Friday, September 18, 2009

My Connection

No, this is not about that splendid little icon featured by the predecessors of Windows XP that allowed you and me to connect to the Internet!

Rather, I'm attempting to understand what is it that is each of our most sought connect, the feeling that renders a sense of joy, togetherness, or oneness, that is experienced when the mind engages with that avenue, person or passion!

For instance, I experience a strong yet unspeakable and indescribable connection while looking up at the night sky, something that I can be sure of spending a few hours doing, comfortably away from the maddening chatter of daily chores and the constant hum of cell phones, which I have slowly but steadily and clearly come to detest!

So then, purely for the sake of understanding, what really is your connect? Do write to me about it!

Monday, upcoming, is the festival of Eid and is also the International Day of Peace! I take this opportunity to wish all my Muslim brethren a very happy Eid, one that furthers the common ideology of peace and brotherhood above all else!

Most importantly, for me, it is a day off work! You can imagine my state of bliss already! :)

Have a good weekend all.

48 comments:

  1. I too have enjoyed staring at the star studded sky. But that was long time ago. These days, I turn to blogging and that is the best connection I have got till now.

    Destination Infinity

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  2. Happy eid from my side as well....
    my connect...well..it is a long sleep....

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  3. Well I guess I will sit and watch the future coming and reflect on the good and the positive things in life ;)
    Have a wonderful weekend ...

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  4. Thanks to Google friend connect and facebook that keeps us connected Rakesh! Wish you a happy weekend!

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  5. My best connection...
    Hmmmm...It was things about the past! You may wonder why!
    Whenever a girl of my age face some stress in their life what will they do?
    They will go to their mom and seek advice!
    But I lost that wonderful opportunity of being with my mom..So whenever am happy or sad, i will go, stand before her photo, weep continuously! I will remember all those wonderful moments i shared with my mom!

    So i am very much connected with my past!!

    Btw, happy weekend ;)
    Its a true bliss!! I like your writing.. Am blog rolling you Rakesh!

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  6. I think that the best connection after all is when you REALLY meet people, often thanks to our virtual connections!

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  7. I think the waves at the sunset along a sea beach.

    I find alot of solace there.

    :)

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  8. For me an absolute 'solitude' does that.

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  9. Sadly, I could never figure out skies.

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  10. I feel like i'm connected when i'm in to a really really good novel. some music tracks also do the same to me. but that's it.

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  11. its so cool that you asked! I had to ponder over it..and I loved the exercise!

    For me my connect is looking into someone's eyes while talking. Not staring, but looking. And what happens when the other person is looking straight into your eye as well? That's something that i cant put in words!

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  12. I think my best connection is with silence.. only that we seldom experience it 'coz theres always some ho-hum noise all around us..

    enjoy the weekend..

    pS - thanks for those lovely wishes .. means much :)

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  13. Nature can have such a calming effect!!

    My connection?, that's a tough one but I do have some of them

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  14. I should say this blogging connect me to the world. I love being connected with even simple things from nature and I would leave any work being done, whenever I listen to birds chirping outside.

    Have a great day out on Eid Rak. let us share and wish when world celebrates something for peace and friendship.

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  15. Hey, visit my blog http://rahulsharmaspeaks.blogspot.com/
    there is something waiting for you :)
    Hope you like it:)

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  16. The love of nature, the mountains, forests and wildlife is my peace...

    I wish you peace on your Monday, my friend.

    ~Michele~

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  17. I think I connect with loneliness...only me,my thoughts, dreams, sorrows, happiness...it gives me a serene feeling ..especially while you are in a beach..watching the waves and the setting sun or as you said standing on the terrace and looking at the night sky.

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  18. Hope you enjoy your holiday and 3 days WE.
    my connect is a beautiful sight that Nature offer us...or anything that pleases my eye.
    It can be in the middle of the desert or in Museum ...

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  19. connections are dynamic
    yet do i connect well to rain??
    not so sure..
    take care..

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  20. My connection is internet.When i start reading blogs and wikipedia,i forget the real world.As this is my vacation,I nearly spend 12 hours a day on internet.
    Before Internet,it was novels and gym.Now I had to renounce both bcos of internet.

    Take care!

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  21. DI

    Yes, nothing beats the night sky! Although I blog, exceedingly observ nature, follow music and read, I find the night sky equal to none of that!

    A deinite connection!

    Cheers

    Rakesh

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  22. Rahul

    Hmmm..... sleep is the softer and better side of life ;)

    Wishes

    Cheers

    Rakesh

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  23. Anya

    That is very interesting certainly! Quite a connect, a measure of pleasure indeed!

    Cheers

    Rakesh

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  24. Neeraj

    Indeed! Thanks to social networking - the electronic connect is strong!

    Cheers

    Rakesh

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  25. Shruti

    Although, I will not understand the pain that you endure, I must say it surely helps you connect to a realm and with a feeling that is unparalleled!

    Do so without doubt and seek to improve upon what you already are!

    God Bless!

    Cheers

    Rakesh

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  26. Shruti - Many thanks for your compliments! Appreciate it!

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  27. Mohsin

    Nothing beats a calm night sky!

    Cheers

    Rakesh

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  28. Peter

    Yes! Connecting with fellow bloggers in person is a great experience I understand!

    Cheers

    Rakesh

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  29. Tarun

    Yes, an evening on a beach is also wonderful!

    Thanks for visiting and leaving me your comments!

    Cheers

    Rakesh

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  30. Vee

    Yes, solitude is a definite connect! I can fully understand!

    Cheers

    Rakesh

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  31. AJ

    Yes reading a good book is a wonderful connect! Music too works in the same manner!

    Cheers

    Rakesh

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  32. Jeet

    I'm glad that this post stirred you on in thought!

    Yes, connecting with a person in conversation is the best, especially a connect with the eyes! Unparalleled!

    Cheers

    Rakesh

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  33. Aria

    Silence brings about the best from within! And the best part about silence is that not only is it golden, it is seldom misquoted too!

    Cheers

    Rakesh

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  34. Suvivor

    Yes, nature does have a very calming effect!

    And many connections is a good thing!

    Cheers

    Rakesh

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  35. Jeevan

    Being connected to the world at large is good indeed! That apart your connect with the nature is also very commendable!

    Wishing you unending peace!

    Cheers

    Rakesh

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  36. Rahul

    Many thanks for the wonderful award! Truly appreciate it!

    Cheers

    Rakesh

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  37. Vimmuuu

    Yes! But what about your connect, as I asked? Perhaps music, blogging & travelling?

    Cheers

    Rakesh

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  38. Michele

    Nature is a wonderful realm to be connected to, one of bliss, sheer bliss!

    Thanks very much!

    Cheers

    Rakesh

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  39. Deepak

    Aapko Bhi! How abt your connect? Photography I presume?

    Cheers

    Rakesh

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  40. Old Monk

    In effect, connecting with loneliness is connecting with yourself! Perhaps you meant solitude, which is more of a positive term!

    Wonderful to hear your thoughts!

    Cheers

    Rakesh

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  41. Marie

    I had a wonderful 3 day weekend! Many thanks!

    Nature, like I said before is a wonderful realm to stay connected to and offers many a rare and blissful sight!

    Cheers

    Rakesh

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  42. MIP

    Yes, connections are dynamic indeed!

    Cheers

    Rakesh

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  43. Srivatsan

    Internet is a popular connect! And reading blogs and wikipedia can be a very good connect!

    But to forsake one connect for another......? I'm not sure that should be!

    Cheers

    Rakesh

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  44. You are right Rakesh..I did mean solitude...it's a matter of not getting the correct word at the right time...thank you.

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