1. When we are children…

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    When we are children we seldom think of the future. This innocence leaves us free to enjoy ourselves as few adults can. The day we fret about the future is the day we leave our childhood behind. ~Patrick Rothfuss

  2. My Childhood

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    Photo courtesy: Jhulan Mahanta

     

    My childhood was the time when i was innocent
    When the world seemed to be fair
    When my universe was around my toys

    My childhood was the time when 9i lived in dreams
    When everyone was selfless
    When everyone appeared to be a friend

    My childhood was the time when my life was full of colours
    When sorrows never knocked my door
    When smile was gift presented to everyone

    My childhood was the time when love was pure
    When there were no obligations
    When tenderness prevailed

    My childhood was the time which is long gone
    Tears flow from my eyes when i go back in my childhood
    My childhood will never come back but
    The child in me will never go
    ~Jahanvi

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Major Differences

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My Reflection

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A Handful of Leaves

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Just the way it is

1. Accept everything just the way it is.
2. Do not seek pleasure for its own sake.
3. Do not, under any circumstances, depend on a partial feeling.
4. Think lightly of yourself and deeply of the world.
5. Be detached from desire your whole life long.
6. Do not regret what you have done.
7. Never be jealous.
8. Never let yourself be saddened by a separation.
9. Resentment and complaint are appropriate neither for oneself nor... read more