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.