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Five Whispers

https://thumbs.dreamstime.com/x/number-five-birthday-candle-12979894.jpghttps://thumbs.dreamstime.com/x/number-five-birthday-candle-12979894.jpgFive is a milestone. Especially when it comes to time, and most specifically years. Five years of writing on this blog, I have come to realise that the more you manage to express, the free-er you eventually feel, and the more you want to write.

But, there is more.

You realise how quickly time passes and how much your life can change in the span of (just) a year. How many things can happen in 12 months that have the power to change your life, your mood, your perspective.

You come to understand that knowledge is truly power, no matter where it comes from. And you witness for yourself that the more you expand your reading, the more it embellishes your writing. A creative mind has no rest; it needs its outlets of expression.

When you start considering the passing of time, however, you conclude this very fact: “Life is about making an impact, not making an income” (Kevin Kruse).

Life will never be perfect. But we can choose to make it work.

And in the end we only need a few things to survive. But most importantly, when you love what you have, you have everything you need.

Whispers Three

three ice creamThree is a number that symbolizes completeness, the union of two opposing parts to form a whole. The one that sees the world as idyllic as we would like it to be; and the one who views the reality as it is. In three, we see reflected the right mix of the founding elements that construct who we are. For many, three is the number of good fortune. I choose to believe so too, because it’s been three years already since I first started this blog. And it has opened up so many more perspectives for me than I could ever imagine.

It is through this very blog that I discover who I am, what I can do, and what I would like to achieve.

It is by writing incessantly here that I can find refuge, experiment with creative freedom, record memories, share a travel log, and find a friend.

This blog has also opened up opportunities to explore all sorts of writing that is not simply limited to fiction, but goes beyond, to reflections, critical thought and political analysis. It allows me to believe that the world has no borders, and neither should your imagination and determination to do something great.

I am so grateful for all the followers I have gained (and continue to) during this journey. I hope you’re enjoying it as much as I am and like me, you’re looking forward to more.

Keep whispering those thoughts in your head; sometime they might turn into actions that may lead to significant change.

Helping out a friend with a guest post

guest-post-blog-dream-creativity-love-joy-tantra-gift-economy1It’s always great to help out a friend. Especially one you share a blogging passion with. Jackie asked me to write a guest post for her wonderful blog. And of course I accepted.

So head over here to find out exactly how weird writers and translators are, especially when they are mentally grappling alone with the multitude of works that are muddled up in their heads.

Thanks Jackie!

Twice upon a Whisper

2nd-birthdayA lot can happen in a year, let alone two. You keep yourself busy, trying not to be overwhelmed by all that is happening around you, and suddenly you find yourself remembering this – it’s been two years since I started this blog!

I honestly can’t remember how I was surviving without it. To me, it is more than just another blog. It is my refuge, my creative freedom, my memories, my travel log, my friend. It is the place where you can go to and be yourself. To say exactly what you want to say, the way you want. And just maybe the message will get through. At least it is off your chest and out of your mind.

A blog when done right offers a myriad of opportunities. And that is what I strive for. It’s not simply about finding a good read; it’s about identifying with it and seeing a piece of yourself in it too.

Thank you for accompanying me on this journey. I am grateful that you are reading my posts, commenting, sharing, and feeling it all with me.

If I have learnt anything in these two years, it is that life is not at all what you dream it up to be. It’s hard, cruel at times, and with many ups and downs. But you have to keep fighting. Simply for the moment that will come and make it all worth it.

Thank you for being here. Just remember, even a whisper is sometimes louder than a scream.

One year of Whispers

anniversary1Exactly one year ago, I started blogging. Right here. And a lot has changed since then.

For starters, I love to blog, mainly because I love to write. And this blog has offered me the opportunity to do just that. Write. Express myself in whatever way inspires me, and on whatever subject springs to mind. Be it politics, social issues, behaviours, short stories, poems, or any type of fiction or non-fiction piece, writing on my blog has become an integral part of my life.

I have even discovered writing competitions and challenges that provoke the writers-bloggers, and more significantly serve to showcase your abilities to other participants, aside from the fact that they are tremendous fun!

It is fantastic to have an outlet to express yourself. And having a readership to encourage you is all the more important. So I would also like to say thank you. To all you who read what I write. Who come back for more, and who listen, engage and participate in these thoughts. Thank you, because you make me feel like my writing has a purpose and that it is somewhat being fulfilled.

I will continue writing of course. And I do hope you will continue reading. And hey, please do whisper it out to your friends, maybe they too would find something they would agree with here!

Hello world!

7 August 2012

Kermit the Frog says “it’s not easy being green”. It’s not being any colour actually. And in this day and age with the economic crisis looming over practically every nation globally, it is actually not easy being anything. Finding work is extremely hard, and keeping it is just as difficult. People end up working ridiculously long hours for a wage that is just as ridiculous, and in the end when “you pay peanuts you get monkeys!” (Sorry K, I’m stealing that! 🙂 ). It is becoming increasingly difficult not to be depressed or despaired and it’s at times like this when we just have to find the smaller things that make us smile. You don’t have to be happy all the time. But you should be smiling. Even if, as my friend says, smiling is a reflex to mask what you are feeling. Either way, people would feel better looking at smiling faces rather than gloomy ones.

So, with a smile on my face, I’ve decided to start a blog. It’s something I’ve been considering for a long time given that writing is my passion. And given the fact that I don’t have much of an opportunity to be creative with it professionally, I will be whispering my thoughts to all of you, who would honour me by listening to them, and even by sharing your own.

My inspiration for the name came from a most unusual source: a horse. Competing in the London 2012 Olympics Equestrian Dressage, Whisper is the name of the beautiful horse belonging to Hiroshi Hoketsu of Japan, who is also the oldest athlete to ever compete in the Olympics, at 71 years of age. Not so much as a tribute to the man himself, but to the wonderful name for a horse, I’ve adopted it for my blog. Just for the sake of noting, Whisper ranked 40th in the Individual Dressage Grand Prix, but together with its rider made Olympic history.

There are many issues on our minds on a daily basis. However small or large they may be, significant or trivial, I believe it’s better to express them. Let your thoughts flow out, rather than keep them locked up and risk erupting like a volcano at some point. So it is here that I will be sharing my thoughts. And I do hope you will contribute too. Although I do agree that “it is better to stay silent unless what you have to say is better than silence”, I think that once you start talking, or typing for that matter, you will find there is a lot to say.

Do what you feel in your heart to be right- for you’ll be criticized anyway. You’ll be damned if you do, and damned if you don’t.

Eleanor Roosevelt

 

N.B. This also answers the “Million-Dollar Question” of the Daily Prompt: Why do you blog? 

Also part of Daily Prompt: Origin Story

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