Skip to main content

Zestful Dreams - some possible, some not...

Give me books - all that I need
Add to that, some time to read

Image Source

To open all locks, find me a key
Zest is all about being free

Image Source
Throw in a vacation to brood and just be

Image Source
Good food is needed for a foodie like me
Image Source
An awesome ride to bounce back with speed
Image Source
Books with time; freedom's key;
vacation to relax; car of speed;
some good food too I need
to add zest to life... I believe!

One of the dictionary meanings of the word 'Zest' is 'Passion'. So obviously what is needed to add zest to life is to do what one is passionate about... easier said than done.
So it is the small things that one enjoys that bring back the energy and enthusiasm to life.
I recently read somewhere that the Law of Time is flexible. Time can actually be stopped temporarily or accelerated. That is where I got the idea of asking for time to add zest to my life. It is supposed to be possible... I wonder how, though...

So, books and time; freedom to be; vacation (again time comes in); good food (always makes me happy). The car comes in because I know, once I have relaxed and enjoyed at a slow pace, the speed will be welcome.

When I dream these dreams, it feels like rebooting my system. Take a break, do stuff I enjoy, and come back as if all fresh and relaxed and gearing up for the fast paced part of life - which I enjoy too.

“If you have zest and enthusiasm, you attract zest and enthusiasm. Life does give back in kind.” – Norman Vincent Peale

"In bad times and good, I have never lost my sense of zest for life" - Walt Diseny


  1. Wonderfully worded. All the best Nimi!!

    1. Thanks for reading and thanks for appreciating...

    2. Thanks a lot. Glad you like it :)


Post a Comment

Popular posts from this blog

Absurd, yet so good (Book Review - David S. Atkinson's Not Quite So Stories)

Title: NOT QUITE SO STORIES Author: David S. Atkinson
Publisher: Literary Wanderlus LLC
Pages: 166
Genre: Absurdist Literary Fiction
The stories of David S. Atkinson's Not Quite So Stories are, for want of a better word, weird.
They are not your typical short stories and they are certainly not what I had expected.

So, the 'not quite so stories' are weird, atypical and unexpected. And I enjoyed reading them. Read between the lines and you'd be surprised by their depth.
Read them superficially and they are 'absurd'.

The author's dedication for this book is
"For Shannon, who graciously puts up with my absurdities and loves me anyway.
Also for every third person named Fred."

When I re-read the dedication after having read the book, it held more meaning. Thus my use of the word 'absurd'.

The stories are very well-written.
The humor, the emotions, the terror - it is all subtle.
The paradox is that everything is exaggerated and yet the underlying message is sub…

The right and wrong of choices #WriteBravely

"You can choose courage or you can choose comfort. You cannot have both" - Brene Brown
And it is ok to choose comfort. 
This is my first instinct when I read this quote. Not because I don't feel that choosing courage is the wrong choice, but because it is implied that one should choose courage.
Ideally, we would all choose courage and lead perfect lives. 
"Life is unfair" - such a clichè and so very true. As true as the facts that the world is imperfect, the destiny is not in our control, and that life is uncertain. "You get what anybody gets - you get a lifetime" - Neil Gaiman
I think my instinctive reaction of 'it is ok to choose comfort' comes from my being a mother. I have spent years counseling my kids that at times, you choose what is right for you. 
Many a time I feel happier waiting rather than taking any immediate action. And waiting takes a lot of courage.
So, yes make the choice between courage and comfort. Choose courage even.  But decide for…

Who watches Bigg Boss?

Who watches Big Boss?

I ask this question because it seems like hardly anyone I know says that they watch this show that made it to the Top 10 list of the most-watched Hindi Entertainment shows. So, no one I know, besides a couple of close relatives, who don't hide this fact (and me), watched Bigg Boss 11.

An acquaintance of mine recently told me about a male friend of hers who is on a quest to find a girl to tie the matrimonial knot with. She went on to passionately rant about how exasperated he is. One of the reasons for his not liking a female is if she watches Bigg Boss.
Now that this season is over, I was imagining this guy getting married in the next couple of months, and getting the shock of his life when, a few months later, his wife would be watching Bigg Boss every single night.

This rant continued to haunt me. The looking down on anyone who watches a Hindi TV serial, or God forbid, Bigg Boss seems extremely snobbish.
The English TV shows are great, I agree (at least, the few…