Friday, October 23, 2009

Lying Down In Reality

I’m a keeper of sheep.
The sheep are my thoughts
And each thought a sensation.
I think with my eyes and my ears
And with my hands and feet
And with my nose and mouth.
To think a flower is to see and smell it,
And to eat a fruit is to know its meaning.
That is why on a hot day
When I enjoy it so much I feel sad,
And I lie down in the grass
And close my warm eyes,
Then I feel my whole body lying down in reality,
I know the truth, and I’m happy.

-Alberto Caeiro

I read this poem yesterday and it's been in my head ever since. It made me realise, I haven't felt this way in a while. I haven't felt happy. For a while now, I've simply been existing, not living. This poem reminded me of how I used to feel when I stopped for a moment and looked at the sky, or when I spoke to a friend for hours about life and ambition, or when I went to sleep, warm and contented. I want to feel that way again.

So this blog, where at least once a day, I write about something that made me happy, even if for a moment. The only rule is, that it can never be the same thing twice. I'm beginning today, let's see how it goes!


  1. felt close this sunday.

    Check out some snaps i've been tagged in

  2. @Vikash, thank you :)
    @Sudarshan, just checked them out. It looks idyllic. Where were you?

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  4. Damn...My keyboard has a mind of its own! This is what I really intended to key in:"Hey! I happened to chance upon your blog. Serendipity. And I have to admit its pretty great. Cheers..."
    There. More like it!

  5. @Anonymous, thank you :) And I hear you about the keyboard, my own is sticks at the most inopportune moments.