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Can’t Not… :D


It’s been more than a week since I’ve written anything (it has been longer sometimes, here on the blog :D, but this time, it’s different). Other than notes on the blackboard, notes in my books, notes while doing papers, and I’ve been wanting to write. Write what? It’s funny how when one explains that to someone. I’m dying to write,  you get a look. You know, don’t you? Some roll their eyes. Or you get squiggled eyebrows. You do. Honest. 😀

It’s worse still when they ask you the what. And then, sometimes, like I am usually, I’m stumped. Because I want to write, but am not sure about the what. There is something that wants me to, but refuses to show itself. And so here I am, because I have to.

Perhaps it’s just self aggrandizement. Perhaps it’s letting that inner dragon have its moment, so that it will let me be. Most times, it’s just the writing. Even if it is something insensible. Even if takes a long time, and a lengthy piece of writing to write that ‘nothing’. It’s cathartic as well. 😀

It’s like Mark Twain, Blaise Pascal (I just discovered when a King Kumpz, on FB shared a similar quote attributing it to Pascal from this link) when he writes, I didn’t have time to write a short letter, so I wrote a long one. 😛

Yup. That is how absolutely bonkers I am. And more so, it is rather inspired too. When I finally made myself put aside all those test papers and question papers, and allowed me to simple wallow in words, I came across this link  (click here), shared on FB, by Monika Manchanda. It’s hugely entertaining, with a huge dollop of truth. Please note, as this is a blog read by family, friends and *heaven help!!! :D* some stray students of mine, I must refrain from using the *f* word, of which there is an absolute overdose on that page by Matt Haig. I have not read his books, but something there tells me I most certainly shall enjoy it 😀 The humour and the sarcasm are delicious there 😀

I had to. So I did. And that, sometimes, is the best way. Raw, unpolished, and nonsensical. I’m too nerdy a grammarian sometimes, that it’s such a relief to have something here that beats all of that. Like, literally.

It’s time. My papers beckon. I cannot stray too far from them, lest they cause grave danger to my digestion. No, I’m not going to eat them. But they’ll sure make sure I eat the promises I’ve made, regarding those papers. And that, my dear readers, is no good. 😀

Uh. Errrm. Well. That’s it, then.

At least, I got a few out. Even if it’s less than 450 😛


26 June, 2013
Pic courtesy Google Images, for Sarcasm 😛 😛
Edited, 0045 hrs, 27 June, 2013, to correct information on Blaise Pascal’s quote

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...

12 thoughts on “Can’t Not… :D

  1. Lovely!! 😀
    I know what you mean when you say you are dying to write but have no idea what you are gonna jot down – that is how I feel most of the time. You do end up looking a bit stupid when you tell people “I feel like writing something today” and they ask you “Wow! About what?” And you are like “Erm..something..I haven’t thought about that yet.” They’ll be all “Ok then :-O” 😀
    And loved that pic you’ve posted. ROFL!

    PS: Totally aware that a lot of what I’ve typed above doesn’t make sense. You’ll get used to it. Eventually 😉


    • Lol. Navmi, thank you for the redemption you give this ramble 😀 Seriously.
      And well, errrm… I so know where you come from , with your post script. I live there 😀
      It’s like you are being so ‘Duh’ and obvious when you say that… quite apart from being crazy.
      Thank you so much 🙂


  2. I tend to think of it like a hunger-craving.. You eat, and your stomach feels full, but you don’t feel satiated. Physically you have eaten, you didn’t get the full waala feeling..


  3. I love “the whats” – your style 🙂


  4. Dying to write? yup I know how one feels , and oh this was perfect post for when you just want to write something 😉
    Jut loved the title of the post I too many a times Can’t not 😆
    hey try this page Tyealyzer.com. All you have to do is enter your blog URL and it tells you what kind of writer/human you are, Its fun 🙂


  5. Oh I know that feeling of ‘dying to write but know not what’ so well! I go through that too many times :D. Yes it does feel cathartic when you do manage to write, even if it is nothing!

    Let me go and check the link you’ve shared. Btw I love the quote by mark twain( or is it Blaise pascal) 😀


  6. Happens with me most of the time and I end up with some gibberish stuff…and then I really pity those who take all the effort to read it…:-D

    But I feel quite satisfied having finally given some shape to the ‘what’ I wanted to write…even it looks like the road map to Utopia 😀


    • Rekha, most of the stuff here is here because of the way it’s pushed me, and sometimes reading over what is here, I wonder where it came from. And then as you say, pity flows to all you who have been kind to bless this blog with your words 🙂
      Thank you!


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