Sunday, November 09, 2008

this is why i blog

i have been sitting in complete darkness for almost an hour now. thank heavens for my trusty laptop. and thankful, i am, for getting out of the shower in time! today was writing day. it followed on from yesterday. i have this new ritual, where i make special time to write, not like its a job or a have-to-do, but more like it fits into that category of, hey lets go shopping. okay maybe not quite that, but close enough.

for example, i had to take care of some stuff for dad yesterday, so i went off to Killarney Mall, got his stuff done, then browsed the bookstore for a bit, and finally made my way to Mugg & Bean. I found myself a comfy little table beside the window, ordered my brunch, and got to work with pen to notebook. and i was amazed at the output! aside from the welcome stream of words, i also met some friends and cousins as they ambled in and out. the thing i love about this coffee shop, is that its placed on the first floor of the mall with an awesome view of the highway. and yesterday happened to be one of those cloudy, watercolour grey sky, rain-teasing kind of days, so the view was simply fabulous. i used to love this place back in the day as an architecture student. (im a dropout architecture student:P) creative brainstorming potential is immeasurable in a place like that.

i wrote a bit today, too. and i sat around in comfies all day, while the family has been galavanting on a visiting and shopping expedition of sorts. and so, here i am, staring at the laptop after an invigorating shower, contemplating my next round of a hoped-for word storm, when the lights go. power out. its the entire neighbourhood, by the look of it. i plodded downstairs rather precariously, by the light of my rescusitated orange mobile phone, carrying the laptop like a well-loved teddy bear, and found a spot on the leather couch to plant myself. so, this means that im safe and preoccupied. these are necessarily good things. i am safe from stumbling and breaking ankle, neck or any talented appendages like fingers that type at keyboard or play mxit muse-ic. also, i am preoccupied. which means i don't have to dwell on the darkness. i only like dark chocolate, not dark houses.

and out of this worded reflection, the greatest revelation is that i have remembered why it is that i blog in the first place. its because these arb moments in life are of utmost bloggability, thats why! i think im liking this solitary darkness after all :P

i just wish that my ghd was battery powered... sigh.

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

LOL

-JT-

greengeisha said...

Brilliant!

The Organ Harvester said...

Everyone has a ritual. before they write they need to do something. I used to play a few hours of pro evo, blog, smoke, eat choc and write something sometime that week. I need better time management skills for my second book. Good luck shafi.

charouchick said...

blogability....hmmm... dats gotta be da one word dat jumps out at me.....it says i am blog - able, blog - ready, blog - savvy, blog - wise, etc, you get my drift...perhaps a whole new lingo to be explored there....

KimyaShafinaaz said...

@ jt... glad ur laffing out loud :P

@ gg/... thank u, lol. arb entertainment value...what else is worth living for? ;)

@ oh... even the muse needs rites of passage :P good luck with the next one, was just chatting to SG abt getting copy of your new one! but i want to buy a signed copy...

@ cc... words, coined, make better music than the stuff we get stuffed with through the structures of a contrived society ;)

bloggability... the ability to blog. a choice, a freedom, a right to expression! viva bloggability, hun :)

Nooj said...

like eckhart tolle's power of now
you take the opportunity to live and reflect on the moment :)
i have no patience for that :(

Azra said...

Hmmmm....I LOVE Mugg and Bean...and I LOVE misty cloudy days where all you want to do is revel in the cosi-comfort of it all...what a great combination :D

We should plan an outing on days like these...so we can be all dreamy eyed and psychotic together lol

KimyaShafinaaz said...

aah nooj! you always reflect. ur a closet reflector. erm. whatever that might be. well your poetry is rather reflective :)

azra! thats a great idea! will u be armed with pen and noteworthy shield?

KimyaShafinaaz said...

oh, you said 'dreamy eyed and psychotic'. i thought thats what blogs were for. sigh.

greengeisha said...

hehe. true! the real world is for 'doe-eyed and superficial'

Azra said...

Yeah...who wants to be normal...so boring...Psychotic, now thats exciting :P

I'll be armed with anything that's a catalyst for escapacism :D