Monday, March 23, 2009

May be a hope for all - January 20 '09

Written on : 20th January'09
"A new sun rose today, so was the air all new.
 An old dream came true today, but the faith was all new.
 Free to see new dreams today, so free to do all new.
 Feeling to start afresh today, my strength is all new."  -Dipti

"...the dream that once echoed across the history, from the steps of
 the Lincoln Memorial has finally reached walls of the White House...", how appropriately expressed by the Senator Diane Feinstein. Today was the Inaugural of the 44th President of the USA, Mr. Barack Obama, and the first African-American to be so. His journey from the son of a white mom and black dad to the White House was next to impossible and only he fought against all odds to make it a new history and a new beginning.
Maybe this day, which is called a history in the making, means not much to me but the tears in the eyes of millions, when Mr. Obama spoke, were telling the tales of the ancestors of many who were once slaves. This day was something like the freedom that a country gets after a long non violent fight. Just witnessing this function, not being a part of it in any sense, overwhelms you. So his win was a sign of the defeat of racialism, if not in streets but in the White House. A man just from the streets, so strong of will and determination that he has conquered the world (in a sense).............Then what is impossible? Nothing or maybe something still is.
Terrorism, a blood cancer which cannot be treated with blood transfusion, only when the body dies it goes. Some mere psychos, who in the name of Islam, are killing people and tarnishing the name of their own God, Allah. Jihadists who have ruined the name of Muslims and the meaning of the word 'Jihad' are the biggest threat to the whole world today; they are eating the peace of the world like termites. Growing in certain nations and being backed by some mean politicians they are spreading fast. If not controlled soon, they will be the reason of the next and the last World war and hence the end of the world. Where the whole world is seeing building of a new hope in today's ceremony, the Jihadists are busy planning destruction of hopes, homes and harmony in the countries of others and their own. Getting rid of these psychopaths I feel is impossible.
Now let us see what Mr. Barack Obama will do towards the weakening economy and the growing terrorism, both equally major challenges.
Best of luck .
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I wrote this immediately after the inauguration ceremony of the President, I felt so positive for so many things at that moment but now after his policies about outsourcing I am not feeling that good about him. Will write reasons some other time, not in a mood now.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Daffodils

- William Wordsworth (1770-1850)

I wandered lonely as a cloud
That floats on high o'er vales and hills,
When all at once I saw a crowd,

A host, of golden daffodils;
Beside the lake, beneath the trees,
Fluttering and dancing in the breeze.
Continuous as the stars that shine
And twinkle on the milky way,
They stretched in never-ending line
Along the margin of the bay:
Ten thousand saw I at a glance,
Tossing their heads in sprightly dance.
The waves beside them danced;
but they Out-did the sparkling waves in glee
A poet could not but be gay,
In such a jocund company
I gazed -- and gazed -- but little thought
What wealth the show to me had brought:
For oft, when on my couch I lie
In vacant or in pensive mood,
They flash upon that inward eye
Which is the bliss of solitude;
And then my heart with pleasure fills,
And dances with the daffodils.




This is one of my favourite poems, it gives me a sense of peace. Though I always have a feeling of loneliness when I read this but the image of dancing yellow daffodils brings a smile along.

Friday, March 13, 2009

Smile

I wanted to change something about my life so I thought maybe I’ll change my face. I added a smile to it. I knew how to smile but I usually kept it at the back of my mind, using it seldom. Now a days I am using it and believe me I have started loving my life, once again.

I think that the best way to start my blog is with few quotes on smile.

Everyone smiles in the same language. ~Author Unknown

Smiling is infectious, you can catch it like the flu. Someone smiled at me today, and I started smiling too.~Author Unknown

Today, give a stranger one of your smiles. It might be the only sunshine he sees all day. ~Quoted in P.S. I Love You

If you smile when no one else is around, you really mean it. ~Andy Rooney

Smile - sunshine is good for your teeth. ~Author Unknown

Keep smiling - it makes people wonder what you've been up to. ~Author Unknown

A smile costs nothing but gives much. It enriches those who receive without making poorer those who give. It takes but a moment, but the memory of it sometimes lasts forever. None is so rich or mighty that he cannot get along without it and none is so poor that he cannot be made rich by it. Yet a smile cannot be bought, begged, borrowed, or stolen, for it is something that is of no value to anyone until it is given away. Some people are too tired to give you a smile. Give them one of yours, as none needs a smile so much as he who has no more to give. ~Author Unknown


There were many more but these were some of my favorites. While looking for these quotes I noticed that most of the lovely and meaningful ones were written by unknown authors. Some people live their life out doing great work and still the world knows about them as unknown or anonymous. Maybe blogging is one way to bring those unknown people out to the world with their work having their name under it.

So the last quotes are from me with my name along:

Don’t fake smile, learn from babies they are masters of genuine smile.- Dipti Malik

If you want a real smile think of a baby’s face, one will naturally come to you.-Dipti Malik

Babies are blessed because they have a pure soul which gives them that smile.- Dipti Malik

It all started with my post partum depression. I just forgot how to live and my life was a living hell. LOST, that was the word for me. The only person who brought me back in this world was my little son. Yes, he did it with his amazing smile. He taught me how to smile and love life once again.
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