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Conscious Avant-Garde Cogitation.

Equal Love

Take me, love me
with your Vitruvian heart
Old fashioned
and absolute
Simple and elegant
Slow and delicate
Savour my skin
Embrace my soul
Perfect, commesurate
Give in to me whole.


 

Wise Words Wednesday 3.29.17

“The best thing for being sad,” replied Merlin, beginning to puff and blow, “is to learn something. That’s the only thing that never fails. You may grow old and trembling in your anatomies, you may lie awake at night listening to the disorder of your veins, you may miss your only love, you may see the world about you devastated by evil lunatics, or know your honour trampled in the sewers of baser minds. There is only one thing for it then — to learn. Learn why the world wags and what wags it. That is the only thing which the mind can never exhaust, never alienate, never be tortured by, never fear or distrust, and never dream of regretting. Learning is the only thing for you. Look what a lot of things there are to learn.”

― T.H. White, The Once and Future King

Wise Words Wednesday 3.22.17

“If you are a dreamer come in
If you are a dreamer a wisher a liar
A hoper a pray-er a magic-bean-buyer
If you’re a pretender com sit by my fire
For we have some flax-golden tales to spin
Come in!
Come in!”
-Shel Silverstein

Come in. Band together! Let’s make the world 🙂

Top Ten Tuesday: Best Comedy Shows

March madness! Time for the top ten comedy shows of all time. Light, funny and honest, some of these shows have helped cheer my mood on many an occasion. I am a big fan of comedy shows that can find the humor in daily situations and seem kind of practical still. I’ll admit I’ve seen ones that go beyond the scope of possibility and still adored them! 3rd Rock from the Sun was one such show that was heartfelt and light. It is not in the list but in my introduction. Some more shows that will appeal to only a certain kind of audience are Two and a Half Men, Awkward, About a Boy, Broad City, Key and Peele, and Impractical Jokers. Be sure to check them out if you like their descriptions.

As for the list, below are the Top Ten Comedy Shows for everyone.

The Office– The US version was the one I loved. It follows the lives of around 9 people who work in an office and how the situations make for a very funny, relatable series. It stars Steve Carell as the Boss, who is bigger than life, but humane nonetheless.

Seinfeld– Jerry Seinfeld is a comedian who lives in New York and has friends-George, Elaine and Kramer. It has short clips of his stand-up acts and the rest is how his life goes on in the 1980s sort of world. It tickles your funny bones in a true sense!

Friends– Ah, Friends. What can I say about this show that hasn’t been said so many times before? It is about 6 friends who live in New York. They are different on all accounts and yet find comfort with each other. It is very modern and with an effortless appeal.

The Big Bang Theory– 3 research scientists, one engineer and a hot girl. Their social awkwardness is painfully funny to watch. Over the seasons, they open up and venture out of their comfort zones. One of the most popular shows on TV today.

Modern Family– Possibly my favorite comedy show of the millennium. It is about an imperfectly perfect family. A gay couple, and an abnormal-cute straight couple and a grandfather with a wife almost half his age. Hilarity ensues as they tackle their daily lives.

The Simpsons- Homer, Marge and their children Lisa, Bart and baby Maggie make for the most lovable animated family on the planet or so I think. It is the longest running comedy show (more than 26 years now) and still equally loved by children and adults alike. Watch it to love it yourself.

Community– A few people who go to the Greendale community college become friends and have their daily classes. But what is fun is the use of pop-culture references and in special episodes the complete spoofs of movies or plots to tickle our funny bone.

Brooklyn Nine-Nine-It is about the misfit police team of the fictional 99th precinct of Brooklyn, New York. Their captain, Ray Holt tries to hold his team together and accountable and disciplined which is a fun thing to watch because of how everyone rebels in a certain way.

Arrested Development– Follows the Bluth family who is wealthy and yet they have everyday trivial problems. It is a good watch because it is overlayed with simple voiceovers, the inclusion of old pictures and very simple direction.

Parks and Recreation– Leslie Knope (Amy Poehler), is an employee of the Parks and Recreation department of Pawnee, Indiana with the drive of a little child. She has a funny, weird team of people and really real boss-Ron Swanson played by the affable Nick Offerman. Her love for the community, and parks borders on the extreme which is why her activities are funny. Honestly, I’d love a department official that devoted for my parks too.

If you love some of these shows, share that in the comments. Also if you have any recommendations for me about a comedy show, I know I will watch it!

My Phoenix

A spark trickles
a fire ignites
crawls through my soul
it flares the rage
it burns me whole
I twist, I toil I curl
I blaze before I fall
it swallows me
all that remains
of my spoils
nails and bare bones.


 

Throwback Thursday: Rain Edition

When I was a kid, I had a really positive take on life. Even till a couple years ago, I used to write flowery, happy poems on cheery topics. It is so good to look back on them and appreciate the simplistic nature of obvious poems because these were my stepping stones to writing more complex, well-woven poems over the years. Or so I believe.

The whole concept of me doing Throwback Thursdays was to go back and see what I wrote so many years ago, and have a little giggle about it too! This poem is atleast from 2006, more than 11 years ago! And it found a place in my poems diary when I made it in the year 2009. It is called ‘Rain: Showers of Happiness’. In a few words, it describes what it feels like when it rains. Enjoy the pitter-patter of these words and leave comments if you find it amusing! Here it is:

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Check out more Throwback Thursdays here.

Wise Words Wednesday 15.3.17

“Have you ever heard the wonderful silence just before the dawn? Or the quiet and calm just as a storm ends? Or perhaps you know the silence when you haven’t the answer to a question you’ve been asked, or the hush of a country road at night, or the expectant pause of a room full of people when someone is just about to speak, or, most beautiful of all, the moment after the door closes and you’re alone in the whole house? Each one is different, you know, and all very beautiful if you listen carefully.”
Norton Juster, The Phantom Tollbooth


Hoping for peace and tranquility for everyone, regardless of where you live and what you do. Have a great day 🙂

Wise Words Wednesday 3.8.17

“There is no such thing as a “broken family.” Family is family, and is not determined by marriage certificates, divorce papers, and adoption documents. Families are made in the heart. The only time family becomes null is when those ties in the heart are cut. If you cut those ties, those people are not your family. If you make those ties, those people are your family. And if you hate those ties, those people will still be your family because whatever you hate will always be with you.”

― C. JoyBell C.

Another Big Stationery Haul!

The only way I know how to please my soul is with stationery! Whether I’m happy, or sad I look at my huge stash of diaries, notebooks, pencils and feel at peace. I had been very busy with work the last couple of months and therefore, I keep treating myself with the small little things that make me happy. Which is why I’m back with another stationery haul! Oh, I wish I could do one of these every day. 😀 You can see my last stationery post here which was incidentally my 100th blog on Vintage Sapience too.

I am like a giddy little teenager when it comes to this! I keep buying trinkets here and there and I end up with a lot of funky, beautiful items over every few months. I display the beautiful items and keep some pristine for later (in their packaging, not OCD at all :P). I’d recommend this kind of therapy to anyone who is even remotely excited at the prospect of good quality writing supplies. It gets me excited, and in the mood for some creative writing. Not to mention, my desk looks prim with new, and beautiful look items.

This time I went overboard buying funky notebooks for writing lists, or plain obsession!  I will write down the price in rupees (India), and convert it to the nearest dollar for simple reference. I will link the brands for the ones I bought online. Without further ado, here are all my stationery spoils:

Doodle Notebook: It is a beautiful beige colored soft-bound notebook Continue reading “Another Big Stationery Haul!”

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