Tiny Musings are my attempt at reflecting upon tiny incidents that happen in our lives that create a huge impact on the way we see things. I do that by creating dialogue-less illustrative stories that unfold themselves as one swipes/scrolls ahead. They are set in a dark, monotonous, monochrome color palette that plays the antagonist, and the brighter counterpart plays the protagonist.
Each story is relatable and makes you imagine yourself in it, and gives you instant hope and happiness. And if it may fail to do that in the long term, it does at least instantly bring a smile to your face, making your day a bit better or less sucky.
No matter how badly our heart is broken, these furry menders-of-souls fix all the broken hearts with their innocent puppy eyes and wide smile. Well, they don’t really mend things, but hey, they make it better for sure! 1000 times better, huh?
The COVID-19 Pandemic has taken a toll ever since it broke ouy. That phase, that situation, has been the worst that we could ever imagine. But during this lockdown, while completing your daily tasks, revisit certain things. Sow those seeds of all your forgotten hobbies, interests; they will act as therapy. As you grow them whilst staying indoor, you yourself will grow. Nourish it, keep it, become better than you were yesterday! I’m sure that by the end of this lockdown, we would have a wonderful garden of those skills. Hope y’all are abiding by the rules and not venturing out senselessly. Hope y’all are safe. Share it with people who need to see this. Spread good cheer, not the virus!
Several times due the challenges we face, which haunt us, we often forget the light that’s inside us. The light, the fire that burns to ward off those negative thoughts. But we need a source to extract and transmit that light…just four words, “You can face it!”. Hell yes, you can! You get that light, you get that energy, bring on on, huh? This reminds me o f the Harry Potter quote – “Happiness can be found, even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light.”
Sometimes, with challenges we face, we can get really overwhelmed. We may see them in our dreams too right? But reminders and anchor thoughts bring you back to your safe haven aaand, you sleep well!
15th Feb 2020 was my late grandfather’s birthday. Losing him recently, was the tipping point amidst all the chaos already in my life. He was sweet, very mischievous, hardworking, strong, carefree and a very happy human. I love him to death. I just wish he was here. Love you always, dada. To all of you who lost your precious ones, you’re not alone.
So often we lead our lives, contained in happiness, and if there is a mishap, we feel that the broken pieces cannot be repaired. These shattered pieces can be brought together only as times passes by, with different experiences, which makes our life imperfectly perfect. This is inspired by Kintsugi – the Japanese art of putting broken pieces of pottery back together with gold, giving rise to the concept of embracing the imperfections, where the flaws are not hidden, but are emphasised and accepted, which makes it even more beautiful!
They say, “When one door closes, another opens”, or sometimes a whole window of opportunity (or opportunities) opens!
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