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Vintage Sapience

Conscious Avant-Garde Cogitation.

This must be Goodbye

I don’t know what to call you
I don’t know what to say,
I don’t quite know what happened
I fear that we’ve lost our way.

I don’t see the old me
I don’t see the brimming old you,
I don’t see the two big eyes
that brought you back to you.

I don’t feel the warmth of us
I don’t feel the feeling of you,
I don’t feel that smell of love
that flamed our love anew.

Its all a blur of the senses
it’s all the stuff of dreams,
That he ever lived beside us
has gone all up in flames.


Image Credits: Artsology

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In Denial

One of these days
I’ll look out the window
and not see you.
That’s when I’ll know
You went away forever ago.


Featured Image Credits: Sharon Franke

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Indigo Dreams

I dream of the perfect view
Envisioning the sights you drew
Thoughts of deep red, and blue
Just me and you, of the lucky few.

Scribbled in indigo words
Inked in your thoughts forever
Leading me in with each clue
A slow, and delicate coup.

Don’t wake me up tonight too.


 

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Be Big, Today!

Let your insides scream one day
Let them burst,
Let them speak the language of love
Let them sing the songs of hurt.

Stare at the rainbow of colors
Gape at the range of emotions
Bawl like the howling winds
Believe, win,
Show them who’s king.


 

Wise Words Wednesday 1.17.18

“I like the stars. It’s the illusion of permanence, I think. I mean, they’re always flaring up and caving in and going out. But from here, I can pretend…I can pretend that things last. I can pretend that lives last longer than moments. Gods come, and gods go. Mortals flicker and flash and fade. Worlds don’t last; stars and galaxies are transient, fleeting things that twinkle like fireflies and vanish into cold and dust. But I can pretend…”

― Neil Gaiman, Brief Lives

Book Bucket-List 2018!

2017 has been a good year reading wise. I read 16 books in total! 4 more than my target of 12 books for the twelve months. Although my favorite genre is horror, most of the books I read were fiction. I also ventured out of my comfort zone and read some different books just to expand my range of reading. I’ve listed all the books on the blog, and you can find their reviews and ratings here, based on my opinion.

I’ll admit that sometimes it was a bit difficult with a job, but I found most of my reading time while traveling for work. A lot of people prefer to catch up on television in their free time, but I chose books for the majority of last year. That doesn’t mean I gave up TV, of course! In fact, I may have watched a little bit more than normal, and there is a post coming about that as well!

The goal for 2018: 20 books! 

This post is on my Bucket List for 2018. All the books that I dream about, and plan on reading. They are in no particular order of preference. Some books I end up fancying by reading someone’s review, or Instagram book-fies. But mostly, Amazon and Goodreads recommendations based on my previous reads make the list. I don’t have a very fancy, photogenic bookshelf yet, but it serves its purpose. It looks pretty and my goal for 2018 is to ‘double-park’ it with more books! Another line of books along the front so I can feel proud of my bookcase-baby!

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Without further ado, here are the books that Amazon recommended or I fancy reading:

  1. Little fires everywhere, Celeste Ng
  2. Into the water, Paula Hawkins
  3. Before we were yours, Lisa Wingate
  4. Sleeping beauties, Stephen and Owen King
  5. Without merit, Coleen Hoover
  6. Beartown, Frederick Backman
  7. Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman
  8. Rich People Problems, Kevin Kwan (Crazy Rich Asians #3)
  9. The Identicals, by Elin Hilderbrand
  10. The God of Small things and The ministry of Utmost happiness, Arundhati Roy
  11. The Great Gatsby
  12. The Fault in Our Stars
  13. Les Miserables
  14. Count of Monte Cristo, Alexandre Dumas
  15. To Kill a Mockingbird
  16. The Giving Tree
  17. One hundred years of solitude, Garcia Marquez
  18. The Secret Garden, Frances Hodgson Burnell
  19. The Stranger, Albert Camus
  20. War and Peace, Tolstoy
  21. The Book Thief, Markus Zusak

Following are my Goodreads Recommendations, along with their average ratings:

