I Know for Sure
Writing today’s post had been on my mind, since the last two days. A blank Windows Live Writer had been staring at me since yesterday. I stared at it for a few more minutes and then went on to check the Facebook notification alert. I spent a few minutes on my timeline and then clicked on a link that led me to an article from Twinkle Khanna. I read it and smiled and then moved on to another link of some another article and suddenly I realized that I had a task at hand.
I came back to the blank Windows Live Writer and stared at it for some more time. So, the thing is that I want to write but I just don’t know what to write.
A voice in my head said, write what you know. Writing about what I am sure of or am familiar with would be easy, I thought. Well, I wouldn’t know, until I made an attempt to do so.
So here I go with the list of things I know for sure…
- I know how it feels to lose an unborn child.
- I know that one small, thoughtful gesture can make a big difference in someone’s day/life.
- I know what it’s like to struggle and wait for the success to come your way.
- I know what it’s like to have to sell one’s most prized possession.
- I know how it feels to buy it back too.
- I know how it’s like to risk everything for an idea.
- I know what it is like to hold on to the past.
- I know for sure how freeing it is to let go.
- I know what it’s like to live with fear of death of your loved ones.
- I know what it feels like to lose hope and then finding it back again.
- I know what it is to have pain so deep, that you spend countless nights crying yourself to sleep.
- I know what it’s like to feel alone, like you have no one to turn to.
- I know what it is to receive support from unknown quarters.
- I know how it feels to sing at the top of your voice with the singer on the radio.
- I know that failure is just what is needed to learn some important life lessons.
- I know for sure that this post has a melancholic feel to it.
- And I know for sure that a blank page is no longer staring at me.
What do you know for sure?
November 29, 2016 2:44 am|
I know for sure you an excellent writer. I know for sure you are a good person.
December 2, 2016 9:49 pm|
You are so very generous and kind, SG! Thank you 🙂
November 29, 2016 8:39 am|
Big big hugs Shilpa. All that pain and you can never tell by just reading your posts. Sending you love from across the miles. Always.
December 2, 2016 9:50 pm|
A big hug right back to you, Shailaja! Thank you! ♥
November 29, 2016 9:53 am|
Love the list. It struck a chord with me on losing and reclaiming, worrying on personal loss and what’s not. I love Twinkle Khanna’s latest column and dying to read her books.
December 2, 2016 9:52 pm|
Yes, love and loss, ups and downs are part of life. And we all have our share of these.
I have read Mrs Funnybones and I am now looking forward to read her second book, The Legend Of Lakshmi Prasad.
November 29, 2016 12:28 pm|
Hugs, dear Shilpa. You are right. I too can feel the tinge of sadness permeating through your words. But, must say, glad you shared those heartfelt, emotional and deeply personal moments in your post. I’d like to ask you something, Shilpa – how did it feel when you bared your deepest feelings on paper? Was there a difference between thinking of sharing them and actually penning them down?
December 3, 2016 12:07 am|
Thanks a lot, Esha for understanding. Looks like I was upset about something and that one sad thought led me to ‘talk’ about other deep rooted emotions too. I know that I think about these sometimes, but after I wrote them here, I am seeing them in a new light. And I am glad that I did that! Hugs right back to you!
November 29, 2016 2:22 pm|
Not a blank page, but a nice post staring at you. Nice idea for a post yet again. Hugss!
December 3, 2016 12:09 am|
Yes, the blank page is no longer blank. Thanks Swathi! Hugs!
November 29, 2016 2:56 pm|
A touch of sadness in your post but well written. All I know is that I don’t know everything. Hugs dear Shilpa.
December 3, 2016 12:08 am|
Thanks Suzy. Hugs back to you!
November 29, 2016 3:21 pm|
December 3, 2016 12:09 am|
Hugs right back to you, Rekha!
November 29, 2016 7:36 pm|
I empathise with you, Shilpa. You post touched my heart.
I haven’t been here for so long. How are you ?
December 3, 2016 12:10 am|
Thanks a lot for stopping by and understanding too, Maliny.
Yes, long time. How have you been!
November 29, 2016 9:28 pm|
Yes, the post has a melancholic feel to it. I know that the words I read have a far deeper meaning behind. I know that the woman writing this post is a fabulous person inside out. I know that the woman reading this post admires the one who has written the post. Hugs and love.
December 3, 2016 12:11 am|
Aww! You are so generous, Parul Thanks and hugs to you!
November 30, 2016 11:21 am|
Hugs, Shilpa. I read a lot of pain in between the lines. Yet, you are so strong and brave. There is something very solid, very comforting about you. I’ve known you for years now and I can say for sure. Looking forward to meeting you soon.
December 3, 2016 12:13 am|
Thanks a lot, Rachna for your kind words! Oh, I am keen to meet you too. Hope we meet sometimes real soon. Hugs right back to you!
November 30, 2016 6:22 pm|
The lines are the real pains that I felt. Coming out strong is what you deserve and that will definitely lead to life that you desire for.
December 3, 2016 12:14 am|
Thanks a lot, Dipannita for your kind words and wishes!
December 1, 2016 1:00 am|
I know what it is like to hold on to the past.
I know for sure how freeing it is to let go.
I know what it is to have pain so deep, that you spend countless nights crying yourself to sleep.
I know what it’s like to feel alone, like you have no one to turn to.
I know what it is to receive support from unknown quarters.
I know how it feels to sing at the top of your voice with the singer on the radio.
I also know how it feels to trust again.
Off topic: I also think you might have landed in Kuwait, so let me know till when you’re here 😀
December 3, 2016 12:17 am|
A big hug to you, Priya!!
Life has its ways of teaching us lessons 🙂
Yes, am in your country and hoping to see you soon 🙂
December 1, 2016 1:57 am|
Such a profound and touching post! May your future be filled with happiness. ♥
December 3, 2016 12:18 am|
Thank you so much for your warm wishes, Debbie!! ♥