Expectations, practically an element of past
Wise men must know, it will not last
Every generation brings up a new lesson,
Ours though have learned to follow their passion-
Independence is a thing for mass,
Believing only in the present will be our class,
Virtuous or sinful only time will tell,
Hitherto there will be many folklores to retell.
They stand, they trip
They walk, they slip
Mother; watching them strive
Aid their way in life,
Her tired eyes drooping down-
Will wait for nature and her kids to have bound,
Lovely, however it is they must survive alone
She must rest, leaving them forlorn.
These are one of the most fearful situations we are having to deal with. Chaotic times. But does it mean that we cannot set fresh goals for ourselves.
Yes, we are all quarantined but that doesn’t mean that our lives have come to an end. I believe people must try to live their lives in an active fashion and accommodate it very much with social distancing. I am willing to share my recent goals with all of you here. Also i would like for you guys to tell me about any of your plans to ensconce with the present condition.
1.Learn a new language- I am a Graduate student working through the Ph.D. coursework, normal school hours and academic work does not leave me with ample amount of time to work on a new language. For the time being. I want to develop my intermediary skills in German to an advanced one, even though that too will particularly help me with academia.
2. Develop my English Vocabulary- As you all know by now, English is not my first language. I am willing to develop it as much as possible though. With help from certain software and apps the task does not seem to be a lot testing and with the extra time I would definitely like to focus on that.
3. Meditate Everyday- I guess this is the one closest to my heart. I learnt meditation at a very tender age, but practiced it seldom. It is not tiring believe me. Only people having issues ( getting bored) to sit out in the same place for more than fifteen minutes and stare out at empty space, to make it generalized might not like it much. I want to try it out again.
4. Eat healthy and delicious- Lots of people have this notion that healthy food cannot be delicious or simply have to eat certain salads to lose weight or maintain one that you like. Tell you what , your healthy food does not always have to be salads. I am a preferable vegetarian person and during this period while I stay at home everyday , will try to cook various dishes which are vegetarian , delicious and made from ingredients easily accessible. But man, don’t forget about exercises and ample amount of sleep. Those two play an important role in maintaining your health.
5. Reading – There are some books long left books in my shelves getting dusty over the last few months. I am planning to go over them , as well as some journals which I must finish reading.
That is all for today folks! I would hope if you are reading it , to try and comment about the latest hobby that you picked up or a fresh set of goals for this year.
Why do you care now ?
Life is not easy, you build it up slowly
To care for the temple which is our body,
You certainly did not take vow-
Then why not let it rot gradually?
Precious blood is what flows through veins, not sodie.
You know the dangers, now make vow
To keep clean and care for yourself properly
So that life turns better not for you, but everybody.
Sour filled life, do we learn from those ?
Little miscreants in life, these tamarinds.
A wonderful tangy taste, break the shell and you have them.
A lot of it though would make you sick.
Once again , when the tamarinds come in view , you taste them.
Mental strength was what you needed to see me cry,
Did you have it in you , to hold me , ask me to let it out?
Deciding the fact for me , you walked out
My tears did not stop mid-way, nor did it wash everything
First time, I would say it was alright
But the second time, I knew you couldn’t handle me
Not expressing your emotions, you wanted me to put a hold on mine
Mine spluttered and in a second you were out of it.
Was I afraid to be your shadow?
Make me acquiesce to your whims?
Live my life to your standard,
Take every turn the way you asked,
Or was it always my own shadow?
Sleep deprived was what they called me,
Awakening myself at odd hours,
Why would I do that to myself,
Did I gradually start to forget the rules,
Rules of life and society-
Or was it only the mind numbing ambience?
Believing in my intuitive sense ,
I took a leap of faith;
Would it be a mirage or a real pond,
Risks were plenty, the desert has a lot of them-
It is upon me to decide, which path to follow
And understand who would stand by me forever.
Slay him, pierce his heart with a dagger
What good would that do,
Not bring back ones to Earth.
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