What is hiding in the shadows?
Who is this demon? How have I not crossed paths with it yet?
I have been lurking around in this darkness since the dawn of this moonless night.
Who is this ghoul that managed to save itself from my quest? Has my search been hasty? Have I missed some corners?
I met a monk yesterday evening;
I met a monk on my way back home, as I returned from another day of running behind lost causes;
He told me I was naive;
that I didn’t know who I was,
that I didn’t know what I was made of,
that I haven’t found my light yet because I never embraced my darkness.
I paid heed to what he said;
I paid heed and began my pilgrimage in the wake of this moonless night.
I went through alleyways lined with the momoirs of my past;
some pulled me into a deep embrace,
others hissed back.
I traveled past the relics that commemorated my wins,
and past the broken records that were stuck- stuck at the songs of some bitter defeats.
I ran through the corridors,
walked through several old rusty doors.
crawled across floors,
desperate to find the key.
The key to my heart;
the key that would take to my light, my love.
All of this seems like a trap now!
Each time I feel like I am done, another fragment of my darkness falls in front of me;
I have been picking up battles I never intended to.
These shadows don’t seem to end;
do they ever?
Last year in December, I gathered my courage and dived into this amazing and exciting world of blogging! I decided to publish the chapters from a story I wrote three years ago.
For me, the blog was just an escape! Honestly speaking, I could have never imagined the kind of response that the story received and since then, the journey has been nothing but magical!
Because of the lovely support from all of you, the ‘writer inside me’ got the opportunity to venture into the realms of poetry and I found my home there!
This blog and all the lovely people who have joined me here in the community, mean a lot to me! “From the quill” changed everything and it is the best thing that has ever happened in my life till now!
But, with all the bittersweet emotions in my heart *cue emotional music*, I have decided to leave that title behind and change the name of my beautiful baby *self-obsessed mom* *hehe* to “Life in yellows”
You don’t have to follow or subscribe again! It’s just a change in the domain name and the aesthetic of the blog! You will keep on receiving notifications regarding new posts and the content will still be literary and poetic!!
I am so happy to have you along on this wonderful journey! Your love and support mean the world to me!
So, without further ado, let us begin with the new chapter!
6 months ago, I remember writing this post for the milestone of 500 followers. Trust me, I was definitely at cloud nine and that’s where my obsession with the follower count subsided.
I had no idea, that I’d be reaching the next milestone so early.
For me, it’s not just a follower count, but this blog and the blogging community means much more than just numbers. This blog is the best thing that has happened to me in life so far.
I am so grateful for all of you and for the amazing support. It is such a pleasure to have you here on this journey and it’d be my honour to have you along even in the future.
Thanks for stopping by and taking the time to read, comment and follow.
I hope that I have been providing you with some quality content.
With lots of love,
It has been quite some time since I last posted on my blog and I am also mindful of the fact that the response to your comments has also been really delayed! With this post, I wanted to put this into perspective that the delay and the absence is not, in any way, an indicative of any kind of insincerity towards all of you!
From the very bottom of my heart, I am extremely grateful for all the lovely support that my blog has received from the splendidly talented blogging community!
I am blessed to say that the past few weeks, life has kept me busy in some amazing projects and since my work is of a very technical nature, I haven’t really been able to switch to a creative mindset all these days!
I don’t want to compromise quality for the sake of consistency, so , in the best interest of the aesthetic of my blog and honoring the time, effort and energy that all of you invest in reading, liking and commenting on my blog, I have made a decision to take a formal break from blogging for the next three months!
Thanks for all the amazing and lovely support!