"SO NOBODY CARES ABOUT WHAT I REALLY WANT TO DO." I've got 4 interns sitting next to me - each with a story.
Kailash and Karthik are best buddies - Karthik always laughs at Kailash's jokes.
Shweta is the soft, silent one - she has the typical Madurai accent to her Tamil, which is very beautiful to listen to.
Abdul is the one with a lot of questions - the ones you aren't supposed to ask in public but Abdul thinks it's alright to. "How do I get into marketing?", Abdul screams from one end of the bay. "Why do you want to get into marketing?", suprised, I ask him back. Abdul is part of the app development team. "Because I'm really good at talking!", he grins. "That's sales, isn't it?", I question him back. "We can probably call it Sales and Marketing!", he replies, swinging his arm over empty air. "You'll stay in app development, Abdul.", I look into my laptop. "So nobody cares about what I really want to do.", Abdul walks away, disappointed.
For a second, I saw all of us in Abdul today.
I am a poet.
This is not a secret, it is not something that I am ashamed to admit. In fact poetry is as synonymous with me as breathing as drinking coffee. The first thing people always ask you, when you tell them this, usually sounds a little something like this, "Well poetry is nice as a 'hobby' it's not like you can make any 'real' money from that, can you?" The answer is both yes and no. Indeed being a poet is not glamorous, it is unlikely that it will make you a millionaire, if you are lucky, you can create a rather nice reputation for yourself and become relatively known, but wealthy it is unlikely. To make money from poetry as an art form, takes a certain level of creativity. You have to be able to think outside the box and find ways to bring your work out, even to those who say that poetry is incredibly boring. "So if you're not going to be rich and if poetry is hard to market, why would you invest your time in writing it?" The answer is simply passion. I love words, I like to write. I enjoy the feeling of expressing a thought or emotion in a coherent form that others can read. I like to know that I can help put a smile on someone's face with my words, more importantly, I feel that I am fulfilling my responsibility as a citizen on this planet by holding a candle to the social issues of our times and challenging others to really examine what is most important.
I write because I am an introvert and written language is much more natural fit for me than speaking. I write for the delicious way words seem to roll of my tounge, for the staccato rhythm of supercilious extravagance that can bring such meaning to an emotion like sadness, or joy or gratitude. Truth be told most of the world's most iconic writers did not receive their accolades until after they were gone but their words immortalised them and we still find our inspiration with in these cherished thoughts. Historians will study history in its entirety, writers will simply take candid snapshots of one moment in time and elaborate it, often times out of proportion. (Continued in comments)
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Day 1/1 writing prompt and routine advice.
Write about a piece of furniture in your home (or in any home in which you’ve lived) that really connects with you on some emotional level. Describe it’s significance to you, how it feels, looks, smells and sounds. See if you can recall a specific memory with that piece of furniture that was meaningful to you.
And the picture, this is a a mixture of water and Himalayan sea salt. I add this to my drinking water throughout the day. You can use any nutrient-rich sea salt.
Here’s the thing: You lose a significant amount of water while you sleep. You wake up dehydrated. And adding a small amount of salt water into your drinking water helps to hydrate you on a cellular level. So hydrate right away when you wake.
For the salt water mixture, I boil water and add a 1/4 tablespoon of salt and let that sit in advance.
Each morning, I fill up my glass of water and add a bit of this salt water mixture as well as lemon juice. Minerals, vitamins and water.
This promotes a well-functioning brain and starts your day off right. I’ll then drink coffee AFTER I am completely awake and moving.
Alright, let’s get the day going!
The feelings of cheap thrills, being on cloud 9, or intense butterflies in my tummy could never come as close as the feelings that come with true calmness and tranquility. That is when I'm deeply rooted to what's real, to genuine connections, a clear mind, and a selfless heart. 🌹