hope“Listen! The wind is rising, and the air is wild with leaves,
We have had our summer evenings, now for October eves!”
― Humbert Wolfe

I’ll be back


I am going to be away for my second vacation of the year and had the above message written as a standalone post, but then when I saw Linda’s prompt (awesome timing)  I decided to link to that ;)
See you all after 5th October.

Post for this week’s Stream of Consciousness Saturday prompt.

Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is: Use an ordinal number, i.e. first, second, third and so on.

SoCS Badge by Doobster @ Mindful Digressions

I got what I wanted, but …

What happens when I tell my friends  (guys) who are already shopping for watches and stuff like that , that I need an helmet for my scooter? I get this.


Looks like a star wars helmet when I wear it. Women in my gym look at me as if I have gone crazy wearing that big helmet and sitting on that small scooter and when I tell my friends about it, they say ‘we are worried about your head’! Hmmm..

And what do I get when I ask my brother to lend me his bike to learn, I get this.


My nephew’s play toy bike. Boys and their toys!!!

I need a real bike to learn to ride and use that big helmet I have got. Wonder when that will happen!?

To love, to be hurt and yet, to hope, again

I heard these three songs in a sequence and found a pattern and thought it nice. I loved all three, but best of the lot is obviously Sam Smith’s one.




Let me end this with my favorite Khalil Gibran’s quotes which almost resembles the theme of these three songs.

To melt and be like a running brook that sings its melody to the night.
To know the pain of too much tenderness.
To be wounded by your own understanding of love;
And to bleed willingly and joyfully.
To wake at dawn with a winged heart and give thanks for another day of loving;
To rest at the noon hour and meditate love’s ecstasy;
To return home at eventide with gratitude;
And then to sleep with a prayer for the beloved in your heart and a song of praise upon your lips.

It has arrived

Finally, the book I had printed with the pictures of my European Holiday, the one I had posted about earlier, has arrived safely. I was so so happy to receive it yesterday from my friend who just returned. I am not sure if the older link still works. But here is the new one which was printed. According to my friend who read and reviewed it page by page, there were lot of grammatical mistakes (as I had expected and I did feel bad about it) but as a general consensus I got the feedback that the photos especially the monochrome ones looked real good in print. The other feedback received was that the color photographs looked half-toned. And the font, the one that I had chosen did not look that great in print. I had received that comment in that post and I had modified it but for some reason that wasn’t uploaded correctly. I wonder why. Since it is just a 20 page material, I chose two pictures from each of the 10 places I visited last year to make it a concise memoir. Moreover I really really wanted to see how it would work in printed book format, because I have an idea and wanted to know if it is feasible. Yippee!!! I am so glad. This is how it looks like in print.  I almost felt like giving thanks to mother EarthIMG_2821 IMG_2819 IMG_2820