Hi there! Gosh, what a month it has been for me, my family and my new family! I got married last month and let’s just say – its a lot. My life changed so much in a matter of 34 days. I did not think I had it in me to go through this process of events, emotions, expectations, changes and more. It was a roller-coaster of lifetime all cramped in a month. So now I am settling down in Denver, CO. Coming from a place that consistently peaks 35 °C and above, my mind and body is unable to understand temperatures like -15 °C.
Can there be anything better than travelling? I came back from Puducherry (Pondicherry) two days back and what a trip it has been – not because the place is nice (it is) but travelling solo has its perks. And since I have been solo travelling for quite some time now, I would like to take the liberty to introduce you to all the FAQ’s, tips, recommendations and encouragement to try solo travelling at least once in your life time. Life is too short to die with regrets.
P.S. – Check out brilliant suggestions on books written by solo travellers in the end.
Hello! Been a while since I got in touch with you. It feels a bit rusty when you stop writing or take a break from your creative activities—life happens. Well, at least I am back, albeit it took me a few travel trips to make it happen. Keep reading to know what my mind has to chatter about in today’s post. Note: I use we, you and I in an interchangeable manner to keep the flow of thoughts intact.
My first introduction to Kafka was in Prague, Czech Republic. The Head of Franz Kafka is a moving sculpture by David Černý which is 11 meters tall and made of 42 rotating panels. A year later, thanks to The Big Book Box, I received Metamorphosis as part of their January 2021 Anniversary box. Huge shout-out to the @TBB team for including this lovely novella with so many other bookish goodies!
Franz Kafka was a Prague-born and based German-language writer of Jewish origin, one of the most influential and appreciated writers of the 20th century . His work fuses elements of realism and the fantastic. Metamorphosis is one of the finest examples of absurdist fiction. So if this is your first time reading about Kafka, let me point out why this is a must read that can be finished quickly.
A few months back, I wrote about my contemplation in buying new gouache colours and paintbrushes to learn floral art. Did I stick to painting? The answer is a positive definite yes. Picking up my brushes, painting and filling out my journal with small pieces of floral art has made me feel content. To explore more, I started following artists and illustrators who showcase beautiful artwork, took part in online challenges and realised — I want to learn more. And build my niche.