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The Root

28 October 2022

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We often try to break free from those that hold on , not realising that what holds on to us is something that is part of us. The only thing that loosens and wanders is our thoughts that travel as far as they can but they do come back as we never let them break free. As these travel they give us courage and hope that we can make our lives the way we want and create this illusion that we can break the monotony, help us break free from the beliefs ad norms that surround us. Yet there is something that never loosens and we stay attached. Life teaches us so much and we live learning a new lesson each day. Lessons move along, we do come to an end but even the end teaches a lesson for all left behind. The roots remain strong , though we branch out. The tree stands tall, giving shelter to all who stand beneath it.
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The Beginning

1 October 2022
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As I stood on my feet for the first time, I could see the happiness on everyone's face. 'She had learnt to walk' they would say. I could see them applaud, to make me do it on repeat. As a small

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The Steps

8 October 2022
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I had learnt to walk, though I would wobble , yet I was able to balance myself out, just like the trapeze artists who are careful walking on the rope. They too feel afraid I am sure of falling, which

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THE KITE

11 October 2022
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The cradle seems to be left behind, the stroller replaces the walk which was a long journey to complete balancing off anything that could make you stumble, to be careful not to miss a step for a giant

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The Veil

17 October 2022
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We grow as we explore , we live as we experience, we adjust as we go through, we give in to take as much and we only want to be ourselves. Life unlocks itself every moment as that is what we ar

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Barter System

18 October 2022
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They stay together, never for a moment do they leave us alone. Infact more than anyone else , these are the only things that stay with you and can be called the driving force of our lives. Emotions, t

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The Gardener

18 October 2022
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A seed planted, grows into a plant which branches out and bears either fruits or flowers. The tree never grows for itself but for others. The fruits consumed by others, the

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New Attachment

20 October 2022
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We grow everyday both physically and mentally. We grow as we live and as we go through this we often seem to relive every single phase that had gone by. The same recycle as that o

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A NEW APP

20 October 2022
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Little did we know , a tiny little life in a womb, that we would be out in the world to live for each one around us. Little did we know that we would be gifted an identity for our lifetime . Little di

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The Ride

27 October 2022
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They say it is a man's world but is it really ? I see it run the entire day by someone just like me. I had seen it as a child and now as I play the role myself. The world is and is only run by

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The Root

28 October 2022
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Years had gone by and now the roots still stayed intact while the tree had branched out in all directions. Though still part of it there was always an urge to move away as f

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The Dilemma

1 November 2022
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We never know how difficult it has been for someone to help us reach where we are, till the time we play similar roles in life or go through the same situation. Life always tells us to move forw

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TWO ENDS OF A ROPE

5 November 2022
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Every little thing you do in life has a very important role to play and every person who does play an important role in your life is much treasured. It is so easy to follow norms and trad

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The Nest

7 November 2022
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I saw the little nest on the tree. Every morning as I would open the window I would see the two birds chirping in and out , bring twigs or dried leaves. I started cleaning up everyt

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IDENTITY

8 November 2022
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I had done a lot in life, I had given space to everyone. I had done my learning too but what I had learnt seemed not so good or true for those who had now ventured out in search of

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The Fine Line

12 November 2022
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As we move along there are many whom we meet and many who are left behind. There is always a new connection or new phase in life. We carry on leaving behind all those who are been an integral part of

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Momentary love

16 November 2022
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Love a feeling, a desire, a sensation which can be healing or devastating, exciting or depressing and everlasting or momentary. We fall for it anytime and for the simplest of things or any person. We

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Learning

23 November 2022
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Good moments create good memories that are stored forever in the mind and heart. We continue living our lives with these precious parts of our lives. Every new moment takes us back at times when we st

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PALACE or HOME

25 November 2022
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Those who left and build their palaces with sheer hardwork and luck, were never eager to come back to their small little nest on that old tree which still stood strong because of its roo

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FAREWELL

27 November 2022
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There is always something more to life , when we actually feel there is none. There has been learning which will continue, there has been experience, you have grown up , looked after well

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Preface

5 December 2022
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When you sit back and think what has been the driving force in your life, you might end up in answers which come in to your mind and yet you never seem to be satisfied. Life's journe

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