Are Pictures better than Words

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The day was December 8, and the year 1921, it started and now is the modern trend. The ad campaign that published the article “One Look is worth thousand words” has been acknowledged to have begun the saga of pictures, attenuating the premise of words, and  implying that pictures can better illustrate with a more obvious opinion, a situation that words might require a book to comprehend. Looking into it closely, one might get confused and find it difficult to ascertain, whether pictures alone can project the truth. Can they cripple the nub of words, or, are they simply an associate of words, bound to influence each other and work out the course, or are pictures obsolete for words are not biased, their interpretation not limited  to an individual, truly versed in pool of rendering, not bound to literal periphery.

The fact that WordPress itself, acknowledges the posts published with images, and highlights the necessity of pictures, provides enough evidence as to how deep the pictures are embedded in our system. There is no denying that pictures provide the gist of the post to certain extent, they highlight the obvious predicament that one supposedly postulates, they many-a-times form the complete post, but are they always essential. Does one use it to lure the visitors into their content, are the words not strong enough that they require pictures, does one want to enlarge the post, does the picture complement the words, is it more likely that a visitor looks at pictures and does not read the entire post, for too many words after certain time appear like blah, blah, blah! Continue reading

Life Chemistry

I saw what I wanted to see,
I learned what I wanted to learn,
I listened what I wanted to listen,
I lived as I wanted to live,
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but then things changed a bit,
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I smiled even though I did not want to,
I cried even though I did not want to,
I found people in my life even though I was not looking,
I was helped even though I I did not ask,
I was betrayed even though I did not expect,
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but I guess that’s life,
and is wonderful in every single way,
the sorrow make the happiness seem bigger,
the happiness makes the sorrow a real burden,
but most importantly, I see it now as I look myself in the mirror,
life is uncertain with its ups and downs, and
to live is all one must ever do,
for its worth fighting for.

REMINISCENCE


As I go back slow and steadily,
for I may immerse in those distinctive memories,
for they are endearing, joyous, captivating, in my mind.
A lot appears to riposte as bits and pieces,
By and large, they are vivid expressions
precluding me from digging deep,
for I may lose the grasp, and get lost
repleted with nothing but sadness and unneeded ghost.

Keeping the mind at ease,
riveting myself to what seems to please,
I can see, the faces, the expressions of the known
the saga they perpetuate,
exhilarated, I relive the moment as it seems to pass.
Cannot change it, the already set path
for if I do, the moment looks to wither
afraid to lose, I play along, the replay like a safe song.

As I cruse along, the high and low
appreciating the old, rich, persistently, I flow
embracing it, as if real,
subservient to the thought, I move along.
and when it ends, I come rushing back,
a smile pops up my face, ecstatic
I attend to myself, and say it out loud
‘Great DAY, without Doubt’.

Fiascos of Relationship

Sitting in this place today,
I remember that day, it was Monday,
a desperate urgency filled me in,
moved out of my burrows , and so begins,
the story that was my dream,
the girl who cascaded in my heart, a musical theme.

A shy character was my name,
far off from fame,
never really thought of love as fair game,
the enchantment of violin, as felt many, seemed a false claim,
but things are no more the same,
no more shame, off goes the insecurities I overcame.

The delusional coarse I had in mind,
seemed so upright, that I moved ahead as if blind,
lucky me, the girl understood,
and my relationship moved forth for good,
messaging, chatting, get together seemed a regular affair,
felt life is certainly debonair.

Thinking about it this day today,
remember myself hoping for that moment to stay,
the release of ‘500 days of summer‘ was still due,
otherwise would not have needed any review,
knowing a newer relationship is out-there,
would have moved on with no impending repair.