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Baby steps

As I see more of life and life sees more of me..I realize that living well is not as much about being on top of the moment and conquering it but more about hanging in there with lots of tenacity with some hope and when done just take a deep breath and move on with a smile to the next moment.

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भुगोलाची किमया की माझी तिन्हीसांज आणि आईची पहाट म्हणजे एकच वेळ..WhatsApp चा नेहमीचा धुमाकोळ आणि त्यातच मग कधीतरी अशी आई कडून नेमकी हाक..
(मला कायमची आठवण म्हणून इथे ब्लॉग वर ही कविता आणि कदाचित अजुन कोणाला तरी पण तितकीच भावेन..)

चिऊताई दार उघड..
दार उघड
दार उघड चिऊताई
चिऊताई दार उघड !

दार असं लावून,
जगावरती कावून,
किती वेळ डोळे मिटून आत बसशील?
आपलं मन आपणच खात बसशील ?

वारा आत यायलाच हवा!
मोकळा श्वास घ्यायलाच हवा !

दार उघड,
दार उघड,
चिऊताई चिऊताई, दार उघड !

फुलं जशी असतात,
तसे काटेही असतात.
सरळ मार्ग असतो,
तसे फाटेही असतात !

गाणाऱ्या मैना असतात.
पांढरे शुभ्र बगळे असतात.
कधी कधी कर्कश्य काळे
कावळेच फ़क्त सगळे असतात .

कावळ्याचे डावपेच पक्के असतील.
त्याचे तुझ्या घरट्याला धक्के बसतील .

तरीसुद्धा या जगात वावरावंच लागतं.
आपलं मन आपल्यालाच सावरावं लागतं .

दार उघड
दार उघड चिऊताई,
चिऊताई दार उघड !

सगळंच कसं होणार
आपल्या मनासारखं?
आपलं सुद्धा आपल्याला
होत असतं परकं !

मोर धुंद नाचतो म्हणून
आपण का सुन्न व्हायचं?
कोकीळ सुंदर गातो म्हणून
आपण का खिन्न व्हायचं ?

तुलना करित बसायचं नसतं गं
प्रत्येकाचं वेगळेपण असतं गं !

प्रत्येकाच्या आत
फुलणारं फूल असतं.
प्रत्येकाच्या आत
खेळणारं मूल असतं !

फुलणा-या फुलासाठी,
खेळणा-या मुलासाठी ,

दार उघड
दार उघड चिऊताई
चिऊताई दार उघड !

निराशेच्या पोकळीमध्ये
काहीसुद्धा घडत नाही.
आपलं दार बंद म्हणून
कुणाचंच अडत नाही !

आपणच आपला मग
द्वेष करू लागतो
आपल्याच अंधाराने
आपलं मन भरू लागतो

पहाटेच्या रंगात तुझं घरटं न्हालं.
तुला शोधित फुलपाखरु नाचत आलं .

चिऊताई चिऊताई
तुला काहीच कळलं नाही .

तुझं दार बंद होतं.
डोळे असून अंध होतं .

बंद घरात बसून कसं चालेल?
जगावरती रुसून कसं चालेल ?

दार उघड
दार उघड चिऊताई
चिऊताई दार उघड !

– मंगेश पाडगावकर

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32 years of being human

Yup..my blog is one place where I am  confident about revealing my age 🙂
As I turn 32 today (an age to have matured and got some wisdom according to Indian colloquium)…another photo blog sums up my feelings perfectly. Had hoped to Somebody by now 🙂
I have a long long way to become the person I want but I definitely know that person and life that I want which I guess is no small deal.
Meanwhile the resolution is to enjoy the journey than to wonder about the next destination.
Happy Birthday to me 😀
Bring out the champagne !!
P.S. My first birthday in P.S.T.

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We all celebrate days to mark & celebrate something which has already happened in our life.

What if we sometimes just reversed it?

Celebrate a hope..a dream, pick a day..maybe even today and then do exactly what you would do, if that dream had been already realized. Go have the celebratory drink for landing the dream job which you will land next year…get a nice dress two sizes smaller which you will fit 6 months later.. buy a compass if you plan to travel when you retire 25 years from now…fill a virtual shopping  cart with the ring which you hope to slip on the “one”‘s  finger someday.

While still being grounded in reality nothing should stop us from nurturing  our hope..celebrating it when it is yet to be tarnished by patina of reality. Dare to imagine. And most important for a tiny slice of time, believe it’s come true.

Maybe that is all the coaxing  our dreams really need to burst on in our lives 🙂

 

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Parenting

There are hardly one or two situations in life when the buck totally stops with you.

The world tells you to trust your instincts and judgment and keep on doing the best.

But what if I instinctively don’t trust my instincts all that much? It seems a too flimsy thing when so much is at stake.

Everyday you make tiny choices which you think are best for the greater good and then deal with the anxiety if you have done right and hopefully everything will fall into place.

And maybe when you can’t do anything more ..you blog about it. 🙂

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Wordplay

There is always a light at the end of the tunnel.

 

The hour before the dawn is the darkest.

 

I just love how one idiom counters the other. Hope is guaranteed in all conditions. Depending on your circumstances or patience, you can have your pick. 🙂

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Done that!!

You never associate yourself with doing certain usual things and don’t even bother with them normally.

But then once you do and if you manage it very well, the joy of empowerment & achievement is the reason for quite a few private smiles

Yayyy!!!

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