“Many people will walk in and out of your life, but only true friends will leave Imprints / footprints in your heart” – Eleanor Roosevelt
As I pen down this last post for the #writebravely challenge, the prompt Heartprints threw me off a little initially. But then I looked up its meaning and realised this could well be my gratitude post for the month too. So without much ado, let me take you through a blissful October where I was showered with tonnes of love and joy.
♥ Pink Delights ♥
When I woke up yesterday morning, it was to the excited twitters of the sunbirds whom I could see swooping around my bedroom balcony. I stepped out to investigate the hullabaloo and added in my cheers as I could spot gorgeous pink blooms on the Kachnar trees. In fact there are three different shades of pink across the dozens of such trees in my apartment block. The sight of these happy pink flowers brought a smile to my face and thanks to my mind as I marvelled at their beauty. Tried taking in some shots, the birds were too quick for me and I will be back with pics of the other shades later in the month.
♥ Festival of lights ♥
Diwali month has been exciting for me with several cards parties and a spicy bachelorette party for a diva (no details and no pics from there 😉 ) I lost plenty in the cards parties but had a ball connecting with friends and family over the festive occasion. Oh I had a lovely time meandering through the festival of lights fair at the Dastkar mela and picked up some lovely stuff from there.
♥ Soul Friend ♥
Anamika is a soul connection from the past who I connected with very randomly some 3 years ago. Neither one of us can explain the closeness but look forward to meeting each other whenever we can. She and I met at the City of Joy restaurant in the Diwali week and she treated me to sumptuous Bengali fare. Sated, we headed back to her gorgeous eclectic home where I was treated to some blue tea that she made by drying up aparajita flowers. Her terrace garden is a joy to behold and she loaded me up with lots of greens from there plus a bevy of seeds to be planted in my winter garden.
Psst: I did a post some while back on having Purple Tea.
♥ Catch up weekends ♥
I have been making plans to meet up folks on the weekend in a bid to step out and enjoy the winters descending upon us – Oh yes they have made their presence felt by now! Last weekend I met up with the bubbly Ishieta at my favourite store/cafe where we gabbed on for hours. As we got up to leave, she handed me this lovely book on one of my favourite authors as a gift, saying she hoped I would enjoy it. Devoured the book in two days as his writings have me spell-bound since a long time.
This weekend I met up a lovely soul who felt like a connect from a past life. Again we chatted the place down; this was the first time I met her as I have known her for a few years (we have common friends) over the social media. She is a market research analyst and wanted to interview me for my shopping habits.
Gosh! this was exciting new for me and I was delighted to learn something about this research. Not only did I spend time with a warm soul, but was showered with gifts as a thank you for taking the time out.
I treasure meeting folks who leave such beautiful imprints on my heart, making me want to meet them again and again!
♥ Books & Movies ♥
This month I went through a motley of books and movies which have left so many imprints on my heart that I am wondering how and why I landed on them. I read a beautifully written book Seahorse by Janice Pariat and am yet to recover from it to write a brief synopsis of it here. Urge you to check out its reviews for a read.
I caught three movies on Amazon Prime revolving around near death experiences – 2/3 of these movies are based on real life incidents. 90 minutes in heaven is a true story of a preacher who went through a horrific accident, leaving him immobilized and how he lost his faith to find it again. Miracles from heaven is a true story based on 10-year-old girl’s life who is suffering from a rare disease and how her mother loses the faith only to find it in the darkest hour and finally the little girl recovering from her disease which is unexplainable in medical terms. Just like Heaven is a romantic tale of a doctor in coma who befriends a man grieving the death of his wife and is renting out her apartment. Though not a true story, it reinforces the value of connections and faith.
I have come to believe in angels and miracles over the past few years. The people I meet in my life form my Karmic circle of give and take and I am blessed to have this exchange with them on a regular basis.
What comes to the mind when you think of the word heartprints? Do you have moments/people in your life that have left indelible imprints on your soul for life? Wont you share something with me here.
If you would like to read the posts on previous prompts:
- 27th Oct – Coming Home
- 23rd Oct – The monster in my mind
- 20th Oct – Ditch convenience to support sustainable lifestyle
- 16th Oct – Disobedience
- 13th Oct – Bated breath
- 9th Oct – Terminal
- 6th Oct – Nostalgia
- 2nd Oct – Pattern
Also Linking up with Corinne for #MondayMusings