October in review…

Linking this with #Daily Chatter #UBC Day 31.

October in review…

The thing with plans is that, sometimes, it just does not happen as we wanted it to happen. I signed up for Daily Chatter at The Blog Chatter, a daily blogging challenge, given that I was already attempting to blog a hundred days in a row. For some reason, my words chose to leave my around midway through, and I couldn’t finish the challenge in time. I’m not one to throw in the towel that easily though. I intend to backdate posts and finish each day of that challenge. It’s not going to be official, since the linky there expires tonight, but it’ll be for a personal happiness, you could say.

Navratri and Diwali this year have been wonderful. I’ve enjoyed the festivities on both occasions, and my neighbor’s children have helped me travel back in time with their enthusiasm during both festivals too. I spoke with one of my best friend after a long time, and talked with her for a while. That’s something to be happy about.

It’s almost like a second summer around here, and it seems to be draining me of energy, so much that I have not read a book completely in October. That’s a cause for alarm, for me at least. I’ve never gone that long without reading. It’s so strange, I don’t have words to describe it. It’s been so demoralizing that I’ve had to reduce my Goodreads reading target by over 20 books. I’ve never done that before.

Hoping November sorts out some anomalies…

(© Vinay Leo R. @ I Rhyme Without Reason, 31st 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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