Thursday, February 16, 2012


It's been more than 2 years I have not been to India. Did not quite realize how these two years just passed by.

When you are enjoying life time flies by, when you are not it stands still, though in reflection of this stillness, the observant may note how much of it has passed, and how much has been wasted...
~Jane Wagner

After we decided on our India trip earlier this month, I have been imagining what I will do once I get home. Meet parents, relatives, friends... play with our house cat maybe?

I have lived each thought; felt it as if real...

I enjoyed the hot weather and played on the sand and blue waters on the beach. I talked to my cousins and met their kids for the first time. I even had our pictures clicked with them.

I smelled the tasty food at the dinner table and saw our Moms forcing us second and third servings. Visited my close friend's house, we talked about 'nothing'. You know the no sense, non sense talks. Laughed and giggled; I heard the laughter so loud.
I even cried while talking to my friends. But did not tell them I missed them.

I watched the sun set at the beach. I smelled the corn roasting on the lit coals near by. It was an amazing feeling.
I even rode a bike and went through my town honking to every person I knew. They gave such big smiles; some had a confused look on their face; they were wondering who this familiar looking gal was. I was wearing my sun glasses I think.

It's amazing how our minds play with us. Fool us and take us to the happy land.

It has been a good last 1 month. My mind has been at it's imaginative best, weaving dreams and planning out things to do. Things to do that it desires not necessarily practical.

My mind had its trip and now its my turn. Excited, anxious, and with heart filled with gratitude I will be home bound soon. 

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Out of action

My sore throat and flu symptoms kept coming back last few weeks and this time put me out of action completely. Been home and bed/couch ridden all the time for 3 weekends in a row.
Had to put breaks on the drawing challenge as well. Hoping to get back to it in a few days.
We take health for granted all the time. Don't we?
You know there is that 'magic' you want to feel or be closely associated with all the time? That awareness. That just right thing. The unexpectedly welcoming. The special. ??? I think I have lost that. I am hoping it's the cold and viral fever that's making me feel like this.
Don't like that feeling.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

30 day drawing challenge - day 8 - Fav cartoon

Today's topic - favorite animated character. Thought about Tom and Jerry first. But popeye cartoon looked simpler to draw.
Too tired and too sleepy right now. But wanted to post right away. Tomorrow's topic is 'favorite tv show'. May be I will end up drawing Tom and Jerry anyways :)
Let me see. I have quite a favorites. Used to watch lot of tv as a kid. And do so even now.