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Mirage

You live a lonesome, sorry life. You hate what is happening to you, and you know you cannot live this way forever. Yet, you bear it. Accept it. Suffer and continue to live on. Mute. Patient. Forgiving. Perfection personified. Tolerance was your middle name. You were waiting for the day to come when you would not be so sad and everything would be all right, if not great. You embraced all that fate swept in your way. Your life was just another story. Until yesterday. Today it has all changed. You, from deep under the oceans, want to look up to the sky. You, from under the deepest pits, want to raise your wings and fly away to the distant horizon sparkling red and silver.The well and pond that you proudly called your world, now seems too destitute and inadequate. Frustrating, you claim. Your life is horrible, and you cannot live it anymore, you say today.Oh what have I done to you!!Have I shown you the way to be free and happy without knowing that it is nothing but an illusion for you? A…

Navarasas

Why am I writing about this?Well, one of my friends would answer that… “Coz I can”.
LOL :-DBut no, that’s not the only reason. I read about the navarasas in Amrita Nair’s book “Mistress”. The story is presented in chapters that talk about the different rasas in Kathakali (or even Bharatnatyam, for that matter). For the layman, what “rasa” means is an emotion that we experience and express facially and through gestures in these dance forms. So, I got a little curious about the 9 rasas (just like I did in the 7 cardinal sins, 10 commandments, 7 wedding oaths, etc). And then, as usual, Wikipedia and some other websites satiated my hunger for information. Happy reading !!Rasa is about human state of mind. It’s about what the mind feels and the expression of the feeling thereafter. In the Bharata’s Natyashastra, Rasa is an emotion experienced by the audience created by the facial expression or the Bhava of the actor. In Indian classical dance it is referred to as Rasa-abhinaya. Thus, eve…

Blessed... To Have U

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This poem was chosen by Blogadda as a Tangy Tuesday pick !!!
Click here to go to their page - mine's post num 2 from the top :-)
Happy Valentine's Day, you'all...
I thought I was perfect,
Though my world was a jumble;
When I see the way you adore me,
Your love makes me feel humble.Your eyes, they speak a million words,
The warmth they bestow upon me is divine;
Your gaze transports me to heaven,
You’re my guardian angel so fine.Stand by me, your arms say,
As you clutch me in your embrace;
My fears and worries take flight,
I could stay that way for days.Could I be so fortunate?
To have you to love and call my own;
You make me feel like a queen,
Your heart is my treasure, my throne. It’s unbelievable, they way you’re there for me,
So incredible is your passion, fore-sightedness and care;
And then you say you’re fortunate to have me,
That your world without me is bare.You’ve made me lose my inhibitions,
With you I feel so brave;
Within moments I have in my palm,
Anything that I recollect or crave.…

Lighten Up!!

For times when you’re feeling low… When you don’t know what you’re doing in your job, and why the hell life isn’t working out for you…Enjoy reading what’s below :-)And keep the faith, hold on to your dream… They will work out.Superstar Rajnikanth did many jobs including that of a manual labourer before becoming a bus conductor, and later a succesfull actor.Akshay Kumar used to worked as a chef and waiter at a restaurant in Bangkok before embarking on a Bollywood adventure.Before he got the license to kill, Sean Connery worked as a milkman, bricklayer, lifeguard and coffin polisher. Now, can u believe it?Gorden Sumner aka Sting worked as a bus conductor, construction labourer, tax officer and teacher before becoming a successful musician.Marlon Brando was a high school drop out. He even worked as a ditch digger among many other jobs in his youth.The once handsome Mickey Rourke had a face too good for a movie theater usher. Luckily, he got noticed.Stallone's life was harder than Roc…

Touche!

“If you intend to keep your word, don’t talk about it, just do it.”“She thought suddenly that she was wrong about his lack of emotion: the hidden undertone of his manner was enjoyment. She realized that she had always felt a sense of light-hearted relaxation in his presence and known that he shared it. He was the only man she knew to whom she could speak without strain or effort. This, she thought, was a mind she respected, an adversary worth matching. Yet there had always been an odd sense of distance between them, the sense of a closed door; there was an impersonal quality in his manner, something within him that could not be reached.” “She felt an arrogant pleasure in seeing the skill of his movements, coz this was the thing she would beat.”“It is not advisable to venture unsolicited opinions. Spare yourself the embarrassing discovery of their exact value to your listener.”“Are you responding to my curiosity or articulating your own feelings to yourself?”“They observed that I make …