Friday, March 5, 2021

True love...


To love without condition, to talk without intention, to give without reason, to care without expectation; That's the spirit of true love.

Thursday, March 4, 2021



A chalk pastel sketch of my husband's maternal grandmother,Ramanibai, at the age of 15. This picture was clicked around 1940.

"Grandmothers and roses are much the same. Each is a God's masterpiece with different names."

- Unknown

Tuesday, March 2, 2021

She looked like art...


She never looked nice. 

She looked like art and art wasn't supposed to look nice. It was supposed to make you feel something.


Friday, February 26, 2021

The Horse...


“The horse. Here is nobility without conceit, friendship without envy, beauty without vanity. A willing servant, yet never a slave.”

Thursday, February 25, 2021

The change...


The move you are afraid to make,

could be the one that may change you completely!

Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Vicious circle...


Another source of fallacy is the vicious circle of illusions which consists on the one hand of believing what we see, and on the other in seeing what we believe. 

— Thomas Clifford Allbutt

Broken inside, Gucci outside...


Inside my heart is breaking
My makeup may be flaking
But my smile, still, stays on

The show must go on

The show must go on, yeah...

Sunday, February 21, 2021

Nobody like you...


“Personality is every individual’s signature trait. There will never be anyone like you, therefore hold on to what makes you so special as a person, a character, and a human being.”


Friday, February 19, 2021



High people understand other high people. They catch things that others don’t.

Pulled by steady tides...


Half of me is filled with bursting words and half of me is painfully shy. I crave solitude yet also crave people. I want to pour life and love into everything yet also nurture my self-care and go gently. I want to live within the rush of primal, intuitive decision, yet also wish to sit and contemplate. This is the messiness of life - that we all carry multitudes, so must sit with the shifts. We are complicated creatures, and ultimately, the balance comes from this understanding. Be water. Flowing, flexible and soft. Subtly powerful and open. Wild and serene. Able to accept all changes, yet still led by the pull of steady tides. It is enough.
Victoria Erickson



Once you've ruined your reputation,

You can live quite freely!

Thursday, February 18, 2021

I'd choose you...


“And I’d choose you; in a hundred lifetimes, in a hundred worlds, in any version of reality, I’d find you and I’d choose you.” 

– Kiersten White

You're my home...


Your memory feels like home to me.

So whenever my mind wanders, it always finds it’s way back to you.

Ranata Suzuki

Wednesday, February 17, 2021



“A little flower that blooms in May

A lovely sunset at the end of a day

Someone helping a stranger along the way

That's heaven to me”.

-Sam Cooke

'til death, we do art...


Art is not always meant to be decorative or soothing, in fact, it can create uncomfortable conversations and stimulate uncomfortable emotions.

Shepard Fairey


Keep your face to the sun and you will never see the shadows.

Helen Keller 

Tuesday, February 16, 2021

Memory and fantasy...


For what, after all, is the difference between a memory and a fantasy? Are not both a succession of imprecisely rendered images further obscured by imprecisely chosen words and animated only by the wistful effort of one's imagination? And who is to say that a vividly imagined moment of happiness is not, in the end, more enriching to the spirit than a hazy semi-recollection of some pallid pastime?

Olga Grushin, Forty Rooms

Don't read my mind...


So don't try to touch my heart, it's darker than you think
And don't try to read my mind because it's full of disappearing ink 
- Author: Elvis Costello

No reason...

“If I could say it in words there would be no reason to paint.”

— Edward Hopper

Friday, February 12, 2021




n. a feeling of resonant connection with an author or artist you’ll never meet, who may have lived centuries ago and thousands of miles away but can still get inside your head and leave behind morsels of their experience, like the little piles of stones left by hikers that mark a hidden path through unfamiliar territory.

Wednesday, February 3, 2021

Friday, January 22, 2021

Art takes birth...


My art takes birth when my loneliness becomes my companion... when I take lives and deaths much personally and work when others play. When I meet myself and find that the truth of life is not the dream of tender age ... but the fire within me that creates the work of art.

Jeet Aulakh



“I have slept with you all night long while the dark earth spins with the living and the dead, and on waking suddenly in the midst of the shadow my arm encircled your waist. Neither night nor sleep could separate us.”


Don't belong anywhere...


Where do you go if you don’t belong anywhere? If I wanted to run away then why come to the city? Because this is the place to hide. This is the place to be invisible. Anyone can be no one here, and I am someone that wants to be no one.

Steven Wilson

Saturday, January 16, 2021



You can be lonely anywhere, but there is a particular flavour to the loneliness that comes from living in a city, surrounded by millions of people.

Olivia Laing

Friday, January 15, 2021

Your eyes...


Your eyes are like windows to your soul. They shine and bedazzle as the stars do in the sky! They are like diamonds that mesmerize the person looking at them. When I look into your eyes, I keep on looking at them. I can't ever stop looking at them. Your eyes speak volumes to me in unsaid word...

