Blessed be My Wonderful Mystical Fellas!
I have been watching Bloggers being thanked and given awards and I realized, I have never appreciated the Stars I have picked through this year...it never occurred to me, honestly. When I started writing, it was to document the things I had read and I knew no one would judge me here for what I read...be it Voodoo or Vampires, Witches or Wolves, Superstition or Satan, Tarot or Tales, Love or Lust, Moon or Madness.
I could take out my fears, emotions, insecurities and thoughts here, without inhibitions. Writing made the flow of my thoughts much much smoother. I was afraid before, yes, as one of my cherished Stars told me...afraid to be in the bad books of everyone, submissive and apprehensive.
But, I love it here, everyone is sensible and mature. And yes, the comments are so encouraging, true and honest. And that means so much to me, so much. I learn something new every day. And Yes, being Mystical was never so beautiful for me. I am reading newer things, eager to share it with everyone. But this post would be empty without mentioning the Blogs I follow and the Brilliant people who pen them down! So, here's a list, not in order... of these Magical Souls who Dare to Believe.
Maithili: Your One Such Story became my everyday story. I never knew two people could be so similar, yet so different. Your name pleased me and then as we got to know each other...it was like we spoke each other's minds. If I say anything more, the essence of Silence will be lost. You know what you mean to me. For stories spun with precision, balanced on the edge of reality and fiction, One such Story is a place to be. I chose the Green for you, as you remind me of Earth and Nature - Grounded and nurturing. Blessed Be!
Red Handed: I was caught in the color red@ Red Handed. I loved the way you write. Brutally honest, sensible tongue and an eye for extraordinary in the ordinary, you prove it right, that making someone laugh, even if you are blue, makes you a person of steel integrity. Your belief in yourself, shows. For whacked out truths and hilarious but apt observations, you have to be Red Handed. I am, are you? I chose flame Orange for you as you remind me of Fire - Luminous, Warm, Cheerful and Fiercely Loyal. Blessed Be!
PeeVee™: Call it Love or Obsession for finer things in life, I stumbled upon the Confessions of the Chocolate Obsessed. With tastes as varied as true shades of chocolate, you showed me that sweet you may be, you have lived a life with experiences very real. Like Dark chocolate, you balance, the bitterness with silken sweetness that leaves me coming back for more. To view a passion that goes beyond words, you have to believe in Confessions of the Chocolate Obsessed. I chose wood Brown for you as it reminds me of Wood - Stable, Close to nature, Solid and Confirming yet open to Flexibility. (And yes, Chocolate Of course :D)
TheGirlAtFirstAvenue: How to live life beautifully yet simply was shown to me by TheGirlAtFirstAvenue. You need not burn a hole in your pretty pocket to look lovely. And yes, intelligence, practicality and sensibility is what you show, Chandana. Your written word makes me laugh, think and realize a lot of things I wouldn't say. You don't have to go to New York to visit her. She is right here and you miss out on lovely stuff if you don't visit her. I chose Fuchsia Pink for you, as it reminds be of Fuchsia flowers - Unique, Bright yet Subdued, Silent yet Beautiful.
Abhilasha: Even when life throws torrents of cold, freezing rains on you and makes you sodden to the core, never stop believing and expressing what you feel, is what my Abhilasha is. I have known you recently but it's like I have known you always. Your bright soul shines through, even if hope doesn't come through. I learn to live life, from you, as it is. To see posts that make you smile with the sheer innocence and love, even when you have bawled your eyes out, you have to check Meoww (How could I miss your love for Cats? :) ) I chose Aqua Blue because you remind me of the sea, lovely to look at, lovely to feel....but hides all the turbulence within, to save others from it.
Mirage: To say little but to drench the world with a million emotions, is what I learn when I look at the Mirage. Sometimes less words are laden with emotions which have the highest, strongest impact. I learnt how to avoid superfluous words and hollowness in what you say...from you Vinati, I learnt Patience and finding Beauty in the simplest pleasures of life. Cute, funny and innocently realistic, is what you are looking for, then you will not be beguiled by the Mirage. I chose Golden for you as you remind me of wheat fields that glow in the sun - Fulfilling, Light and Bright like Sun, like the twinkle you see in someone's eyes when they have found a way out.
Abysmally Mine/A Lot of Pages (and Three Others): Learning never ceases as I came across A Lot of Pages where I saw a man cut and shine like diamond - million skills. I learnt to keep reading, keep learning, keep moving, from you FL. You write, you can cook (A skill definitely drool worthy :P), you write poems in forms, I never knew existed. You are an artist. If you want to get back to your roots, you cannot miss any of the things this guy writes. I chose Cobalt Blue for you as you remind me of Richness a mind can hold, Intense, Soothing and Deep like the mineral found in the Earth.
