The Beginning!

I was sitting in front of the computer in my office , thinking about the audio book that I had just finished that morning. I thought it would be great if I could write down my feelings related to the book somewhere. I should really start the habit of writing I thought to myself, not only about the book but about anything that I feel strongly about or any experience that I feel is worth noting.

Suddenly an idea dawned upon me, what if I start a blog….

As usual, I opened google and typed “start a blog” and opened the 1st link. I went through the steps mentioned in that article and without realizing moved on to the other opened links related to my work and forgot about it. That article kept lingering in my browser for the entire day.

The next day, the first thing I did after opening my computer…. I went through that article again, opened word press and started the process of creating my own site.

First thing it asked was the name of the site. Hmmm… I hadn’t really thought about it. The first thing that came to my mind was “the dose of life”. I articulated that for a moment and then dismissed it after realizing that I need a better word than dose. I thought for some time, moments…no!!!, joy…no!!! etc. etc.etc. So as usual, I opened Google yet again and typed “the dash of life” hoping that maybe Google will fill this dash for me. But to my dismay even Google couldn’t help me.

After trying different options for some time I realized that there is no such word that can fit in this dash of life. Think about it, sometimes we feel so happy that we feel on the top of the world, on the other hand when we feel sorrowful it seems like everyone else in the world is happy, but us.

So, after contemplating for a while I realized that there is nothing that can fill this dash. Life is full of surprises, unpredictability, it’s bittersweet.

Hence, The Dash Of Life.

“For it matters not, how much we own, the cars..the house…the cash.  What matters is how we lived and loved and how we spend our dash.”                                                                                                                                                                                                        – Linda Allis



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  1. Sometimes writing is the best way to make yourself heard. I like the premise of dash. You can fill it up with anything. The key here is “You”. The world can throw us lemons and it’s up to you how you fill the dash, lemon vs lemonade vs a sumptuous lemon pie. Look forward to reading more.


  2. Wow! Very well beginning! Writing the pages of your life will help get a better understanding of it and you will have something great to revisit someday. Only the love for writing can make someone save the days into the pages. And writing is an art. Cheers to the artist in you 🙂


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