Empty

I take away the garbage bags, all filled to the brim.Where will they go, will they float or will they swim?It’s gone. Replenish. Consume. I like the sound of empty wine bottles, they clink together as I throw them away.Oh! We have had a good time. That sweater stacked for charity.My first. Whatever.It’s gone. Replenish. Consume. My Hope and Fear. Ego, shattered and bruised.Where will they go, will they float or will they swim?

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The Shiva’s Mourning

They tell me its all over.The night of horror. The enraged cosmic dance.The horizon is on fire, the earth has shaken,Blood and skeleton in every direction.Here, I am calling your name,Oh Sati! Oh My beloved Sati. They tell me its all over. The night of horror.The tides are low, the sky is still grey,The Sun is mustering courage to cast […]

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In Praise of Pessimism

Sorry to bring in a sinister mood on this rose- tinted day like today. But whilst we are rejoicing in name of Love, Hope and Optimism, let us also take note of our most frowned upon term called Pessimism. I am not really for the good morning, motivational Monday quote.If you love the job, you would do it even on Sunday afternoon! Generally I appear to be this happy, sunshine soul but I am also somewhat a defensive pessimist or a strategic pessimist. Well, to start with I have studied accounting and law. So forward looking statements rule my life.Tighten the wording around a clause in contract. Have sufficient provisions been made?I am definitely the ant who saves for the rainy day. I usually have plan B’s up my sleeve as I check off my to do lists.What is a strategic pessimist? Ok, IT wizards and problem solving engineers, take a back seat. Here it is:1. Always assume for the worst : Health or Relationships, Exams or Career.2. Lower your expectations: He is going to forget that gift, anyways! Or, I think I may just make it to a Pass grade.3. Over prepare: Yes, three desserts as options. ALWAYS.4. Take calculated risks: Common sense over complicated maths. So Pessimism is not really all doom and gloom, but when in England, carry your umbrella. 14 February 2020

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