May 14, 2011


and oh coming back to dates, it has been exactly 1 whole year today of survival, strength, weaknesses, independence, responsibilities, happy revelations, sad findings, self-discoveries, getting bitten by various 'bugs', freedom, liberties coming with a lot of self-control/discipline, happiness, heartbreak, celebrations, fresh beginnings and some unfortunate endings, detachments and new attachments, tests (medical and the other kinds), medications, conquering old fears and battling new ones too, pride, possessions, separations, forging of some unexpected bonds, dreaming new dreams and fading away of a few, loneliness, expectations and acceptances, choices made willingly and some unwillingly, sense of loss and elsewhere belonging, overwhelming and reassuring love n support from all my loyal sweethearts :-)

could not think of a better way to end this post. so here's one gem of a poem (penned by a blogger friend Satyanshu Singh! the poem, story, script, lyrics, music, performances, the film 'Udaan' released in the year 2010 remain eternally precious to me).

छोटी-छोटी छितराई यादें
बिछी हुई हैं लम्हों की लॉन पे
नंगे पैर, उनपर चलते चलते इतनी दूर आ गए हैं,
कि भूल गए हैं जूते कहाँ उतारे थे ...
एड़ी कोमल थी जब आये थे
थोड़ी-सी नाज़ुक है अब भी
और नाज़ुक ही रहेगी  
इन खट्टी मीठी यादों की शरारत
जब तक इन्हें गुदगुदाती रहे
सच..भूल गए हैं कि जूते कहाँ उतारे थे
पर लगता है अब इनकी ज़रुरत नहीं ...


Jason said...

Welcome to the real world.

It Sucks!

You’re gonna love it :)

—Monica Geller

quaintkal said... does alright! :D


Kits said...

And here's to a wonderful yr ahead too :)

quaintkal said...

thank you, sweetheart! :)

Smitha Campbell said...

Hey honey, sounds like you've been on quite a journey. I like the way you see the world. And I LOVE the poem by Satyanshu. Haven't read anything in Hindi for so long, it daunts me now as I feel unlearned in the presence of the script. But found this poem so wonderfully accessible and perfect in its poignancy.

quaintkal said...

Smitha :) i passed on your comments to Satyanshu. he says 'thank you' :) :)

Parag said...

I am glad I was a part of your new beginning, for good or for worse, but I was there!

quaintkal said...

since i prefer to look at the brighter side of life, yes you were a part of it for good! :)