Thursday, October 4, 2012

Blog Tag .. You're It - Sometimes I Wish



This post has been published as part of Blog Tag - You're It
28 awesome bloggers from all over the world are participating in this and presenting their wishes under the banner "Sometimes I Wish..."


But before I get onto that, thanks Susan for introducing me and my blog via your post Meanderings and Reflections - Sometimes I Wish. That was a lovely introduction.


And now the baton has been passed to me or was it a quiet tap on my shoulder? In any case it's my turn to dream.




I'm also participating in Blogfest 2012 via The Writer's post and my post lines up really nicely with the prompt of "Make a Wish - what talent would you wish for". 
This prompt is hosted by Shannon at http://treegirly.com/


So here they are, some of the wishes of my heart, a little different from most of the posts I've read so far (obviously my head's in a different world).

Sometimes I wish ...

I had the art of teleporting. I moved to New Zealand 24 years ago and love my new adopted country but I miss my hometown (Mumbai, India), a place etched into my heart and one I love so dearly. I miss my family, relatives and friends. I miss the sights and sounds of Mumbai. I miss the food, I miss the excitement there during festivals, family occasions, friend get-togethers etc and particularly at times like that I wish I could be there. Teleporting would be just perfect. That's a talent I wish for not just sometimes, but a lot of times.


Sometimes I wish ...

I could go back in time to a day when young hearts were beating. A moment when puppy love was sweet and shy. My first senior school dance with the cutest guy in the whole world. I wish I could relive that moment again in reality instead of in my head and I wish that someday we will meet again. Most times I try to live in the moment - not the past - not the future, but the beautiful memories of the past help me through sad times and keep me sane.


Sometimes I wish ...

I could spend a day with my dad again. To see his smiling face, laugh with him (my dad had a great sense of humour), watch him do his sudoku puzzles, share a cup of tea with him (we often sat together and shared a cuppa), watch a game of cricket together (my dad was a cricketer so cricket was not just a game but a way of life for us and cricket without him is no fun at all) and to just know that he is at peace and happy wherever he is. I


Sometimes I wish ...

I have the privilege of watching the actual Krishna Ras Leela. The Ras is such a beautiful dance. I always think of it as the dance of love. Done well, it is quite seductive. So watching Lord Krishna dance with his beloved Radha would be surreal.

The Ramayana is one of the great epics of India and the reign of Lord Ram (known as Ram Rajya) was one of great harmony, peace, respect, truth, justice, joy, splendour, love and dharma (right action and duty). Sometimes I wish I could be back there and be part of the great epic. It would be awesome to be in the presence of Divinity.  Sometimes I wish Ram Rajya would once again descend on earth.

When I was young my grandmother would tell me stories of Lord Ram and Lord Krishna and ever since I could comprehend language these have been my favourite stories and Lord Ram my favourite epic hero. I often wonder how it must've been like to walk with the Gods here on earth.


Sometimes I wish ...

I could take a peek into the era of the legendary or mythical Atlantis. So many questions go round in my head. Was it real? What was it like? What happened? Was Lord Krishna's Dwarka the famed Atlantis? It is believed that when Lord Krishna left the earth, the current age of Kaliyug (age of destruction) descended on earth, the oceans rose and submerged His kingdom of Dwarka. If you haven't guessed by now, Anthropology and ancient civilisations are some of my pet interests.


Sometimes I wish ...

That life would just be a little easier. Life has not been easy for me and the last 5 years have been extremely hard. There's been one life changing event after another. Those curved balls just come at me fast and furious and relentlessly. I've faced them all with courage and strength and with faith that there is some Divine reason for them. And I've smiled through adversity even though my heart was breaking and the fear and anxiety was gripping it. I'm so good at hitting them now. But I am also quite weary and sometimes I wish God would just send me nice slow easy-to-hit ones. On the other hand compared to millions around the world, my life would be considered pretty easy so I also feel very blessed.


Sometimes I wish ...

I could get a sneak preview of my soulmate. I know all things happen in Divine timing so when it's meant to happen he will appear in my life but the suspense is killing me so a sneak preview would be so nice. And sometimes I wish he would just hurry up and sometimes I'm glad he's taking his time. That reminded me of the Mock Turtle's song in Alice in Wonderland: "will you won't you, will you won't you, won't you join the dance". And as I'm Libra, being contradictory is as normal as the sunrise.


