We hear this every other day.

Get on with it.
Push through.
March forward.

Wait. Pause! Why? Who are you “hustling” for? What are you “hustling” for? Why are you “hustling”?

Oh right. Money.
Umm… Getting “there”!
Hmm… Impress…?


Let’s retract a bit.


I recently flew from Mumbai to Dubai, returning from my short family-visit trip, back to the grind.

No sooner than I got comfortable on my seat on the aircraft, I was requested by my fellow passenger on my right if I could swap my seat with one of his colleagues’…

I came across this article a few months ago — I vividly remember how it made me feel at that time.

Then, as time has it’s way, I conveniently forgot about it.

Recently I re-discovered my Tumblr (I had completely forgotten I had an account there) — and saw the…

The brightness of the flame enveloped her gaze.

She watched closely as the flame grew, encompassing every inch of the paper. She watched the fresh remains of the ashes in creation, as it lurched to wrap the unburned yet, with an insatiable quench.

As the flame made it’s transition to fire, she felt the ground slipping beneath her feet.

She had changed her mind. She wanted to look at it once again, one last time, savour it. But the fire didn’t comply with her desires anymore — it had crossed the line of no return.

The tears kept flowing, in vain.

She felt helpless as she watched the last photograph she had of him, burn down and proselytise to frail ashes.

She didn’t have a choice but to bid goodbye.

Just minutes ago… it all made sense! It was just fine! Everything fell in pristine order, just as she’d known all her life to be… just as everything “worked” out for her!

A plan it was! A plan that always made sense! All predetermined, like everything else that drew up…

Devesh Mistry (Dev)

Co-founder of @RBBideas. Lives on #daaru, #twstry, #6strings & #quantumEntanglement. I judge people on their Phone wallpaper choices

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