When I first came across this quote, a short film started playing in my head: Someone (not me, I promise!) is carrying a cat by its tail; the cat, seeing that its upside down, is understandably confused and angry, violently lunging to attain a normal posture. After several attempts, it finally manages to strike theContinue reading “A Man Who Carries a Cat by the Tail Learns Something He Can Learn in No Other Way: Mark Twain”
Did you understand the meaning of this quote when you first read it in the title? To be honest, I didn’t. In fact, when I first read this famous quote by Benjamin Franklin (an American scientist, inventor, politician and the man whose face is printed on the US dollar), I thought I read it wrong.Continue reading “Many People Die at 25 and Aren’t Buried Until They are 75: Benjamin Franklin”
If the same analogy is to apply to the situation that the world finds itself in, what’s the next step? COVID-19 has affected everyday lives of people around the world. We are all drowning in the news coming from all directions. We are drowning in depressing news of people dying, doctors having to make choicesContinue reading “You Don’t Drown by Falling in Water; You Drown by Staying There: E.L Cole”
Sadness, disappointment, anguish, hopelessness… We, being humans, are prone to feeling these emotions more frequently than we would like to admit. The triggers that could lead us to this pit are too many to count. Loss of a loved one, struggle with a chronic illness, a crippling disability, lack of financial resources, one or manyContinue reading “Wound Is The Place Where Light Enters You – Rumi”
Jerome K Jerome is known for a lot of things. And being funny is right on top. I was surfing the web randomly one fine day – I chanced upon this quote by Jerome K Jerome: “I like work; it fascinates me. I can sit and look at it for hours.” Mind you, this wasContinue reading “I Like Work; It Fascinates Me. I Can Sit and Look At It For Hours: Meaning and My Take”
These words from Friedrich Nietzsche have inspired many of us over the years – and like a perfectly-aged whiskey, they have only gotten better. The times that we find ourselves in today amid the COVID-19 crisis, these words are more powerful than ever before : What does not kill you, makes you stronger. Here, letContinue reading “What Does Not Kill You, Makes You Stronger: Meaning and My Take”
Carl Reiner once said – “A lot of people like snow. I find it to be an unnecessary freezing of water.” I found it very un-romantic, who does not like snow! The soft white bliss from the heavens to the earth in addition to being the perfect snow fights memory maker. After all, didn’t MarkusContinue reading “Snowflakes Vs My Eyes”
Rumi’s famous quote “what you seek is seeking you” means that the things that you long for in life, those are the things you actually get, because you attract them in your life without actively trying to do so.