A Grand Voyage…

” Writing is a voyage for which you don’t need a big ship. Your paper is your boat, your pen is  your oar, and your mind is your sail. You are prepared to embark on a grand voyage. Set sail and go where your journey may lead you. ”

[Ak]

 

Recipe for writing…

INGREDIENTS

– A secluded area which will serve as your kitchen. It could be a private study or the actual place about which you wish to write.
– A pen/pencil or any other instrument you wish to use.
– A piece of paper or any other material on which to write on i.e.smartphone, laptop, tablet etc
– The will to write
– A clear mind
– A topic to write on. You may have decided on a topic beforehand, if not, just let the art of spontaneous thought work its wonders.

METHOD

Well, I wonder if there is a predefined method for writing. Also, every writer’s mind works in its unique way and it would be hard to specify one method. Just need to gather up the right ingredients, hoist up the sails and embark on a journey of a lifetime.

Happy writing everyone…

The Mind Game…

This is the first of those times
It seems difficult, so I find
To determine what’s on your mind
Even though it is an art of mine

The feeling that I get
When you look at me
How I wish to know
What you think of me

The look that you have
When you see me there
You leave me wondering
In all my despair

That smile on your face
What it actually means
Now and forever
Will remain a mystery to me

I long for the day
That moment in time
When you will smile at me
And I would know what’s on your mind

[Ak]

 

Those momentary companions…

It is said that the more time you spend with someone, the more you become closer to them, and the more they have an influence on your mind.

But what about the people we meet for a short span of time. Is it not possible for them to leave an everlasting impression on us during the short while for which they enter our lives.

There are times in our life when we, at some point, meet people who either help us in some way or require help from us. It is possible that we meet them without any specific purpose and after some time spent together, we go our own ways.

Such meetings could be at any place one can think of like at the bus stop or during the bus ride, at the park etc.

I had such an experience of my own when I was providing services in the capacity of a risk advisor to a bank. While overlooking the human resources department, I met a person whom I became well acquainted with. My work allowed me only a few days before I had to part as the assignment had come to an end.

Our companionship lasted for two months and as of right now, it seems to have ended. But in this short span of time, she was able to help me find a company which was hiring freelance writers, an opportunity I had been searching for for quite some time.

So I can very easily say, from my own experience, that these momentary companions also have the ability to influence our lives in great ways. They deserve every bit of respect and the thought that they will always be appreciated.