Sunday, August 30, 2009


‘The sphinx sat down upon her hind legs, in the very middle of the path, and recited:

"First think of the person who lives in disguise,

Who deals in secrets and tells naught but lies.

Next, tell me what's always the last thing to mend,

The middle of middle and end of the end?

And finally give me the sound often heard

During the search for a hard-to-find word.

Now string them together, and answer me this,

Which creature would you be unwilling to kiss?"’

- -- J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter

The answer to the riddle above is the Spider.

I have always found the spider to be a very fascinating creature somehow. Especially the complex web it spins. The web is so exceptionally intricate and complicated and only the spider itself can effortlessly navigate through it. Seems like God in some ways; which is probably not too far from the truth. They are a lot closer to God than the self proclaimed best creations of God( read humans) will ever be. Nature somehow never ceases to mesmerize…

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

The Real World

Here in the real world,

I’m a leader, capable of taking the world under my wing

But in my mind I’m a timid child, trying to understand why they trust me so

Here in the real world,

I’m a visionary, changing the works with an idea

But in my mind, I dare not envision the unpredictability of time and circumstances

Here in the real world,

I’m beautiful, getting a hundred glances and a thousand sighs

But in my mind I’m still the gawky adolescent, hiding my face and tears behind large spectacles

Here in the real world,

I’m a lover, in a perfect relationship with a perfect person

But in my mind I’m lost and confused, in love with a tomorrow that’s not mine to be

Here in the real world,

I’m human, with feelings and thoughts and a hundred emotions

In my mind, I’m human too but fighting instincts more animalistic than me.

Here in the real world,

I’m real,

In my mind, I just wish I wasn’t….