21 Pictures That Will Restore Your Faith In Humanity

21 Pictures That Will Restore Your Faith In Humanity.

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Timing’s everything

You can be hurt by love
Or healed by a date
Timing’s everything
You call it fate

You get a pat on the back
Or just a ‘next time mate’
Timing’s everything
Or call it fate

Your best friend once
Now a person you hate
Timing’s everything
People call it fate

To make a good tune
Time the beats right
Timing’s everything
They call it fate

The exams over and
The answer you now recall’s a waste
Timing’s everything
Would you call it fate?

It can happen so fast
Or a little too late
Timing’s everything
Some call it fate

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End of a Journey

May 21 is a special day for me and a much more special day for my parents – it’s their anniversary. This year they found one more reason to celebrate it – My graduation. My completing my Masters’ degree marked an important apex of my life but more than that it was their lives and wishes and hope. To finally be able to see their son, their aankhon ka tara (star of their eyes) graduate was a dream pursued more by them than by me.

This all started not two years back, when I entered USA, but way before that, before I joined any college, in my high school. As a student, I was always good at studies, as most students claim, even if my grades never add up. 😀 But even then my parents, as most other Indian parents, believed in me, in my ability and pushed me harder. And I as most Indian students would agree would never put enough efforts to get my grades better. But it wasn’t that lessons were difficult to me, but simply because I was not focused enough; not inspired enough to get those good grades. But then in the last year in my high school something changed. You see in Indian education system the last year of high school students are pitted against each other not across the school but across the state and country! Their grades decide upon the junior college they get and the career they pursue. And I was another kid in that competition. When I decided taking up engineering, (Yes I had decided to do engineering by when I was in high school!) it took a lot of convincing for my parents to get on the same page as me on my career. This inspiration and focus took me from that point to eight years later, now.

While all this time, I focused on my dreams and aspirations; my parents strived very hard to make sure I complete them. The biggest step in my life, of course, was to study abroad. I vividly remember myself dreaming about going to Australia and USA for my higher studies back in my 12th grade. I think I was one of the luckiest people to have such a focused goal so early on in my life. Though I wish I had some of that luck in my grades, but never mind. As I was focusing on my goal, my parents were gearing up themselves to see their son only on their computers via Skype and not in person. It was their dream to see me and my sister to finish our education to its highest level possible. Recalling my mother’s words on my graduation, this is what she said to me on the phone just after my commencement – “You finally graduated. Your dream is finally completed. My dream to see you receive that degree has been accomplished. Congrats beta. Now you truly proved your mettle.” The rest of it went a bit emotional and ended up as tears in both our eyes.

That said, was the journey worth it? Let’s quickly review my eight year journey – I made many friends – my best friends were made in that journey; I made many enemies, yes of course; I graduated from a unfocused, lazy kid to a focused, dedicated man full of self-belief; I had my share of heart breaks :P; I had so many fights I can’t count them on my fingers; I made great bonds with amazing people; learnt how to cook, how to live alone, manage tight budgets; cried, laughed, blushed, teased and did all sort of things teenagers and young people would do; experienced some eventful days my dear friends would definitely recall; traveled to places; earned my first salary; gave my parents the biggest surprise of their lives; rose up and fell down several times.

Hmmmm…. Seems like an amazing journey. The student life has surely ended and while now when I am at the door preparing to take off for another journey possibly even better than this one. Looking back at this journey I can only be grateful to all my friends, people who inspired me to do all kinds of things, my bitter relations, my professors and teachers, everyone who shared even a moment with me; all I can say is thank you everyone for without your contribution I would not have been at this doorstep and more importantly I would not have been me! And before she hits me on my head I should also thank the person I truly love and I have been constantly inspired by – my sister. Standing at this doorstep I truly believe that without my parents and my sister alongside me, all my friends behind me and the God above me I am ready for the next amazing journey of my life. Amen

For all the lovers….

In an effort to get people to look into each other’s eyes more,and also to appease the mutes, the government has decided to allot each person exactly one hundred and sixty-seven words, per day…

When the phone rings, I put it to my ear without saying hello. In the restaurant I point at chicken noodle soup. I am adjusting well to the new way. Late at night, I call my long distance lover,proudly say I only used fifty-nine today. I saved the rest for you.When she doesn’t respond, I know she’s used up all her words, so I slowly whisper I love you thirty-two and a third times. After that, we just sit on the line and listen to each other breathe.

For my friend

Words escape me
at this moment
that seems like the end
yet it is only the beginning
when friendships are close
and dreams are far
you were there for me.
Tears fill me
with memories of both good and bad
some nearly forgotten
yet all dear to the heart
you were there for me.
In times of trouble
and in times of thanks
you stood by my side
and held me up.
Through your ever-patient ears
to your comforting hugs
you were there for me.
From that first day
when I saw you and knew
that you would love me for who I was
you were there for me.
And until the day
when we are old and gray
I will always know that
you are there for me.

My Heart Waits Alone

 

It’s been 20 years now,

20 long years of,

Wounded knees, bruised arms and broken hearts,

And still my heart waits alone.

 

Who are you? What are you? Where are you?

Are you real or just my dream?

Give me some clue of your existence

Coz my heart still waits alone.

 

What if you are there and I can’t see you?

What if I mistook you for someone else?

What if you are right in front of me?

And still my heart had to wait alone?

 

Time has never seemed so long

Wait never so desperate

I know you are looking at me; thinking of me

And still my heart waits alone!!

 


A letter to my reflection in the mirror

Dear You,

It’s been a long road to get here, with some bumps more major than others, but somehow you’ve survived and I can only imagine that means you have the strength to keep on surviving for as long as you can.

And even though there is so much more I could say to you — I’d rather sum it up with a list of things you’ll need to remember while along this ride of life:

  1. Always urge to become better.
  2. But remember, nobody is perfect.
  3. Make mistakes (but remember to eventually learn from them, even if it takes you a long time to get there).
  4. Never regret; never expect.
  5. Love. Love. Love. Even if it hurts. One day, I hope someday someone will definitely come to show you it won’t.

With much love and much luck,

Me