” Start writing, no matter what. The water does not flow until the faucet is turned on. ” – Louis L’ Amour.

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….And so I unrolled the fresh and raw parchment of paper ( Beethoven playing in the background… ) and dipped my quill in a glass of ink and began….

No. Not really. I just picked the iPad up and started running my fingers over the “touch” alphabets which don’t even let you feel the press since they’re a “one-touch” system thing ( and the background music would be – my kids screaming their lungs out in sheer joy – another one of my breakable/needful things  has successfully been destroyed by them !! Yayyyyyy! ha..well…)  But why should that stop me?? Or make this any less of a writing ? And why should a tedious and painful procedure of distinguished finger movements holding a pen on a paper make it any more of the same?

Writing – or to be able to put your thoughts across exactly as it explodes inside your head – sometimes sugar coated with a delicious gooey chocolate smothered use of words so as to not sound offensive ( I refer to myself and myself only ! ) – and sometimes un-coated and rough, with sharp unsmoothened , non-baby proofed edges that could slap harder than a SLAP and injure more brutally than a stab of a knife ( again- this is all me ! ) – is perhaps, a brilliant gift to many of us in the form of venting out or simply being able to spread joy with the same ( or sometimes spreading just plain depression and anger – just being realistic here ! )

It is a powerful tool indeed and it has taken me about …..over a decade ( sheesh !!) to acknowledge that certain parts of this tool might ( just might !!) be within the reach of my fingertips. The drive to explode with bombs ( sometimes bazookas even! ) of words has often given me aches and urges that sometimes even I cannot comprehend ( however weird that sounded.. ! ).

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It all goes back to getting a high ( yeah. You heard me) …getting extremely high on reading ( of course ! No, wait. What were you thinking?) Reading could sometimes get you on a different kind of high that you could trip on eternally….sometimes even beyond . And so, after efficiently indulging myself in this can’t – ever – quit drug, I swiftly moved onto writing poems parallel to taking a few shots of my new high every now and then (that would be back in the days – somewhere between the ages of 8 – 9 approximately).

This led to more reading and further more writing – a beautifully designed vicious, addictive , non-being-able-to-escape circle for distinct species of junkies like myself ! Never on a public platform though. Guess it wasn’t time yet ( the good ole’ excuse of procrastination ! )

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To add to this flaming obsession – the English teachers at school were nothing less than a gorgeous mouthwatering juicy cherry to top my inflammable whipped cream ( if that made any sense !). The stories they narrated, the possibilities they spoke of , the poems they elaborated upon – ( ” Two roads diverged in the woods and I, I took the one less travelled by.” The Road Not Taken by Robert Frost ; ” Water, water everywhere and all the boards did shrink… Water, water everywhere, nor any drop to drink.. ” The Rime of Ancient Mariner by Samuel Taylor Coleridge; to mention two favorites out of a gazzilion more ! ) – and most importantly the perceptions and deep thoughts they carried that further widened my own visions on the depths of words and the mind boggling possibilities with words and how the same play with each other to form intriguing lines and beautiful stories that ignite thoughts which sometimes lead to change in life for eternity !!! ( sigh! )

To the English teachers at school, to those very beautiful souls that ignited these thoughts and lead me into a mystical world of never ending possibilities just by rearranging alphabets to form words and then rearranging the same to sometimes see , and other times strike magic – I am ever so thankful and indebted for life !

Le boyfriend and I - dated 02/01/2011.
Le boyfriend and I 😀 – 02/01/2011.

That would include my then boyfriend, now husband, for the lovely lines I flaunted all over the letters, cards and e-mails written to him for 7 years before wedlock and the 4 years that has followed, to this very day !!! – not to mention his official mails and projects ( * coughs * ).

School being done and dusted – I moved to college and took up Applied Psychology as a major which called for reading and writing 24/7 ( WOWZA !!! ) I was living the dream ( dont smirk … MY dream! ) .

Standing by the river Thames opposite the Buckingham Palace. Good ole' University days in London.
Standing by the river Thames opposite the Buckingham Palace. Good ole’ University days in London 🙂 – 2010.

Being away from home – family & friends – I registered onto Facebook and pretty much got hooked onto that. Each time I logged in, it asked me – WHATS ON YOUR MIND ? ( my favorite  question, apparently.) And so, delightfully I responded most of the days. Being in University,

My Uni. !!!!!! Keddleston Road Campus, Derby.
My Uni. !!!!!! Keddleston Road Campus, Derby.

I’d have my hands full every once a while and was busy busting my “posterior region” ( oh how I love this language ! ) and so there would be times when I couldn’t answer to ” what’s on my mind” ‘cuz all my mind did was beep blood red signals with the most alarming background score that read – DEADLINE APPROACHING !! DEADLINE APPROACHING!!!

