The Longest Path

Yesterday’s daily prompt (circuitous paths) led me to think about the longest path in life. We often live our lives trying to match up to expectations – whether it be our own or others’. We work towards basic things like education, career, money and family. Without realization, every day, we run towards something. And why? Because we want that something. We think that it is important to us and it probably is…. However, when I sit down with myself every day, I do not feel that the longest path in life is to any of these things even though it…

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What do you care to notice?

You know there are times in your life when you just try something new. Like getting out of your own house and going for a walk lol. Then you walk around actually paying attention to the things around you. Like the changing color of the leaves, random mushrooms growing in random places, the sun playing around and hiding behind the clouds every few seconds, the huge water puddles that make you wonder how much did it actually rain last night, the flowers stuck somewhere between summer and fall, the everyday paths decorated with leaves that crumble with a crunchy sound…

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What does it mean to be #LikeAGirl?

Normally, I skip over all the youtube Ads because I find them to be a disruption rather than a break. Today, however, was a different day. While I was listening to some songs, an Ad came on asking people to show how to run like a girl. Those words instantly caught my attention and I started watching the Ad. In the video, men and women were asked to run like a girl, fight like a girl and throw like a girl and they all did – in a way that they thought a girl would do all those things. Then…

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A Blank Piece of Paper

Written on Apr 3, 2014 I began 2014 by wanting to read a famous book called The Happiness Project. It is a book by Gretchen Rubin in which she talks about the year she dedicated to making herself happier. Not because she was depressed but because she wasn’t exactly as happy as she’d like to be. At first, I found it extremely overwhelming and frustrating to be reminded of what I have been trying to do for years and wasn’t able to. It was very useful but boring. After having read 2 chapters, I was completely done. After all,  a…

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Nothing

For a very long time, I have tried to understand what nothing is. Where there exists different types of feelings in this world, like happiness, sadness, anger, disgust, surprise etc, could “nothing” also be a feeling? To walk right through a cheerful occasion without feeling any joy; to be a frozen river throughout the year; to sit as close as to the window wanting to meet the sunlight; to be unable to sympathize or comfort; to keep on running with injured feet; to submerge yourself completely into something without any regard for hunger or sleep; to sit in a corner,…

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A Bitter Heart

If you’ve ever tasted a bitter gourd, you know what bitter is. And if you’ve ever cooked one, you know that it can still be made edible. Bitter is…hiding yourself in a place no one can find you. Bitter is…being unable to be honest with people you love. Bitter is…coating your words with anger, hate and dislike. Bitter is…avoiding things you cannot understand. Bitter is…truth, love and care. Most of all, bitter is a very well hidden, yet most visible layer on all of us. So when my heart is bitter, I try not to blame myself or think of…

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Pick up a fallen leaf

Fall felt like a semester of fallen leaves- although scattered, but still organized in the cycle of nature. I picked up a few leaves over and over again, watched them dry out and lose their colours, gave them away as gifts, decorated my table with a few, danced around with some, found some crushed in my own backpack, but still…I found that.. There are advantages of picking up a fallen leaf. In a way, it gave me direction; hope. Of where I am supposed to be going. What I must keep on doing regardless of what happens in life. What I…

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