Thursday, June 30, 2005

points of view



When I sit down to write a post, I often worry if I am able to convey what I am feeling with honesty, in a voice which is my own and on top of that, hopefully in a well crafted sentence, not gratuitous (I have been dying to use that word!) though. Now my posts are merely a paragraph or two, maybe with a picture thrown in and so I am filled with awe for the intelligence and sweat of all those writers whose books / poetry I enjoy.


I am a bit quirky in the sense, that I enjoy, (its almost a physical sensation) an intelligent, honest mind. That intelligence might be in a song, a conversation, image or the written word. It gives me a high. When I had started blogging I had no idea, this would become a place for my daily fix for the aforementioned buzz. I have come across such incredible writers here!!! Phew! They write in different voices and I recognize each one by their individual voice by now. They write about their lives, their desires, their fears, and their points of view. The beauty of their minds shines through in their words and i enjoy reading them. Thank you guys! All of you.



However, I come across some comments on blogs, usually anonymous by people who feel smarter when they run down others and it makes me sooo angry! I wonder at these people, I wonder at their spirits. I am not saying one should only say nice things or not criticize but its the mean-ness which galls! Anyway they are small stuff, should not sweat them. So adios for a few days, I am gone tomorrow. ;)

52 comments:

Geetanjali said...

You're right - it really irks me to see these vicious commenters who have such mean jibes but aren't brave enough to leave a name, even a pseudonym at that!

Have fun - guess you're off to meet your friend?

DeeM said...

gulnaz, enjoy your break.
insecurity and anonymity sometimes make for a not so nice mix.
I look forward to your return and more beautiful posts. {hugs}

Sue hardy-Dawson said...

Gulnaz I feel exactly the same as you about blogging it is a constant sorce of insperation and joy. I love reading other peoples work it gives me something special to look forward to every day.

I think some people are unhappy and therefore tortured to begin with and can't cope without bringing others down, it's sad but it is behavior I have come across, mabey they have grown up with criticism and it's the only language they know.

Sue hardy-Dawson said...

Have a nice time were ever you're going.

deewani said...

Have a lovely break Gulnaz :-) Enjoy.

Paul said...

Since I started blogging in March, I've been surprised by the quality of a lot of the blogs too.

Like the looks of yours. Mine's in a somewhat different category, but I'm always having to resist the urge to post more poetry/literary pieces.

Potted-flower said...

Your blog post's are always good - have a nice break and don't let the evil anon's dishearten you!

Misreflection said...

GS, don't sweat the small stuff honey.. and you're right there are so many amazing blogs out there- budding writers , smart , poetic incredible people, really nice to know and lets not forget you're one of them..:-) have a lovely break , take care.. xxx

mermaid said...

Take care, Gulnaz. I agree with evrything you've said. Keep writing, and you will attract your colors.

transience said...

you are true to your voice, which is more than anyone can expect of any writer. i always have a grand time reading you and i will miss you while you are gone. have a good break!

Lorena said...

oh my did i make it on time? i hope you have a great time. you will be missed. but thanks for leaving such beautiful images and words behind.

i am also happy to have met such wonderful people like yourself.
take care gulnaz :)

sal said...

And so, there was something about the pictures... Hmm... *rolls eyes*

Oh blah. You come back quick alright.

Ps: Missed you babe.

Rakesh said...

you are right gulnaz...
it really hurts when someone just comments without even telling his name
it feels as if it is an insult to writer who does not even tell the truth.....

but don't u think it is better than no comments

iamnasra said...

Well gulnaz...
I feel you have inspired a lot of us over here..Your blog..seems to be a meeting point for us...With your amazing eager to read others work and giving me courge have touched me deeply for one..Im sure feel the same...this blog has not become an escape from our real wrold it has become nothing else but our true world...

. : A : . said...

Enjoy your break! We'll be here waiting ... :-)

PS - Don't pay attention to those commenters!

Santanu said...

Anon comments can be blocked by changing your commnet settings. But in the process, you might end up blocking some nice people who are non-bloggers. It's your choice :)

I am filled with awe at the pictures and paragraphs you post, leave alone writers. :)

Russell Ragsdale said...

Have a great break! Looking forward to more of your beautiful writing when you get back!

finnegan said...

the sincere expression from you is what touches me.
I agree with .:a:.

don't let mean mustardy muckrackers make you mad.

can't wait till you return from your much-needed break.

venus said...

Hey girl, see ya soon again, and have a happy vacation!

and for the annoying comments, remember, there are more reasons for u to write than not to write.

Neel said...

You are right not to "sweat" those silly comments.

This was a beautifully written peice as well as being very poignant. I have been thinking of writing something very similar to let the writers of the blogs I read, how much I enjoy them. Enjoy your time to yourself.

