Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Rumi of the North

I have been on about a two year break from reading and writing.

It feels that i was in a relationship that just didn't nurture the spirit of reading and writing.

I loved her and I still do, some relationships just work and some don't.

So now I am back. Maybe with a vengeance. And I have been feeling like I have to write and I have been getting some books from Chapters through the mail. Its good. I am liking it, and i want to keep doing so.

Yesterday, through the mail, I received some books of poems by Rumi. I got about 4 books of his poems. They are translations from his language (Persian) into English. He is from the Twelfth century.

He has poems that are just beautiful.

"Humble living does not diminish. It fills.
Going back to a simpler self gives wisdom.

"When a man makes up a story for his child,
he becomes a father and a child
together, listening."

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Big Scary Eskimo with an Indian Name

You look like an abnormally large Japanese.

I think the title and the first line are the funniest things that one ugly person has ever wrote to me. I find them very funny. I'm sorry if you are very sensitive and find this offensive, because i am simply trying to express my joy in being called those things.

These awesomely funny words
might seem racist if you don't know me
and they might sound
insensitive and basically rude

But they are from a person, who has the same
awesome sense of humour as i do

I call him the most ugly person
this world has ever produced
that the world should be writing him
thank you letters for never producing an offspring.

But the thing is, we have a real understanding
what is acceptable and what is not
we are really good friends and unfortunately
he dates my little sister

He is an alright guy. He is pretty funny.
he paid for my dinner last time i had dinner with him
and then he ditched me couple nights in a row
so that he can hang out with my little sister
so that kinda makes me happy

You see, this world needs people like him,
who can take any insult and take it by stride
be proud of himself enough
that words can hurt him but knows
which words hurt and who they are coming from

This young man, I've said worst things to him
and he still want to be my friend.

Tuesday, March 11, 2014


Have you just ever been connected?

There are people we meet sometimes,
that we just feel connected to, from our thoughts
to our work, but most importantly
through love

I am completely connected to a person
we think the same way
we have the same sense of humour
we can feel each other's pain

from a single word uttered,
from a single text exchanged
from a single glance of faces

We know what the other is thinking
feeling and doing

I seriously have never had this connection
where the person means so much
where i am completely affected
where i finish the sentence
and think that's what we thought

I know that its love

often times, we have talked
and followed through with the same thought
just worded differently

our bodies seems were designed for each other
our laughs are followed by more laughter
our embrace followed by wanting more

I have never been more connected like that
love flows through so easily
words are connected like puzzle blocks

And i used to think i was in love before.