Just a Thought – You’ve got my back!

When you know someone up there has got your back, you’re afraid no more. You soar, you dive, you float or you fall flat, nothing matters! You look up and say – you’ve got my back, why should I worry? And you smile at the thought of someone watching over you, loving you, protecting you and sometimes pushing you…so that you learn to stand up! But all along you know, it’s all for your own good!

(I took a small break from blogging. But I’m back my friends to share my life and thoughts with you almost every week. Sending lots and lots of love and peace your way!)

Looking for a daycare of stories!

Raising her chubby arms in air, one tiny story stalks me. She wants to be picked from a swarm of other unwritten stories – sweet, sad, funny, immature…some barely a thought…all of them wanting my time. My time? But my time is barely mine!

There are endless jobs and responsibilities, which needs to be taken care of. The everyday chores of life that kicks away creativity. I will have to ignore the tiny toddler story’s demand.

I sigh, while folding laundry and smoothing the bed sheet! There is cooking to do and kids need to be fed. But the tiny story is stubborn. She stealthily alights on to my lap. She is such a bright inspiration!

For one moment, I smoothen her silky tendrils and smile at her. I don’t want this one to be gone. I know her type. She will vanish forever if not taken care of immediately. Stories like her create history but they require a huge amount of time. Time??

And then, the phone rings! I reluctantly let go of her to attend the call. A relative asking for quality daycare for her kids! I suggest her a few. The conversation drags on and on.

By this time, I see my story vanishing into the thin air…right in front of me. Her accusing eyes moving me beyond words. It is heartbreaking! It feels like a part of me going away forever.

I ask my relative, who is still on phone – “I have a question? Do you know of a quality daycare for stories? I have several neglected, uncared and ignored stories lying everywhere around me. My situation, circumstances and to some extent my docile nature, cannot protect them. I need one urgently.”

She laughs, taking it as a joke. “No, I am serious, I need a daycare for stories,” I insist and she hangs up on me.

I look around and find other stories and ideas looking at me with anticipation. A daycare would be good for them… until I find the time to tend them one by one. The loss of that one little tiny story weighs too much on my heart.

I do not want to lose the likes of her. Chores can be managed, responsibilities can be take care of but inspirations like her are truly rare. And I have been foolish enough to let the brightest one go. I weep!

And that’s why, I have taken to asking everyone – Do you know of a quality daycare for stories? I do not want to lose another like her. May be with time I will know how to balance it all.

For a time will come when I will have leisure but all these stories would be gone. They will no longer come to me. My creativity will perish due to neglect. Therefore I am in need of a daycare for stories…that can keep the ideas, thoughts and even the opportunities intact and fresh.

I am even asking You. Do you know? Please suggest for I urgently need one.

Images courtesy Google

10 Mad Signs That You Are A Dreamer

  1. People try to snap you out of your day dream to focus on the ongoing conversation. And you have no clue what the conversation was all about!
  2. You do more thinking rather than talking. And you speak nonsense sometimes just because you are doing one thing and thinking about another.

  3. You see immense possibilities in mundane things and cannot stop getting your head full of ideas. Everyone feels your dream is laughable, vague and futile but you cannot help fighting and finishing it.

  4. Half of your life you have fought rejection but you start again with full zeal. Sometimes you are called a failure but you cannot help being in the process of creativity. That is the fuel of your life!

  5. You are considered imbalanced and impulsive person who always trades discomfort for a smooth life but you cannot help it.

  6. Sometimes even you don’t know what is it that you are after but you keep trying different crazy ways to reach there. Your efforts look madness, idiosyncratic to others.

  7. Your absent mindedness annoys your family and well wishers. Your mind always travels to another space where there is a world of opportunities. And you can see wonder even inside a black box.

  8. It is a burden when you have to tackle real life and let go of your dreams for practical purposes. But after a while, at the least opportunity, you are back to dreaming and working for it like a warrior.

  9. There are very few people like you suffering with the ‘dreamer’s malady’. And you can spot a fellow mad dreamer as soon as you see them.

  10. You are notorious for planning everything out in the head. But when implemented, it looks impractical at times. You want to just relax and let go of your zillions of ideas. But you can’t. Even if you try, you can’t. You are a dreamer!

Now, what do you think? Are you a dreamer, too, my friend?

Mission Tom the Turkey!


Tom the turkey was desperate🙁. He wanted to escape from being eaten during the Thanksgiving feast on November 24th😖. He sought refuge in a kindergarten class😓. The teacher, Miss E was very kind and asked the class to disguise him🤓. Little Adi had a plan and he disguised him as a spiderman with the help of his mom🕷.

Now, how would you disguise Tom the Turkey and save him from being eaten✍️️?  Tom may get recognised in the spiderman costume so we need many more ideas💡.

Help Tom the turkey and be a hero😇!

(Sketch courtesy Adiraj’s school project on disguising turkey)