Creativity in the times of crisis

As COVID-19 is wrecking havoc globally, India enters an official 21 days lock down today. COVID-19 also known as Corona Virus is a real disruptor. Even though everyone is aware of the greater good, most of the social media posts show how people around the world are annoyed on being locked down at home with the restrictions. That got me thinking, what sort of creative outlets would one use to keep calm in the face of isolation / quarantine / social distancing?

A few ideas that got me interested were: Writing - Both digitally and in real life, Innovative Cooking, Practicing Kon Mari

Let it flow! 
As a writer stuck in a writers block, I found this to be the perfect time to finally collate my thoughts. Others being penning down a few letters to loved ones, completing my half written poems (the one below was spontaneous YEET!!), maintaining a calendar and so on. Starting from my blog here to take off ;)

Write, write, write it down,
Steadily down the page,
Merrily, merrily, merrily, merrily,

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Poem – A drop in the ocean

Poem – A drop in the ocean

I am but a drop in the ocean, the one with the power to slay, I am but a drop in the ocean, a part not everyone can play.

I am but a drop in the ocean, and there's little I can do, I am but a drop in the ocean, one plus one makes two.
I am but a drop in the ocean, an ocean so vast, I am but a drop in the ocean, still pretty steadfast.
I am but a drop in the ocean, but I give out my hand, I am but a drop in the ocean, because united we stand.

I am but a drop in the ocean, so small I look frail, I am but a drop in the ocean, yet everything I do leaves a trail.
I am but a drop in the ocean, nothing goes in vain, I am but a drop in the ocean, when we come together as rain.
I am but a drop in the ocean, what matters the most is you, I am but a drop in the ocean, a strength only you can pursue.

‘This post is a part of Write Over the Weekend, an initiative for Indian Bloggers by blogadda

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Transitions - The good, bad and ugly

Being a partial perfectionist, I always fancied petite arrangements, complete planning and controlled execution. But life does not tread through the path that you carved.

From February 2016 to April 2016 I took a sabbatical on my writing side as the marital bells rang and I got hitched to a loving spouse.

Sounds sweet no? hehe but that's not all. Enter - Life's games aka a personal version of GOT

While the event was merry and things went gung-ho; the situations, the fast paced decisions, decorations, preparations, opinions of a 1000 people (where some of them are almost non existent in life otherwise), moving to a new city, wedding events, resigning the job you slogged for (just before the appraisal season:/), leaving family, friends, the stray cat pet, your 10k digital photos on your home pc, bad health, scorching heat (and somehow I always wanted a summer wedding damn), that cuddly corner of your sofa, facing a death in family, sigh - You name it and I had it!

Transitions are ne…