Beautiful soundtracks #3 – Ghibli

This particular post is dedicated to Studio Ghibli music only. Each of their films is accompanied by a great score. I've handpicked few tracks which often send me spiraling into the world of wonder and magic. • Legend of Ashitaka, Princess Mononoke • Requiem, Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind • One Summer's Day, Spirited Away • Carrying You, … Continue reading Beautiful soundtracks #3 – Ghibli

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Utopia

I was sitting alone on my balcony, sipping my sixth beer, and almost at the verge of falling into a drunken sleep. It had been a particularly bad day. The glare of the moon hurt my eyes and the crickets sounded like a marching band; I felt myself slipping into a pit of despair and I couldn't resist. I … Continue reading Utopia

Fireflies

There used to be thousands of fireflies in the woods surrounding APC Roy Boys' hostel. The area was mostly devoid of artificial light (the streetlights seldom worked), and all you could see on a warm summer night were the stars and the little glowing bugs. Fireflies are fascinating creatures. The male flies about, flashing his light. The female … Continue reading Fireflies

Hope

"Hope is the thing with feathers That perches in the soul, And sings the tune without the words, And never stops at all." "You wrote that?" "I did." She smiled at his desperation. He laughed at her innocence. For a moment, both were happy. #7dayswritingchallenge #dickinson

Reflection

The light in his eyes was not a mere reflection of the surroundings. His pupils burned with unwavering hope, insatiable desire, and infinite curiosity -- an everlasting flame that originated deep within, from the very fabric of his soul. In the darkest and coldest of nights, I'd often find myself conversing with this remarkable boy and basking … Continue reading Reflection

Secret

It was inevitable. All three of us realized it as soon as we found the documents. We hastened through the packed streets, sweating underneath our overalls in anticipation of what was about to happen. Timmy was undoing the apartment locks when Sid pulled out his gun and promptly shot him in the head. He then turned towards … Continue reading Secret

Snow

I found her sitting alone in the gentle snowfall, facing away. She wore a white woolen cap below which her black hair hung carelessly, speckled with tiny particles of snow. I could hear her muffled sobs in the silence. Unable to find my words, I sat down beside her. She wiped a tear and held out a mittened hand. … Continue reading Snow