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Reflections on Reality!

In a Race..In a Daze

I’ve waived away my life in the hope of living…..

In the hustle of life, I guess this is what exactly happened or happening to me!.

I’m busy at office, trying to hone my skills to cling on to a thin rope that is being cut from one end in the name of recession. I’m busy perfecting my body to stop people perceiving me as a watermelon, elephant, puffs and what not! I’m busy perfecting the role of a part-time homemaker lest I’m not chucked out of the role following incompetent performance!

Results?? Well being busy in office obviously means being sulky with your colleagues & boss, the latter being a comparatively more dangerous target.

Busy working out with a constant glance at the weighing scales, when nothing seems to work ends up in just hogging.! Too busy in the household chores means cribbing about/to your partner to a phenomenal degree! In short, very simply put, I managed to run through life at an amazing speed and stumbled & spoiled all that was on my way. I had no time for faraway bonds and messed up with all those in the vicinity!

What I wanted was just a little time to breathe. To take in the trivial joys of life. To be able to jump at the sight of the full moon in all its glory, to stand and watch the “aero planes”, to run peek at the ‘ice-cream’ vendor with eager hopes of getting one. Endless is the list.

Today everything is easy & readily available and hence not as valuable as it once used to be. Today getting a new dress is not an occasional festival matter, so I no longer have reasons to wait for that ‘special day’. Today, delicacies are not restricted to birthdays, so somehow it is just another day to remind me, I’m growing old.

There were days when I would listen to a song and muse over the lyrics a hundred time. Now lyrics are out in the open for you! You better shy away from them for their ostentatious meaning. There were days when I used to read out poetry from a printed-paper back book and admire the beauty


I was once acquainted with the word – emotional quotient – by my dove. I guess that is what is needed for my perturbed mind. To delve deep into my own realm of thoughts, my emotions and assess how well I handle them. To be able to sit, stare and smile at the trivial beauties of life. To calm down, for the race would just land me in a daze!

April 13, 2009 - Posted by | Uncategorized


  1. You have touched a chord here…..we hardly we have time to enjoy the trivial joys of life…

    And yep with things easily available to us we have stopped appreciating things,we take them for granted. I remember how my parents had struggled to buy things like, TV, Scooter, cooler etc..aaj to we walk in pay by credit card/ against loan and walk away with things…

    Lovely post!!!

    Comment by Smita | April 13, 2009 | Reply

  2. Take your time for your own self, don’t get lost in the fast moving “not actually” Life….
    I almost lost myself when i tried to cope with the recession and job and metro and money and all other things..:(
    Enjoy Life is beautiful.

    Comment by tarun goel | April 13, 2009 | Reply

  3. Dont lose heart. Things will be alright again. Sometimes one feels like one is stuck in a rut. But then, things will get better. You certainly have not lost your capacity to feel.

    Comment by Ava | April 14, 2009 | Reply

  4. @smita – exactly!!! in those days a small thing would make us jump with joy! today watever we walk out with! we still have that frown in our face.

    @Tarun – yeah i should i guess..high time i sat by the window sill and start dreaming just because i want to..wth to the world!

    @Ava – hey why is ur blog so silent all ths days? yeah things will be alright, im going to take my time and breathe in!!!

    Comment by verbivorehere | April 14, 2009 | Reply

  5. Hi Verbi!!Good to see you back.Ya, every other person is caught in this mad rush for things.Frequently alerting the brain with ‘This too shall pass’ message will make us feel better. Hmmm i know this is easier said, but that’s how we’ll have to face and learn..

    Comment by Shayari | April 14, 2009 | Reply

  6. Yaaay! U iz alive! 😀

    Now now, u scaring li’l me with all that. 😦 I am blissfully enjoying my extended break (No, my employers haven’t sent me the damned appointment letter yet. 😛 ) and this is the second post am reading in the space of 2 days tht tells me work life brings with it its own blah blahs… 😡

    Ah well, c’est la vie. Period.

    U take care. Keep the faith. And remember, life is all about how you choose to see it. 🙂

    Peace. Have a nice day.

    Comment by Kartz | April 14, 2009 | Reply

  7. There were days when Verbivorehere used to blog frequently. Sigh !! 😀

    Welcome back !!!

    Comment by vimmuuu | April 14, 2009 | Reply

  8. lovely post ! ..and very true too .. things r not as unattainable as they were in our parent’s generation..maybe owing them is less fun too ..

    Comment by Bedazzled | April 15, 2009 | Reply

  9. nice post..things r so easily available and maybe have lost their charm now !

    Comment by Bedazzled | April 15, 2009 | Reply

  10. Heh heh heh, yeah – not much. 😉 There is an award waiting to be collected. (The second post) and a couple of poems. Do read when u ve the time. (One of them is a completely new style!) 😀

    Trust all is well, ma’am. Tc.


    Comment by Kartz | April 15, 2009 | Reply

  11. lol if we were running microsoft we might have crashed by now 😛

    Comment by vishesh unni raghunathan | April 15, 2009 | Reply

  12. This is why I use alcohol as the deus ex machina :D..and i second vimmuu yetan.

    This phase will pass of luck

    Comment by nautankey | April 15, 2009 | Reply

  13. My advice, slow down verbivore, set your own comfortable pace and don’t be dictated by others. Letting off a little steam about the things that bother you in life is good, and don’t be concerned how others perceive you. Just be yourself.

    Comment by Beagle | April 16, 2009 | Reply

  14. Thank you so much for reading ’em all, ma’am! I really appreciate ur time and ur thoughts. 🙂

    And btw, you’ll ve to put *this* up too –

    The Honesty Scrap Award. And yeah – though I din’t add any honesty pointers (too lazy, u see 😛 ) – U are supposed to put it up with ur honesty pointers. 🙂 *tsk tsk tsk*

    Peace. Have a nice day.

    Comment by Kartz | April 16, 2009 | Reply

  15. Honesty pointers – stuff tht talk abt your honesty. 🙂

    I was supposed to put down 10 (I think!) honest things abt myself. Was too lazy. But no, u aint excused, ma’am. 😉


    Comment by Kartz | April 17, 2009 | Reply

  16. @Shayari – yeah i knw..almost everyone around me seem to run. It’s like watching a movie when it is fast forwarded.

    @kartz pretty much alive 🙂 thanks a lot for the award..honety pointers?? honestly..i guess people are too bored of me!

    @Vimmuuu – there were days when vimmuuu’s comments were not quite senseless! sigh!:D

    @Bedazzled – those jumping with joy when a new stuff is brought home is you step out of a shop, buying with ur credit card & frowning abt the EMIs!

    @Vishesh – ;P ;P ;P

    @Nautankey – hopefuly ths phase will pass by..and for that stop backing someone else and write more of ur stress buster articles ;P

    Comment by verbivorehere | April 20, 2009 | Reply

  17. Ek blog ho to na ! I made a mistake early on to create several blogs for various topics… one for movies, one for general, one for books. So the activity varies. I have updated two of my blogs recently.

    Comment by Ava | April 22, 2009 | Reply

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