Jottings on an Envelope
Unformed Thoughts by Amit Gawande.
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My daughter loves her music

My daughter loves her music. Listening to it. Making it. Learning it. She enjoys her music classes and recently started self-learning Ukelele through YouTube. It didn’t take her long to get the chords right for one of her favourite songs. As she performed, I recorded it, and up it went on her channel. A new video is out now.She’s also super excited that she is a click away from reaching 100 subscribers. I calm her down. But the excitement of any milestone is challenging to push away.

On Resting

I have been resting since morning today. After a period of physical rest, I had to focus on resting my mind. With work being very stressful these days, my mind needs much more care. One thing about rest is that I can never have enough. I can spend a whole day doing nothing at all, and yet I may go to sleep tired. If I idle my time away on the internet or watch movies, TV shows, or YouTube, time goes by quickly, and I hardly feel rested. What I do while I rest matters much more than how long...

5 Reasons Why I Don't Do Listicles

I don't generally write listicles because I don't enjoy that form of post. Without being too burdensome on readers, let me list five reasons I don't. 1. They are shallow and, hence, easy for readers to digest — why would I want my reading to be easy? I want it to be dense. After all, if you write to prove your smartness, you make it less readable. Right? 2. More people read them — again, why would I want more readers? I want very few readers. That's why I even stopped posting micro-posts. The introvert that I am, why would...

Staying Active

My enjoyment and excitement for exercise and household chores are directly proportional to what I am listening to. If I have an exciting audiobook playing in my ears, I am more inclined to walk outside and, generally, move more. Or do some tasks inside the home that I would usually avoid. Mysteries keep me hooked the most, and they make me walk the most. I would wait for my day to end to put on my headphones and go on a walk. And even with a near-unending collection of mystery books, finding the right book is not always easy. Some...