A Peek Into My Life: And I thought it was tough to write simply yet in an impacting manner. I learnt to live life from you, everyday Viya. To know what you have to do...little little things that matter and to love what you have, I just take A Peek Into My Life. Cherishing small things in life, pretty, colorful and musical...take a tour in her world. I chose Rose Pink for you as you remind be of the satin petals of Rose knit together in an indecipherable knot - spreading fragrance and beauty in the world, with imagination and thought.
My Tumbling Thoughts to The World: A woman is not just a woman, she is multifaceted, luminous and Goddess. And the proud feeling of being a woman is instilled into me by the lady who writes My Tumbling Thoughts to the World. I learnt to be fearless, passionate and proud about myself from you, Suruchi. You cannot miss this woman, who is a dynamite of beauty, intelligence and Catty humor. I chose the color Red (My personal Favorite) because you remind me of Passion, Desire to Glow, Honest, Fiery and True.
Noises of My Empty Vessel: They say empty mind is a Devil's playhouse, Ah! What lies! When I heard the Noises of my Empty Vessel, I realized that the space in the emptiness holds a profound silence, that no one can unearth. You add humor to your serious thoughts so that people can laugh, people can take life not too seriously. You have a side, the sincere one, the thoughtful one, which churns these brilliant guffaw-worthy posts. I learnt to humor God, from you Kalpak. Living life king size and turning the thorns into dandelions is what you want, check this guy out! I chose Dark Blue (Blue + Black) for you as it is Intense and Mysterious like black, and spreads Infinitely like the Blue Sky.
Coloring Life Purple All the Way: Chinese Astrological Signs, I always found intriguing. And then I saw The Dragon, I couldn't contain my glee. To shield your heart from the scars and yet live like you were never hurt, takes the intensity of a Dragon indeed. Thoughts that are honest and straightforward, are not easy to pen down and yet you do it. To live admiring, thinking and cherishing what I have, is what I learnt from you, Priyanka. And all you Purple Lovers out there, do not, I say DO NOT miss her, she will make you smile, MSM promises. I chose the color Indigo Purple for you as you remind of the Mental Strength and Intuitiveness that the color evolves with. A Dreamer, A Thinker and living in the moment, like the flow of Indigo.
Moody Mocktails: The High that life gives you sometime and you lose your way in the Moody Mocktails. I learnt to keep standing even when I am lost in the crowd, even when I have to confirm to the standards set by the hypocritical society, I live, in the dizzy spell, life casts on me, from you Aakash. Yes, as he says, you can get addicted to his Blog and you would wish, the addiction never ceases. I chose Teal Green for you as it reminds me of Forests laden with roads and paths Unexplored and yet to be Discovered.
Embodying Emotions: And there she was, yet again, to console me, to walk me through the muck I had created around me, after all Embodying Emotions is not easy, yet you are there, always Sarah. You write, with feelings and truth not spilling over each other, which makes reading you a refreshing experience. For a blog, that doesn't lie to you, follow her. I chose Sky Blue for you as it reminds me of Purity, Cleanliness and Vastness that can hold everything in its arms, like the sky above.
I cannot leave this post without including these wonderful Bloggers Paanipuri Lover - who I joined yesterday and God! She is hilarious! Her color as I feel is Lime Green - Effervescent, Bubbly, Tangy and Punchy! Keirthana who is witty, smart and thoughtful like the Uranus, which rules the color Aubergine Purple. She appreciates and stands by what she believes.For her Blog she chooses the infinity symbol calling it as Undefined. Smita - for keeping the child in her heart, alive. She reminds me of Marigold flower, hence the color, abundance to be cherished and valued. You can reach her while you flip through the Pages from, Diary of a Lost Girl. Anuranjani, who never forgets to drop by and make me smile. I wait to hear from you, lady. She found me when I thought about my name and she writes @ To Hell With The Name. I chose Deep Red for you as you remind me of the Life Force that flows in us - Strong, Flexible yet soothing, life providing. Last but definitely, not the least CRYSTAL, who makes me think of the subtleties that the mortal eyes miss. She uses a Symbol very close to my heart, called PENTAGRAM and is a very talented writer. I chose Amethyst Purple for you as it reminds me of the labyrinth that our mind creates which confounds many but shows a way to the deserving.
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I cannot live without the Moonlight and the Night sky and I am sure, I have forgotten some wonderful people, so I apologize...and leave you with the light of this Crescent to shine upon you and soothe your minds. This post is a very small way of acknowledging what you all mean to me. It may sound absurd or hokey, but MSM wishes to stay true to all, so I mote it be! Blessed be.
A special Acknowledgement to Anoop from My Life Doesn't Suck Anymore, who gave me the name MSM. You made my life easier!. You have been a great friend and I want you to write, you invisible man!