Is it worth the development? Should it even be termed development if it is not sustainable?

But there are pristine places far away from the chaos of cities, chaos is bearable, the pollution is just deadly.

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This is the most favourite shot of mine. I mean look at that tree. It just called to me.             Let it talk to you too. Oh the blue sky and the silhouette – just wow!

 

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Above the clouds it is clearer!

Just some shots I took from a moving vehicle while I was going to my cousins wedding. Hometown… Oh, how I miss it 🙂

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Solitude could be a choice.

Take Care: When you’re unwell, do you allow others to take care of you, or do you prefer to soldier on alone? What does it take for you to ask for help?


 

Woah, what a personal prompt!?

When it comes to being taken care of or receiving anything from anyone, it is a little difficult for me. Not that I have ego problems, it is just that I do not like bothering people with my issues. I do not really expect favours. Seriously though how do you even ask for help?

On the other hand, I love being there for someone, I like lending a hand once in a while (whenever I feel like it), I like to know and try to make sure that my peeps are comfortable and feeling fine. What is more better than knowing that your dear ones are doing great? So giving is okay but receiving… I am not so sure about that.

Yes, I am complex (LOL) yet straightforward. If you have a headache take a pill and just chill (rest!!) you do not need others to tell you that, do you? It happened recently, I felt like really exhausted by the end of each day doing same daily activities so I knew I was reaching the burnout stage and I did not let anyone around me even get a hint.

This, not letting others know, only leads to serious problems. People think you are fine and you are handed regular work while in reality you can not even focus at a single task at hand. It can get frustrating, it gets for me, and then comes the change in my attitude, I get all agitated and temperamental. Funny enough, that is how my family gets to know that I am not well. Not by words but by my behaviour.

I guess, I do not like putting it in words – “I need help!!” instead I just try to stay calm and strong until one fine day I go crazy at some random point in time and the ones who know me understand (my friend Tanya can relate), but others just think of me as what they get to see – crazy, it’s okay to be a little bit nuts though. Being with yourself teaches you to accept yourself and be comfortable in your own skin thus, solitude is not necessarily a bad thing, loneliness is. Being alone can be a choice.

So, asking for help??… ummm not happening any time soon.

On a serious note, being a soldier or asking for help might be a choice but staying aware of yourself is a necessity. One has to learn to take care of themselves first and then they can take care of the entire world (if they want to).

But do you know where the real good feels come from? They come from those little things that your friends or family do for you by accepting you with all your craziness and still (for some reason) stay with you. Those are the people who really matter and if you have them, believe me you do not really have to ask for help – it just arrives.

 

 

Crazy is good.

Choose Your Adventure Write a story or post with an open ending, and let your readers invent the conclusion.


A bunch of cousins were all set for their elder cousin-brother’s wedding. And as was expected they all were happy and excited at this news, they were going to have the time of their lives (depends on you- the reader). Although, each one of them was quite busy either with work or with studies there was no chance they were going to miss on such a fun opportunity to finally unwind themselves. So, they kept their calendar dates open for the occasion, went shopping, helped with preparations and when the day came they were ready for the party.

As fabulous as the bride and groom were, so was the scenic location, everyone was mesmerised and had a great time – clicking pictures, dancing, chatting, dancing, making the awkward small talk with the uncles and aunties and more dancing before heading towards the buffet (now we’re talking). Anyway, every thing was running so smooth and everyone was ecstatic, and some even drunk. These kids were a good bunch they made a quiet entry and a normal exit.

Now it was time to head back home, it was around midnight and those who wanted could leave in anyone of the transport facilities available. The cars for close relatives were almost filled and had gone. But the cousins got hold of one car and soon their car was finding its way through the hilly terrains under the moon light,  it was all so beautiful, but the thick forest and the hooting owls were not helping – the cousins found it a little eerie, so to speak.

And an hour and half later their car stops and the driver says, “my car can not manage going downhill and it is too dark and dangerous to drive on this muddy, wet road. You guys are young and can make the walk so, why do you not just walk? It is safer.”

One cousin says, “lets wait for others to come and then we can walk with them….”

Second cousin  says, “…Meanwhile the roaring tigers can feast on us.”

Third cousin, “c’mon it would be our adventure. We have the choice to choose an adventure.”

