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Underneath these layers are levels of deep you've never seen . 📷: @manisha_jm . #neon #deep #silhouette #jastpreethe #justbreathe
My October Diary - 11th Oct . Then comes the biggest blunder of October. I forgot my best friends birthday and wished her 2 days after her birthday 😑 Yes, I'm not perfect and I am quite horrible! . My gracious Sheejey responded with an it's ok and it's just a birthday, but I know deep inside it would have upsetted her.. . This woman means so much to me. We don't talk or text daily (or even weekly) but we never fail to pick up from where we left off with no angst or expectations. I didn't even make it for her last surprise birthday party, and I remember @dineshkerishna having to answer the question on her face "Where is Jas"? . I've missed many of her birthdays, dont think I've ever bought her a proper gift, but I always try to be there for the important stages of her life. I know I've upsetted her but never once has she complained. She's always been so understanding and supportive and truly is the epitome of a best friend. . I look at her for reassurance when I dance. She's my mirror and the one who can read my face without me uttering a word. She is also the reason why I trained in the classical artform Odissi, and also the reason why we have a pretty cool sollukattu for @bollyondotcom first ever television ad shoot for Deepavali 😉 . Happy Birthday Sheejey! I don't say it as much, but I love you from the bottom of my heart! . #bestfriend #happybirthday #sheejey #october #octoberbirthday #bestie #bff #bffgoals #sollukattu
My October Diary - 12th Oct . Now I can only take pictures of her old photographs.. If she was here, she would have celebrated her 69th birthday on the 12th of October. My mother - my strength.. . This post is dedicated to a moment I experienced on the 12th of October 2018. Another instance in the month of October where I felt the presence of my mother. It's experiences like this I wish to share, and craft a descriptive post to capture it and convince myself to believe that I can freeze it in time.. How silly you might say, but so be it! . On the morning of my mothers birthday, my mom's niece (a.k.a my cousin) @divvykanapathy was texting me about my new dance video and then her message read "Papi masi would be so so so so so so so so so so proud of you and Roshi Phena"! . So aptly timed, talking about mom on moms birthday and speaking about how proud she would be. Coincidence, perhaps? . I'd like to hope I'm doing her proud.. She was the one who told me I could do anything I wanted after completing my degree. And here I am now... . I do wish sometimes I could ask for her advice and words of wisdom. I do wish she could guide me or just scold me about the simple things like folding my clothes or making my bed.. But I guess these small "coincidences" is all Ill ever get, and that's ok... I understand, it's part of life.. . I read this quote by @mitchalbom which summarises death beautifully "Death ends a life, not a relationship" . It's been 13 years since you've left us, but I will always carry you in my heart mom! Happy birthday! . #coincidence #rope #hope #cope #happybirthdaymom #mymom #mymother #mystrength #oldphotograph #photoofaphoto
My October Diary - 8th Oct . Every year I surprise her with something somewhat extravagant or at least well thought of.. My sister's birthday has always been a way for me to express my artsy, creative romantic side.. . But this year, we did an extension of my "breakfast with Tiffany" series.. We went for a nice big breakfast and sat and talked about how our lives have changed and how we are embracing the new. . I have always looked up to my sister - she's the one who grounds me and reminds me to stay focused. She inspires me even without trying. She's the biggest piece to my life puzzle and recently I've tried to express it more with unexpected hugs and a promise to spend more quality time together weekly. . So on the way back from breakfast, I spontaneously decided to stop at the gurdwara (Sikh Temple) with her. She hardly goes but something inside made me decide to stop. Perhaps the changes in our lives let me to feel the need of a blessing or reassurance of some sort.. . Not many people know this about me, but I go to the gurdwara often, between my classes (usually when nobody is around) to spend some undivided quality time in God's house. Some days I meditate, or cry, other times I express gratitude, or seek answers. But going with my sister that day is a memory I will always cherish. . I never usually ever see anyone (not even the priest) in the gurdwara. Only once he turned on the fan for me and let me sit in silence with Guru Ji, but this time, the priest brought parshad (a sweet offering/blessing given when you visit a gurdwara) for us. I can't quite put into words the feeling I felt, for to me, that felt like mom speaking to us and blessing us.. . There are beautiful signs and messages in daily life. It's what we wish to make of them.. Perhaps its incorrect to read into such coincidences and label them as blessings or messages, but it's these small things that fill my heart with love and my soul with happiness -- so why not? . Happy Birthday Pena, the queen of my heart! Mom is looking down on us and Im sure she's super proud!! ❤ . #coincidence #messages #birthdaymoment #mysister #maybe #happiness #love #october #birthday #whatstheworstthatcouldhappen
We must trust the grooves... Their winding pathways will lead us to more... . . #trust #pathways #growth #moving #quotes #more #grooves #windy #keepgoing #inspiration #motivation #cantstopnow #justbreathe #jastpreethe
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