Word Magic


DSC06314   “Words are all I have”, goes a famous 80’s song. How true I think. Words are all we all have too.  All of us. To vent our feelings good and bad, to describe a day, to describe a person, a smell, a machine a book, a song, a bomb anything on earth.

Its only words that allow us to communicate with our family, our friends and sometimes,  even our own minds. Put your thoughts to paper and the mind feels lighter, problems look smaller, often much smaller. Leaders inspire a nation, singers and writers sometimes influence an entire generation through just words.

Words have always fascinated me whether  in the form of prose or poetry, magazines or books, fact or fiction. I devoured books in childhood – they were literally my window to the world. I could spend hours and hours lost in the beautiful world of books and words and I loved that world. I still do.

But somewhere I had lost the ability to do the kind of reading I loved. Life changed, priorities changed, days got shorter as my “to-do”  list  for each day got longer and longer. My sister once remarked if someone had  to do everything I wanted to do in one day, s/he would need 48 hours in one day! And so reading and words took a back seat.

The revival of a friendship brought me back to the world of words and books  again and I am happy that it did.

Words bring scenes to life, words inspire a nation, words convey the love of a parent for a child, a man for a woman. Words document history.  Words teach children and adults alike. They entertain, they incite, they soothe, they inspire, and they allow great lives great thoughts great teachings to live on, long after their creator moves on. Words are indeed magical.

My present tryst with words started in Jun 2014 when I started this blog on WordPress.  I was initially diffident to put my thoughts to paper, I  was worried whether it would look silly to want to write,  but all the same, I went ahead.

Today I crossed 1000 views on my blog in a matter of weeks. Many would say… So?  Well, So, it makes me feel happy – happy that I could reach out that many times. Happy that I could keep my date with this magical world of words.

It’s a tiny, tiny step, but it’s a step for me.

I just want to thank all my friends and family who encouraged me so much with their kind words and support and views. Facebook became a platform from which I could reach out to so many friends.

Thank you WordPress.com.  Its been a wonderful start for me.

Thank you, Words… for letting me be a part of your magical world, however tiny a part it may be.

I treasure it.

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15 thoughts on “Word Magic

  1. Dr Amita Sharma July 13, 2014 / 6:30 pm

    I have some memories attached to the song too.. and to words.. I read it.. its only words..and words are all you had..to take my heart away.. goes a long way back.. sadly no heart break attached..
    A very good piece as always..Keep writing..

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    • myreflectionsblog July 13, 2014 / 10:42 pm

      Its been sung by a lot of people from Bee Gees to Boyzone and was one of my favorites too. Thanks for the compliment …

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  2. Rashmi Kashyap July 13, 2014 / 9:19 pm

    OMG….you have a way with words !!!! your magical words are like a bond that draws me to these pages to read more…….congratulations and may you cross many more marks !!!

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    • myreflectionsblog July 13, 2014 / 10:41 pm

      Thanks Rashmi Kashyap … keep coming back …visits
      inspire me !

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  3. Dr Nalini Janardhanan July 14, 2014 / 10:03 am

    Well written!

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    • myreflectionsblog July 14, 2014 / 6:44 pm

      Thanks a ton for the lovely words. hoping to connect sometime. Do you blog?

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  4. Vibha (www.pixelvoyages.com) July 14, 2014 / 4:08 pm

    Hi there! Discovered your blog thru Indiblogger. I can see why you would be happy – blogging is such a wonderful way of indulging our creative side. 🙂

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    • myreflectionsblog July 14, 2014 / 6:45 pm

      Hi there! Yes I agree…. Your picture blog is great. Keep posting

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  5. Anita July 15, 2014 / 8:37 am

    Inspirational. I admire how you reinvent yourself from time to time and kindle your creative centre with a myriad of interests. May you always enjoy what you do and stay happy always.

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    • myreflectionsblog July 15, 2014 / 8:56 pm

      What a wonderful thing to say… and thanks for the wishes as well.

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  6. ritabaliga July 16, 2014 / 8:07 pm

    HI Arun continue building the edifice of life with “bricks” of words and cement of friendship

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    • ripplesnreflectiontimes July 16, 2014 / 11:58 pm

      Thanks a ton Rita ..just trying..we all do it right? Really appreciate your thoughts on my “words”!

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  7. sugatha July 16, 2014 / 10:41 pm

    Words on words so beautifully threaded ….. lovely …….

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