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#100DaysOfBlogging Day 14

“When you come out of the storm, you won’t be the same person who walked in. That’s what this storm’s all about.” – Haruki Murakami

Life isn’t plain sailing. One might want it to be. We want it to be happy, without worries to break our head. But that’s wishful thinking. There’ll be storms that we enter, where the waters become rough, and we have to hold on to what we can. Not just to weather it and move through it. At times, it’s just to hang on and not go overboard.

While we may sail the ship alone, it helps if there are others nearby. They might be sailing through storms of their own. Or just be co-travelers on our journey. It may be their kind words, or just holding our hands when we slide toward the edge. But their support at that time helps a lot. It gives hope when the storm seems to be hopeless.

They say friends who are there in our happiness but not our sadness, they aren’t friends at all. Maybe that’s why. It’s easy to put on a mask, and pretend to be someone we aren’t. But the storm tears all those masks and brings out who we are. And them being there during that storm means they are there for the person we are. That’s something, isn’t it?

From 23rd September, exactly 100 days are left in the year, the idea is to write on each of these days. A few other friends chose their own themes. I thought I’d collaborate with Aniesha bon on the challenge. We’re choosing topics on alternate days, and each day, we’re writing on the same topic too. I chose the topic STORM for Day 14.


(© Vinay Leo R. @ I Rhyme Without Reason, 6th October 2016)


Poetry & writing are to me, a breath of fresh air in a life that is sometimes covered by the smoke of sorrow or self doubt. They also become the sweets I share to celebrate when life offers me a reason to. But most of all, they are to me, my life. For each word I write is a piece of my heart, a thought that just had to find its way into the world.

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