simple living, high thinking

It’s an "about me" section so I guess I could tell you about myself and how I have brown eyes and black hair and how I’m just another college student living in a big big world that, at times, feels so small. I guess I could tell you how I’m super Indian and how I love beautiful things, whether it’s the very first lyrics in a song or the way the corners of your mouth go up a little when you smile. I guess I could tell you my dreams, how I hope to be filthy rich one day and travel the world because there’s simply so much to see and so much I want to do. I guess I could tell you how I have an immense passion towards words and the way we use them and that is the main force that drives me when running this blog. I guess I could tell you about my personal life and about what makes me want to get out of bed in the morning and what allows me to cry in the shower where my tears can’t be seen. I guess I could tell you a lot of things, but then I wouldn’t know where to start. I live a simple life. It just requires a lot of thought. Join me as I attempt to figure it out.

"Growth, love, happiness, fun, enjoy your life, it’s short. That’s the message”

(Source: tinyari)


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"Love Never Felt So Good" - Michael Jackson, Justin Timberlake 

She loved mysteries so much that she became one.
John Green


tomorrow

It was her birthday, so I asked her big picture-end of a year/start of a new type of questions. I asked her what she was looking forward to this year and how she had changed over the course of the past three years. She eventually replied, and I began thinking about myself and how I changed. I feel like people’s personalities don’t really change over time. They’re still silly, still crazy, still awkward as ever. But what does change is our views on life and the things we’re passionate about. I feel like I’ve become more realistic about things as time has gone on. Although I’m still ambitious and still consider fantasy as one of my favorite genres, I feel like now I have a plausible view on where my life can end up. And that makes me happy. Not because I’m not dreaming as big anymore, but because now I have something to dream about. Something to work toward. Something that can serve as a goal for me and keep me satisfied. 

twisted fate

And I wanted to erase everything on Earth that reminded me of you. Your scent, your smile, your touch. I didn’t want any of it. Not in my memories, not in my thoughts, not in my head. I wanted to delete every photo we had taken together, every gift you had ever given me, and every song that made me think of you. I wanted you to not exist.

But you did. And you do. And there’s nothing really I can do about that. Because you were a part of me and for some reason that part is still there. 

There were things I wanted to tell him. But I knew they would hurt him. So I buried them, and let them hurt me.
Jonathan Safran Foer, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close


Flawless

“We teach girls to shrink themselves, to make themselves smaller

We say to girls – you can have ambition, but not too much

You should aim to be successful but not too successful otherwise you will threaten the man

Because I am female I am expected to aspire to marriage

I am expected to make my life choices always keeping in mind that marriage is the most important

A marriage can be a source of joy and love and mutual support

But why do we teach girls to aspire to marriage and we don’t teach boys the same?

We raise girls to see each other as competitors not for jobs or for accomplishments,which I think can be a good thing, but for the attention of men

We teach girls that they cannot be sexual beings in the way that boys are

Feminist: A person who believes in the economic, social and political equality of the sexes.”

-Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Adichie’s words are featured in Track 11, "Flawless," of Beyonce’s new album.