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A Random Act of Kindness!


This incident happened almost 6 years ago but it is still very much fresh in my memory bank.  It might not be a big thing but for me it is one of those unforgettable moments.

It happened when we were coming back from our France trip. We were waiting for a connecting flight. I was staring outside the glass doors of waiting lounge. People were running/walking towards their destinations.

I was deep in my thoughts when I saw a guy. I wasn’t staring but unknowingly I was following his each and every move.

I guess he saw me looking at him and I am sure he would have thought that I was staring (which I was but unconsciously), so he waved at me. I don’t remember what I was thinking. I was so much engrossed in the thought process that even though I was looking at him but I dint notice his wave.

Now you must be wondering how do I know he was waving if I dint notice? Thats because even though I dint notice but subconsciously my mind acknowledged that. Anyway, he waved again and this time I saw he was smiling. He was standing on one of those walking escalators at airports. As soon as I came back to my senses I automatically waved back (hesitantly).

He was about to pass me any moment now and just before that, he did these …..

  • His first gesture was asking me to smile (with his thumb and middle finger at both sides of his lips)….
  • His second gesture was he kissed his first 2 fingers …
  • His third gesture was after kissing his fingers he waved a Peace sign at me..
  • Now I was not only waving back but I was smiling too. 🙂

Whole thing took some 30-45 seconds but the incident got etched on my mind and heart (in detail). That is why I remember all the necessary details . I don’t remember how he looked like, how tall he was and what/how many bags he was carrying . But the couple of things that I remember  very clearly are his smile and his gestures  as they did leave an imprint.

Since that moment till date I have never met/seen anyone doing the same thing. But one thing that I learned was how to make some one smile once in a while.  Whenever I see anyone with a very serious expression on his/her face, I use my hand to make them smile, just like the way that guy did. (if the moment and circumstances allow)

Mostly people smile back but once in a blue moon they don’t but I feel good that at least I tried.

I am thankful to that  RANDOM STRANGER who showed me how to do A RANDOM ACT OF KINDNESS.

A-)

I have a stable!! :P


This happened 3-4 years ago. But whenever I recall that incident I cant stop laughing hysterically. (Actually I am still laughing) 😀

I went for grocery shopping one summer evening. Whenever summer arrives I prefer to make fresh juices at home rather than buying the ready-made sucrose syrups. Moreover nothing is better than the flavor of fresh oranges squeezed with beetroot , lemon, parsley and what not.

Ok, so I bought 2 big bags of Carrots, almost dozen navel oranges and other stuff to make juice. My turn came and there was this very cute guy standing at the counter and ringing the cash register.

I was lost in my thoughts and I was waiting for him to tell me the total so that I can get out of there (grocery shopping is the worst form of shopping lol)

Out of no where he asked: “Miss do you own horses?”

My thought process snapped and I said: “Umm, Horses? (For a second, my mind actually wondered if I have horses.. silly thought), Well not that I know of” . I ended up laughing and asked “Why did you ask, what made you come to that conclusion?”

With almost an insane cuteness he said: “Cause I  have never seen anyone buying so many carrots and oranges together”

There were some 5 people in the queue and they all started laughing hysterically. I said : “No I don’t have a horse but thanks anyway”

Even today whenever I make fresh juice I can’t stop laughing.

A-)

Feeling Silly right now – giggles :)


57 degrees in SD and we all think its freezing . Well that is how Californians love to live or shall I say San Diegans.  We see snow and we literally faint 😀

Even though my fingers are freezing as I write this blog but still I want to share a very lovely memory  that just popped in my head. Now if you are thinking that I will be sharing specifically that memory, then I am sorry to disappoint you.  Instead of sharing the incident which gave me such an exquisite memory, I will be sharing how that makes me feel.

It is something that happened almost a year ago and I have to say those 4-5 hours were the best hours of my life.  At that moment I felt that time shall stop right here and right now. I just wanted to absorb that insanely gorgeous feeling in that short duration of time.  I was actually scared to let it go, as I was desperately craving to bask in that very moment.  I guess thats how things work in real life, if you love something / someone beyond any limits then you simply want whole of your life to look like an exact replica of that very moment.

I still remember that day very clearly. The day started with a little disappointment – no wait , with a huge disappointment but by the time it ended it was THE BEST DAY of my life till date.  Seriously, while writing this post I am time traveling. I am not in 2011 but in 2010 (oo looks like I just made my very own time machine :D). All the events of that day are still afresh in my mind,  I can literally recall how each and every second of those moments was spent.

I have to admit that if a day comes when I am a mess, out of any XYZ reason , I simply close my eyes and think about that time.  All my tensions and worries simply fade away in the sheer bright light of that evening. It works like an elixir of life for me. If some one will ask me to reveal my most unforgettable day / incident of my life, i now know which memory cell to scratch.

