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Grown too soon, too soon.

We were the world.

We were for one.

We were invincible.

Were we?

-thoughts, as i enter my 21st year

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In Retrospect

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I’m lying on my bed. I am six. There is a window on the right, which opens to the most beautiful sight one could possibly set their eyes on. Every morning as I wake up, I pull back the curtains, to see the view through my window, for the day. I see the prettiest blue sky, the fluffiest white clouds, all lit up brightly in the splendour and glory of the sun’s light. I do not wish to get off of my bed. I do not wish to set my eyes on anything but this. I wish to gaze into the endless blue, all throughout . I hear mummy calling meย impatiently, for the bus would arrive in 10 minutes. I must get going, for school beckons. Okay. See you tomorrow. Bye.

*Gah, I miss those carefree days; of youth and childlike awe!

Do share with me your own such memories/ stories. I’d love to hear them.

Thank you! ๐Ÿ™‚

Myriad!

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When the clouds were glad!

“I see skies of blue and clouds of white
The bright blessed day, the dark sacred night
And I think to myself what a wonderful world”.

ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  -Louis Armstrong

Being Earnest.

Tri…tric…trickling down were the tears of something incomprehensible. Something he couldn’t get a head of. Though ubiquitous, their ‘love’, thrived on; ubiquity of certainty and the real love in all it’s sincere grandeur, was lost in the traffic.

Matt, couldn’t help but feel tears on his face. Or were they, tears? He couldn’t help or understand if it was his.

Realization hit home. Toto, the dog, was quite the drooler! ๐Ÿ˜‰

Say whattt!?! :P

Say whattt!?! ๐Ÿ˜›

Battle Stories; Circa 1940s

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Longing was she, to touch his countenance,

Countenance, that had grown from a joyous to a mundane one, with eyes the more haunted,

Haunted, for it waited on uncertainty,

Uncertainty, for he wished to stay paused with her, there; and for better, peaceful days.

Days, that were longer and merrier, full of gushing hope.

Hope, was what she now dearly clung onto.

Onto, she tightly gripped the green wild combat suit.

Suit, is what he looked best in.

In, their hearts, they hoped frantically that this would all soon end, so they could chirp their hearts out.

Out, they now stood, that cold December day; while the building next to them, went up in fickle smoke.

Smoke, suffocated the wits out of her, as she startlingly awoke from her dream.

The dream brought back that lingering fear, and now all she could do, whilst sniffles; longing to touch his countenance.

Awards Galore! Part#2

Real Neat Blog Award
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I’m absolutely delighted to have been nominated for this award by the wonderful & ever-encouraging Millie! Millie writes amazing historically inclined stories. She’s a lovely writer with two novels to her credit.
Thank you, Millie for nominating me for this award! ๐Ÿ™‚ย  Do go over & check out her equally amazing blog.
Rules
โ€ข Put the award logo on your blog.
โ€ข Thank the people who nominated you, linking to their blogs.
โ€ข Answer 7 questions asked by the person who nominated you.
The Questions & Answers:
1. Which is your preferred way of expressing yourself creatively, either on your blog or elsewhere (e.g. art, poetry, photography etc.)– On the blog it’s often through some pieces that I jot down along with the help of photography ๐Ÿ™‚
2. What do you like best about blogging?– I get to meet & interact with people from all over, with such myriad & unique dimensions to all, share my profoundest of thoughts, & I also get to read such beautiful pieces / view captivating photographs, of which both Eliot & Ansel Adams might have been a tad bit envious of!
3. What is your favourite genre in books and films/movies, and why?– Gothic,Comedy & Thriller; all of which are atypical to one’s usual life surroundings! :p
4. Which three qualities do you value the most in a good friend?– Trust, Compassion & an Understanding nature!
5. Are you a city-loving person, or do you prefer the quietness of country life? Give your reasons? — Quietness of country life. But with a good Internet Connection ๐Ÿ˜€
6. Is there any particular time of year where you live that you like the best, and why?– Any time is great when it’s not hot & humid!
7. Do you have a favourite flower? If so, what is it you particularly like about it?– Daisies & Peonies; simply because I think they are such happy flowers! ๐Ÿ™‚

Nominees-

Chevvy

Lilli

Gavriel’s Muse

Real Neat Blog Award! #2

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ย I’m absolutely delighted to have been nominated again for this award by the amazing & talented Udit aka The Alamanac Of Life! He’s a wonderful blogger/ writer, with works that reflect maturity beyond his years. Do hop on over & check out his equally amazing blog! Thank you, Udit for nominating me!

Rules :-
1. Thank the person who nominated you.
2. Answer the given questions.
3. Nominate bloggers.

Questions:
1) Your favourite book and why?– In Patagonia by Bruce Chatwin. For the adventure! And also for Chatwin’s captivating prose/ writing style!

2) If you could have dinner with anyone in the world right now, who would it be?– Jesus, Shaw, Degas & Marlowe.

3) One song you like?– This. (Okay, I know this isn’t one song but this is the one I absolutely love at the moment!)

