The Memories We Had


Staring through the night so dark,

I seldom see where I am going,

But when the moon finally shows its mark,

I walk the steps knowing,

Knowing that you are no more with me,

And I am fine totally, you see,

Because I might be too far away from your heart,

But baby, I cant stop thinking about you all night.

 

I seldom cared what people thought,

I seldom cared what people said,

All that mattered for me was what you felt for me,

And as the tides are turning again as the night flees,

All I wish is you stay the night with me..

 

I would look into your eyes forever,

I will make you feel my passion for you,

I will hold you tight and the feel the goosebumps on your skin,

And I will feel your breath over mine as I pull you closer to me,

And then I will kiss you softly as this night increases the ecstasy.

I will wait for the day for sure,

 

And as I write these lines, a tear does trickle down my chin,

As I remember the best time I had,

The day will come again I know, you will be there for me and I will be, for you,

I am just waiting and waiting till it drives me mad,

But with me, I have the memories we had, I do have the memories we had!

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Everyone has a story to tell


I was really eager to write this article long bank, but my eagerness went to another level when I started listening to my friends eagerly. With so much of eager already in the first line, I had to write this article today itself.

 

Being honest, I have heard at least 4 of my friends in the past one-week or so, saying that they could write a book on their lives. Ok, yeah, at first I was wondering whether they were in their senses. But, fair enough they did have some interesting stories to tell. Although being frank to them, I would have liked to reply to them that they didn’t stand a chance to write a book, till I write one myself. But, on a serious note, some of the stories are so motivating that someday, I would force them one by one to sit in front of me and tell me their stories whilst I fill up my notepad.

 

Technically, one can tell the story of their lives to the world in two ways- Biography and Autobiography. People who think they are smart enough to actually write, pick up a pen and paper and start throwing their emotions out and keep on writing with the flow. That is precisely called autobiography. One such example is ‘My experiment with truth’, autobiography of Mahatma Gandhi.

And biography is the one in which either others are really interested to know the stories of some people or people are really interested to tell their story to the world but are not willing to spend so much time on writing. The one I can think of right now is ‘Steve Jobs’, most probably because I am kind of addicted to Steve Jobs right now, watching his videos and lectures. Obviously, it is a book on Steve Jobs written by Walter Isaacson. The biography was written at the request of Jobs.

 

Now jumping from the technical stuff let me get back to the original point again. The world with over 6,831 million people has around 16% of the population in the age group of 20-30. And, perhaps that is the age group which strongly feels that they have witnessed the world, faced the toughest situations, have lived their lives and countless other things. To a large extent this may be true when looked at from different perspectives, but what I feel is that the real test of life starts from the day your parents retire from their jobs and you get the responsibility of your family. I have seen many of my friends or even me, spending a lot. And deep inside, I do regret, because I know, whatever I have planned, keeping that aside, I am going to spend very less when I start earning. And that is going to test my temperament, my character and my self-control. And when the failures come, that will test what determination I really have.

 

So, it might be the case that everyone has a story to tell, but the greater meaning of that story lies in the fact that, the true life and the hardest time for most of us is yet to come. And when we are really at a position where we can say confidently that ‘ I have seen enough in my life to write a book’, go ahead grab a pen and a paper & do tell us, the story of your life. And, for sure, most of us do face a lot in academics, relationships, failures, successes, inspiration, motivation and other things, that over 90% of the books ought to be a big seller. Till then, save your ink, keep living, for, when you finally pen down your words, you do want to have some awesome memories in there, for yourself to savor.

 

Happy life 🙂

 

PS: I wanted to write a longer one, but I have a real scarcity of time.

And as usual, comments & feedbacks welcomed.

Aaj Purani Raho Se


Aaj Purani Raho Se

 

When Mohammed Rafi wrote this song back in 1968, India was a different country. The cities were smaller, hearts were bigger, people were a lot more generous than now and life for them was simpler. India hadn’t developed much; computers were not too much in the scenario and televisions were making there way into the life of a common man.