Fourth cousin, “You are crazy!!”

Fifth cousin, “Crazy is good.”

Sixth cousin, “You guys need to chill out and use those flash light apps in your phones or else some sort of animal is bound to attack us.”

Seventh cousin (the native), “You guys sound like a bunch of tourists. Nothing is going to attack you, just follow me. I know the way. It is only 1 to 2 Kilometers.”

And they…

A small little change.

Childhood Revisited:

Sure, you turned out pretty good, but is there anything you wish had been different about your childhood?


Everything was good enough, my childhood was not marred by technology, so I got to live it to the fullest. I played outside with friends, camped in the wilderness, enjoyed outings, partied with my cousins, and definitely watched the best of what cartoon network had to offer – to all the 90’s kids. 

It was not until late sixteens when I actually got a normal mobile phone that could only be used to make calls or to send text messages. Although, I had started using computer by the age of 11, it was internet-less and it was mostly used either for school work or to play video games. okay, I won’t lie it was only for the games. Road rash – does that ring a bell?

So, as I am revisiting my childhood by taking a walk down the memory lane – full of beautiful, cherish-able, vivid memories of all the mischief and fun I had – I see that I did move into new cities quite frequently and not that I hated it, but now when I think about it, life would have been a little different had we not done so.

I mean, I have no idea what it feels like to have long term friendships because, as far as I knew, every relationship outside the family was supposed to be temporary one. I was well aware that some day we would be moving from our current location to another place. What would be the use of getting attached to anything or anyone? It would have only hurt.

I guess that is why I am a homebody. I like staying in, putting long hours in work or watching TV, or even a little cooking, a lot of eating, working out etc. etc. – home based activities, that is. I do like socialising, but I am not too big a fan of it and that is why I have a very closed knit group of friends.

It is not because I do not like to go out, but because I have gotten used to being in my own company and the occasional hang outs are enough for me. I am not the “every Friday night” drink and dance kind of person, occasionally that’s fine but regularly? Nope, I would rather be in my sanctuary. Also, I have had my crazy adventures!! I am young, but been there done that. Actually, been there and done with what I wanted to do.

Come to think of it, as I started writing the post I wanted a small little change in my past; not having to move so frequently. But I think everything turned out pretty well therefore, no regrets. Getting attached only hurts so, why fall for it, anyway?

By the way, the prompts feel a little too personal nowadays 😛

Ho, Ho, Surprise!!

Secret Santa: You get to choose one gift — no price restrictions — for any person you want, but anonymously.


One gift? Are you kidding me? I would love to buy so many. Wait a minute… can I buy a really expensive thing and then sell it for cash and buy what ever I want? Well, with the “no price restriction” clause, I do not think it would be a problem. Santa will take care of it all, I guess. Anyways, Christmas is a great holiday and who does not like to celebrate, we do not really need a reason for that now, do we? So, if I am to gift someone with “no price restrictions” meaning expensive stuff, I would give it to someone who really matter(s) to me and I think that would be my parents.

In one simple sentence; I owe them for everything and the least I can do is to buy them a great, expensive gift and I love the “no price restriction” offer word-press has for us. The kind of gift I would like to present them with would be something that puts them out of their daily schedule. Life gets daunting for us youngsters and I can only imagine having to deal with us and then dealing the work and the outside world/society. So, a get away for my parents at an awesome resort with some spa would be lovely, I guess. I personally would be delighted to receive such a gift (you know what I mean, dear word-press people!!). Come to think of it, can I gift my own self?

The anonymity is keeping me away from gifting my parents a family vacation. What is better than to enjoy with your near and dears? This way we all get to have fun. Well, I could plan a lovely trip including the food, leisure etc. with the “no price restrictions” and then have it all mailed to our address. How anonymous is that? Very much, I guess. I would be like, “oh, look we have a mail. Oh, it has no return address. Oh, look someone booked us first class tickets to Paris and all the food and stay is included” If, I act well… who really cares?? I would act crazy if required this one asks only to act surprised, I can do that.

Anyways, happy holidays everyone. May you and your family be healthy and closer than ever, now that is a gift I wish the world could have. From my heart to yours best wishes and happy times everyone, and this one really comes with “no monetary restrictions”.