Let’s dechox this March

I was planning on writing about some movies and tv shows, even post some photos of my visit to a museum a while ago. But I think this one takes precedence.

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Sounds utterly horrible and undoable isn’t? That is precisely the reason, Mr. M and I have decided to give it a go. I am trying to rope in my friends too.

I have had whole two months of hot chocolate on a daily basis (can you even imagine??!!) just to handle the confusing and chilling weather. But these days there is some Sun and some heat (in this country, sunny doesn’t mean warm…sometimes I think the Sun is just for show) so it would be an ideal time to cut down on it if I can manage that. More info on this can be found here. Let me know if you will be joining us for some dechox 😉 And I sincerely hope I don’t compensate for it the next month 😀

WPC: One Love

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One love, one heart, one destiny – Bob Marley

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One love is all we need – Blue

Heart and Fear

I am not good with the physiology of the human beings except for the very important overall understanding (was never interested in Biology ever) but then we know that one of the very important action of the heart beat involves contraction. Let us park that statement there and come back to it later.

Today while driving to my gym in the morning (which is not a pleasant experience because a) it’s a weekend and b) it’s quite early in the morning and c) I don’t want to miss a class for which I have paid for and last but not the least, d) I do enjoy it, once I make it there…Getting there is the only problem) I realized that I did not have a clue as to how I actually made it. I was in a trance when I drove (thankfully only a two wheeler and there wasn’t too much traffic either) But nonetheless, it wasn’t a good thing. I made a mental note to not repeat this again. And at the same time, it reminded me of another incident that happened yesterday. I was driving back from office through a small narrow road, which is always filled with people and cows. I can’t go beyond 30 kmph but that speed also can be dangerous depending on the situation. I have gone beyond the point where any last minute driving debacles (more so of others and less of mine 😉 …honest!) can cause me fear. I did manage once to not panic when a huge stone came hurtling towards my car (during a girls day out) and I managed to swerve and duck out of it (that might seem a little bit dramatic..but that’s exactly what happened). But then yesterday, while driving at this very slow speed, there was a woman with a child who managed to cross the road until she was half way through. So I decided to continue. But then at the last minute, she saw a van coming from the nearby side road and she did an abrupt turn without checking if there are vehicles coming or not. I really panicked to such an extent that I had this sharp pain in my chest, the one you get when you feel acute fear (or cardiac arrest, I think, but I wouldn’t know about that, so let’s go with acute fear for now) and I was too close to breaking and with the kid in her arms I wasn’t sure what to do. Thank God she made the decision to not jump around and stay put so that the vehicles went around her and she was safe. I was so peeved that I wanted to stop and shake some sense into that woman. She had to cross the road, and here without any pedestrian crossing facilities, the only way is to see if the vehicles are further away and just cross. I agree. But with the kid, you have to make that split second decision and not stand in the middle of the road and wonder if one should go further or go back.

Without going into further details of what I thought about that incident, I realized that the sharp pain was due to the heart’s contractions that come out of my fear. With the varying levels of fear, the contractions also vary and hence the levels of pain. During the stone hurling episode, my heart beat did go high, because I was trying to overcome the fear but there wasn’t any such pain, but in this incident, I wasn’t sure what to do and I did get very emotional because it was quite beyond my reach to overcome the situation if that woman had turned and ran back when I was too close to her and that inability caused me pain. Whatever it was, it did throw me for a loop, because it has been quite a while since I experienced it.


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

Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is: “contraction.” Make the first word of your post a contraction. For extra points make the last word one too. Have fun!

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My stupid heart!

I recently got to know about this prompt that Helen conducts and its called Song Lyric Sunday, where you share your favorite song with its lyrics.

I share my favorite songs weekly through Tuesday Tunes, but then I hardly post the full lyrics to it. And there is nothing like too much music. So I decided to take part in her weekly prompt. If you like music and like to sing along, then you should probably join too.

As my first entry, I would like to post my new favorite song ‘My Stupid Heart’ by Shawn Mullins. I heard the song through some recommended link in YouTube and fell in love with it. I haven’t heard of this singer so far (just like so many others I don’t know…so if you are a fan of this singer, please forgive me!) But this song tugs my heart. But unfortunately, I couldn’t find the lyrics online. So I decided to write it as and when the song was being played. I have heard this song enough to actually know it by heart. So without further delay, here is the song and the lyrics… Enjoy!

Lyrics: (since I wrote it while the song was playing , didn’t bother with the upper and lower cases, just went with the flow and let me know if you see any corrections)

my stupid heart
is what i blame
when the arrow flies
with perfect aim
it don’t work out
like i thought it would
my stupid heart
still thinks it could

my stupid heart
believes the lies
the poets tell
surprise surprise

good love goes bad
falls apart
oh so sad
my stupid hea…rt

my stupid heart
can be so cruel
the way it plays me for a fool
it never learns
you think i would’ve known
my stupid heart
is kind of slo….w

my stupid heart
it plays for keeps
through hoops of fire
it bounds and leaps
its all for love
right from the start
that’s how it ends
my stupid hea…rt

my stupid….
my stupid heart
my stupid….
my stupid heart
my stupid….hea…rt