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Mother's embrace - Answers to all the nightmares

Today I attempted my hands on creating a snippet out of a prompt on nightmare and mother's embrace. I will look forward to your comments. Anybody out there, she yelled can someone not hear me, she cried I am stuck and scared, she pleaded this place is very dark and icy cold, she wailed please help me, she continued An icy cold nudge lay on her shoulder she froze but her heart raced she felt hot and sweaty with fear her temples damp, her eyes shot with tears she bellowed her lungs out, leaving her gasping air A warm embrace rocked her It felt familiar, she felt home hush my baby, she heard her mother say it's over, it's gone, her mother pacified Open your eyes, her mother assured hush my baby hush, you are safe, continued her mother.

Act of Kindness From a Stranger in a Stranger City

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Today I would like to share a story on kindness. So here it is. Career path took me on a journey to a new city from Bangalore. I was living, walking, breathing, and talking in a metro city that never sleeps – Mumbai, in summers of 2018. When I entered the airport in Bangalore, I did not realise about the extra baggage with me. I had to leave a suitcase with a friend, who had come to see me off, without being aware of things that could possibly be packed in that bag.  I promised him to return in a month to take it with me.  I reached Mumbai and soon I got into paid accommodation. Once I unpacked, I realised I did not have my blanket, pillow covers, and bedspreads; it was in the suitcase that I had left behind with my friend. The Bangalore paying guest accommodation never needed an AC besides, I never really needed a blanket unless it was too cold. Mumbai is known for its warm and tropical weather conditions so, naturally, I presumed I would not need any blanket. Hence, I headed out o

The lockdown days so far

I do really hope all are coping well. To those who are experiencing anxiety, I feel you, but trust me do not go deep down into that dungeon. It is an illusion. The reality is much far from what it tells you. Let’s start the blog post then!  I am trying hard to be regular here; trust me thinking of new ways to share my stories is a little task. I do not want to sound boring or repetitive. Getting to the point, I am here today to write my story on how my lockdown has been so far.  Before the lockdown was announced, I was already in social distancing mode from early March. I am at present writing this from my comfort zone in Udupi (my hometown). Since the day I reached, I have been spending time with my two-year-old niece. After the lockdown was announced, I made a conscious decision to not get into an anxiety mode. The panic attacks bring the uglier side of me. My mom recently got me a new bookshelf. She got it customized and hung it to my bedroom wall. In 2018 I’d decided to mo

Thoughts on void or feeling empty in life

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  Today I noticed something very significant while talking to a friend. We both were talking over the phone about the void in our life. We were talking about longing for a specific relationship - companionship. He was sad that to share happiness and sorrow, he doesn't have a significant other. He longs for love and compassion that a partner brings along. I feel his pain for I am going through the same situation too. I didn't want to feel sad because I have a lot on my plate that depresses me. Metaphoric image to represent the feeling discussed in the blog.   On the other hand, I cannot ask my friend to stop to feel that way because feelings are genuine; I think they manifest actions and expressions more strongly. I don't know what got into me, the next moment I heard myself pacifying him. I told him "think like this, void or emptiness is perhaps an opportunity to create a space for someone to be with us. And for someone to be an integral part of life, we

Quick And Simple Suggestion To Keep Yourself Occupied During Lockdown

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Courtesy Hello Readers, I hope everyone is coping okay. I can understand how frustrating and annoying it can be when you are confined between four walls. I am an extrovert person, and I know how much it affects one to be without socializing. But here is the thing, if you do not stay indoors for a   few weeks, then there are high possibilities that you will contract the virus. If you get sick, you will infect the people around you, they will be carriers and further contaminate the people around them, and the saga continues. This is dangerous. At the moment, the health practitioners and scientists are working at their best capacity or should I say stretching even at the 25 th hour to find an antidote to the virus. So keeping in everyone’s betterment into consideration, Indian Prime Minister Modi has announced a lockdown for 21 days starting from 25 th March 2020. 21 days is a lot of time to be confined within four walls. So here are tried and tested method to cope with d