Friday, November 17, 2017

boots of spanish leather

missed this song... tried it on the uke but cant really sing it. 

But if I had the stars of the darkest night
And the diamonds from the deepest ocean
I'd forsake them all for your sweet kiss
For that's all I'm wishin' to be ownin'

Thursday, November 16, 2017

We choose who we want to be,
A clown, a fool.
Believing in castles on the clouds
Someday, these things that made you,
will be the things that trip you.
I stopped believing today,
a wakening,
a bolt of truth in the dark.
Blinded for too long,
believing for too long,
all that had glittered like gold,
drawing us closer to the fire,
hearts a-stolen,
and I sold my soul for coals.
What you had given,
What I had given,
are the truths only we know.


Monday, November 6, 2017

White fangs - jack london

Although a delightful read, it was too similar to call of the wild and I felt call of the wild was a better read. The beginning of white fangs felt too disconnected from the rest of the plot and I didn’t really know where the book was going, until the appearance of white fang. The reader follows the journey of wolf-dog white fang when he was a cub till he settled as a pet dog in California. While hunting in the wild, white fang and his mother came upon the natives and followed them as sled dogs as his mother kiche had once belonged to them. Attacked by other dogs, white fang led a lonely life in the camp with only his mother as his support and protector. This changed when she was dispatched away for a job and white fang was left to fend for himself. White fang never felt affection from his master and didnt have an inkling of an idea of love, companionship, being an enemy to the dogs and as a “comodity” to his human master.
Tired of being bound to the camp, white fang decided not to leave with his master when they moved camps. However, after a night of being alone and not having the luxury of food, white fang decided that having a master was better than having to fend for himself in the wild. Lucky dog that he was, he managed to track his master down after an exhausting journey.
Things took a wrong turn when he was sold to a cruel man, Beauty Smith, who wanted white fang for dog fighting. He lured white fang’s master with drinks and successfully acquired white fang. White fang was caged and tortured in order to mould him into a ferocious, fearsome animal. With his wits and tricks, white fang won fight after fight till one fight with an unexpected opponent- a bull dog. White fang almost died in the fight but was saved by mr Scott, who adopted white fang. However, white fang had a deep mistrust of mankind and let no one near him. He was about to be put down when Scott decided to give him a second chance, knowing his history of maltreatment. White fang was finally won over by scott’s patience and pledged full loyalty to him. He lived his life solely for the affection of his new master, allowing no one else into his life. White fang almost died of grief when Scott had to go away from camp. Upon his return, white fang knew things were not right and that Scott was packing up and leaving for good. On the day of departure, White fang broke through a window just to see his master going away. Scott changed his mind and decided to bring white fang to California with him. Imagine, a wolf-dog in California!
Being a smart dog, white fang started to learn the way of life in urban California. He knew when to attack vile humans and who he should allow to pet him or to go near his beloved master. Still, white fang trusted no dogs and tolerated his master’s humans. Very soon, white fang fathered cubs with a sheepdog and I guess that began the story of Buck in call of the wild.
I thought the love of white fang for Scott was so beautiful and it kinda make me yearn for a wolf-dog.

Thursday, October 26, 2017

an imperfect world,
we chase after perfections,
of silver and neon lights,
of diamonds and lust,
of things made of dust.

joy lies not in perfections

Monday, October 23, 2017

Time

https://qz.com/970924/the-psychological-importance-of-wasting-time/
Protected time for yourself without the guilt.

Thursday, October 19, 2017

I've already seen that wall.
Hiding our faces
Could we still see each other's griefs
Joys
And dreams ?

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Atonement

Been listening to this song on repeat: was initially attracted by the scene from atonement and fell in love with the song. Loved the movie although it's an absolutely heart-breaking one. Can't rem if I read the book or watched the movie first but it's one of the rare instances where both movie and book are equally good. I think this music video is wonderfully edited as well; it blends perfectly with the song.
https://youtu.be/M8TdZfFprsE