Monday, August 24, 2015

'Groovy Little Summer Song..

Here I am to share my first day of "Life I've Got You". I am feeling like a child while typing this. 
There is so much of excitement to share my story, my thoughts and life in general. I haven't felt this way in a long time and it feels great!

I can proudly say that my first day of vacation was very productive. Very lively and just what I had expected. I also have a lot of thoughts to share about things in general. I hope I don't end up making a stew of everything. It is becoming a theme here these days. 

I started my day early with this grand plan of working out in the morning. This was a waiting-to-fail-plan considering my very strenuous 13 kilometer run last night.  My legs were stiff, sore and were not ready for any form of exercise.  I decided to cash in on my vacation and sleep extra. There is nothing and really nothing that a good nap can't fix.  I woke up at 10:00 and was ready to take on this world. I fixed myself a sumptuous breakfast and started reading my book. 

I finished Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His years of Pilgrimage today ( Read 250/298 pages today). I must say that I am very impressed with myself for finishing this one in a day. I really want to talk about this book as the subject is very close to my heart. I think I should write another post for that. For now I will summarize the book in a few sentences (excerpt from this book):

"One heart is not connected to another through harmony alone. They are, instead, linked deeply through their wounds. Pain linked to pain, fragility to fragility. There is no silence without a cry of grief, no forgiveness without bloodshed, no acceptance without a passage through acute loss. This is what lies at the root of true harmony"

I cooked a hearty dinner: Stuffed Bell Peppers. This dish always reminds me of my Macedonian friend and my farewell dinner. She had cooked it for me in her new Nuremberg House. We had a nice wine and stuffed bell peppers along with thousand of other things. I can't really tell you how emotional I was that day. There are a few things that I am absolutely sure of doing them right. My friendship with the girls is clearly one of them. 

Talking about long lost friends I spoke to my two really old friends. We all know Hemant here. Don't we? I am in touch with him but you know sometimes you need to fill each other in with the silliest details and that's what we did today. I am feeling so great. The other friend is P. I have known him forever and yet we just disappear from each others lives every now and then. He is visiting India next month and I already have plans in place. There's just too much to talk about. I can't wait.

I worked out in the evening against my will. I managed an hours workout and in retrospect it was a good idea. I came back home fully charged with a sketch and a blogpost in mind. 

Today's sketch is of Connaught Place. I wrote this pretty recently and yeah while I don't understand the relevance of Independence day but I still get goosebumps every time I am there. Every single time.  This is about belonging-ness, my roots and what it means to me. I am pretty sure every Indian feels that connection every time he or she sees an Indian flag flying high. It could mean different things to different people but something lights up. Instantly. 

That was pretty much my Day #1 of vacation. 
I can't wait to write more, share more and read more..

P.S: Non stop music in the background


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