Reunion in US

Hello folks!!

How have you guys been?? What are you upto??

I really apologise for not being around for such a long time. I was really occupied with a few errands.

Well, this June I took a 20 days trip to US and gallivanted across 15 states incl(D.C) which is not a state for sure… if you say that in D.C, you are lookin’ for trouble.

Anyways, the trip was fantastic, I really enjoyed my time there and was with my friends; some of the most finest people on earth πŸ™‚

We took a road trip which began in Baltimore, Maryland and onwards to New York. Then we travelled further mid-west covering West Virginia, Illinois, Ohio, Indiana, Missouri & Kansas. We took a detour in Ohio, we got down in Zanesville and took a motel for a night (Best Western) it was really good.

Btw, I learned how to swim πŸ™‚ Yah… I didn’t know how to swim before… But now I DO!!!

Also, we stopped by to say hi to my Grandpa who is a famous Sitar player from India, who now lives in St.Louis,MO, he is a maverick and dexterous too.

Celebrated 4th of July in Dallas and then I left Dallas on 07th early morning; heard there was shooting goin on there in Dallas, feel sorry for the folks out there.

All in all it was an adventurous trip. The most exciting part of the trip was…..

I met a girl and I fell in love πŸ™‚ Oh god it was so wonderful… I’m planning on visiting her next year and will take a trip to Park city & Heber city, Utah πŸ™‚

 

Love
Alan

 

 

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Tale of Reed: Masnavi-i-Rumi

Hearken to the reed-flute, how it complains, lamenting
its banishment from its home:

“Ever since they tore me from my osier bed,
My plaintive notes have moved men and women to tears.
I burst my breast, striving to give vent to sighs, and to
express the pangs of my yearning for my home.

He who abides far away from his home
Is ever longing for the day he shall return.

My wailing is heard in every throng,
In concert with them that rejoice and them that weep.

Each interprets my notes in harmony with his own
feelings.

But not one fathoms the secrets of my heart.
My secrets are not alien from my plaintive notes,
Yet they are not manifest to the sensual eye and ear.

Body is not veiled from soul, neither soul from body,
Yet no man hath ever seen a soul.”

 

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The above was an abstract from Masnavi (the works of Rumi); the translators of the book have translated the work into many languages and tongues but none did the job of interpretation.

Here, Rumi is clearly beginning the book with the tale of a reed which was separated from itsΒ wood long long ago.

The very passage actually talks about the soul of man been separated from God. The essence of Sufism is that, the soul has come from the eternal and has to go back to eternal, the world temporal has got it all bounded and it longs for the love of life that is God.

Now, take the above epitome and instead of reading it with a mind-set of reed flute, put soul of a man into it and read the tale of reed. πŸ™‚

Love
Alan

 

Life is not about wining Brownie Points!!

I was thinking to myself … Is this world really a place to adore?? Where everything is perfect still the lives aren’t.
Where man isΒ always surrounded by problems and vagaries of life.

When you were an infant, your parents had a tension to raise you up.

When you were a teen, the problem of your education….

After education, exam tensions,… After exams… good result… Good result … Good career…

Good wife… then good life… then settlement… then kids…

Now … where you parents stood…. you stand in that same place again…

So tell me… is it worth adoring this life…

??

Love
Alan

Nothing much to say

What’s up folks!!

How’s life treating you so far?? I know I haven’t written in a long time… (LIKE PEOPLE CARE) ???!! LOL

Has it ever crossed your brilliant mind, sometimes life has so much to offer you, but you are staring blankly at some normal routine and boring stuff…

Yeah! When you start caring about things you love to do … then its your real self that is manifested…

People come everyday in the world and they go.. its right there… the life is blank completely blank…

I believe in making each day count…

Past few weeks, I haven’t been myself… I started working hard for some deals but couldn’t crack… then when I wasn’t looking for it… it came right at my face staring at me… !!

I suppose life will keep surprising us…all we have to do is embrace its offering!!

Love
Alan

There is no Love

What’s up people!!! What’s down!!

I have been thinking, when people say ‘I cannot live without you’ is just a bluff…

Most of the time in our darkest hour we say things like, oh I wish I could have had him/her more …
Even if our own kin our own mother or father, they the most loved ones passes away the pain is for a time… then memories…
it just fades away.

Time is a different thing… it doesn’t stop for anyone… it changes … with time the picture becomes blur…

You don’t remember the bygones.. do you?

You only get to live once… Why not live to the max?? I say its LIKING rather than LOVING…

People say, i’m incomplete without you… I say you were never… You came alone and will go alone…

Life is just a journey with all strangers… Its the realization that makes you a different person…

Expect nothing, you’ve nothing to lose.. Like people not love…

Love
Alan

Birthday Wishes : A Writer’s data

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Its a beautiful day , as the beauty of life’s breath was truly displayed & another soul wonderfully made πŸ™‚

As another year is its on way, I pray God will light your way & make your life a shining ray filled with amazing love & matchless grace. πŸ™‚

May you be showered with blessings from above , as a test of turth to his unfailing love , & as you set your mind on him each day may your heart’s desires be fulfilled i pray.

Im afraid ill have to end this way. My brain cant think of much more to say.
That being said I’d like to convey , my warmest wishes on this birthday πŸ™‚

Love
Alan

A Humorist

Comedy, Cosmic satire… I don’t know…
Is that an attire??

I don’t know what sarcasm is and what humorists do… I probably think they say something that makes the world smile…

Oops, have you ever noticed the difference between a smile and a laugh.. Oops (doesn’t stand for Object-oriented-programming)…

I thought Russel peters was pretty swearing kinda.. People still finds him funny… I enjoy some of his jokes…

In comedy your weaknesses are your strengths… (Say that in a British accent)… You see it will become funny automatically for a non-british-accent native/speaker.. πŸ™‚

3 poor friends had a dream of eating ‘Biryani’,Β however they couldn’t afford to eat because it was expensive in those days.. and considered as Royal cuisine…

3 of them saved some money and order Biryani and ate all night happily… However, the pot-luck wasn’t over, they had full-stomach but the desire to eat more didn’t fade away… So they made a plan… They said… we will sleep tonight and tomorrow we will get up and narrate our dreams and who-so-ever have had the most beautiful dream would get the left biryani…:)

The trio slept well and when they woke up they started narrating their dreams: 1st said, I saw that I was in Heaven and the fairies were giving me massage πŸ™‚ LOL

The 2nd said, I went on a world tour and made a lot of fame… (Ibn battuta Kinda)… πŸ™‚

The 3rd said, have a look at the Biryani bowl and everyone looked at it and it was empty…

All in shock, they said to each other, who did it?? The 3rd one replied, at night when you all were asleep, the devil, the monster came at night and persuaded me to eat all the left-over (Biryani) and threatened me that if I don’t, He’ll kill me, so I ate it all…

They said. you fooooooooooooooooooool … Why didn’t you wake us up… ??

HE SAID: HOW COULD I?? You were in Heaven with fairies having a massage and You went on the world TOUR

ahhahahhahaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahahahaahah LOL

See Humor… πŸ™‚

Love
Alan