I take back all the crappy stuff I said about Diwali. I am feeling oddly satisfied with myself. There is a certain solace in lighting candles. Slowly and carefully you bring the lit match close to the wick, pausing to let the flame transfer and then step back to enjoy your handiwork - those flickering yellow lights that symbolize the spirit of this festival.

Train of thought..

It's strange how one moment you feel so strongly about something and in the next it all vaporizes, leaving you clutching at vague impressions.
It so happened that when i was working out today, a strong wave of emotion overcame me and i had to switch off the machine to sit and think about it. Now, it might have been adrenaline, but the feelings were so strong I had almost reached for my phone and started acting on the emotion-fuelled impulses.
Took a deep breath, washed my face, settled down, reached for Debbie to type down all that I'd thought about and .. I wasn't feeling so convinced anymore. Was it because my doubts were baseless and trivial? Or did the sight of my laptop serve as a distraction? I'd never know.
In the mean-time, let me blabber about Diwali. It's not my favorite festival anymore. No more crackers. No more getting excited over gifts and visiting people.There are way too many formalities and technicalities being associated with this festival nowadays. Call me a depressed goose, but there's really nothing to look forward to tomorrow. At least for me. Except that I'd be wearing something new,hopefully.
Ah, it's frustrating not being able to write about what you wanted to.
Hope my train of thought leaves me to that desired station soon. Because there are questions, questions that need expressing more than answering.

Till then, Happy Diwali. Hope you have an exciting one. :)


Hello!hello my friends!Am i the only one feeling the morning chill?Or is winter knocking?
Winter, beautiful, serene winter. Harbinger of ends and new beginnings, of the new year. My pagan self relates winter to a period of contemplation, hibernation, finding out what went wrong, and emerging a fixed person in Spring.
That was for the philosophy.
Now, winter!
The only time of the year I can stay out in the Sun and soak in its warmth!Lay leisurely on the grass,watch the brown-ed trees,feel the Sun on my back..

Of all the festivals we celebrate this season, I like christmas the best-I just love the decorations, the christmas tree and the cakes. When I was in school, it was the only festival we celebrated..spending days decorating our classrooms and then exchanging gifts with our friends. It was special, since it marked the end of the term and the start of winter holidays.
Oh,winter holidays!Bless college life for still giving me those. Twenty days of pure nothing-to-do-ness!Sleeping till late in my comfy bed, waking up to steaming hot coffee and then rushing to the balcony to spend some time in the Sun.
Winter food-makke ki roti, sarso ka saag, gajjak, dried fruits-all of those yummy things that keep you warm, winter clothes-your chance to be creative, colorful.
Though there's no season I detest, I love no other as dearly as winter!
I don't mind the chill, I don't mind the winds or the fog, it's all part of the fairytale image I have of winter in my mind.
Evem though it's only October and the north westerlies are yet to do their bit, I'm up and excited with a broad smile on my face to welcome my favourite time of the year.