One night in Spring Hill

Hello world!

It’s been a while since i posted. It’s almost midnight here in a quaint, little town of Spring Hill and I am sitting in my room trying to reinstall windows 10 on my lenovo laptop. So, for a past few days I had been experiencing some slowness in booting up and shutting my laptop. It had become quite slow to render my network simulation software worthless. Today as I came back from office, made tea and sat down with the hope of beginning my weekend with binge watching something that I’ve probably watched a thousand times, my laptop refused to boot up. Hence the need for resetting (unsuccessfully) and re-installing OS.

Not long back I celebrated the first anniversary of my first relationship. Sitting tonight, thinking on the last one year, I’ve realized that I don’t really remember the time before Vika came into my life. Of course I do have the memory of my long life of roughly 24 years but I don’t feel the pain, hurt and sadness that had come to define me for the longest time. I have been happy, invigorated and this strength inside me that seeks to bring out the best of who I am. I couldn’t have been more thankful and blessed to have such a wonderful woman in my life. Who holds my hand through the most difficult situations and lights up the dark corners in the world.

After graduating grad school in New jersey and having moved to a town with barely 3 miles of radius, it sure took some getting used to all the quite and (lack) of people. Being used to the hustle bustle of the Big Apple, coming out here was weird at first because of the profound quite that you can feel pressing against you. But now after having lived here for about three months, I’m getting used to the slow paced life of the Hernando county.

Apart from all of this, I am three months into my very first job out of college. Working as a Cisco Network admin has been exciting as I had thought it to be. Designing networks, congiguring firewalls and call managers and routers sure can be exciting and no matter how well you plan, nothing’s guaranteed to work the first time. It’s the networking world after all.

Well, when I started, the install progress was at 2% and now it looks like its finishing up. Time for me to get back to it and then to bed perhaps and for you fine folks to go about your day. I hope it’s good. And to the love of my life, all the warmth, happiness and love in the world.


His World

The room had grown quite and the fire burned warm and soothing in the fireplace.

The kids, all tired out after playing around, laughing and basically scheming to bring the world to its knees had dozed off around the living room. Their youngest daughter was curled up in his laps, their boy on his Mama’s and their oldest daughter on the couch opposite. He puts his arms around his wife, turns to look at her. She was resting her head on his shoulder, and looking at him. Sees her smiling. Just smiling with all the happiness and love. He kisses her and smiles. Sighs happily and takes in every single detail around him in that moment. Thinking, “This is my home. This is my world and I am living in it. People go to such lengths as to buy new cars, big mansions and whatever else they do to find happiness. But for me, this is everything I’ll ever need. Everything that can make me happy is right here. I am home”

Knowing that he had found true happiness and everything he ever needed, he hugs her wife tighter. It had all been possible because of her. She was his center. His anchor in life. His best friend and partner in life. She had become his world and it grew from there on. He had never imagined in his wildest dreams that he could ever have anything like this until she came along.

“I love you. I love you with everything I have, my precious”, he says to her. She looks at him, kiss him and says,”As I love you, my darling husband”. Hearing her always made him so happy and excited, no matter how much time passed. She nuzzles against his neck and closes her eyes. Holding her close and watching over his world, his family, he just smiles and takes it all in.

By the pond

The Diary

It was a pleasant evening, with the sun dipping over the horizon. Insects were buzzing and the birds chirping as they returned to their homes, settling in for the night. The horizon turned orange with purple hues, with stars flickering through the evening sky.

The pond reflected rays of the setting sun along it’s shimmering surface. Besides the glistening pond stood a hut, two stories tall and adorned with french windows and bricks lined on the exterior.

He took a deep breath and slowly started pushing the bicycle his son, now four years old, was learning to ride. He urged him to feel the balance and to always keep his hands on the brakes. As he pushed, he felt his son gain balance, albeit a bit groggily. When he was certain that his son was getting the gist of it and finding his balance, he slowly let go of the…

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Christmas present

Honey bunch

I write this letter to you this fine Christmas night. I am roughly 4,390 miles away right now, but know that my heart reaches out to you every second.

