Let’s Just Reboot?

This blog was previously Silhouette-de-la-vie. It was the silhouettes in life. That was the phase of life I was in, I think, when I started this blog. A little unsure of my stand in a lot of issues and very confused on what I wanted to do in life.
It’s different now. Or at least I hope so. After more than a year long break from this space, I am back here. But nothing here seems like an extension of me anymore. That feeling of disbelief that it could have been me who so effortlessly wrote things that people laughed and bothered to read? In spite of having scores of options to choose from, they chose to read what I wrote! That feeling was nice, and I will not flatter myself. It took effort to pen down thoughts for all to read but things changed along the way.
I was a 19 year old student of Journalism at the time and looked at life as well as the people in it differently then. You are welcome to read all the posts before this one. There aren’t many anyway!
However, the 22 year old me, is quite drastically different. I cringe at some of the stuff I wrote and wonder how on earth did people have the patience to read through all that! And then I realise, I have some really nice friends who read what I had to say.
If you have been a friend of this blog and made an effort to keep in touch with all the madness I posted here, I am eternally grateful to you. However, the silhouettes now have some more light in them and are sharply defined for me.
Hence here’s the new name and new design of this blog. This one is closer to me at this stage of my life than the previous one. I hope you put up with the change. There might be another change if I feel like it soon.
Nevertheless, I am just as goofy as clumsy and as perceptive (I hope J) as I was before. Some things never change, eh?
So I hope to be more regular with this blog than I ever was with Silhouettes and I hope you enjoy this process of me thinking aloud as much as I love typing it out. Good feedback is welcome. Bad feedback will be welcomed with aarti ki thaali and chaawal ka kalash.. 😉

PS. There will be two posts today, I think! Let’s just reboot!! 

My Silhouette de la vie…

My attempt at expressing through poetry!

It was a silent night,

Quite unlike the ones in Mumbai,
The day was ours,
And probably every one knew…

It wasn’t tiredness,

Nor the need for our space,
We sat on the dewy grass,
Because we wanted to…

With eyes that saw beyond you,

And those fingers entwined,
I felt scared till the time,
I realized, you are truly mine…

Leaving behind the fear of loss,

In the yearning to be just yours,
Even the moon seemed close by,
I felt so divine…

From playing on those swings,

To walking early mornings,
Being there to giggle at couples,
The park took an all-new meaning…

It now means company,

One, which I can’t ever deny,
After the days’ work,
For a quick hug and a glance…

Sitting there on the park bench,

Flanked by the flickering lamplight,
We grew,
More content and even more secure…

Of a future I think not,

Of the past I care not,
It’s the way you make me feel now,
That makes you my Silhouette de la vie…