after the rain falls,
the breath of earth,
light dances like a dream
enjoy the quiet it brings
(petrichor laced with peace)
- ashley jane
If someone wishes to ruin your day then turn the other way and have the best day you’ve had in a long time.
Be resilient, in you.
"This world is habitat for all loving & living things. Those people who can share compassion are truly the embodiment of greatness."
It turns the blood cold, you know?
There you are, happy-go-lucky and smiling, minding your own business, lost in the thoughts from only awhile ago when you were out eating at your favorite restaurant, watching the chef grill your food in front of you. That blissful moment of having everything good.. food, soda, your man by your side. Life was good and you’re reveling in your moment of bliss .. and that’s when you’re abruptly and suddenly pulled back down into reality.. the blow to your torso comes out of nowhere.. the coffee you just purchased slams into your body and explodes all over you burning your skin.
You try to regain composure, wondering what just happened. As you adjust your foc...
Winter came faster than expected. She wasn’t prepared. She shivered, uncontrollably, as she walked past…
…the other people on the sidewalk, most of whom were walking rapidly against the freezing rain and buffeting wind. None spared a glance for the the woman obviously lacking the minimal resources to weather the rapidly approaching storm.
She frantically looked for a doorway deep enough to shelter her from the worst of the onslaught.
She caught his eye from across the street. He didn’t want to see her. There were so many like her. People living on the street. People without shelter. People without homes. People living in crowded isolation.
What could he do against such injustice? How cou...
Another day another dollar. Not for thousands of federal workers maybe more than that. Yes. I really hurt for them and I wish there was something I could do to help. But like I said in my previous letter it is what it is. All we can do is focus on the here and now. I'm very hurt by the events that are unfolding right before our eyes. I cried today. I wish I was a super hero. I'd swoop down and end all of this madness. Alot of us are on food stamps and welfare and we're going to get hit hard in another month or so. But what can we do? I mean I'm sure good pantries will be available for assistance. But what about the months to come? Have mercy on us.
...But then I realise that I won't cry.
Because I'm enduring the pain of separation from 'you' since the past 3 years; and I've cried a lot. Each time I saw you smiling with 'her' crushed me, but that each time you smiled I fell for you over and over again. I had wished not to drown, but your eyes are too deep.
There had been times when your ignorance pierced me, but the tears got used to it and dried somewhere before they could fall.
Now each time when you hurt me knowing or unknowingly;
I shed one less tear,
I spill one more blot of ink.
I cry one less night,
I smile one more time.
I live one less moment,
And die one more time.
It seems like my mind is insulating itself from the pain of y...
Seated under a neem tree in the plantations of Kilifi charting a way around all my life is about; I can’t help but to be grateful for the past fortnight & the experiences I’ve had. I’m not sure I can describe how healing this has been for me - such beautiful souls I’ve had the chance to connect with. ✨🍃🌸☮️
They felt like strangers’ sheets, unfamiliar and unaccustomed to myself and my habits.
They were not worn in the middle from the pressure of my usual position.
The top sheet was not abandoned somewhere in the corner of a closet due to my hatred of untangling it from the duvet.
They were clean and fresh, but not in a homey sort of way.
They were not soft and used despite the faded pillowcases, which suggested otherwise.
They were stiff as if someone had ironed them before they were stretched across the bed, but in the process had used too much starch.
They did not smell of sunshine as if they had been hanging on the line all morning.
They did not smell of anything really but fabric.
Real incident of my life... must read you will be shocked too :- (for english scroll down below)
एक दिन की बात है मैं दोपहर का खाना खा रहा था। और मैंने खाते हुए अपने पास से एक आवाज़ सुनी जो की मूषक के बच्चो की थी। उनकी माँ उनके पास नहीं थी और वो भूक से तड़प रहे थे।
शायद उनकी माँ उनके लिए खाना ढूंढने गई थी। मुझसे उनकी ये हालात देखि नहीं गई और मैंने उनके पास एक रोटी का टुकड़ा रख दिया पर वो इतने छोटे थे की वो उसको खा नहीं सकते थे। फिर मैंने सोचा की उनकी माँ तो खा ही लेगी आ कर और फिर इनकी भी भूक मिट जायेगी अपनी माँ के दूध से। और फिर तब ही उनकी माँ वहां आ गई पर उसके पास कोई खाना नहीं था। मुझे लगा की वो भूकी है इसलिए वो ये रोटी का टुकड़ा खा लेगी। पर मैं ये देख के हैरान रह गया उसने उस रोटी के टुकड़े को...
You are right
The universe gives you experiences
To save you or to teach you.
I asked to be the worlds greatest healer
I must learn every pain.
Trust the inner voice. Amidst all chaos, confusion and anger, when we feel everything inside us is about to explode, the inner self would gently whisper what is needed. Let's grab on to that... Everything after that would be a magical ride...
Please excuse me. I'm hurting inside, I'm not my normal self and my thoughts are racing and mind is jumbled. Please be patient with me. I can't sleep but I'm so exhausted so you're stuck with me and my exploding emotions...
I've suffered more loss lately and dealt with more demons than any one person should be allowed. It's been one helluva tough year for me; I'm not asking for pity, I'm hoping for compassion, empathy, loyalty, support.
Thank you ❤️
*_____ Letters to my child _____*
So you are one year older again...
One year further from being that tiny fragile vulnerable bundle dependent on other people's love and care. And one year closer to becoming an independent person with your own dreams, hopes and wishes. How time flies...
Here is to the most amazing child any parent could wish for.
Love you always & forever my little star xxx
New year is coming
Few hours after we use '19 as date ending
Few hours we keep new plans to make the life better
Few moments become memory
And goes on.....
Before all it arrives I have two words to say;
THANK YOU for all who stood with me , made me feel special, cared me, rejected me, hurt me, and special thanks for all the pains of 2018 that made me live till the end.
SORRY for all the mistakes I made, for all the people who got hurt by me (known or unknown), for disobeying you, for neglecting you, for misunderstanding you, and more over sorry for not spending my time with you
Wishing you a courage to celebrate your failures, calmness to enjoy your success, happiness to live and all above ...
Reading about the search for intelligent life in the Universe got me to thinking, (Again). There is a huge amount of real estate surrounding us in to which neighbours must well have moved. Even with all the time that has past those fourteen or so billion years where it is possible that other civilisations have come and gone already, the odds are that there is a lot of other life out there.
However we send out these invitations to them hoping, expecting, for some kind of reply in all directions getting despondent as we have had no reply.
Here is the thought I had though.
Knowing humanity as it is right now, what we have done to this planet, our violent history; if you were intellig...
As our math lesson rightly teaches us..
"YOU CANNOT DIVIDE BY ZERO"
Remember ... discrimination on the basis of caste,creed or gender must mean "Zero" to us....
And one cannot divide Humanity by such "Zero"..!!
- Ankita D Matalia
For the love of being recognised
in your life was my only dream,
I lost my virtue, and I start fresh
Being someone else altogether.