In august last year, I have tried my hands on one of the exquisite form of art, Charcoal painting. As messy it is to put your thoughts through the black char, it comes out equally beautiful once you are able to handle it. The first painting is of a girl. As they say- Truly the life is sweet, and a pleasant thing it is for the eyes to behold the hope for a sweeter one.
I sketched the second one, Radhe-Krishna on Janmashtami, birthday of Lord Krishna as an ode to the ethernal love.
आज बेखयाली मे बैठे हमे सूझा इक फितूऱ
दिल की स्याही को इन पऩ्नो पे उड़ेलने की,
कलम तो उठा ली मगर स्याही की गति ही
मंद पड़ गयी इस नामुराद दिल के बहाव के आगे!!
I haven’t used sticky notes on my computer since ages as I had got a white board. Few days I lent that to one of my friend and today I needed to make some “things to do list”. I found some notes on sticky notes which helped me through all struggle and stuff:
Everyone is struggling. Nobody is blissfully happy. Everyone is fighting their own demons, everyone has their own problems. And the happiest people are the ones who have learnt to make peace with their problems.
How to handle loneliness. Lets face it: all of us are alone in this world. Even our parents wont be there for us after a certain age. Friends will be there for u, but only to the extent of sympathizing with u in your difficult times. U have to face all your problems, heartbreaks, failures and disappointments alone. No one cares. No one has the time to spare a thought for you or your troubles.
If you want to be successful, you have to struggle a lot. I mean, a LOT. No matter how good or intelligent you are, there will be people better than you. The only way to compete with them, and ultimately get ahead of them, is to work hard. There are no shortcuts to success. If you dream big, and if you want your dreams to come true, you have to be prepared for a long, hard slog.
And a last one from ~Mother Teresa:
People are often unreasonable and self-centered. Forgive them anyway.
If you are kind, people may accuse you of ulterior motives. Be kind anyway.
If you are honest, people may cheat you. Be honest anyway.
If you find happiness, people may be jealous. Be happy anyway.
The good you do today may be forgotten tomorrow. Do good anyway.
Give the world the best you have and it may never be enough. Give your best anyway.
For you see, in the end, it is between you and God. It was never between you and them anyway
Some truths of life are so embarrassing that you avoid confronting them and when it is unavoidable u make peace with them by twisting the truth.
Or should I say it is better to make peace with harshness of truth by twisting the facts than to hurt yourself constantly.