This is my “will pose awkwardly for the birthday girl (Mom) when asked” look. (Seriously cannot pose to save my life.) The beach isn’t typically my jam but I loved it this weekend—celebrating my mom’s birthday with my family. Typically, I’d much rather be in a big city, gloom in the sky, coffee in hand, and a full day’s worth of adventuring before me. In therapy, when dealing with anxiety, I was asked to visualize my happy place—he offered all the scenes of beach, waves, sun. Then he asked what I was imagining—and I said a rainy city where I’m snuggled inside a coffee house withy laptop. 🤷🏻♀️ To each his/her own, yes? .
Which do you prefer? City or beach? Oh, and happy Tuesday, guys! Nice to be back!
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*An Open Letter To Emojis*
Remember the day when I was texting him and his comments made me lose my calm? All I wanted to do was punch him hard in his face. Or the day when Mom taught me to cook rice over the phone and I wanted to shower her with loads of hugs and kisses? Yes! Exactly in those moments, you appeared, like a seraph in times of darkness.
You have come a long way, from being just a combination of simple lines and curves to a big bunch of flickering, glittering images, similar to an animated clip; saying 'hi' or blowing a kiss.
You have not only advanced in terms of complexity, but have even grown from incorporating everything that we see or feel around ourselves, within you. Be it sending Dad a good morning text with a cup of morning tea or asking my best friend to help me choose between a pair of denims and knee-length frock, you have it all in you.
And you know what? You have made conversations crispier and quicker. The other day, while I was on my way back home, Risha texted me to inform that mom was away for some work and that the keys were kept underneath the doormat. I replied with a 'thumbs up'. It didn't piss her off today, unlike earlier days when I would text her 'OK'. Instead, she blew me hearty kisses.
At times, you even give birth to socially awkward moments. My aunt once asked me for my favourite ice-cream and instead of typing out the whole thing, she sent '🍦or 💩 ’. Of course, she didn't know what the latter meant. It was funny indeed.
Well, your presence has become such a guiding factor that your absence can turn around the vibe of the conversation with the click of a finger. I'm sure I'm not the only one who reads 'Yes' and 'Yes 😀 ' in different tones!
Thank you for spreading love and saving time.
An avid emoji-user
Written by: Kavya Mukhija
The Centre of the Universe
Is Man a centre of the universe
Where is divinity then in this poetic verse
Is it hitherto a dependence of the higher upon the lower force
Is it a purer correlation Man has to endorse
From the universe to Man is the right path to divinity
Exploring the inner nature of what's meant by pure philosophy
To understand how the microcosm is a prototype to the macrocosm
A telescope is the soul of man , a tiny chromosom
A transfer of heavens into man and a man into heavens, a healing to man from the theodicy to omnipotent and omnibenevolent Deity.