NaPoWriMo – Day 30: The Last Day!

So, inevitably all good things draw to an end, as does NaPoWriMo 2013! What a journey it has been! When I began – I didn’t expect much – of the contest nor of myself. But of course that’s exactly what Life’s waiting for – for us to make silly assumptions so it can jump right in and show us in just how many ways we are wrong πŸ˜› I have learned a lot about myself through this challenge – first of all being, ‘If the Challenge is Right, I Am Up For It’! Does that make sense? I hope it does coz I have not the words to make it any clearer πŸ˜‰

Secondly – I really do enjoy poetry πŸ™‚ I’d forgotten until lately how much! Also what I really dig, is the combination of photography and poetry – it’s anΒ irresistibly potentΒ blend for me, and certainly THEΒ reason why I didn’t get bored of this challenge halfway πŸ™‚ The other reason is of course the kindness of my readers who supported and encouraged me with the sweetest words throughout. I could never have done this without you πŸ™‚ Thank You from the bottom of my heart ❀

I was uncertain about what I would do for the last post. I was running out of ideas and was kinda stuck in a rut, until what else but a wheel got me out πŸ˜‰ This picture is of a random wagon wheel I found on our visit to Wildernest – a fabulous eco-friendly resort on the border of my home state Goa and the state I’m going to be moving to soon – Karnataka! It’s a place after my own heart and there was this wheel just asking to be photographed πŸ˜› You think of wheels and automatically motion comes to mind. Static wheels don’t seem as attractive do they? I always associate wheels with either the relentless march of time or mankind’s relentless progress towards…don’t really know the answer to that…but towards a better future I suppose!

And yet – the importance of a resting wheel is paramount isn’t it? Long drives are hard on their rubber and the constant friction with the road can cause meltdowns…you’re getting where I’m going with this right?! So although they take us wherever we want to go, it’s important that we pay attention to their well-being; cause after all, ‘A driver is only as good as his wheels’! Non? πŸ˜‰ And so I just thought this was a perfect way to say Goodbye to this year’s NaPoWriMo, while ending with the promise of a new beginning πŸ™‚ Life mirrors the virtual world I guess…because after I’m back from vacation, we’ll be moving from Mumbai to Bangalore! So the wheels are resting for now, recouping and recuperating for the drive to Bangalore!

Safe Journeys to all my Friends πŸ™‚


10 thoughts on “NaPoWriMo – Day 30: The Last Day!

  1. So many things to say!
    I’m not normally a poetry person, because I don’t enjoy reading something that’s unclear – either in meaning or in wording. I generally feel like the point of writing is to express something, and that perhaps you shouldn’t publish it if it’s impossible to tell what you meant πŸ˜‰ However!! I have really enjoyed all your poems this month, and I think it’s because you’ve paired each of them with some backstory and a photograph. If it weren’t for those, I don’t think your words would have been nearly as moving, but with them, many have given me little tears and a reason to pause and ponder. Today’s poem is no different, and reminds me of some words a best friend shared before we moved 1,000 miles north πŸ™‚
    Well done on making it through the entire challenge!
    Next – you’re moving? How different is it going to be? Are you going to miss the nearness of the coast terribly?
    Enjoy resting your wheels before your move!

  2. Thank you and phat hugs to you Heather for joining me on this journey! Can’t say enough how happy I am that we met and found kindred spirits πŸ™‚ Your support and kind words helped keep me on track and that’s the truth!

    Even as a poet, I agree with you…although I feel the best poems (you know the ones by the great poets), don’t need a picture to go with because they paint such beautiful ones with their words. The rest of us I think fare much better (certainly I feel I do), when we speak of how the words came to us – because words are open to interpretation aren’t they? However there are a lot of poets I know who want precisely that…for their words to be interpreted the way the reader sees fit! Jesus!! I hope you get what I’m saying πŸ™‚

    And yes, will be moving!! Am nervously excited but my gut feeling is that this is the right move and so off we go! Will have a lot to blog about during the transition I’m sure πŸ˜‰ Meanwhile will miss our conversations while I’m away!

    Have a wonderful Summer πŸ™‚

  3. thank you for sharing the wheel… what a great artistic visual that you captured
    i love that picture of the wheel and the thought
    i love the wheel as the road traveled and the journey complete when the wheel stops!
    Happy beautiful journey … i look forward to reading more of what you have to share πŸ™‚

  4. New beginning’s await indeed! I loved your poetry and picture combination as well, it was a wonderful journey and I am happy to have been able to visit you while you were on it. πŸ™‚

  5. Congrats on a successful mission! I an also no poetry fan, but looks like your writing and photos were just the right combination for me too πŸ˜‰ All the best with your moving!

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