Wednesday, August 10, 2022
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Beneath the Layers #SoulfulSunday 4

When I write morning pages in the morning, to absorb all my thoughts into a piece of paper, I often find myself empty.

I feel nothing.

Words disappear.

Thoughts hide somewhere. 

But I know they aren’t gone. Probably just shy. As I sit here to write down my immediate thoughts, I look around and see the lights on the Christmas tree shining peacefully. It reminds me of the lighted evening lamps that appear on the frontage of the houses during the many train journeys I had had in my college years from Trivandrum to Kannur. 

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Those train journeys gave me a temporary window into those houses and the lives that happened there. For a fleeting second, I was a part of some stranger’s life. I liked thinking about what might have happened in a house like that, the people who lived there, their names, etc. 

Memories are funny. How they occupy a corner of our mind and stay there without making a sound or movement and pop out at the oddest of times demanding our attention, like this one. 

Sometimes they are like a quiet classmate we had- no one takes notice of her when she comes in and occupies her seat. But she was there all along without drawing attention to her. 

My thoughts are fusing with the many memories that are apparently swimming just a layer below somewhere. This meditative writing is calling them back to the surface. 

Like a quiet acquaintance, would it just find its assigned seat and stay quiet or would it surface again at the oddest of the moments, I wonder. 

Written for #SoulfulSunday, an exercise to nourish our creative side, by listening to a 10 minute guided meditation followed by 10 minutes of writing, formulated by Esha and supported by Shilpa and yours truly on Sunday at 7 pm IST.

You are welcome to join this meditative writing session!

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An IT Professional, an author, an accidental blogger, a lover of words and a recent self-care addict. I love stringing words together, which I lovingly call a poem. You can read my affair with words at Void Thoughts( and Reflections..(

6 thoughts on “Beneath the Layers #SoulfulSunday 4

  1. What a beautiful train of thoughts I found in your post, Vinitha! That journey of travelling back in time to thoughts and memories, deeply buried in the past is so familiar to me, because I often fall back on them during the course of my regular work day and sometimes they bring back a smile for me, and sometimes, leave me with a little sigh for those lost moments that I could cherish all over again. Train journeys and watching the world go by…ah…such treasured moments…I wonder if our kids will ever get to know that feeling!!

  2. Vini, I loved this post!
    So beautiful are those words that describe the memories you have.
    Memories are wondrous . We don’t feel their presence usually. It’s only sometimes that they come to the surface from some long-forgotten corner of our mind and take us away to moments from the past. I love reminiscing about the years gone by, especially my years during my childhood or youth.

  3. I love sitting by the train window and absorbing those glimpses of the lives that pass by – be it someone working in the fields or a peek in someone’s house- and yes I do wonder about who they are and what their life is like. Perhaps they are dreaming of being on the train instead of where they are actually.

    Lovely post on memories Vini. The way you have expressed your thoughts here is very magical.

  4. This is a beautiful exercise, Vinitha. I’d definitely try to join you girls for Soulful Sunday.
    As you said, memories are funny. It strikes uninvited and I’d love to see what I’m reminded of during this exercise.
    I loved reading yours 🙂
    Happy and healthy 2021, Vinitha.

  5. Lovely post! 🙂 I’ve wondered about other people and their lives from train windows too!
    Memories are wondrous and traitorous – they become a little more sweet as the years pass..

    Wish you a Happy and Healthy 2021! 🙂

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