Waiting for a friend in the lobby of her office, I picked up a worn out copy of Chicken Soup for the Soul series. Turning over the pages vacantly, I read a few of the contributions and found myself nodding my head in agreement or going “My parents would have done the exact same thing! So, what’s so great about it?”.
By the time I was ready to leave, I had already forgotten about the book. It all came back to me today walking leisurely on the treadmill watching my feet hit the belt in synchrony. The sheer simplicity of the concept. Taking heartwarming moments from ordinary peoples’ lives and packaging it in a fashion that is accessible. Stories that make you go “Aww! How sweet!!” or “Wish it did not have to be this way.”
It is not that there is great intrigue in these stories that are shared. It is the every day simplicity in them that the reader can relate to. The things we take for granted. The all too common emotions of love, affection, sorrow and friendship.
Isn’t it in some way what I am attempting to do I thought. Take moments out of my everyday life to share with friends and family. To bare my soul and make my everyday thoughts open to discussion? To wonder if others go through what I do.
I hereby christen my blog unofficially as – Jeera rasam for the intensely desi soul!