I celebrate my limits

 

Somebody once said to me,
“There is a hole in the world.
Can you not see?”

“Don’t worry”, he implored.
“It’s not a defect.
It’s an opportunity
For us to explore beyond
To reach the wider universe
Of endless possibilities.”

Great, I thought.
He speaks so true, does he not?

“No. Thanks.”

“Enjoy your trip,” I waved him off.
“But leave me be in my worldly world.
With my books and my pens
The brooks and the graze
The rattle of the trees
Those songs of the breeze
Can’t have enough of them, you see

And there aren’t much days left anyways

So, begone.
With your ambitions
I wish you all the luck
I hope you do find your endless possibilities
Though I doubt it’ll happen

Well, it’s endless after all

But anything as long as you’re happy

Be happy

And enjoy your possibilities

While I celebrate my limits.”

A Start (Big Day for My Country?)

The text on the book says: “Nepalko Sambidhan” or Nepal’s Constitution. Apparently, it has turned out to become one of the thickest constitutions in the world!

Might not be much of a change
Might not mark much drastic turn of events
What it is, is just a start
But a start was all we ever needed

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The nation celebrates to the late hours of the night. I can still hear the cheers and screams of joy! Today is a big day for my country.

After years of struggle, domestic conflict, instability, and discussion, our President announced Nepal’s first-ever constitution that was issued by the direct involvement of the public.

“Nepal’s Constitution 2072” (Nepalko Sambidhan) comes as a beacon of hope for a better tomorrow. (And a subtle, if little, distraction from the pain of the dreadful #MegaQuake that struck early on in the year).

It might not be the most perfect of constitutions that could’ve been written (mainly because of a huge number of people that still disapprove it), but hopefully, the current government will soon be able to address their issues in time, and lead us all, together, to a better and brighter future.

Jay Nepal!!!

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And as always, thanks a bunch for reading!

Yin Yang (The Duality of Life)

My first Digital Painting (drawn from scratch!)

My first Digital Painting (drawn from scratch!). Yay for me!

Would we crave for light the way we do
If there never was a moment dark?

And would we be happy the same way
If we didn’t know what it meant to be sad?

Questions exist to be answered
Complications are there to be solved

Challenges arise to be conquered
Failures are there to be won

One exists to give other the life
The duality prevails to keep things whole

The Yin Yang of life is beautifully simple
Yet, the Yin Yang remains unknown

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The inspiration for the above poem, of course, comes from the “Tao Te Ching” by Lao Tzu. But no words can truly explain this duality of things than the immortal words of Lao Tzu himself. So I must leave you with this excerpt of “Tao Te Ching” (Translated into English by Derek Lin):

“When the world knows beauty as beauty, ugliness arises
When it knows good as good, evil arises
Thus being and non-being produce each other
Difficult and easy bring about each other
Long and short reveal each other
High and low support each other
Music and voice harmonize each other
Front and back follow each other”

-Lao Tzu (Translated by Derek Lin)