A Quest on Overdrive … :)

An eccentric rambler on life's lessons and mercies, found and lost… :)

The Quest Spills Over… :)


This space, I wonder… do I need it at all? In the staff room where I sit, there is a lovely picture of a puppy, two puppies, playing, and one of them has the tail of the other in its mouth, tugging at it 🙂

The caption above the picture says

Do not bite off more than you can chew!

Sometimes I wonder if I am actually living all those Richard Bach quotes, in life, 🙂 especially the one where he speaks of how we bring people and events into our lives, by some sheer magnetism… It had to be 🙂 (Btw, Tink, is the name of an idea fairy, in one of his books, ONE, I think!)

Every person, all the events of your life, are there because you have drawn them there. What you choose to do with them is up to you.

And so, I wonder, have I? But all the same, posting in prose for me would seem out of place on A Quest…! and so I had to bite off this chunk!

It might take a bit(e), lol, to chew, and digest, but I am glad I’m making a start! I’ve always wanted to write in prose, found that it did not seem to appeal when I did, to me, and so shied away. Reading ever so many blogs of late, since I decided to spend more time on A Quest…!, has piqued my interest again, and I find myself rambling again, on a different note!

This also marks an arrival of sorts into blogsphere, 🙂 because of the fact that I have been tagged! With a little more gen on it, from various posts, I now realize the gravity and the onus upon me! It is at once a responsibility and an honour..:) Thank you Praveen, and Indian Home Maker, for that honour. I shall post in this space my takes on those tags, (Praveen’s and IHM’s) hopefully within a week.

I’d also like to thank Corrine Rodrigues, for her post on her grandmother, Recalling A Woman of Substance, for that again has prompted me to write on my grandmother. It’s almost ready, and hopefully will be the next post!

Finally to Praveen again 🙂 For making me want to seriously write in Malayalam, my mother tongue, and for helping me with the Manglish and Mal. and English.. :), thanks! I might just surprise you with a Mal. post! I hope I do 🙂 And that one would be for my grandmom too, for she had initiated me into the world of malayalam letters!

Now you see? This is what happens, when I write prose. I simply do not where to stop! I guess the best time is now, before you close this window! May God Bless us all!

Done, for now 🙂

15 November, 2008

[Picture, Courtesy this space: tigaslitter.blogspot.com/]

Author: Usha Pisharody

A rambler, pretends to be a teacher, loves to dream, and go on Quixotic Quests in the Realm of Romance With Life...

11 thoughts on “The Quest Spills Over… :)

  1. Great great. TO find the TEACHER herself engaging into another lesson (for us)is just a treat.

    Wish you all the very best at the prosaic pinnacle!

    I am soooooooo happpppy to be the first commenter in this blog.

    Keep writing ma’am. 🙂


  2. And I am gladder than ever that you’re up there, too! Thanks so much to you too, for always having been there to peruse any and every different kind of ramble.. 🙂


  3. thanks for the thanks:D..
    hope 2 c the tag soon..
    and some earth shattering works of prose on the same vein as your brilliant poems here!!!


  4. Welcome 🙂 And what pleasant surprise! I was wondering if you were going to say it in verse, but am totally delighted you chose to Overdrive 🙂
    Look forward eagerly to reading your posts!


  5. Praveen, 🙂 am done with the thanks part, lol!!

    IHM, I wonder if that faith you seem to bestow, unspoken, shall be called to test or not, LOL! For now, glad that u could register here too:) Thank you!


  6. I’ve always found it easier to compartmentalize my life; that’s why I appreciate your idea of separating verse and prose. Commenting of the first post is a privilege I’m glad you linked me to.
    One of my many influential english teachers repeatedly quoted to me:

    “How do I know what I think until I see what I say?
    E. M. Forster “

    Good luck with the writing!

    P.s. Tic toc is a runaway post, I should have tagged it “free association” as warning 😀


  7. Aareet.. 🙂 Yeah I know, exactly, really, what you mean:) It took a bit of thinking though, but then I just went for it 🙂
    Tic toc is well, different, shall I say.. :)?
    Thanks for leaving your note here too!


  8. 🙂 ….
    just thought I’d come and take a look!


  9. Hi Usha

    Looking forward to following this blog….and for that post you promised 🙂 – take your time and take care.


    Mail me @ corinne.rodrigues@gmail.com


  10. IHM.. 🙂 finally did one of two tags 🙂 Yours is almost done!

    Corinne, it would seem I had been spelling your name incorrectly, and that is why I had the problem. have already mailed you.. hopefully, as I see it, another couple of days, and it should be done!


  11. Pingback: Job Description: Teacher. What’s that, you say? « Overdrive… :)

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