the long search

When you have nowhere to go, go back to yourself.

But for these few...

I remember telling T, “You say so much yet with so few words.” I had just finished reading his blog post.

“Pithy has become a wasted art these days. I’d like to say I practice it,” he replied. I had to agree. I was never a man of few words.

T practiced it. But there are times when people want to say so much and end up saying so little. I noticed, it mostly happens when they really want to say something. The words may not appear significant and you could almost pass them off as ordinary on any other day. Not always though. There are times when they stay with you.

Some of the “so-few saying so-much” words that I will always remember.

“Eat on time.” That’s what Ma says every time I am traveling. She could replace the three words with so many but she fails to.

“Thank you for everything,” she said. It was a tough phase and I just happened to be by her side.

“Talking to you is therapeutic,” said someone who had chosen not to talk to me.

“Stupid fool,” said Sonya. It was after a long conversation about my life. She and I have not met each other in ten years.

“Life has been a series of crutches. You are the softest one,” said I. I and I have been friends since college days. Communication through phones or mails doesn’t really matter for us. We work for the same company, at two difference places though.

“I don’t believe in your nonsense,” That’s SN. At it again.

"Time you got married," my colleague K can't hide her disappointment.

“Don’t call me. Boss is at crease.” MK is superstitious about a cricketer named Sachin Tendulkar. He doesn’t forget to call me when India is playing Down Under. At 4 in the morning.

The text said: "Wil miss u." She was leaving.

Now, my turn, I guess.

I told her: “I want you to stay happy. Always.”


Trevor Penn 2 November 2008 at 09:41  

It's not so much about what is said or how much is said. For me, it's always about how it is said that makes those precious words stay with me. :)

Talking To My Soul 2 November 2008 at 10:52  


Spot on you are, Trevor. Sometimes, I guess, what makes the difference is how it is said and when.

BTW, the two puppies in the picture are really really cute.


Agnes 2 November 2008 at 21:37  

There's an interesting point here. People are not their words. Yes, words can be very powerful at times, they can also be empty and there are times when people just vomit words and what they say is hardly a reflection of who they are.

Talking To My Soul 2 November 2008 at 21:54  


People are not their words.

You are so very right, Agnes. I could not agree more. That's why I believe the lesser said, the better.

Didn't someone say: A word, when spoken, is dead.

Thanks again for dropping in, Agnes.


Keshi 3 November 2008 at 05:03  

Very beautiful post!

I say alot of meaningless crap! but when I say lil, I say it the best.


Talking To My Soul 3 November 2008 at 14:29  


Hey, we all do that meaningless talk, I guess. Sometimes we try and make it up with the good ones, don't we? It's the way of life. Some bad, some good.

Thanks, Kesh, for those good words.


Agnes 5 November 2008 at 10:04  

Do you know who said 'A word, when spoken, is dead'? Im curious to know :-)

Talking To My Soul 5 November 2008 at 12:10  


I seem to be forgetting, Agnes but I guess it was Sarah Teasdale, one of the finest poets to have walked the earth.

I would find out soon and let you know.



Soni 5 November 2008 at 17:24  

I love this song by Ronan Keating, which goes `You say it best when you say nothing at all'. It is true. Words can never manage to convey a message completely. A lot depends on how you say it. And I also feel body language is anytime more accurate and effective than any volume of literature. And then for every word that is spoken or written, so much remains unsaid. Good you wrote about the importance of the unsaid.

Talking To My Soul 5 November 2008 at 17:44  


Brilliant, I must say. Loved what you said with such minimality. Why are not you on the blog space, dear? Will be waiting for the day.

About the unsaid, I could never learn the art of speaking. So I leave a lot to silence. I know, it speaks.

Thanks, Soni. Pleasure to have you here.


WarmSunshine 6 November 2008 at 01:58  

Hi there!

You're so right! Sometimes when we have a lot to say, we end up saying little.

You ended it in a sad tone dude :( Why is it that we have to leave someone or something behind in life? I find it so cruel...

I will say it again... i simply love your tagline. Again, so-few saying so-much :)


Agnes 6 November 2008 at 09:27  

Oh OK. I'm just curious. If it's too much trouble, skip it.

Talking To My Soul 6 November 2008 at 13:54  


Good to see you again, Mehreen. You are so right about everything you said.

But tell you something? Life would not be as interesting but for these cruel parts.

Howz you doing now?

Before ending, I must tell you - once again - you have a beautiful name, Mehreen.

Thanks for reading. Do keep coming back.


Talking To My Soul 6 November 2008 at 13:55  


Heyy, Agnes, I will find that for you, lady. For sure.



WarmSunshine 6 November 2008 at 14:27  

I'm doing good. Better actually.
Thanks for the compliment!


Thanks for blog-rolling :)
Have a nice day :) Btw, what's ur name man??

Talking To My Soul 6 November 2008 at 14:48  


"Good" to know you are "better." Stay like that.

You too have a great day, lady.


Keshi 7 November 2008 at 09:26  

hows everything? :)

tnxx for the support in my blog! means alot to me.


Talking To My Soul 7 November 2008 at 12:48  


Great to know you are fine now, Kesh. For, that's what matters. If I can do my bit, I would. Anytime.

I am doing good. As I keep saying: So far, so good.


Keshi 8 November 2008 at 11:01  

:) lovely!


Talking To My Soul 8 November 2008 at 12:41  


Great to see you again.

Howz the weekend treating you, Kesh?


Keshi 10 November 2008 at 05:31  

It was a very busy weekend Soul...was all over the place :)


Talking To My Soul 10 November 2008 at 12:55  


All over the place? And you still find time for all the blog posts, replies etc...It amazes me no end sometimes how you manage all this, Kesh.

All I can say is GREAT.


santoshi 10 November 2008 at 13:50  

very good post,

Talking To My Soul 10 November 2008 at 15:26  


Thanks for dropping in, Santoshi.


santoshi 10 November 2008 at 16:21  

hi thank u for ur visit. Yes the images u saw were done by me using photoshop.

CosmicTreehouse 10 November 2008 at 19:30  

Words can be very powerful.
There have been times throughout history when we should have spoken up and we didn't and the innocent got hurt.

Talking To My Soul 10 November 2008 at 21:41  


Hi Agnes. Or is it Geoff (Hi there)?

You hit the bull's eye when you said words can be very powerful. It means one must be very careful with words.

Thanks for reading.


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