You came in my life about eleven month ago and in that time, you have become my partner and best friend. You have given me your heart and all the love and care. You are what I think about every second of the day. Every action that I take is because I am inspired to be a better man for you.

My petal, I love you with every fiber of my being and every breath I take. It is my honour  to be yours in this life and forevermore after and my privilege to be committed to you and share all your burdens in life. To make you happy is what matters paramount to me. Every smile that I see on your face, gives me joy. The fact that I can make you happy, lights up my world. Every concern that you have, matters to me. I would love nothing more than to address any issue that bothers you. Any small question that gnaws at the back of your mind.

I promise you this honey, that my heart will forever belong with you and to you. I will love you till the end of times. So today, on Christmas, as people give their loved ones presents. I give you what I already have. I give you my commitment. I give you my unwavering love for you. I give you all my energy and warmth. So whenever you feel low, my warmth with seep in your heart and rejuvenate you. I give you my services and all my care. I give you everything I am and everything I can be, for all the time till the end of the times. My greatest wish is that you hold my hand and walk with me forever, and I’ll always keep you in the light.

Merry Christmas, sweetheart. I love you very much.





A Rainy Day Epiphany

If you are an avid book reader and looking for some honest reviews for the book you’ve been thinking on a rainy day with a warm cup of coffee. Check out The Quaint Reading Nook by Varnika Jain.

The Quaint Reading Nook

I believe the very first post on any blog should signify the reason for its being and the path it’s bound to take in the coming days. So here’s how, why and what for The Quaint Reading Nook came into existence –

[Now, I’ve already explained the rainy day epiphany that I had on my personal blog. So, I’m going to reproduce the same down below because this blog is the culmination of what started there, so please bear with me and read on.]


​​Rainy days should be spent at home with a cup of tea and a good book.” ― Bill Watterson, The Calvin and HobbesTenth Anniversary Book. 

And that is exactly what I did today. Because, obviously, I’d trust a Calvin and Hobbes advice with my life! (Does anyone else think that the comic strips cover a lot of deeply profound, existentialist issues, or…

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Candle in the room

He sits in the room, shrouded in darkness. He sits cross legged in the centre. The room lays barren, with no wall hangings or furniture in sight. Blinds pulled down and the doors shut.

 He sits facing a candle in the room, his eyes catching the gleaming aura it emits. 

He watches the candle burning bright but his mind flies away alight. Taking him away to a world faraway, free of the pain and sadness he’s experienced. 

He shuts himself from the world around him, for he fears he can’t take no more.

Afraid to feel, hesitant to think of the world around, he watches the candle burning bright and flies Faraway. 

Whence he feels the world smiling and happy, the sun feels warmer and welcoming. People around him embrace him for who he is. 

He watches the candle burning bright and flies faraway.

I recently came across a series of articles written by Varnika Jain at about Mental health awareness and how society considers it a taboo. 

It’s unfortunate that people suffering from such ailments aren’t given proper help or don’t even have anyone close to them to talk about what ails them. 

What I’ve written above, hits close to home as I’ve experienced sadness for a period in my life. But there came a person, who pulled me out of it and I was reminded how it felt to be alive. To be real. 

I implore upon my readers to look around and offer a shoulder to anyone dear and close who needs it. For some really good posts on Mental illnesses and awareness, do visit the above mentioned blog page.

If you see someone down, talk to them. Let them share. Let’s make the world a happy place one smile at a time.

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Of hearts and stars

Have you ever looked at someone and felt like you’ve known them all your life?

Have you felt their touch so warm that it calms all your storms

Have you ever seen them smile and felt your world lighten up

Or when they laugh, Thor Almighty there couldn’t have been a sight that would enthrall you more

Felt their heart and felt like wrapping your own over theirs, for it is precious and must be kept safe

Have you ever held their hand and walked under the stars, and thought how lucky you are to have that person in your life

And when you hug, your hearts beat in synch, ramming against the ribcage, wanting to fuse into one.

For that person is your soulmate and was destined to find you, hold you, carry you.

Be thankful to have that person in your life, for there’s nothing more beautiful in this life.