Wise Words Wednesday (Nov 12, 2019)

β€œThe Seven Social Sins are:

Wealth without work.
Pleasure without conscience.
Knowledge without character.
Commerce without morality.
Science without humanity.
Worship without sacrifice.
Politics without principle.
From a sermon given by Frederick Lewis Donaldson in Westminster Abbey, London, on March 20, 1925.”
― Frederick Lewis Donaldson


I was working on something related to conscience and felt like it would make for a great theme for Wise Words Wednesday this week. In fact, it would be a great topic to discuss on the blog in general, because it is open to interpretation and yet it is something that we define so strictly.

I am also promising myself that I will not miss any WWW posts because that will help me be more punctual and regular about the posts on the blog. And God knows I’m slacking, haha. Even Insta will stop being inspirational for me and I am thankful that writing and this blog is my safe place and therapy. Thank you for reading. I am thinking of making this even more personal so that it can soothe me, help me keep sane. I will decide soon, but hope all of you have a good day today! πŸ™‚

Saloni

Image Credits: VeryWellMind.com

Festooned

Festooned to your ship

Simply guided along…


No one is using the word festooned anymore. Haha! But I loved this idea of a simple and wonderfully sweet commitment.

Hope you have a good day! πŸ™‚

Saloni

Wise Words Wednesday (Nov 6, 2019)

“You will never ‘find’ time for anything. If you want time, you must make it. ”
Charles Buxton

“Whether it’s the best of times or the worst of times, it’s the only time we’ve got.”
Art Buchwald

“You can’t turn back the clock. But you can wind it up again.”
Bonnie Prudden

These quotes are excellent no doubt, but they are a little bit for me! Right now, I’ve been wasting a ton of time, not being focused on work and maybe a little bit uninspired by certain aspects of my life. That is no excuse because the things I’ve undertaken will take a long time and a good amount of effort. So, hoping that these inspire you and me both to be a little more productive today and in the days to come!

Have a good day! πŸ™‚ Smile a lot.

Saloni

Image Credits: Ruthisraelart

Connection

The world is our oyster.
And we wander looking for a bond
A connection that completes us
The same face to wake up to at dawn.


Written for the 26th day of October for the #31DaysofGratitude over on Instagram. I’m posting daily on my Instagram account and giving life updates through my stories. You can follow me there. This is the freshest post on Insta and on the blog both.

Have a great day!

Trip to Hannover (for Gandhi Jayanti and more!)

I had a plan. I had promised myself that I would do all the travel posts in chronological order but adulting comes in the way. So this evening, when I felt motivated enough, I decided I would make the posts that I love when I am in the mood for them. After all, this is my blog and I can make (and break πŸ˜‰ ) the rules!

So, 2 days ago, on October 2 2019 (almost a month ago, do you see when I started writing this post πŸ˜› ), we as a group went to Hannover in Germany to celebrate Gandhi Ji’s 150th birth anniversary. The plan started because of this commitment but our trip was almost the whole day where we explored the city and its marvels before attending the show in the evening at the Hannover International School where IASH put up a beautiful show about the Indian culture and Gandhian values.

So, let us start with our train journey to Hannover. These were our views!

And when we finally reached the Hannover Hauptbahnhof (main train station), it was very busy but beautiful once we got out.

The Opera House.

The Rathaus (Central Office Place)

Machseefontane. (The little sea, as I understand)

 

The Main Gandhi Jayanti event where there was music, mime, children’s events and food!

The Oktoberfest carnival was also on!

 

I always buy something from the place I visited. So I got this fridge magnet, and 2 postcards for my collection! That is it for now. I’m literally posting after one month. It was my first month back to college and it took everything out of me, and it won’t be the busiest. But I promise I’ll be better at posting, I have to for my own sanity too. This is my happy place along with Insta where I’m posting short pieces daily!

Have a good day!

Saloni

 

Ocean of …

I thought I was less for you. Look now at this ocean of poetry.


This represents how one could feel inferior in a relationship, or not sufficient. But in this case, it’s visible that the love was true, and immense when a lot of poetry is born in the process. It proves that there is no comparison because so much art, love, poetry and prose have been created by their being in love. It’s a good sign.

Image Credits: My handwriting and my Insta account.

Marry someone who..

Marry someone

who loves your morning

just-woken-upΒ face!

I know this could get heated. I myself am not a huge fan of the concept, but for people who would marry someone, it could be helpful if they were in love with the real you! No makeup, no pretentions and masks. That is what this post signifies.

Image Credits: Wiffles

Define Love

Define Love.
It’s a feeling, an emotion, and a religion that you make. It’s a current that shoots through your body electrifying and numbing the senses, both at once. It ebbs and flows, transforms you all day, every day. It lifts you up and keeps you afloat. It can also drown you. Because there is no exception or definition of love that is complete. It’s you, and it’s that one person who you just thought of.

 


We’re defining love today! I wouldn’t take up this immense task myself if it weren’t for overwhelming feelings one day, and this piece was born. It has been a while, and I still stand by this definition. It could change one day, but the last sentence will always resonate with me. Sometimes I surprise myself with some of my words. I just have never known that this feeling or this emotion exists in me – it is birthed in grandeur frequently. However, the underlying emotion resonates with a lot of people, and I am taken aback by the power of words! Especially when it is about life, relationships and/or love. I do not claim to be the authority on all of this, but a good grasp of the concept is enlightening and honestly a little bit empowering.

I share my raw feelings here like it were my diary. If you’re looking for me, you’ll find me between the lines, the rhetoric of the meaning and the metaphor of the cliche. What can I say, I love words and the English language!

Hope everyone reading has a lovely day! Signing off.

-Saloni

Image Credits: Etsy – Nicole Miz

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