Sunday, August 17, 2014

[12] Sunday.

I Romanticize

Even though it's only August, the sun has been having trouble staying out, and I have been having trouble taking photos with natural light. I have a studio setup, but I’d rather take photos in natural light. I like capturing glimpses of life, as they are when they happen.

I spent the weekend at home after a long time. I started looking at the place I live in, how the walls and the roof has always felt so temporary. I look at small displays of my life here – things gathered, read, and worn – the memories created in this tiny place. I wonder what this place will be remembered as when I leave. Will the next person know that I sat by this window countless evenings eating strawberries? That I have counted all the leaves on the tree in the courtyard by my terrace? I wonder if it matters whether there is a ketchup stain on the carpet, or that there is a tiny hole in the wall above my bed from where the string lights hung for all these years.  I wonder the marks you leave on places – on people – ever matter in the grand scheme of things.

There is no sure way of knowing whether you’ll leave any effect on this world as you experience it, but you can only hope that what you did in this life was remembered and that you changed places to make them prettier, and touched people in a way that made them more human.
For now, I am going to sit here, and eat my strawberries, and hope that I am doing as best as I can in this life, and with this life. Because it is only that belief and hope that will make me do anything good, if at all.


  1. When the person has such beautiful thoughts in her head and when she pens them down so perfectly, I have to believe that she will leave a lasting mark. At least in my life, she will.

  2. HEY, NICE BLOG :)

  3. I agree with PeeVee. I'm sure you have already left a mark in many lives. Including mine. You write so well and words are something which some people cherish for a lifetime.

    P.S. How do you manage to click such beautiful pictures? I fall in love with all your clicks. They are breath taking.

  4. Love the picture of the strawberries! In life, we end up leaving a mark on a lot of people's lives - most of the time without even being aware of it.....I am sure you have touched the lives of many in a way that has had a positive impact on their life :-)

  5. The people that live there after you will not know of the memories you made there, but the HOME itself will never forget :) and that's what matters.

  6. AMen to that and I am sure if we ask people around you they will tell you all about that for sure ..

    you know i have a feeling that people who think that way SURLY are leaving a mark they only dont realise it


  7. Nothing has changed around here - the beautiful thoughts and excellent snaps :-)

  8. Of course you touch hearts and change thoughts..You are amazing an it is quite evident from how and what you right. Eat those strawberries and keep smiling my lovely!
    You do touch hearts.

  9. Love the strawberry picture.
    You do leave an impact. Most by your words and pictures :)

  10. Imagine if the little place were to write its own story. Would you figure in its list of awesome inmates? Love the places you have lived in and they will carry your memories within them.

  11. You leave nothing to be desired.

  12. I found new inspiration and new hope to cling to life:

    There is no sure way of knowing whether you’ll leave any effect on this world as you experience it, but you can only hope that what you did in this life was remembered and that you changed places to make them prettier, and touched people in a way that makes them more human.


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