Happy November

Dear Time-Traveler,

One nagging feeling as you grow older is how time moves so fast. All through primary and secondary school, time felt like that old seed you sowed which just never sprouted. Year after year you were solving those algebra and trigonometry and geometry problems. But when you are grown up, life feels like a hyper-lapse film, each event happening way so fast that now you’re here, and then you’re somewhere else.

And in all this mess, there are days when you feel like time has stopped. You watch the calm November sunlight filtering through the netted window, casting soft shadows on the tiled floor. You watch the blue sky that’s not washed out with the harshness of sunlight.

Today’s one such day, so I wanted to capture a few moments of this day and store it forever in this blog-post. There’s this immense desire sometimes to just put out a strong surge of happiness through the digital world, where pulses of electricity can convey the fleeting joy that I’m feeling to all of you.

I slept late last night, but woke up on time. Went for a morning walk, had a simple breakfast of toast with bananas. I painted a bit, after quite a long time. I made paintings of flowers and plants and pots, something which has been on my mind since last Sunday when I brought home a few houseplants. I also potted a few coriander seeds, with the hope that in 20 days or so, I can stop purchasing coriander and pluck it from my own mini-garden.

Anyways, there’s only so much one can say. Sharing these pictures with you, so you can visualize my joy. Hope you are having a great November as well!


Until we meet again!



3 thoughts on “Happy November

  1. AstridOxford

    It’s been so long since I’ve stopped by here! I was just reading old blog posts for new insights and you always left the sweetest comments!

    Such a beautiful post, btw. Currently also learning to stop and be present in the little moments.

    I hope your 2020 is off to a great start!


    1. Arpita Post author

      Hey there! It’s been a while for sure. Happy new year – the year started on a creative note for me, but with bits and pieces of pitfalls here and there. But I guess we have to learn to take things in our stride! I hope you are doing well too. Thanks for dropping by! 🙂

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