“Not all who wander are lost”- J R Tolkien

If you’ve ever traveled you might agree with me, that the quickest way to really know a place is to get lost in it. Literally!

Its funny how the times one has been completely lost, harrowed, sweating and wide-eyed at the…

In every happy moment,

I sense a sadness — arriving,

The higher the tree,

The lower the roots,

The more melodious the music,

The more the silent notes,

The more we crave love,

The more lonely we feel

The more we seek peace, quiet, inner joy

We impregnate chaos, noise…

Destination 2021

There’s a growing dissatisfaction amongst us

We sit in traffic, but find no stillness

We search for love digitally, but the heart beats on analogue,

We had an unparalleled construction boom,
But you can forget about owning a home

We have a wider net of friends,
But shallower relationships

To taste sweetness on the lips of destruction

To walk into a fiery blaze blind to the pain

To smile at your own corpse covered in garlands of flowers

To be insane

A spider’s web separates sanity and mad-ity

Religions beg us to lock up those deviant thoughts,

Far into…

Sitting between sand and sun
Pulled apart by sky
Strung together by ocean

Living life like a beach bum
Sippin on gold Jamaican rum
The sun baked my skin ruddy-brown

Eyes squint mischievously around
The White Sands Beach Hotel!
Daiquiris, red stripe, and jolly banter

Tony the bar boomer, concocts new ways to get us high
On a hazel deck chair I lie
Rasta-men sing Birds on a Wire

The smell of Marley dreadlocks loom the air
A Jamaican fruit seller hovers the sun
Haggles over prices with country flair

The silhouette shades us like a cabana
Smiling it asks us,
“Banana, papaya, marijuana?”

So, someone asked me the other day “what do you like about writing?” People can understand why anyone wants to BE a writer — it’s fun, creative, work, etc. But why do I LIKE it???

here goes…

Staring at a blank page is sort of like staring into the infinite…

Aditya Shah

Husband, Dog-Father, Quantum Thinker. Founder, Juno's Pizza

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