Altar of a God I don’t pray to Part II by the son of a preacher man. #wordsbyhtg #reflectionsonlife #wordvomit #releasethesoul #writing #pentopage #thumbtoscreen #religion #spirtuality #christianity #wwjd #fliptables #feedthehungry #altarofagodidontprayto #thegiantscompass
We swung past Buckingham Palace on our way home from a day trip with friends and ended up getting interviewed by CNN! Not sure my waffling on motherhood or thoughts on the baby name will make the edit though!! 🤣
#royalbaby #newprince #buckinghampalace #newbaby #congratulations #cnn #interview #wordvomit #london #daytrip #touristforaday #newmum #mummyblogger #instablogger #parentingadvice
Yes I'm still at it. [I know!] I've been working on this novel idea since January. [Feels like forever!]
And had to scrape tons of words. [40k😲]
I want this manuscript done. [So I can cry]
I want to hold it in my hands, my first little words baby. [...still crying]
So I do the thing that scares me, overwhelms me and makes me question my sanity...[words to page, all the words]
#amwriting #wip #writersofig
#writerslife #wordvomit #goals #ithurts
I remember a summer
Slightly different from this one
When many an afternoon was spent
Indoors, playing carrom
My sister, my grandparents, and I
Till our nail beds turned blue
And our eyes entranced by summer's sleepy hum.
When play was over and lunch was done
we would turn in
For our afternoon siestas
Spent listening to ajoba's stories
As he reminisced of a summer
Slightly different from that one
He would tell us tales
Of the scorching heat of Buldhana
Of the British, and their haughty generals
His words painted a vivid picture
Of white skinned foreigners
In khakis and boots
Moustaches turned up and faces red with heat
Uncomfortable in a country they were supposed to rule
Angrily shouting at the innocent brown skinned indians
As a little kid
Unimaginable without the snow white beard
Running around with a box bag on his shoulders
All the way to school.
But one story, never enough
I would ask him to lengthen the tale
Just enough for me to fall asleep
And suddenly, there would be a dragon in Buldhana
Or evil British robots
And ajoba would drive them away
For he was the most valiant hero
In all of the land
Here, to save the day
Halfway through the extended narrative
I would start dreaming
Of horses speaking in funny accents
And schools that taught sword fighting
Instead of math
Unnoticed by me,
Ajoba's voice would soften
He would drape a blanket
Over my tiny slumbering self
Whispering good dreams and stories
To come my way.
Today, I walked into his bedroom
To find him awake at 3 pm
And I ask him why
Isn't he asleep
As he usually would say
Treating himself to a well earned afternoon siesta
"I'm feeling restless," he said
"Sleep eludes me today."
So I sit by my grandfather's bedside
On one of summer's warmest days
And tell him stories
Of my youth
Of people who fight wars on the internet
And cars that fly in space.
As I wax eloquent
Of the wonders of the new world
I see him drift off, from the corner of my eye
My voice softens
Blanketed by his gentle snores
And as I cover him with an old chadar
I see a slight smile play on his lips
Ajo, what are you dreaming of?
Aliens and spaceships?
Or a summer
Not very different from this one?
It's inevitable that we lose things sometimes-love,friendship,strength. And that's when acceptance comes through. Life is an experience not a contest 🌊🚀 and the best memories happen when we least expect them and need them the most.
#summeriscoming #keys #mistaken #takenforgranted #goodbyenegativity #whenlifebegins #starttoday #freshbeginnings #newstarts #poemsdaily #poemsforyou #poetry #poemsporn #followforfollow #wordsthatbreathe #wordsofwisdom #wordvomit #mondaymotivation #deepthinking #parks #forgotten #writergirl #poet
waking up completely comfortable in a place that is new and different from last week's cabin that was different from last month's house that was different from the place two months ago has kindly brought to my attention that though I clearly still don't know where I'm supposed to land "long-term" yet, I'm still happy.
and thanks to life's culmination of experiences, of packing up & relocating countless times since I was 17, I can say I've felt at home with multiple people in multiple places on this earth (and sometimes in outer space 🚀)
yet for some reason, only now am I consciously realizing the simple truth that Home is just a feeling. Home is a feeling. carry that with you, and you're never alone.
#mondaymorning #epiphany #howneatisthat #wordvomit #perspective #vanlife #getupandgo #detachment #isapractice #flighty #packupandgo #stateofmind #staymobile #viewfromabove #joshuatreenps #fromwhereisit #perched #happyhuman #theworldisyours
People fear the unknown. I don’t fear it anymore... it excites me.
We are constantly at war with fear. Just free yourself and exist. Don’t live in fear or let it stand in your way. That fear is nothing but a big fat lie. Do big things humans, I believe in you all. #wordvomit #butstill #fearless #loveconquersfear #freeyourmind #portrait #model #photoshoot p.c. @occaliboy