Sunday, August 10, 2014

Happiness is a manner of travelling

You've gotta love what words can do

When you get long replies from someone you're really, really fond of, and have so much respect for in your heart
Oh, that can make your day and leave the biggest smile on your face, along with urging you to write here!

When someone has more faith in you than you have in yourself
That can keep you going, forever...

When you read a post by a stranger and it says,
"Very often Bombay rickshaw walas just restore my faith in humanity"
You think to yourself how true that is!

Ever come across something you can't fix?
Like you just can't.

When you can almost sense the happiness on the person's face you're on a call with, and you managed to make him/her happy with a tiny surprise that you got couriered for him/her!
The way that, that can race your heart and make you smile, with the thought of how the effort was all worth it, is incomparable!

The good thing about a picture is that you were happy in it even if you aren't now. So that state of mind almost crawls back in for a second.

At some point, you get so strong for the person you've been there for
That somewhere along that road, you started to actually become emotionally detached
So you never let anyone/anything hurt you, in order to avoid feeling the pain that it could cause by being compassionate
And because you kinda got good at keeping at it, all by yourself, you forgot the need to feel that pain that demanded to be felt
That's when a close one reminds you that it's okay to let your guard down for a while, and be hurt
Because the world can take it and because he/she can take it.

I guess I'll always be a sucker for happy endings...

Sometimes it's not about whether it should be done or not
It's not about whether it's the right thing to do or not
It's about acknowledging the other person's sentiment behind it
He/she is happy for your choice and decision anyway
But if there is something sour in that person's expressions
It's only because there is a hidden sentiment behind it
Something he/she expects you to understand and pay attention to
That acknowledgement is enough to assure him/her, so that the respect this person does have somewhere in his/her heart for you, never varies

When you'd questioned someone sometime back:
In conversation with a three year old,
Me: "Who is your best friend?"
She: "My best friends are my mom and dad."
That moved me beyond words that I could possibly find to write here
And I considered myself lucky that day, to get a chance to talk to that little girl.

'A cake will bake faster if it's put outside instead of the oven dude!'
- My retarded friend struggling with Mumbai's heat.

I would love to work part time at a crisis intervention centre, you know

When in a conversation with a friend,
Me: "Can you chuck this please?"
She: "You chuck it, I won't..
I don't like to let go of things"
Me: "DUDE!"

A day trip to Oxford
Thirty eight colleges under the University umbrella
As per our cute tour guide, one of the colleges had an admission criteria where each student was given one word as a topic, and you had to write on that one word, for three hours
...and there was more with regard to the statistics he'd mentioned as to how zero applicants made it through, one of these years
A tiny shop with souvenirs of 'Alice in Wonderland' :)
The crazy vibes that were all around which grew with just the thought of great minds studying in a brilliant University
(might elaborate further about the experience later)

Love is giving someone the power to destroy you, but trusting them not to.
~ Such an old but all time quote

Love is giving that extra chance when you're all out of chances.

Real is so rare these days

The Theory of Everything ~ Brilliance.
Never got goosebumps after watching a movie trailer before!
But probably because it's based on Stephen Hawking's true story.

Suffering - Satchel
Soldier - Gavin DeGraw
Innocent - Aidan Hawken
You Got Me - Gavin DeGraw
Life Is Beautiful - Vega 4
Wonder - Jack Savoretti
Blue Skies - Strays Don't Sleep
Sweet Silver Lining - Kate Voegele

Most Relatable Quotes!
~ Because they're all so true and because they're from one of my favourite TV shows.

"There should be no boundaries to human endeavour.
However bad life may seem, while there is life, there is hope."
- Stephen Hawking

"Perhaps something good has been sprouting in the small numb darkness all this while."

"We are not rich by what we possess but by what we can do without."
"There is nothing better than a friend, unless it is a friend with chocolate."

"Tea doesn't talk. Tea listens."
"Every path has its puddle."

"It's not what you look at that matters, it's what you see."