As featured on BerlinArt.
I’m a 21 year old art aficionado with a deep affinity for intellectual conversations, political discussions, poetry and tea. I am hopelessly in love with the sky and sunsets and I believe as Keats said that “a thing of beauty is a joy forever.”
I believe in little things and I think life reveals itself through them like seeing the sunset or having tea on a cold morning or feeling the cool breeze on your face. I am a person of the little mundane things.
I believe that despite all the sadness and the anxiety life gives, it is beautiful and should be affirmed.
Happiness comes from the inside. Over the years I have learned through the hard way that gratitude is the key to happiness. It can never come from having more but rather being content with what you have. The richest are the ones satisfied with the little they have.
I believe in living in the moment, savoring it and living it fully. The past brings sadness and regrets and the future brings anxiety.
I think that most important thing in life is to be at peace with yourself. At the end of the day when it’s all said and done and you are lying on your bed tired and worn out you will crave for nothing but peace of mind. And if you don’t have it then it’s not worth it.
I believe that hard work is never wasted even though it might not lead to you to success every time but it always pays off in one way or the other.
Adversity can be your best friend only if you have the eyes to see. There can be no worth accomplishment without hardship. Only through struggle can you reach the stars.
Everything happens for a reason though you can’t see it every time. I believe that things go wrong so that they can make something right. Nothing is completely a total loss. There is always some good lurking in the corner but most of the times we are too blind to see it.
Self-belief is a power which can work wonders. Believe and you will. All through my life when I firmly believed in something I achieved it.
The mind is everything. What you think you become, so watch your thoughts. Positivity is an attitude which can take you far in life and give you loads of contentment and peace.
The most important person in your life is you yourself. At the end of the day it is only you. It is necessary to love yourself, and take care of yourself. You are the one who matters the most in your life and without respecting and loving yourself first you would never be able to have stable relationships.
People will disappoint you. No matter what happens the moment you start expecting from them, they will always disappoint you. So be careful never to place your happiness in someone’s hands. They will eventually drop it.
Love as much as you can. Love but don’t obsess. Don’t try to possess the other person. Love should be liberating not suffocating. And when you love don’t ignore the possibility of heartbreak for love and heartbreak are twins. But that’s okay. Some of the best lessons in life are learned through pain. The pain of love is sweet. It will make you softer and kinder.
Passion and enthusiasm are something which can always make you stand out. If you are passionate enough and are truly crazy about it you can do anything. Put your heart in things you do. Only then can you do them truly and sincerely.
Mistakes are the best way to learn. You will learn the most important lessons in your life the harder way. You will struggle at things but then eventually you will manage to pull them off. Don’t be afraid to make mistakes, take them as valuable learning experiences and you will be glad that you made them.
Dreams should be boundless as the sky. Have the courage to dream big for what can be imagined can be achieved. Never be afraid to push your limits.
Art is one of the best ways to heal yourself. I believe in the power of art, its rawness, its honesty, sincerity and intensity. Art has taught me a lot in life.
Books can be your best friends. They have that magical power to mold your thinking for better or worse. Good books can really have a healthy influence on your personality. Choose them carefully and never let this relation die.
On the nights when you are lying down
Head buried in your pillow soaked in tears
Broken and bruised
You need to remind yourself of the rainbow glowing in your soul
And kiss the bougainvillea growing on your limbs
You need to tell yourself
That it is okay
It is okay to be flawed
It is okay not to be perfect
You need to tell yourself that it is okay to be sensitive
It is okay to bruise easier and faster
It is okay to have anxiety and the demons in your head
You don’t have to live their version of life
You don’t have to conform to their realities
and standards of strength and weakness
You make your own self
You make your own reality
You make your own truth
And you profess it and live it with pride
You have a whole world inside you
Or maybe you are a world in itself
You are the cosmic energy of the universe
You are stardust and divine light
There is none like you
You have to accept the thorns on your body
along with the flowers
You need to run to yourself
Embrace it like a long lost lover
Kiss every scar on your weary soul
And wear them with pride.
kisses the sky
on its forehead
and it blushes
pink and red.
I’ll see you again in the morning,
the sun says
and it parts
leaving the sky
in the cluster
And the sky
from its beloved.
they meet again
kisses the sky good morning
and it blushes again.
This time it is happy.
You were my sun.
You kissed me good bye that evening.
Only difference is
you never returned in the morning
to kiss me
and I am still draped in black
like the sky
waiting for the sun
which will never rise.
How do I tell you?
You have the prettiest smile in the world
Warming my heart
With gold and sunshine.
Your laughter paints my soul
With a shade of lavender and honey brown.
It lights the temple of my body
With a thousand scented candles.
It is like a full moon
Shining upon the lake of my life
In the dead of the night.
The way it blushes pink
Like the sunset sky
When you lose your breath
And your eyes become really small
And you look so cute
Makes me want to stop time
And kiss you
I could trade the world for your smile.
It is priceless
Like a Monet painting.
A master piece
Like Da Vinci’s Mona Lisa.
The moment you break into laughter
And I start laughing with you,
Like two rainbows
Meeting midway in the sky.
We make a double rainbow.
But how I do tell you?
For you are a constellation on the sixth sky
Out of reach.
Out of touch.
You can never forget your first kiss. You never do. I remember mine almost as it was yesterday. I kissed you in the empty parking lot of my high school. It was almost twilight. I remember tasting the lilac sunset sky on your lips. I had my hand in your hair. You wrote a secret poem on my back in a language which only we could understand. And I whispered incantations in your ears which painted scarlet tapestries on your soul. My heart was on fire with the burning passion I felt. I swear I had never tasted something so pure in my life. It was ethereal and divine like walking in lavender fields or the pristine turquoise of the lake. And in that moment of ecstasy I knew that the universe made love to us.
I want to know
What does the sunset makes you feel?
The red and lilac streaks on the sky
Like your smudged lipstick after I kissed you.
Does the sight make you dream?
Or it fills your heart with sea salt?
Does it remind you
Of the last time I held your hand
And kissed goodbye on your palm?
What color does it evoke in the ocean of your soul?
Does it paint you with the lavender of nostalgia
Or the blue of melancholy?
Does it make you hallucinate?
Or it makes you think of the lonely travelers
On their way without a destination?
What does the sunset sky says to you?
Does it heal you?
Or makes you drown in its colors?
Does it make you hastily scribble poems
On the tissue paper in your pocket?
Or does it make you stand and stare at it for eons
Oblivious to your friends chattering in the distance?
Do you get drunk on the sky when it blushes pink?
Tell me does the sunset make you high?
Does it whisper the secret of the universe?
Or it stays silent
Spraying your soul with purple and gold?
Or do you never stop and look it at twice
Like the rest of the busy, indifferent world?