4) Pet peeve(s) of yours?– a.) I absolutely detest peanut butter, though uncannily, I like peanuts in general. b.) Alarm clocks going off! c.) Monday morning blues…sigh…

5) Three words to describe you?– Compassion, Empathy & an extreme Lazy goose!

6) One thing/ s you canโ€™t live without?– Novels & Humour ( well, I have a most novel connection with these! Notice the pun, ah, well… ๐Ÿ˜›

7) Favourite piece of clothing you own?– PJs

8) Your favourite movie and why?– Dil Chahta Hai (adventure), Whiplash(dedication goals), Grand Budapest( Humour)…Serendipity(I’m sappy)

9) What would you be if, you could have been anything? (As a profession).– A photojournalist

10) Your favourite superhero.– Sherlock.

Nominees:-

Girl who can’t sit still

thedunemouse

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Awards Galore; Part #1

Liebster Award

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I was absolutely happy to have been nominated by Norma. Norma is a wonderful blogger who posts such amazing write-ups & is an equally amazing photographer! ๐Ÿ™‚ Thank you, Norma for nominating me for this award. Do go over & check out her equally amazing blog.

The rules for this award are:

1. Thank the person/people who nominated you by providing a link to their blog in your Liebster Award post.

2. Give 11 random facts about yourself.

3. Answer the 11 questions from the blogger who nominated you.

#11 Random Facts about me:

1. My blog is a secret! ๐Ÿ™‚

2. I love to take photographs endlessly!

3. I have a severe case of stage fright; though I think I’m a lot better now. ๐Ÿ˜‰

4. Sea- food & sweets, be my soul-food!

5. I’m an ardent Philatelist.

6. Innately Introvert. Though I think I talk a lot more via blogging! ๐Ÿ˜€

7. A lazy being, though better off than my brother, Sam; he’s a pro! ๐Ÿ˜›

8. Wodehouse is my therapist.

9. Apples, moi favourite.

10. I like my sleep

11. I love blogging & all of you guys! โค

Questions & Answers:

1. What inspires you?– Everything that I lack, inspires me to be a better person.

2. What has been the greatest achievement of your life?– I think I’m still on the lookout for it…I had a photograph clicked by me published in the local newspaper; If it can be considered.

3. Books, movies, songs, plays โ€“ what do you like? Could you name the favourite?ย  Books- Jane Eyre, Of Mice & Men; Movie- Dil Chahta Hai & Grand Budapest Hotel; Song- Go, Go, Go by Panic is Perfect; Play- Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

4. Whom do you admire and why? – My mother dearest, no ‘whys’; She’s the best. Period.

5. What all creative things do you do?- Does sleeping count!? ๐Ÿ˜› jk. The above answers & facts should tell you! ๐Ÿ™‚

6. With all the creative things that you possess what else would you want to add to your list?- Just a minute, somebody’s at the door! ๐Ÿ™‚

7. Which is a recent movie or a book that you have watched or read?- Q3. all are recent-ish

8. If you have to spend an entire day as someone who would that be (as in a movie character or a character from a story or T.V. series) and why?- Sherlock Holmes. No questions asked! :P

9. Which is your favourite colour?- I don’t discriminate! ๐Ÿ˜‰ All are good!

10. What is your favourite sport to watch? Which sport do you enjoy playing?- To watch, Boxing; though I refrain from partaking in it! ๐Ÿ˜›

ย  11. What is your favourite food?- Sea food be my soul-food! Om Nom Nom Nom ๐Ÿ˜€

Hope you like it! ๐Ÿ™‚

Big hugs,

Hannah

Because…

My college re-opened after a surprisingly long summer break. Being in the final year, the studies are overbearing; (over-my-head-kind-of-bearing).ย  Literary theories, criticisms, linguistics, umpteen number of prose & poems to be critically analyzed et al are the stuff I’m / I’ll be surrounded with for the months to follow. Did I mention the presentations & papers to be submitted. And if, just if, I get time, I get to squeeze in a little bit for blogging! ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

But, there are days too, when I get bored of Dr. Jonson’s criticisms or are too brain dead to critically analyze Gerontion; on such days or rather (hopefully) more regularly, I shall, without failing, POST! I will, I promise! ๐Ÿ˜€

These are some of the snaps I took over the holidays; hope you like it! ๐Ÿ™‚

Moon, meet Sun.

Moon, meet Sun.

Arabian Lights

Arabian Lights

White Fang, Jr.

White Fang, Jr.

Morning Glory

Morning Glory

Cotton Candy Sky

Cotton Candy Sky

Incredible India!

Incredible India!

Dainty Dude...

Dainty Dude…

Big hugs,

ย ย ย ย ย  Hannah ๐Ÿ™‚

The Red Nose

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The clown’s job by day was to make people laugh, so that they always had a good time.

The clown by night, was a most lonely man who’d lament and cry his heart out; for he greatly wished to be one of those people who’d laugh their hearts out at his buffoonery!

But he knew, this too, was not meant to be.