To my pleasant surprise , when I returned back to the social network after my dues and submissions, I’d always find heart warming inbox msgs from friends and even acquaintances – ” Hey, haven’t seen a status from you in a while…. It makes my day sometimes… Write something ” …. ” hey !!! Ur statuses bring a smile to my face…what’s up ? No updates since long !” … ” it’s new year !!!! Where is your status ?????” And many more on similar lines. I found myself being able to reach those corners of my mind and convert the same into words in a manner that I never could before.

My inhibitions, my deepest fears , my unspoken thoughts, my failures, my triumphs, my loves’ , my hates’, my happiness , my frustrations, my country, the people, the politics, the justice, the injustice, the world, the universe !!!! – Everything could be written about with not having to care about the after effects – as even that could be further written about and explained if situations called for it. I had both – the questions and the answers at my fingertips – it was liberating !!! ( like having an ice cold bottle of Limca on a hot, sweaty & exhausting day where it all goes wrong yet sealing your lips to that icy bottle just turns your entire day back around !!! https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=NsxcXhBGEZk – watch it !! You’ll get the point if you haven’t already. )

Being head – over – heels and hopelessly in love, I wrote more of love at that point in time.It moved on to wedding bells and further to my overwhelming experiences of becoming a mother for the very first time.

My li'l man :) - 03/03/2013
           My li’l man 🙂 – 03/03/2013.

From then on most of what I wrote always captured the quick yet bewildering process of my son’s transformation from an infant to a toddler.

Toddler”hood” had just began taking its toll when we were blessed with yet another beautiful little princess.

My Princess - 27/10/2014
My Princess 🙂 – 27/10/2014.

It goes without saying that with a 2 year old in my left arm and a new born In my right – the space that my fingertips required to liberate me, got smaller and gradually diminished leaving a million words  hysterically jumping up and down my head screaming for attention and banging at the walls of my brain to be let out.

When the words found no alternative to seek my attention , they began to make their way through my mouth and in conversations and sometimes even on Internet chats. It had become so obvious and desperate rather , that conversations with new people ended like this –

” so ..do you write ? ” ..

Me : not really….

” don’t you think you should? ”   or …

” ok you really need to start writing !!! ” or it’d be my husband who would plainly say ” WRITE ! ” as a solution to any situation I discussed with him –

Me : I’m fed up of what I see on the news …. I’ve had it upto here with these people !!!

Him : WRITE !!!

Me : it’s adorable how Ayaan ( our son ) realizes that he is older to Duaa ( our daughter ) and is so cautious about her.

Him : yeah… WRITE  about it.

Me : hey… Have I told you how much I love you off late ?

Him : WRITE  it to me.

A very wise person once said ” Writing is a socially acceptable form of Schizophrenia ” ( E.L. Doctorow I believe … Not sure though !) . I hope the schizophrenic in me is well received as I take my first step into the world of blogging.

Looking forward to be graced with more days such as this where the kids decide to take a long napIMG_2521 or are happily breaking things and messing the house ( research says that it promotes healthy growth ! ) while I unleash the impatient , won’t – take – no – for – an – answer characters in my head.

Dear world,

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I BE BLOGGING.

With love , sincerity and a tad bit of insanity.

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23 thoughts on “” Start writing, no matter what. The water does not flow until the faucet is turned on. ” – Louis L’ Amour.

  1. I totally understand and relate to evert word you have written. Writing is liberating. I have made a blog but I just haven’t written anything. I make reasons not to write even though thoughts are brimming in my mind. I am inspired and hopefully I find time between work, my one year old and my new baby in my tummy to liberate myself with words. I am so glad you are doing this 🙂

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    1. Oh wow congratulations on that note divya 🙂 So great to hear another li’l bundle of joy is on the way ! Bless u guys ! And thank you so much for the much needed push for me to pursue this further 🙂

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  2. Felicitations !!!! that’s what comes to mind .. you transported me on a memorable walk with you through the phase of a life span..keep writing and stay blessed !!!

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    1. Thank you so much ma’am. Totally overwhelmed with this feedback and hope to keep writing more. Thanks for every bit of training at school and all the magical places that you walked me through with this beautiful language 🙂 much love always.

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  3. Writing I think is something deep seated within us. I too give thanks for English teachers at school.. I was never the brightest spark in class and wasn’t top of the class in spelling or reading when I went to secondary school ( age 11).. But a wonderful English teacher took me under her wing and I fell in love with books.. She nurtured that and my spelling improved 🙂
    Loved reading and it sounds like you are one busy Mum.
    Lovely to meet you and thank you so much for leaving me your comment 🙂
    Blessings your way.
    Sue x

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    1. An absolute pleasure to have bumped into you as well 🙂 And I could very much relate to the affections that you feel towards that one teacher – some of the teachers I was very warmly attached to were all those who taught English as a subject 🙂
      Yea… I’ve got my hands full with two children who are hardly a year apart in age . how ever I have to admit that I’m truly blessed cuz I seem to find time to do everything that I want to – along with the two tiny ones by my side 🙂 They’re great kids. God bless them.
      Thoroughly enjoyed reading many of your posts and I’m most eagerly looking forward to more !! happy writing 🙂 much love and prayers from this side. Xx

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