Wednesday, June 5, 2013

The Elusive One

Happy Birthday to the Indiblogeshwaris - a group of Indian bloggers from all around the world.

The theme to celebrate our first birthday masterminded by BlogwatiG was "The Elusive One" and the instructions were:

Turn it or twist it the way you look at it. Take on a challenge. Adopt a good habit. Get rid of a bad one. Change something. Write a new chapter. Read a new book. Listen to a new song. Anything, almost anything singular that you've been putting off for too long. You have a month to do it and then tell us about it.

Unfortunately for me, the singular something that needed to be planned and then carried out is in itself The Elusive One - I can never pin down a plan.

As soon as I start to plan on something, I can almost be assured that the Universe will have it's own plan. If I go right, it will almost inevitably yank me to the opposite side and it takes intense delight in derailing my best laid plans. So instead I decided to go with the flow and see the month of May evolve ...

I read a romance novel after what seems like hundreds of years. Paula Martin's Her Only Option was a delightful read that's set in Egypt and that made it a little more interesting and romantic. I never thought I would read a romance novel again particularly since most of my reading in the last 10 or so years has been of a spiritual nature. It was refreshing and joyful to read something so different and light hearted.

About the middle of March this year I started up a poetry blog with no plan again in mind. Poetry for me is something that I write spontaneously - some months the words just overflow and then for months sometimes years, the creative thoughts dry up and hide somewhere. So whenever a prompt brought forth a torrent of words, I went with it. And then I stumbled upon "Verse First". I wasn't sure if I could keep up the momentum of posting each week but the creative juices just seem to flow and the comments kept coming - great encouragement for me to keep going. So here are my May Poetry Posts - I managed a post a week.

Photography is a great passion of mine. I've held a camera in my hand ever since I can remember. It's a real test of will power to not walk into a camera shop or buy a camera online. But my trusty little Canon S-80 was getting a little tired and I've been contemplating buying a new camera. But something or the other would come up and the camera would take a back seat. Then in the last week of May, the camera I had my eye on was advertised at half price and so I grabbed it. And with it a Nikon (also on half price) for my son.  Here's a pic I took with the Nikon on the last day of May. Couldn't resist taking it. The sky looked so spectacular.



I believe that when the time is right, things fall into place or come together.

And that is so true of the Indiblogeshwaris or at least for my linking in with this awesome group of ladies. My heartfelt thanks to Corinne Rodrigues who blogs at Everyday Gyaan for introducing me to the group. The support I've got from them is phenomenal. Thank you beautiful ladies.

And thanks to Garima Obrah for this awesome collage.


Have a beautiful day.

Warm Regards
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15 comments:

  1. A Poet! Wow! I know so many poets, I admire them and (if its not about love) I can never get enough of reading them. I am off to read your poems now

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    1. Thanks Ritu. I hope you enjoy my non love poems :)

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  2. And it is a delight to read you always. Best wishes.

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    1. Thanks Janu, that's so sweet of you to say.

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  3. Wow! And you take great photos, Suzy!!

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    1. Following Someday Somewhere on Bloglovin.

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    2. Thanks Michelle and also for following me.

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  4. Wow Suzy the click is superb... and yes its alwaysa delight to read you :)

    Glad to have met you through Corinne.<3

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    1. Thanks Me. Glad to have met you too.

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  5. That sky is indeed spectacular. I love photography too, but it is a more recent indulgence of mine. Poetry seems to be the other thing we share in common :)

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    1. Thanks Shail. Once you're hooked on photography and poetry, you just can't let go.

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  6. Sometimes, it's best to go with the flow and ultimately that's when we are most productive. Your photos are always awesome!

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    1. Thanks Roshni - going with the flow is now the only way I know.

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  7. Happy to connect with you in the group Suzy that's a beautiful line ' when the time is right, things fall into place or come together '

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    1. Thanks Diana. Glad to connect with you too.

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