  1. Monday or Tuesday by Virginia Woolf  3.61
  2. Perfume: The Story of a Murderer by Patrick Süskind really liked it 4.00
  3. Middlemarch  by George Eliot  3.94
  4. The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling by Henry Fielding  3.73
  5. Love’s Labour’s Lost  by William Shakespeare 3.54
  6. Moonfleet by John Meade Falkner 3.91
  7. The Glass Bead Game by Hermann Hesse  4.12
  8. The Monk by Matthew Lewis  3.80
  9. The Young Man’s Guide by William A. Alcott  3.53
  10. Seek: Reports from the Edges of America and Beyond by Denis Johnson  3.84
  11. Nightmare Abbey by Thomas Love Peacock  3.53
  12. Carmilla by J. Sheridan Le Fanu  3.83
  13. Against Nature Against Nature by Joris-Karl Huysmans  3.88
  14. Memórias Póstumas de Brás Cubas by Machado de Assis  4.23
  15. The Code of the Woosters (Jeeves, #7) by P.G. Wodehouse  4.36 avg rating
  16. The Fall of the House of Usher  by Edgar Allan Poe 3.94
  17. The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde and Other Tales of Terror  by Robert Louis Stevenson  3.95
  18. The Return of the Native by Thomas Hardy 3.84
  19. The Late Mattia Pascal by Luigi Pirandello 4.00

Some of the books are available for free on the Project Gutenberg website, which makes me very happy indeed. I’d love to know your suggestions about good books to read, or comments about any of the books I’ve mentioned. Or you can tell me I’m crazy for thinking I could read 20 books in 2018!

Update to my About Page!

I started this blog when I was an engineering student, and that is what it says on my About page. It has been a year since I became an engineer, but I never got around to updating that on the blog. After the graduation, it was all so surreal – I didn’t really feel that I had completed four years of my degree. And consequently, days passed, I started my job and the blog suffered a bit.

I had always thought that when I update my About page, it would be with a lot of pomp and fanfare. That it would be a big deal that I’m finally an engineer. But now, I don’t feel so special. It feels normal because the stress of a job, and building a good life are bigger responsibilities that take over your mind.

I’m rambling, and yet I am thankful for the fact that I have a steady job, and that I can still explore my options because I have my whole life ahead of me. I am a different person than I was, two and a half years ago when I started this blog, Vintage Sapience. It has been a beautiful journey so far, and I cannot wait for life to get more exciting, and filled with more milestones so I could update my About page again and again, every time with a happier heart!

Here is a link to my About page. Please leave comments and suggestions, if any. And following is the Update I have published:

Update: I am an engineer now! I successfully passed my exams (not that my family expected any different). I consciously try to be funny now, although I’ve been known to fail miserably at it. But I can laugh at myself which makes that easier 😉 Being an over thinker is never good, especially when that leads to stress-eating. I am in an extended state of losing weight, loving food and living life. I am still figuring out people, and societal norms. Although, I try to pretend that I am normal, my brain has thirteen tabs open. Eleven, on a good day. In a world that trends on thinking out of the box, I will always be a little bit old-fashioned, in a good way. Which is what inspired the blog name. I’m still writing for the soul, and expecting just a little bit of love in this callous world. Constantly trying to keep it short, and concise because exceeding the word limit is my habit!

Interesting Fact: I used the words “about page” 5 times in this post!

GIF Credits: Shaun, Robotics Engineer

Wise Words Wednesday 1.10.18

“Politeness is okay, but it gets old and boring. You want to attack life with a passion, not a politeness, you want people to think about you and remember you and say “she is so passionate” you don’t want people to think about you and remember you and say “she is so polite,” because, who cares about polite?”
― C. JoyBell C.

I am polite. There I said it. But this quote moved me…to be more passionate. I guess there is one more resolution I can make for this year. Also, whenever I search for quotes on specific things, 9 out 10 times I find a quote by C. Joybell C. and I end up liking it the best. Her words are always so spot on!

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Less Fancy Perfection

Without the frill and bows
But tippy tap toes,
In your throes
This way our love goes…


This one is about accepting the imperfections of your relationship. That even though it might not be as fancy as some perfect love story, it has its own realism, sanctity, and romance!

Comeback

A brown comes in, descends
The musky essence of strength
Back in your arms again, I dream, soar.

This post first appeared on this blog in January 2017. 

New Year 2018!

Wishing you all a very Happy New Year 2018! I’m a little late to the party because I got started on one of the things that I had promised myself – some cozy family time! It was relaxing and calming and I feel ready to begin the new year head on. I always forget how travel and good company can also rejuvenate the soul. 🙂 Still haven’t gotten started on the resolutions though 😉

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