Why Travel?

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Journey to a new place, for me, is like the best kind of love affair; where you learn a new language to express your love, where you seize who you are, who you’re in love with, where sometimes lose track of where you’re going but still carry on for the thrill and adventure, and where with every journey begins a love story, some classic, some great and some which last forever. For all you know, it doesn’t even matter if the story has been written before, because no two love stories can ever be the same.

Journey to a foreign land, for me, is like a quest for the unknown, where we travel in search of both self and anonymity. We battle between who we are and who we should be, where we are and where we should be. We travel to lose ourselves, and sometimes to find ourselves. As Pico Iyer sagely puts it, ” What we find outside ourselves has to be inside ourselves for us to find it.”

So, when I ask myself, why do I want to see the world? Why is it essential to go to a place, and then why write about it later? My head says, “Because I want to examine different cultures, experience different lifestyles, explore different opportunities, embrace different moments.” While my heart says, “Because I just want to try and find a piece of myself everywhere I go to put together one day.” I would say, a tourist is merely a person who complains, “It’s not the same as in my country.” Whereas a traveler claims, “It’s not the same anywhere I go.” Traveling is not a just a hobby or holiday, it’s a way of life. For this life I would travel everywhere, anywhere, sometimes again, and sometimes even if it means falling in love over a 100 times.

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Daily Prompt: Happily Ever After

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Ask most people what they want out of life and the answer is simple…to be happy. Maybe it’s this expectation though, the wanting to be happy, that just keeps us from ever getting there. Maybe the more we try and will ourselves to states of bliss, the more confused we get. To the point where we don’t recognize ourselves. Instead we just keep smiling, trying like hell to be happy people we wish we were.

I am very happy with my life. I am very happy with my journey till here as well. I have made mistakes, I have made bad decisions, I have had my downside but I am happy for it because that is what has got me to the state I am in at the moment. I used to constantly expect more from my life, I was never content with what I have ever. Every time I achieved something, the moment of happiness used to be short lived and time again think that I haven’t done much in my life. There is so much more to see, to know, to learn, to accomplish, how am I going to do all that? In the bargain I lost my happy moment lamenting over something yet to happen. Challenges definitely help me grow, become a better person, live a happier life. Only when I go ahead with a challenge do I realize the true motive of going through with it. And if I end up embracing a challenge for too long, not wanting to let go of the happy state. That’s when the happiness gets replaced by expectation and eventually remorse.

But now, I have realized that happiness is not in the number of challenges one takes or the tougher the challenges one is put through. Happiness is something that has been there all along, not in our dreams or hopes, but in the known, the comfortable, the familiar. Hence it is wrong to say, do what makes you happy. But instead say, live what keeps you happy.

 

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A Conviction Testified

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It’s true,

Happiness not shared with you is merely a news,

Sorrow not told to you is a story with no hope.

Then a thought went up my mind,

The ‘truth’ lies in your presence in my life.

You are my antithesis,

With every animosity that makes my decision linger,

Still without you my story feels incomplete.

Then a thought went up my mind,

We ‘treasure’ only what feels right inside.

My expression may be different,

My hesitation sometimes invalid,

Cause assurance doesn’t come easy to me.

Then a thought went up my mind,

For ‘tomorrow’ is a discovery, a day with sheer blinds.

After a hundred years I see this day,

The things that never changed,

Yet never remained the same.

Then a thought went up my mind,

Hope ‘together’ always means this way.

Passage of time

Aside

Follow the stars,

Or follow the might.

Life is a wistful journey,

One that never ends.

Each day is layer of wisdom enveloped,

With insights we wish we had earlier in life.

Life is a learning process,

One that never ends.

Mysteries being unraveled,

The doors of perception wide open.

Life is a cynical quest,

One that never ends.

Signs are all around us,

The ones you see are ones that matter

Life is a game of chance,

One that never ends.

We leave love to destiny,

Still playing the cards of hope.

Life is full of random trysts,

One that never ends.

Few words can tell a whole,

Many thoughts can stir a whirl.

Life is a complex cruise,

One that never ends.

The wait can be long,

Answers hidden deep inside.

Life is a passage of time,

One that unfolds every now and then.

‘Cause today is a great day for falling in love

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My head spinning round and round,
All I wanna do is smile with just the thought of you being around,
I get the same feeling as when you set free a dove,
In love with this feeling of falling in love.
I seem to be dreaming all day long,
Humming away our favorite song,
My eyes stuck on the phone in front of,
In love with this feeling of falling in love.
When you whisper, “I love your smile”,
All I wish is that we wouldn’t be away by a 1000 miles,
Everything else seems so perfect, I observe,
In love with this feeling of falling in love.
The day I don’t talk to you makes me wonder,
Why is that my heart feels what it does under ??
As though my life’s taken a new curve,
In love with this feeling of falling in love.
I think I can tell you anything under the sun,
And you’ll still be by my side from dusk till dawn,
I wish this feeling remains forever,
But would love for it to grow even bigger,
In love with this feeling of falling in love.

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Someone Like You

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I just don’t want someone who knows the shoes I am thinking about;
I want someone who knows I m thinking about something when I am fiddling with the shoe.

I just don’t want someone who’ll travel the seven seas for me;
I want someone who calls just once a day to say he’s still there for me.

I just don’t want someone who can sweep me off my feet;
I want someone who’ll be there to hug me when I m falling.

I just don’t want someone who pampers me all day, every day;
I want someone who notices that even though he doesn’t do so, I still love him.

I just don’t want someone with whom things are so smooth and sailing;
I want someone who knows I am there even when the sail is rough.

I just don’t know if that someone knows;
But, I want someone who knows that I do know.

 

In response to the Daily Prompt: This Is Your Song