I realize my last few blog posts have been a little more depressing than I usually put out. I try and imbue optimism in everything I write, because there's enough sadness going around without me adding to it. And yet, here I am. I forced myself to take a social media hiatus after some encouragement … Continue reading Long note: honest despair
I will remember that life is about art and the written word and music. I will remember that I have learnt about the meaning of art from engineers, about the nuances of the written word from computer scientists, and about music from beauty gurus on Youtube. I will remember that life is all around me and that it is the grandest Work in Progress; and I will remember that the best art I have created is that whose final manifestation I had no inkling of when I started drawing.
They say you carry your home with you wherever you go. If that's truly the case, then it should come as no surprise to the world that I hold within me a tempest: fire engulfing water trying to drench the flames fanned by winds trying to pull the elements every which way, and how beautiful … Continue reading Another essay on home
I woke up to morning breeze, Like a lover's kiss against chapped lips Like the barest caress over erstwhile tired skin, Like a sweet Whisper Good Morning, And I vowed to keep my window open If only to wake up in love every day.
05/26/1994 I took Leah to visit Loïc at the hospital today. I’ve been trying to keep her from seeing her father at this stage – there are a lot of wires, cords, IVs around and on my Loïc – and I don’t want her to worry about him. She’s still the beautiful, bright, sweet girl … Continue reading Love, Dinah
Okay, maybe this is just a little preemptive, seeing as how I have one last final exam in a little over 12 hours. Frankly, that's exactly why I'm writing a blog post; it fools me into feeling like I've been productive, and that staves off any guilt I feel at not studying (assuming, of course, that … Continue reading This isn’t what you think it’s about
So according to wordpress, I registered neihathinksthis three years ago today. Which seems like a very long time considering I've only been regularly blogging here for like...a year and a half. But time flies and today is still a pretty momentous (hah) occasion, so in honor of that I'm going to put up a piece … Continue reading Happy birthday?
There are a few words I use to identify myself if asked. Some of them are quite obvious - Pakistani and Muslim, the standard fare - and some of them to do with my personality - a passionate person and a lover of the color pink - but beyond those, there's one other term that … Continue reading Nerdfighter confessions
I've been trying to figure out how to write this blog post for about...a week now, I suppose. Now that I have a lovely eight days till my next and final exam, I think I should sit down and start typing and hope for the best. My self-esteem's been taking a kick lately. I internalize … Continue reading Don’t internalize negativity!