It has been 44 years since then. It is 2012 now. People have grown modern, cities have expanded, communication has become fast, and there are tons of ways to communicate, share and connect. There are cellphones, televisions, laptops, tablets, Ipods and thousands of other electronic devices, which one would have just imagined to be so common, about 20-30 years back. Life has become fast, people are running, chasing, fighting and groaning about it. They seldom have an idea of what they are chasing. Today, people spend so much on luxuries that if they had to define luxury to someone back in 1968, the latter would have been either confused by their language or would have perhaps blamed their flawed dictionary.

Today the communication has grown so fast, very few would have imagined a few decades earlier. We have telecommunication, satellite communication, Internet, televisions and thousands of social networking sites. So, why in the end, our life is a lot hollower than it was back then. Why do we feel more alone and why do we feel without any support than what we used to feel when we were in high schools. Technology develops, but instead of bringing us closer, they have left a widening gap in our lives. We are more stressed out, more depressed and dissatisfied with our daily routines.
Well, so the question is: Why this title?

“We are the sum of all the moments of our lives”

I heard this line somewhere. If we focus a little on the meaning, it sums our entire life, our past, our present and our future. We build our character, our nature, our reactions and our behavior based on what we have dealt in the past. A person, who has failed many times, knows better how to cope up with a difficult situation than a person who has had an easy life. People say experiencing failure is important for success. Yes, I do agree with that. But the big question is, how long should the experience and the regret associated with that failure be kept with us. Many of us say, ‘I don’t want to live in the past’, but frankly telling there are a very few of us, who really don’t think about the past, each and every day in their present.

We are humans, and human psychology is that our brain tends to treat our environment and people around us as memories. The difference between what we remember and what we don’t is that, brain being selective in nature, selects the memories, which affects the most in our life. A question, which failed us a grade in our examination, will tend to remain for a longer duration than one which helped us get those grades. It remains as long as we don’t get a better thing to think about. Life is the same. We tend to think about our mistakes and regret about them. We wont think of stuffs, which have made us a better person or even the person who we are now.

So, where was I? Yeah, the memories, the environment, and the people! Well, nature has a cruel way of reminding us of our past mistakes. We see the surrounding, we see the people who were once a part of our past or even we encounter some circumstances, which remind us of our mistakes and failures. That is not a big deal, actually. The big deal lies in identifying the fact whether it is doing any good or a better way to put it, is it really worth it to retain those memories, our past, in our present? It is an easy thing to say, but a hard one to do. People tend to retain the bad rather than the good. It is true in terms of interacting with other people and it is true in terms of interacting with oneself. So, the big step circles around the fact that we need to decide what is helping us and what is harming us. We rarely identify the loopholes in our lives and we generally don’t let go of those memories.

The discussion won’t end here and not in decades to come, but what life demands is sanity. In this fast world, we can only dream of being content and satisfied. The world races and so even we need to; otherwise we are going to be left far behind. So, stop for a while, think about what you are right now and where you want to be. The thing is that, no matter where you are right; you are nowhere compared to where you can be. Life is all about optimism. If you are being optimistic, you will have a lot to think to do in your day.

I don’t want to end here. But, life is fast, and if I walk slow, I will be left far behind. I don’t want to be left out of the race. For, the real taste of life lies in the fact that you took part in that, at least. And, I am one of those people, who might fall endless times, who might be pushed down, walked upon and tramped, but would fight to get up again and again & again.
Peace.
PS: Writing gives me sanity. Don’t judge me. And comments are most welcomed.

Go for the kill


I have had enough of walking down the dark road,

for now, when I can see the light of hope,

I needn’t shut myself out from the world and cry,

Its time to shout out and stop the lies..

Oh yeah, I wanna live my life with hopes and desires,

the goal may be distant and far to go,

but its time to get up from the ground and show,

I may be weak at times & longer than I know,

but, once I get strong, the weakness starts looking shallow!

 

So, its time to stop groaning with pain of efforts,

and give the efforts one more push,

for the goal may be far and too far to work,

but at least now I want to face my fears

& face the tiger hidden in the bush.

 

The light of hope, though how dim, it may seem,

I have to hold it tight for that only does matter and will,

for, the strength I have gained and whatever I have now left..

Its time to stand up high & Go for the kill!