Pecos Blue said...

Luckily there seems to be so many more good and delicious apples. Have fun staying up all night.

Jamie Dawn said...

Have a good time away. Don't let those who say bad things get you down. I get angry too when others try and ruin a good thing. Keep up your good work.

jac said...

Go easy on anonymous persons Gulnaz ! There are many varieties, some easy and some bloody perverts. I have some regular anonymous ones who are quite harmless and I never had any problem with them.
We have to live with them.

Sameer said...

Dropping in here after a real long time...
I must say I nearly missed out on some particularly good musings.
Will be more regular from now on..
Keep up the good work!!!

small squirrel said...

take good care and enjoy your well-deserved time away. :)

ignorant people do not deserve a second thought. truly. they say these things to be provocative, and if you let them provoke you then they win. Best to just smile and laugh and know they are miserable inside. How pathetic.

thoughts said...

and don't tell me ALSO didnthe glass painting...!!! that would make u tooooooooooooooooooo talented :)

bablu said...

You will find small people creeping everywhere - dont have to lose mind over them. Have fun ;)

Potted-flower said...
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Potted-flower said...

Come back now please. It's lonely here in the apple pathways without the apple :)

Akruti said...

havefun and comeabck soon,will miss u in blogville:)

angel-A said...

your thoughts are inspirational, gulnaz.

Maverick said...

Well Gulnaz, appreciable thots those, as far as running down someone is concerned, I remember someone telling me "No one can make you feel superior or meek, unless o'course, you want them to !"

For more musings, visit my space

rajesh said...

Have a great time, wherever that you are going. Hoping to see you soon. Cheers :)

Patry Francis said...

At least, you left us all with some lovely thoughts to ponder.

iamnasra said...

Well I just stopped by to see if you are back...you are really missed

Pallavi said...

Aww hope to see you back soon ... dont take the comments to heart.. delete them off and go on.. its your blog after all.. :) hugssss

jonny ragel said...

your voice is one my favorites. layered sweetly with a subtle deep texture.

I don't believe I've ever used the word 'gratuitous' in a sentence. heh. hope you were able to make it a few days without your high. honesty is necessary.

Potted-flower said...

You really do mean your gone when you say your gone, don't you? COME BAAACK!!

Roger Stevens said...

Hello goodbye hello goodbye

hello hello hello

goodbye goodbye goodbye

Hope you get back soon.
Hope you had a good time.

XXX

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Manjusha said...

And that is a beautiful glass mug!

finnegan said...

come back gulnaz! i miss you!

Arsalan said...

Great blog Gulnaz. I don't know many Indian muslim girls. Where in India do you live, and what do you do for a living?

anumita said...

And you have been an amazing discovery for me. A fine writer indeed!
Enjoy your break, sweetie!

M said...

We miss you...

Avinash said...

In a bizarre way your going away for a few days is a relief ;-) I get time to catch up with all your posts I have missed. You do have a way of expressing thoughts very lucidly and I compliment you for that.
And as always with the good comes the bad! Keep it coming :)

Avinash

Srikar said...

First time here. Nice blog. You seem to be someone who's interested in photography. Check out my photoblog - snapshots2097.blogspot.com

Will surely be back here.

iamnasra said...

Well Its seems you are still on your break..Have great time and missed hearing your news

Potted-flower said...

she aint comin back :(

NicoleBraganza said...

hey - havent been here a while. I have to work around my schedule somehow! Your posts are always interesting Gulnaz.

gulnaz said...

geetanjali- yeah, i went to see her and am glad i did so. :)

P-f, mermaid, deem, Sue, Deewani, missy - thanks!! i enjoyed my break. :) I am glad you feel the same way as i do about blogging. :)

Paul, Anon, Arsalan, Srikar, Maverick- thanks for dropping by and visiting. come by again guys and arsalan am ashamed to admit it, but i don't work for a living. :(

trans, jon- thanks guys!! love you for liking my voice. :)

lorena, nasra, woman, santanu- thanks! :))

rakesh- no, i don't think its better than no comments. :)

.:A:.- thanks for waiting. :)

finnegan- awww you are such a sweetheart. :)

Manjusha, thanks, painted it.

finnegan, i'm back ;)

anumita & nicole, thanks darling! :)

Pecos blue, jamie, russell, venus, neel- thanks guys, i had a nice time.

jac, small squirrel- :))

bablu, sameer, avinash, thanks. :)

thoughts, M- yep it was a glass lying around which i painted. ;)

Angel-A - am touched by that.

Maverick - you are right.

akruti, rajesh, :)

P-f & M, :) nice to be wanted back.

srikar, thanks for the invite, will drop by soon.

gulnaz said...

pallavi, good advise there. :)

patry, that is so sweet of you. :)