Macro Monday and Preparation for the A-Z challenge

I never knew about Macro Monday but I’ve seen two post in my reader today: from Cee’s blog and from Uncle Spike’s blog. I like doing close-up photos or if they are certainly called Macro photos then maybe I’m a fan of Macro photos. I’m not a photography genius, I only use a point and shoot camera and try my very best to capture something with it. Here are some of them: (more…)

Street Life

Street Life

Street Life

This is the regular street life on where I live now. The city is a tangle of streetlights, wires, houses, establishments and its people. It’s not a high-end, developed city; rather, it’s a city with regular people, from all walks of life. A regular city in a regular day with regular people.  (more…)

The Long Journey Towards Being an Adult

Grow up not old

Grow up not old

There’s that single road that I should be taking everyday, as I open my eyes and leave the comfort and cuddly feeling of my bed and my home, I take that journey towards being a responsible adult. I go to work, 8 to 9 hours a day. I definitely eat three times a day, jog some extra mile when I’m in the mood and start some personal project when I have the extra time. On some days I read books, play soccer, post something, swim some more but definitely, I don’t feel responsible enough or a full-pledge grown up. Maybe I have this ideal state for an adult– someone who can do these stuffs, some super man/woman who is capable of balancing things along with work, life and self-improvement. (more…)

Falling Leaves

Falling leaves

Falling leaves

They were graceful,

Falling with the music.

Mimicking the beauty

Of a ballerina in trance.

I watched them fall,

With thoughts and words.

In waltz in my head,

My fingertips to yours.

I watched them dance

To the ancient music.

A whispering glee

With the warmth of your breath.

They whispered,

You whispered

The answer brought to life.


“I’ll cross the bridge when I get there,” it was the only reasonable answer that I could give him.

We were sitting there, side by side. His arms wrapped around me. A movie is playing on his laptop while I watch the Neem tree’s leaves fall down gracefully– like a ballerina in trance. There were a lot of emotions: happiness, excitement, fear, sadness, and amidst this mixture, I’m looking for uncertainty. Is it there?

He was passively watching the movie, his fingertips touching mine. I looked at him and those brown eyes took me in, my whole being, expressing what he knows into my eyes– silently confessing his love. I stared back, trying to fight off the awkwardness, gripping his hands. Facing the fears.

“Whatever it is that you want, I’ll be always here. I promise.”

I look away, watching the road ahead and the leaves that were still falling. I lean closer to him, his arms became tighter. I closed my eyes, felt his heart thudding and my heart beating in a rhythm that I don’t understand. I’m happier now, maybe even happiest. This feels right then it should be. I don’t want us to drain into the black pit of what if’s. I want us. I don’t want this to end even before the beginning. 

The beginning is always the most difficult part but after almost two years since I took a turn on that crossroad I can say that I have been in the happiest state in my life. I’ll always treasure that particular moment, that moment of the falling leaves because it marked a beautiful beginning for us.


This is in response of the Daily Prompt: If you leave. 

Here are the other blogger’s crossroads:

  1. Black-and-white mood | The Bliss of Reality
  2. Electric pole | Vintage Photography
  3. 1973 – Volkswagen Beetle | The Bliss of Reality
  4. 1970 – Volkswagen Beetle | The Bliss of Reality
  5. Night is young | Perspectives on life, universe and everything
  6. Crossing | Perspectives on life, universe and everything
  7. 1969 – Volvo 142 | The Bliss of Reality
  8. Tetris | Crazy Art
  9. Daily Prompt: If You Leave -Living Simple Life and the Obstacle | Journeyman
  10. Droplet from water tap explaining to its brothers and sisters structure of the world ocean | Crazy Art
  11. Leaving for the Normal | Mara Eastern’s Personal Blog
  12. Daily Prompt & The Button (short story) | The Jittery Goat
  13. Dp Daily Prompt: If You Leave | Sabethville
  14. of last straws | Anawnimiss
  15. dulu dan nanti | The Frozen Tears
  16. Leaving | Attempted Human Relations and Self
  17. I’ve Had Enough of This Utah Place
  18. Daily Prompt: Break Ups | Cabernet In The Dark
  19. I’m a Writer, Yes I Am
  20. Beyond the horizon | MC’s Whispers
  21. Who Really DECIDES? | I’m a Writer, Yes I Am
  22. Harry Potter, Famous Dads and Stoke Newington | AS I PLEASE
  23. Dear John: a fictional letter | ALIEN AURA’S BlOG: IT’LL BLOW YOUR MIND!
  24. Daily Prompt: Leave an old and start a new! Can I ? | seikaiha’s blah-blah-blah
  25. Selbstständigkeit versus Festanstellung | Zeitarbeiterin
  26. when love appeared in a yellow brick road | kaleidoscope sparks of defiance
  27. DP: Leaving – Autumn by Ruswa Fatehpuri | aliabbasali




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