Daily Prompt: Take Me to the moon

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How far would you go for someone you love? How far would you want someone else to go for you?

I think there should be a limit to what one can do for someone. If my kid asks me to pay down payment for a house she wants to buy, I will not pay it, but will remind her, she has a good job she should pay it herself. If saying this will break my relationship with her so be it.

We all love our kids but if they demand outrageous sum of money for something they are  capable of paying themselves, I will not give the money. It does not mean I do not love them, it teaches them to be responsible.

I will have to point out the fact, “Money does not grow on trees.”

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Daily Prompt: Green-Eyed Monster

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Tell us the last time you were really truly jealous of someone.Did you act on it ?Did it hurt your relationship?

I grew up in a large family, we the siblings always enjoyed each other’s company. We never had any bad blood amongst us. Our parents treated us the same.There was no favoritism, my Dad gave a little more attention to our youngest brother, so did my mom. We didn’t think anything of it. To us he is the youngest so it’s normal to get attention from the parents.

When I was in college there was a classmate of mine, for some reason she was extremely jealous of me. I found out from my friends, she wanted to do better than me in every exam,but failed to do so. I did not have any bad relationship with her because of it. I avoided confrontation.

I had a good friend in the university. She was from a very wealthy family, it made no difference to me, we were friends, money never came between our relationship.

My mom taught us not to be jealous of each other or anyone else. We grew up quite normal. We were happy, we made fun of each other when we played board games. We had no ill-feelings.

I cannot remember being jealous at any time of my life. I know for a fact jealousy destroys ones personality. I do not think it is worth it.

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Ghazal: Runa Laila : ranjish hi sahee ,posted and translated by Ranu


Even though it is unpleasant, come to break my heart

Come  to leave me once  again

Our relationship is not the same as before, still  sometimes

do it for the sake of worldliness

How many people can I tell the cause of our separation

Come for the sake of the world even if you are angry with me

Show some respect for my love of you

You could also come to console me sometimes

Too long have I been deprived of the passionate expression of grief

Oh my beloved , come even if it’s only to make me shed tears!



For dear Indira who  requested me to translate the above ghazal 🙂

My sincere thanks to khurram Shafique for taking the time to read my translation, I appreciate it very much 🙂





365 Writing Prompts:Cheering section

Do you have a mentor? Tell us about him or her? Are you mentor to someone else? Tell us what that relationship has added to your life.

I do not have a mentor, I really didn’t have one when I was in school. I always felt I was able to take care of everything myself, it worked out all right for me.

I was a mentor to someone at one time, she and her husband had jobs for a while, then lost the jobs because job situation was getting worse at that time.

She asked me once what could she do to get a job, I knew she had a masters degree in Mathematics, I advised her to register for an education degree, she agreed and did as I told her. Her friends discouraged her, they informed her, they didn’t think she’d get a job in any school even if she had an education degree.

They were wrong she was hired in a private school when she completed her degree  and was happy, she used to tell me about her job. I encouraged her not to give up because the salary was low.

I have no contact with her now, I am glad she listened and was doing well. She always thanked me for encouraging her.

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Valkyries (2) Novel by Paulo Coelho Post by Ranu

J. : Paulo’s master.

Chris : Paulo’s wife

Gene : a man in his twentys

J. and Paulo understand each other well. J. the master and Paulo the disciple have a good relationship. At times the disciple is surprised when the master talks about worldly things.When the master admitted women were important to him.In reply to this Paulo said” I used to imagine great masters as people who were far removed from the world.”

J. told his disciple,he was like a river,which has run down to the sea ,he knows its wisdom.He has died and reborn many times,all he has to do is remember. J. told Paulo to break the curse. The task J. said : ” It’s for love. For victory . And for the glory of God”.

J. had to leave Rio,he was happy about the contract he negotiated for the Dutch multinational.Before boarding J. wrote something on a napkin and handed it to Paulo. Thinking it to be a magic formula, he picked up the napkin.It was a verse from a poem. J. told his disciple, During the last century,a man wrote a poem .It’s been true for many generations.”

The following is the verse:

And each man kills the thing he loves,

By all let this be heard,

Some do it with a bitter look,

Some with a flattering word,

The coward does it with a kiss,

The brave man with a sword.

Paulo read and could not stop looking at the words. Paulo realized he has destroyed what he loved.His dreams fell apart when he was about to achieve them.He thought this is something that happens to everyone.J. repeated the task was’ to break the curse’.

Next Coelho meets Gene the young man recommended by J.

To be continued!