Avijeet Das

White blossoms...


Thursday, January 14, 2021

I'll meet you there...


Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing

and rightdoing there is a field.

I'll meet you there.

When the soul lies down in that grass

the world is too full to talk about.




Hope is the thing with feathers

That perches in the soul

And sings the tune without the words

And never stops at all.

Emily Dickinson

Sunday, January 10, 2021

Be yourself...

“Being different isn’t a bad thing. It means you’re brave enough to be yourself.” 

– Luna Lovegood

Hardest part...

“We always discuss reaching the top of the mountain as the challenge. But those that have been there know coming back down is the hardest part.” 

– We Dream of Travel

Saturday, January 9, 2021



“Encouragement to others is something everyone can give. Somebody needs what you have to give. It may not be your money; it may be your time. It may be your listening ear. It may be your arms to encourage. It may be your smile to uplift. Who knows?”

– Joel Osteen


None of us, including me, ever do great things. But we can all do small things, with great love, and together we can do something wonderful." 

– Mother Teresa 

Wednesday, January 6, 2021

Not an angel...


"I am not an angel,’ I asserted; ‘and I will not be one till I die: I will be myself."

—Charlotte Brontë



Pain is a relatively objective, physical phenomenon; suffering is our psychological resistance to what happens. Events may create physical pain, but they do not in themselves create suffering. Resistance creates suffering. Stress happens when your mind resists what is... The only problem in your life is your mind's resistance to life as it unfolds.

Dan Millman

Tuesday, January 5, 2021

Drown in the depths...


The madness of the eyes is the lure of the abyss. Sirens lurk in the dark depths of the pupils as they lurk at the bottom of the sea, that I know for sure - but I have never encountered them, and I am searching still for the profound and plaintive gazes in whose depths I might be able, like Hamlet redeemed, to drown the Ophelia of my desire.

Jean Lorrain

Monday, January 4, 2021



Do not feel lonely,

the entire universe is inside you.

Stop acting so small.

You are the universe in ecstatic motion.

Set your life on fire.

Seek those who fan your flames.


Saturday, January 2, 2021

Fear of the dark....


I am a man who walks alone

And when I'm walking a dark road

At night or strolling through the park

When the light begins to change

I sometimes feel a little strange

A little anxious when it's dark

Fear of the dark

Fear of the dark


The proper drinking of Scotch whisky is more than indulgence: it is a toast to civilization, a tribute to the continuity of culture, a manifesto of man's determination to use the resources of nature to refresh mind and body and enjoy to the full the senses with which he has been endowed.

David Daiches

Sunday, December 27, 2020



Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known.

Sharon Begley



“Smiling is the best way to face every problem, to crush every fear and to hide every pain.”

– Unknown

Saturday, December 26, 2020


Nothing, I learned, brings you into the present quite like holding hands. The past seemed irrelevant; the future, unnecessary.

Catherine Lowel 

Tuesday, December 22, 2020

Be the reason...


"Be the reason someone smiles today. Or the reason they drink. Whatever works."

Monday, December 21, 2020



"The sky takes on shades of orange during sunrise and sunset, the color that gives you hope that the sun will set only to rise again.

-Ram Charan



Sham gulabi, sehar gulabi

Pehar gulabi ya gulabi ye shehar

Main bhi gulabi, tu hai gulabi

Din bhi gulabi hai, gulabi yeh kehar..



There is much to be said for cherry blossoms, but they seem so flighty. They are so quick to run off and leave you. And then just when your regrets are the strongest the wisteria comes into bloom, and it blooms on into the summer. There is nothing quite like it. Even the color is somehow companionable and inviting. 

— Murasaki Shikibu



Therefore the love which us doth bind,

But fate so enviously debars,

Is the conjunction of the mind,

And opposition of the stars.

Andrew Marvell


Iron sharpens iron," I quoted the old proverb. "If she is made of fine silk and you of iron, she will smother you. Or perhaps you will shred her.

Jody Hedlund

Friday, December 18, 2020

Lover inside us!


I fell in love with the thought that a human life could be a priestly conduit, a connecting link between earth and sky. As I grew and stumbled and, most important, as I began to love and be loved, I realized that the ultimate priest is the lover inside us.

Marianne Williamson

Thursday, December 17, 2020



“When connections are real, they simply never die. They can be buried or ignored or walked away from, but never broken. If you’ve deeply resonated with another person or place, the connection remains despite any distance, time, situation, lack of presence, or circumstance. If you’re doubtful then just try it — go and revisit a person or place and see if there’s any sense at all of the space between now and then. If it was truly real, you’ll be instantly swept back into the moment it was before it left — during the same year and place with the same wonder and hope, comfort and heartbeat. Real connections live on forever.” 

— Victoria Erickson


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