Passing the baton

And now it's my turn to pass the baton onto Blogwati G, an interesting and a very versatile writer. She is, among many things, philosophical, humourous, poetic and great with the camera. Check out and enjoy her blog Blogwati G and I look forward to her post on "Sometimes I Wish ..."


Wishing you all a "wish come true" day.

When you wish upon a star
Makes no difference who you are
Anything your heart desires
Will come to you

If your heart is in your dream
No request is too extreme
When you wish upon a star
As dreamers do

Fate is kind
She brings to those who love
The sweet fulfilment of
Their secret longing

Like a bolt out of the blue
Fate steps in and sees you through
When you wish upon a star
Your dreams come true.

~ from Walt Disney's Pinocchio

Warm Regards
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44 comments:

  1. Oh teleporting is a wonderful wish, I can hop on that wishful thinking train with you.
    this is wonderful, having a cuppa with Daddy, oh my yes.
    I wish your wishes to come true...if you get to teleport don't forget me when you go...<3<3<3

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    1. Thanks Jan. Will give you a call when I've learned the art. oh lol!

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  2. Hi Suzy :) I had focused on some of your wishes and I connect with some of them ~ like those days when 'hearts were beating'. I oftentimes look at my VB and ask myself if those feelings will ever be revived. A sneak preview of a soulmate~ and God's right timing... I believe that.

    I wish I was more attentive to our Lit class, then I would understand Ramayana now as you described it :P

    *Love that song you put in the end.

    Thanks for sharing Suzy. I don't get to visit you often but know that I care for you. Lots of love!

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    1. Thanks Melissa. Yes, everything happens in Divine timing. Thanks for visiting.

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  3. Hey Suzy... a wonderful combination of wishes...loved them all<3

    Mumbai is surely infectious... though I have never lived there everytime I visit it I fall in love with it all over again. For me that city breathes and eludes a warmth that engulfs one and all equally :)

    Oh that first love... I am already singing Pehla Nasha as for that song is te epitome of 1st crush <3 <3 <3

    Have you by any chance read The Krishna Key by Ashwin Sanghi - I mention this book because it covers some of the things you mentioned - Lord Krishna, Dwarka, Kaliyuga and the submerging of Dwarka. I am sure you will enjoy reading it given your interests in anthropology and ancient civilizations.

    And the last wish is the most cutest wish..to meet your soulmate :)

    Wishing you the joy, forever!

    Amen to your lovely heartfelt wishes..!

    Take care

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    1. Thanks Me. Mumbai is an awesome city and yes definitely has some very unique and lovely energy. I will have to look up Pehla Nasha and The Krishna Key. Thanks for that.

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  4. Suzy, Suzy, you were born in Bombay and I grew up there. You are a Libran and I am one too! So many similarities -- sometimes many interesting things are unraveled through harmless blog posts.

    Loved all your wishes esp the teleporting one. I see the Libran in you ;)Sneak preview sounds good but that would mean you will want more ;) I wish that you may soon meet your soul's mate.

    Lots of love :)

    Joy always,
    Susan

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    1. Thanks Susan. Yes, quite amazing what you learn through blogs. Librans rock!

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  5. OH I loved this post. I would love to be able to teleport!! SO much of what you wished for is what I have wished for myself.

    Great post today!! Cheers, Jenn.

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    1. Thanks Jenn. Teleporting sounds like so much fun. It's a talent I've wished for over and over again.

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  6. Teleporting...yes! I would like to travel around the world. Now that most of your blog mates are in Mumbai...it is time you planned a visit.

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    1. Thanks Janu. Yes, so true it is time to visit Mumbai.

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  7. Teleporting... would love to do that too!

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    1. Hi Anne, it would be such an awesome talent to have.

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  8. As someone who would love to be in a lot of different places, teleporting would be a great 'wish come true'! I could make all my visits over a short period of time and then be done. I fear though that once having the taste of this extraordinary ability, I would find myself satisfied with just the one-time-use and would probably be gone more than being at home. That, wouldn't be a good thing :) Thank you for sharing your list of wishes. They are all beautiful!

