Thursday, December 5, 2013

what haunts you..



I close my eyes
and I see a tiny past I want to forget
I see an ignorant rebellion
I see a child who refused to grow up
I see innocence wrapped with guilt
..now I wish for a magic wand
to correct the mistakes
but I know that is not possible

am sure time will slowly heal
the wounds I want to bury
until then am just blessed
for all those who love me unconditionally
who manage to bring a smile on my face
..every single day of my life..

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Wednesday, December 4, 2013

morning ritual..


Do you like the cup? I got a plain white cup from a thrift store and hand painted it. :-)

"The sun is new each day." ~ Heraclitus 

..so is mine.

Funny how my morning ritual changes from time to time, depending upon where I am. When working in DC, for two years I ate this breakfast from Cosi, every single morning without missing a day. Then I moved on to this and then this.

Right now, my mornings are more meditative in nature. It is like I hit a reset button to erase all the things (that can be ignored) from the previous day so that I start afresh; as if God has given me another opportunity to get it right! I wake up by 6 am and brew a hot cup of masala tea + read newspaper along with it. This is my *me* time and I never start the day without it. By 7, the huzz-buzz of the day starts and it just continues till I hit the bed in the night. It is like a never ending cycle and that is the reason I treasure my mental reset button so much. It gives me the energy and right frame of mind to carry on with the day without any excessive baggage. A new addition to the to-list is to pen a few words for #writealm before the day ends. Quietness of the night steers new thoughts in me yet again and its refreshing to write before sleeping instead of staring at my Iphone screen until my eyes hurt. (one of many not-so-good habits am trying to stay away from!)

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Tuesday, December 3, 2013

mirror mirror..



..mirror mirror
do you see an error
tell me the truth
from my heart, shall I uproot
the things I hate
or else leave it to fate
or take some action
for peace and contemplation...

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Monday, December 2, 2013

slant of light..



Nicky is in a dreamlike state, sitting in a corner of her tiny, dark bedroom. It's holiday season with people busy shopping for new clothes, carrying Christmas trees and cheering for those decorating their houses. The past few weeks have been very hard and she found herself trapped in a self-made solitude. Her wind chime makes a sound outside and for a second she thought it is her mom who came by with her favorite fruit cake. But, it is just the wind. "Why has life become so difficult all of a sudden?" she thinks and drops on her bed, tired of arguing with God; for not finding answers. She falls asleep dreaming about a perfect world where her mom is still alive, smiling on a hospital bed fighting a battle with cancer. Now, she is just waiting for a tiny joy that will make her alive again, like a slant of light through a peep hole in a dark window. 

She has been waiting for weeks now. She doesn't want to wait anymore.

In the kitchen, she finds her mother's neatly stacked recipe cards and  in next one hour, bakes the fruit cake following instructions to the tee. "Food is the only way I can connect to my mother", she realises, returning to full wakefulness. She finally gets to feel the small happiness she has been searching all along and now she knows what to do when she wants her mother around. 

Nicky smiles again.

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Sunday, December 1, 2013

make a list..



- read more
- write more
- blog more often
- photograph to my heart content
- say "I love you" atleast once a day to few important people in my life
- be a little more disciplined
- avoid procrastination
- smell the roses and live life a day at-a-time!
- be grateful and happy for who I am and content with what I do. Being ambitious is good but not worth losing sleep over it.

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December will be all about ..


...writing along with a cup of tea as am going to attempt every day to put words to my thoughts following Amanda's prompts. Wish me luck.


If you wish to join the challenge, just use #writealm in your facebook posts, tweets or instagram posts, so that we can find you.


Sunday, September 29, 2013

Project365 Update


A small update on my 2013 Project 365 -

The rest of the 94 days of my daily photograph posting in 2013 will be done on my instagram account -

http://instagram.com/cwsiri/ Do follow me there as well. Will you? 


Siri

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Sunday, September 8, 2013

Day 251/365 | Under the lights..


..I could have done so much with this beautiful light set up for Ganesh Chaturdhi near our house but with just 10 secs to spare, this is what I could come up with!

Week 37 in pictures


Saturday, September 7, 2013

Day 250/365 | On my way out..


Yay! 250 days of non-stop photo blogging. Considering how crazy this year has been for me so far, I am happy I stuck on with my postings. Hope to sail through rest of the 115 days too! Wish me luck. :-)

Photograph taken: ..under the coconut trees at Bangalore Oracle office..

Week 36 in pictures


Thursday, September 5, 2013

Day 248/365 | Did you know?


.the term Independence is spelled differently by our great netas in India! Click to enlarge the below pic and check it out for yourself :-)

Week 36 in pictures


Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Day 246/365 | Pasta please..


I can have pasta any time - for breakfast, lunch and dinner and my favorite is with marinara sauce. This recipe is with garlic, breadcrumbs and lots of olive oil is my second favorite and best part, it can be made in less than 15 mins. :-)

Week 36 in pictures


Friday, August 30, 2013

Day 242/365 | The Herb Lady!


Every single day she sells one thing - lots and lots of herbs freshly picked from a nearby farm. It is such a delight to talk to her and listen to her life stories :-)

Week 35 in picutres (Theme: People)


Friday, August 23, 2013

Day 235/365 | Diya..


Let the light perish all sorrows and may it brings lots of joy and happiness..

Week 34 in pictures


Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Day 232/365 | Lord Nataraj Idol


One thing is for sure. Thanks to my project 365, I sometimes end up photographing everyday things in the most unexpected way. Take this shot for instance. I cross this idol of Lord Nataraj in our house almost every day and have never imagined this to be so beautiful in this angle :-)



Monday, August 19, 2013

Day 231/365 | Anniversary celebrations..


Today is our in-law's 37th marriage anniversary and here we are shopping at Samsung store for new mobile phones as anniversary gifts :-)

Week 34 in pictures


Saturday, August 17, 2013

Day 229/365 | Weekend Baking


..Can I say baking is always so therapeutic. Just whip, mix and bake. Voila! bread is ready in minutes. This is coconut sweet bread and the recipe will be posted on food blog, real soon.

Week 33 in pictures


 
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