Friday, July 21, 2017

Picture on the wall



Peace, comfort, love and reassurance is all that I see in your smiles
Now that you have made the journey of a thousand miles
All I have are the fond memories and a picture on the wall

Whenever I remember you I brush it aside so I don't feel bad
Instead I try to remember what you would have said on seeing me sad
To not dwell in the well of self pity and instead accept it
To think of all the blessings
To treasure the child and his antics
To practice patience 
To accept all that is and move on
For shall life shall move on whether you want to or not!

Now you might not like being a picture on the wall
However that way your warm gaze will always fall
Your smile will light up the room and our hearts really tall

All that remains are the material associations and the memories
Of these the memories are the most precious for without them life would be barren.

It's been a year, soon close to two and it's still not easy to move on. Love you loads , even after death does us apart. For you are indeed more than just a picture on the wall.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Ten pet peeves relating to Facebook posts/activities

As an avid Facebooker its very common for me to find posts cluttering the news feed - especially those that shouldn't be on a public forum or are simply irritating. This post is a listing of 10 such activities that I can recollect in the ascending order of most common occurrence (in my opinion). These are more general observations after hours and hours of hopeless time-pass on Facebook by yours truly over the last 4-5 years.

10. Posting 70 school sports day photos of kids who didn't win anything - if you have to post please make it a private album or send the Picasa or similar link to whomsoever is specifically interested or post the winning photo or select photos with some significance.
9. Posting pictures from the latest religious ceremony conducted at home in front of immediate family alone - most recent abuse posting Avani Avittam thread changing pictures. Really next thing will be "aruna kayaru changing ceremony" ! (This point does not cover any function where one invites atleast two people outside the immediate family and the pujari - the golden rule here is if no one is invited to the function the picture does not get on to Facebook).
8. Shaken photos at weird angles - have the same impact as a movie shot on a hand held camera, are frankly of no interest to anyone and can have the unsuspecting observer doubting their eyesight.
7. Logging in to random places depicting mundane or even bizzare events/activities in ones daily life - example returning items at an electronics or any other store / daily posts for working out at the gym / visiting Subway or Walmart. Such enlightenment may be useful to a burglar or your secret admirer/stalker at best so please keep it away from the rest.
6. Posting pictures of any normal household furniture assembly in progress - simply don't want to see or know. Next thing I know the assembly of the bathroom washbasin will be on display!
5. Posting a zillion photos of you, yourself and yourself-est in different angles daily irrespective of whether you consider yourself to be the world's most loved celebrity. Your narcissist tendencies unfortunately don't impress anyone much and infact will only lead to blocking your feed permanently.
4. Posting videos or articles criticizing another religion or promoting conversion to a particular religion. Remember "live & let others live in peace" and also the fact that every religion has its own merits/demerits/followers/converts and the only religion that is superior to other is that of kindness & tolerance.
3.Monthly status/photo update when you/your kid(s)/your neighbour's kid(s) had a new haircut - monthly being the operative word. Please send it to your select list of admirers or your barber/hairstylist alone.
2. Sending invites to zoos, farms and win free iPad/iPhone/blah blah free personal island in Timbuktu - if its too good to be true then it is false - and hence I am not interested. Also, I have enough better things to do in the real world than breed chicken /gorillas and fertilize the fields.
1. Clicking on any link with contains the word embarrassing and has a link enclosed to a supposed video. Firstly it will 99% be a spam and secondly it will multiply with posts from you to me and your other friends' walls mentioning the same thus causing avoidable embarrassment to you that you may never realize and that we have to endure.