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    1. Thanks Mary, free world-wide travel would be fun - it would confuse people immensely - and the mischievous me giggles!

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  9. One Libran (Susan) wants to be invisible, the other one (Suzy) wants to be able to teleport! I live with a Libran, so I know how contradictory they can be...but ever so lovable too!
    I am deeply touched by the sincerity of your wishes, Suzy and I wish I had the power to make them all come true! ♥

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    1. Thanks Corinne, that's one of the nicest things anyone said to me. Yep, we Librans are one of a kind. Being an air sign we live in that airy fairy world!

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  10. I would love so many of those things! We're actually quite similar, I guess. We're both participating in the "Blog Tag... You're It!" and the BlogFest 2012; we both are wishing for endless teleporting, being with people we love, peeking into ancient ages, having an easier life (well, I can't complain, but anyway) and a preview of our soulmate. Those are all great wishes, and I would love for them to come true for both you and me. Cheers!

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    1. Thanks Dave. I wish that they come true for both of us too.

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  11. Very well written! I tried to live my life so I don't have wish that I need a teleport to go in back in time. But I don't mind one to visit the ancient civilizations :-)

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    1. Thanks Journey of Life. Those civilizations really fascinate me.

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  12. Traveling Jetson style...teleporting is even better! Oh yeah!

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    1. Hi Jo, I just had a crazy vision of people appearing and disappearing.

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  13. I love your post and I hear the sincere thoughts of your words I wish for all of your wishes to come true!!!

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    1. Thanks Janice. Crossing my fingers and toes. Wish you happiness.

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  14. Sometimes I wish love meant what it meant an era ago :) Interesting topic indeed; makes us wish too with u

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    1. Thanks Jerly. Yes, I wish with all my heart for that kind of love too - a soul connection.

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  15. ah, suzy, you are a dreamer and a romantic. you sweep me up in your wishes and i forget whether i'm living in the real world or in a dream world, and i'm not sure i know the difference between the two! thank you for the delightful reverie!

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    1. That I am Linda. And that's another question I ask myself too - is this world real or is this a dream - and that's a post coming up soon from the blogfest and Corinne's prompt. Thanks so much for dropping by.

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  16. Oh,Suzy, I understand how it feels when you live very far away from your family.
    The art of teleporting would be great if it's possible. Think of having the option of choosing your speed...wow!
    I enjoyed reading your wonderful post.

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    1. Oh Lol yes, will have to choose the speed carefully. Thanks so much for saying hello.

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  17. Ahhhhh your wishes are so beautiful.. I would love to borrow your talent of teleporting....to go from here to there or there or there....to be able to see and experience different places at different times ..with the blink of an eye.....As always...XOXOXOXO

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    1. Thanks Bongo. Ask and it shall be given. Can you just imagine everyone popping in and out - that could be quite confusing. oh lol.

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  18. We have a cross over or two. A heartfelt list to be sure. I like that you left us with the lyrics. It's a perfect reminder to keep hope in our hearts.

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    1. Thanks Brenda. As long as we keep hoping we keep our dreams alive.

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  19. I wish life was easier too, but maybe it will be soon? who knows!

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    1. I hope so Nikky44, for all of us.

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  20. I love the way you ended your sometimes I wish... I am a huge fan of Walt Disney... I agree with Brenda, I felt hope alive in your writing... thank you for the reminder!

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    1. Thanks Amy. I'm glad you felt hope alive I am the eternal dreamer and I am a huge fan of Walt Disney too.

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  21. Hello, Suzy ...
    Most of the balls in life are curves, and hitting a six comes rarely enough.
    I often find myself wishing, in retrospect, that I could have recognised my boundary shots in time to shout, triumphantly "HOWZAT" ... instead of realising the strength of my stroke too late to utter that triumphant cry, LOL.
    I have read this post with great pleasure.
    With respect, Pat.

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    1. Thanks Pat for visiting and commenting. My apologies for the late reply. Glad you enjoyed this post. My dad would've enjoyed your comment as he was a cricketer. Let life be a big HOWZAT!

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