That incident has transitioned into a memory and a dream  but it still gives me exactly the same butterflies and goosebumps. While writing this post, I have a silly smile on my face .. giggles. Ah! Hopefully someday,  another memory and another moment can be as precious and treasure worthy.

I so badly want to share that day with you all,  but I know I cant (even if I am dying to ) but still can’t 😀

Anyway, I really hope you all have that one moment ,  that one day in your life  which takes you to a whole new world.

A-)

Wanna see my dream?


I get at least 4-5 dreams in one night. Thankfully most of them are either neutral or nice leaving aside 10 -15% of nightmares. When I get up in morning, I always end up remembering at least 1 of all those dreams. Many a times I think I should start writing about them. I might actually ..

There are a couple of dreams that I have been seeing since last 9-10 years now and I absolutely have no clue why or what does it symbolize.

This post is about one of those dreams.  Check out the below sketches, I tried to make them as close to my dream as possible. Hopefully you can visualize it the way I see it.

1)  Whenever I see that dream, first thing that comes in picture is an angled view of a staircase : (try to imagine these angles lines as solid wall)

2)  Then I see myself climbing that huge staircase.  Now I have no idea where these stairs are taking me or whats at the end of it. As I start to climb, couple of doors towards the left of staircase, starts to appear.

3) Once I am all the way up there I start walking toward left not right (I absolutely have no idea why). Trust me when I say this, even though I know it’s all a dream, but still I kind of force myself to go right rather than left but I guess it doesn’t work that way. Towards right there is a long and narrow hallway and there is no end to it. There are lots and lots of doors on both ride and left side of the hallway.

4) Then I feel that I start to walk towards the darkness at the end of the hallway,  but before I could reach anywhere I turn left and I open a door.

 

5) Whats behind that door I have no idea as the dream stops there. That is why I could not draw anything for that part.  I don’t remember why or when did i start having this dream , but I do remember initially I used to get scared whenever the dream popped up in my sleep but not anymore.  I think my sleep and mind,  both are tuned to it now. It doesn’t scare me anymore.

Because of all of my dreams I bought a Dream encyclopedia just so that I can infer something from it.

So this was one of those 2 dreams that I have seen zillion of times. I can’t sketch my second dream cause I can only feel it. I will share that dream in another blog post. Meanwhile, do you have any recurring dream? Please share if you can and if you want to .

A-)

Met my sweetest friend today!


(This post will be tiny but that means quick to read 🙂 )

Today was super fun,  I can’t believe it’s almost over. Yesterday night around 10 I got an SMS from one of my friends.  Alex and I studied Marketing and Advertising at UCSD. Last year she moved from SD and was visiting family this weekend. After exchanging couple messages on Facebook we decided to meet today. I have to say that was the quickest plan we ever made and that too just on messages: . 🙂

I met her for lunch and OMG I totally have to admit that it was AWESOME.  Since the moment we met, we started talking and we were still talking when she had to leave. LOL I guess we hardly left any topic during our chitchat.

I told her that I might be visiting India soon and extended the invitation to her. I am super excited that she is thinking about it. If everything works out well then she might join me there and I have to say I am so looking forward to it. It will turn out to be a great trip  even if she will come there for a week.  I am keeping my fingers crossed.

Anyway, that is it. Sweet and tiny,  right?

A-)

 

Sleepy… sleep… sl… zzzzzzz


Ah I am half asleep right now so please bear with me.

Last night we had to take one of our friends for an emergency checkup around midnight and ended up waiting for 3 hours. BTW, My friend she just had a baby last week and both of them are doing good and the baby is super cute. 🙂

Where was I ? Oh yea I was cribbing I guess. So I slept around 3:15 last night and then had to go to my oil painting class  today morning. Reached 10 minutes late. Instructor first shows us what to do, how to do everything and then we start with our paintings. So she was showing the techniques and there I was ready to drop down on the floor.  I always keep minty candies with me so I grabbed one and thankfully it kept me awake.

It was time to work on our paintings, and I was literally scared to add colors to it as I was not confident that how the painting will turn out to be. Anyway, Holly (teacher) she asked me not to be scared and just go with the flow. I started adding colors and I totally lost myself in it. Time just flew by and sleep just faded away.

And I am sleepy since I got home ..  That is it for today .

(sorry for the crappy post)

A-)

Straight from the ♥ Heart ♥ …


♥♥♥♥

While painting on a blank canvas of my mind,

My thoughts were designed.

In vibrant colors I painted my smile

And I used a wooden quill to engrave my style.♥

I am trying to paint a Trompe-l’oeil

A 3D painting of my thoughts in oil.

Golden foil was used to add shimmer,

Your comments and feedback add extra glimmer. ♥

I am comparing my blog to art,

As both painting and blogging comes straight from my heart.

I hope to post every day,

It doesn’t matter if I am colored in blue, black, white or gray. ♥

♥♥ A-) ♥♥

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