Monday, January 30, 2006

365 days of blogging

Lying on my bed, three pillows high- two mine and one borrowed in the owner's absence.

Current thought : It’s been a year...

People came, people went. Some stayed on- they will leave tomorrow.

So many people were met. And I made a friend. Friend, he insisted and I let him be, though it stripped me off the innumerable possibilities that otherwise could have been speculated. I celebrated individual differences with him.

Traveled overseas.

Indulged in the illusion called love. Fool's paradise. But paradise still. Yes, fool too.

Met more people. Fled some more.

It's been one of the most happening years ever. It’s not as simple as classifying them as good and bad. The shades in between will put even a paint company to shame.

Cribbed, cried, sobbed, laughed and teased.


Found. Lost.

Hurt and hurt. Victim and Guilty.

Dabbled at poetry. Sinful pleasure.

Made a lot of sacrifices no one noticed. Stupidity.

Blogged. And blogged some more. It’s been a year.

For all the comments, criticisms and compliments- Thank you
For all the mails, calls, meetings and messages- Thank you
For inquisitive questions which I could have done without- Thank you

For all the people I wouldn’t have ever known otherwise- Thank you for stepping this way.


Blogger Chugs said...

for all the posts, all year round - thank you :)

11:14 PM  
Blogger Dhanya said...


12:08 AM  
Blogger Shim said...

Wow! time flies indeed! i remember the first time i read ur blog..... was in an internet centre - to upload pics, had to kill time and suddenly it flashed some one telling " chechi, chetan! when u find the time go to ok dont forget it is hmm.. so I typed and my!!!
Reached home and told dad and mom its a must read. remember daddy talking to u after that. pinne lost track, should say got busy with the daily mundane chores and after abt 2 months it was Shyam and chetan this time downloading all that i had missed. the comp had many windows all a diff story. always knew u were a voracious reader and a non stop story teller, but, writing this well.... should say i shouldnt have been surprised!
ever since,I've been reading and rereading your pages every day. some days it is chetan who reads it first and then calls me to inform that u have posted something new. but most of the time it is me ;) after we have both read it, he would ask " is this abt ....?" and i would say "hmmm. yea i think so, (or) no, i dont think i know this person! always ended with "She is tooooo good, infact better than many writers!"

hmmm this is longer than ur posts huh? well,thought will let u know u r in out thoughts everyday and we wish u the best that life can offer!
chechi nd chetan!

12:24 AM  
Anonymous friend said...

jus like all ur blog this blog is also too good!!
kep writing!!

12:26 AM  
Blogger Poornima said...

Chugs: Thanks is such a returnable thing!

Dhanya: Yeah, :o)

Shim chech: Aww... there you go, making me feel all nice n warm! And Chetan is the bestest one in the world! *Hug*

Friend: Thank you. I hope to.

12:37 AM  
Blogger Praveen said...

congrats,its been 365 days of blogging for you but its also been 365 days of some wonderful moments spent in this blogspot for me, so heres wishing you many more years of blogging :)

Keep blogging and I hope to keep commenting ;)

1:29 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

at least u laffed!
and, u can thank me for those! ;o)

3:31 AM  
Blogger Hyde said...

Well, thanks to you too.

4:17 AM  
Blogger Poornima said...

Praveen: Sure! :D

Sharat: You've been the source of many!

Hyde: Taken with grace.

4:36 AM  
Blogger death said...

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6:11 AM  
Blogger death said...

hiiiii :)

6:13 AM  
Anonymous Prashant Kumar said...

delightfully written... esp. this... "The shades in between will put even a paint company to shame".. also the pictures u put in all ur posts are awesomely creative... u do shoot well too... am i flattering u? maybe yes, but trust me, i do feel soooooo good after reading ur posts... :-)

6:39 AM  
Blogger Arun said...

I wonder in which category am I being thanked in.

11:07 AM  
Blogger ashish said...

If love is an illusion, then what is reality?

btw, congrats and keep blogging..

1:25 PM  
Blogger Poornima said...

Death: Lol, never realized I'd say hello to death and live on!

Prashant: I think you should know that I do not take any(save 3!) of the pictures. They are the aftermath of extensive googling!

Arun: All of the above.

Ashish: What is reality? I realized last night on a late conversation that everyting we hold real, isn't. Maybe loneliness is for real. The rest, I wouldn't know for sure.

8:55 PM  
Anonymous Prashant Kumar said...

point noted. i jumped the gun on this :-) still, that doesnt take away anything from the beauty of the pics... good googling though...

4:25 AM  
Blogger Poornima said...

Prashant: Almost all my answers lie at google!

5:29 AM  
Blogger ashish said...

I think that every illusion that we hold is absolutely real for the time we hold it :)

5:44 AM  
Blogger Poornima said...

Ashish: You put to words what I wasn't able to.

9:21 PM  
Blogger arvindiyer said...

If i say the pleasure was all mine or ours..then that would be the understatement of the century:) These r just the initial steps kanna, there are many more to go and we would be there as pitstops along the way.....all the way:)

10:08 PM  
Blogger Sujit said...

Very nice way of expressing your gratitude to your freinds :).. keep it up!!

9:55 AM  
Blogger Poornima said...

Arvind: Flatterer!

Sujit: :)

9:29 PM  
Blogger Bishwanath Ghosh said...

Great! Keep it up :)

10:40 PM  
Blogger Lazy strokes said...

Tad dissappointed to know that they're not ur pics. But then I realized finding the right ones is even more difficult.

Happy B'day(belated) to ur blog!

1:59 AM  
Blogger MotoRama said...

First thru Phantasmagoria! takes a certain amount of tolerance and perseverance to finish a year of blogging!All the best for many more!

8:55 AM  
Blogger A.G.Sudarshan said...

Its been just a (glorious) year!

You are one of the best writers I have 'personally' known. :)... And I hope all these posts are but a few steps to something much greater for you in the literature (amatuer or otherwise).

Ur welcome. And Thank you too!

3:52 AM  
Blogger sinusoidally said...

First time on your blog...


9:42 AM  
Blogger Poornima said...

Bishwanath: Thank you!

Lazy Strokes: That was one of the most double edged compliments I've heard in a long time!

Motorama: What a place to come from!

Sudarshan: Glorious wouldn't be bad a word to descirbe it all. Yeah- the ride's been good. And thank you for all the wishes.

Sinusoidally: Welcome!

9:33 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

love can even make grey refract - violet, blue, green, red.....
death is sordid.

but write. cause your writing has a style, has a passion, has a destination....

from one among the crowd...

8:55 AM  
Blogger Poornima said...

OAC (One among the crowd of course!): Destination- I sure hope that part comes true! More so now than ever before!

5:03 PM  
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