Sharing my world

With Cee’s questions.

What was the last URL that you bookmarked or saved?

I do not bookmark nor save.  If I can read it now, I read it.  If I can’t read it now, chances are that I would never get to reading it in future.  Sometimes for work, I save pdfs of technical papers, because I need to to fill up some other section, but that too I do sparingly.

I have increasingly grown to not store anything for posterity.  I don’t have a single photo of my child or my family or my home, that is more than a month old in my various devices.  I suppose I am very cold that way, but my logic is that if the memory does not stay in my head, it’s ok, I don’t need anything to remind me of it.  This attitude intensified since last year because of some really painful experience I had, which taught me that holding on to the past is not only foolish, but can be dangerous.  I have friends who have lasted me through decades, but I am with them now because of what they are now, and not what they have been in the past.   This has spilled over to all aspects of my life.  I live intensely, this moment, and let it go. I don’t know if that is good or bad, but I am just going with it, because it frees me from the shackles of the past.

Do you believe in the afterlife?  Reincarnation?

I should, if I were to follow the religion of my birth.  But I don’t think too much about it, again because of the previous point – I don’t care if I had a life before this or if I would have one after this.  This life is what matters at the moment.

I tend to believe that now is all that’s real.  Once I cease to exist, I just cease to exist. No afterlife, no judgement day, no heaven and hell.  Now.

If you were or are a writer do you prefer writing short stories, poems or novels?

Poems.  I can’t write poems. Rhymes I can write, poems not much.  I wish I could write poems but I believe writing poetry involves a bit of romanticism and sensitivity, both of which I lack. I have tried my hand at writing short stories and novels, but they do not agree with me because of the empathy factor – my stories take on lifelike proportions in my head and it becomes confusing to live real life.

What inspired you this past week?  Feel free to use a quote, a photo, a story, or even a combination. 

I am not sure if this is inspiration, but the impending arrival of house guests for a few days to stay with us is ruling my head.  I am not known as a great host (not even a decent one), I hope I can do a decent job making them feel welcome and comfortable.  Send me good vibes please.


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