Sunday, February 24, 2013

Confessions of A Diary ! !

To whomsoever has been a part of my life in some or the other way

After a long overhaul, I thought its time for me to say thank you to you for being so kind and generous in sharing with me your emotions. I know, I am your true companion in every sense.

You must be wondering how? Of course, I am. After all, I know what you wear everyday, what do you eat everyday, what do you to impress the guys or girls you meet in your office/college/public place. I know every moment of your life.

I think I know more than even your parents would. However, I have seen the after-effects of what happens when your parents read what you have shared with me. How can i forget that "why-didn't-you-share-this-with-us-first" look. Sorry, Am I rude? Oh , I didn't mean to!

But hey, come on! Think of it. Things that are dear to you. Things that you would not want to share with any third person. Things that even if you shared, you would want to keep some of the secrets to yourself. For every little thing, I am there with you. I am your partner in the elated self, the angry self, the gloomy self, the egoist self, the loving self, the passionate self... Yet you despise me, when your head boils over someone.

How many times have you torn my pages into pieces..and dumped them in the bin..how many times have my smooth and earthly-smelling pages born the brunt of your anger.. I say earthly-smelling, because that's how I am to you.. My pages smell of your emotions. I breathe everyday what you have stored in me. Your words are my breath. Yet, you choose to let me die..by not turning to me when you need me the most..

Tell me, when have I ever despised you? Unlike your friends, companions, acquaintances, even soul-mates; have i ever left you in the lurch. Have I ever made you feel guilty of something that you have done wrong? I do not remember a single instance like that. Rather, I have made you overcome every possible disappointment or success of your life. Haven't I?

Ask yourself. Haven't I brought the dimples on your cheeks whenever you flipped through me? Haven't I made you blush whenever you read about your past crushes and affairs? Yes, I agree I might have embarrassed you by reminding you of your fantasies and some such embarrassing moments that you cared to share with me!! But I am not to be blamed for that. Come to think of it, its you who had chosen to etch those instances in me. May be, you thought I was the best person in whom you could confide.

I know I know, I have gone far too long in thanking you. Or do you take this more as a complaint? Oh come on! I do not have anything to complain about.

Just like you took your time out to fill the blank verses that flowed in your mind; I am doing my bit by keeping the sole hope of my life alive. Yes, as I said, your words are my breath. So don't take my breath away by not filling the blankness I am enveloped with. Rather, keep sharing, as I am your true companion who will never let you down irrespective of what you go through!!
Your Loving Diary

Saturday, February 23, 2013

Read through pictures! Wander with them!

It takes a lot of effort to type out what you really feel, in a blog post. Moreover, with no space constraint, you are free to write as much as you want or you like. Just like I do. Not that I am a regular blogger. However, off late, reading many blog posts by friends, some known and some unknown, I am forced to stretch my imagination. Not that I am going to write some fiction, non fiction, poetry, article, opinion etc etc but I know by the end of this post, you readers will get something to read. And, who knows? May be after reading the post, you might feel why did I waste my time in writing this? or may go wow and exclaim "That's something I have never written.."

Jokes apart, I don't think I am the lone person, who gets ideas, words, expressions after reading and reading and some more reading. By reading, I don't wish to restrict myself or you to a mere newspaper reading. To each his own. I like to read blogs and books, sometimes magazines and surf websites as well. While there are others who are religious blog readers, voracious book readers and extra-ordinarily social network freaks. Like I said, to each his own, every one likes to read what one enjoys.

Off late, I have been glued to a few travel blogs. Not that I followed them ardently. It was one fine day, a very dear friend of mine, sent me the link to her blog and I started reading her posts. Though, she has just started with her travel blog; what I liked a lot about the blog (apart from the posts) was the brief that she had put about herself in the blog: "Between the two most important days of your life - the day you were born, and the day you figure out why, the latter is the day you realise your passion(s). I became aware of my first passion - literature, a few years after I was born. And nearly a quarter of a century later I have come to recognise my next passion - travelling! So this is an attempt to combine both my passions and record the latter with the help of the former. I hope to continue on this sojourn and make many more discoveries. Long live my passions!"

Indeed, if you have a passion for something, you can give wings to your dreams. Be it a passion to write, be it a passion to travel. The best thing about a travel blog is you feel you are there while you read. However, it also depends on how well the writer has articulated his thoughts and how successful has he been in describing everything in detail. We all make sojourns every now and then. Those sojourns are best captured in the numerous photos we click while roaming. Imagine, how it would be to give words to all those wonderful pictures that you click on your sojourn. Photos remind us of the wonderful times we spent- the moment is framed in that one click! However, if the very same moments have the company of words, they become etched in the memories, for the times to come.

Come to think of it, you would feel, why should I waste my time writing something for the pictures that I have clicked. But trust me, there is nothing as beautiful as sharing your happiness of places you have travelled, which the others might haven't. The reader might travel with you through your posts to the places, you visited. Then there might be readers who would have travelled to that place however, would not have noticed some of the nuances that you have described. There might be even people who would have opinions about your way of describing a place, as for them, it means something different. Come what may, you will still have readers, reading your posts and travel around the place.

So what have you been waiting for? No need to wait for your next sojourn. You can always do a little bit of brain-storming and write about your previous tours. Just like I am going to in my next blogs!!! Till then, watch this space for more! :-)