Twenty Quotes

Luke Atkins

“A trident yanked in and out of my chest at the speed of a full-throttle Boeing 747 as I wrote that paragraph, so please know that this post isn’t one of those boring, teen-drawing, you can overcome life’s hurdles! articles with hollow optimism and a human identity forever lost in the blurred line between everybody and nobody.”

The email I received just a few hours ago began like this. As I read more, I realized that the sender was using it to document her 20 favorite quotes of mine. (I turned 20 last Tuesday, so it was her gift.) Call me egotistical for posting this, but I had to; that email literally broke me into tears of happiness, a phenomenon I hadn’t yet experienced before. Also, before we move on to my other 19 quotes, I would like to ask “Sarah” (she sent this via my contact box and didn’t…

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Olympic Dinner Party

One With Vino


Well it might not be quite that big, but since we’re in the Olympic season, posts with these grandiose titles will exist for now.  I got a few more to go.

I’ve stated this before, if it wasn’t for this blog, there are certain wines that I have never attempted or given a chance.  I’m not one to discriminate but certain grapes haven’t always brought me satisfaction.  And when trying multiple bottles that confirmation (or confirmation bias) would ring true.

This was either a new one for me, or just one that never stood out in the past. That’s going to change for now.

A small and spontaneous dinner (hence why the Olympics post is a bit of hyperbole) with a friend definitely lent itself to some vino.  I brought one bottle (which I’ll get to next week) and she already had one picked out for tonight’s meal.  I went in without…

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Jallikattu sport in Palamedu

Joshi Daniel Photography

Jallikattu (bull taming sport) from Palamedu in Madurai district, Tamil Nadu Jallikattu (bull taming sport) | Palamedu, Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India

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Words dipped in Happiness

Emptiness is not just absence of everything or presence of nothing. Sometimes Emptiness also comes in presence of everything or absence of nothing..

Sometimes the feeling of emptiness is  because we desire for everything and we assume we have them.  And when we don’t get what we desire, we feel empty.

Emptiness is when you think you know everything. And when you realize there is always something which you don’t know, you feel empty.

Emptiness is when you think you own everything you have. And when you can’t buy happiness with that thing, you feel empty.

Emptiness is when you think everyone you know is yours. And when you see their different faces and varying character, you feel empty.

Emptiness is when you believe in fixed way of viewing at things. And when some things don’t match up with your view, you feel empty.

Emptiness is when you think…

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