May Project


I have not posted any resolutions for the month of May for the very specific reason that the entire month is a celebration. It’s been a few years since I have been doing project-may and most of it is personal and secret within a closed book. For me, it’s about living the entire month and making the most of it.

The Diary that holds everything from May-Project

Travels, food, movies, meeting people, unexpected and living it out, May is so much more than that. May is about knowing that there is more than what we think there is. May is about making new moves. May is about every feel-good. May is about being self. May is new. May is a celebration. May is May.

I guess I have already said enough about the secret project!

Closing the April of 2022


Best April Ever! I was close to my goals, and April had some crazy things following up. I like being crazy and traveled to Bangalore for a 2-hour dance fitness session. Why? – because I wanted to dance my heart out. I am left out with a lot of points from the plan but completely satisfied with the way the month passed by. Here is the post I made for April.

For the Love of Reading and Writing

4.1 Read and complete 4 novels as a part of Goodreads challenge – did not complete any

4.2 Work on novel for 30 hours – CampNaNoWriMo – could do only 4 hours

4.3 A to Z Challenge on Blog – completed

4.4 A to Z Challenge on Instagram (prakash.hegade) – compelted

4.5 Write 26 general blog posts (Its PH) – completed

4.6 Write 5 technical blog posts (PH Bytes) – none

4.7 Write 26 short poems on Instagram (prakash.hegade) – completed

4.8. Complete and publish the ebook – Bit Codes – NIL

4.9 Continue – Symphony of Words – continued

Research

4.10 Design and submit the draft of three work proposals – completed

4.11 Complete two MOOC courses on Qualitative and Quantitative research methods – NIL

4.12 Read 25 research papers – completed

4.13 Write 50 pages of the thesis – NIL

4.14 Work on Knit Algorithm components for at least 10 hours – completed

4.15 Submit two research paper – submitted

Personals

4.16 Exercise for alteast 24 days – completed

4.17 Watch 3 movies – watched more than 3

4.18 Complete ‘This is Us’ Season 3 – completed

4.19 Live the real/raw at ph_logs – to the best I could

4.20 Suprise Yourself – did

4.21 Celebrate more, Live more – did

Zephyr


It’s April of 2022 and Day 26 of the A to Z challenge. This year, I am doing the theme – “Wordy Wonders.” I am selecting words that have deeper and graceful meanings, from across the globe and an eight-line poem along.

Day 26 – Zephyr

Origin: Old English

Meaning: a gentle breeze.

Poem

Stood over the gates,
Held the chains,
Climbed the rocks,
Slid the roughs,
And then, 
In love,
Zephyr,
Disappeared me away.

Every journey, tough or not, must accompany love.

Word Pronunciation: ZEH-fuh

Yötön yö


It’s April of 2022 and Day 25 of the A to Z challenge. This year, I am doing the theme – “Wordy Wonders.” I am selecting words that have deeper and graceful meanings, from across the globe and an eight-line poem along.

Day 25 – Yoton-yo

Origin:  Finnish

Meaning: the midnight sun – a night-less night

Poem

Why is that,
The more we are,
The more I long,
Days and nights,
All seem glued,
To us and within,
I of-course love,
The yoton-yo.

The night-less nights and lightless days, does not matter when there is a right together.

Word Pronunciation: Yoton-yo

Xyresic


It’s April of 2022 and Day 24 of the A to Z challenge. This year, I am doing the theme – “Wordy Wonders.” I am selecting words that have deeper and graceful meanings, from across the globe and an eight-line poem along

Day 24 – Xyresic

Origin: English

Meaning: sharp as a razor.

Poem

A clumsy knot,
Determined,
Entered a contest,
Of untie-the-knot.
The clumsy knot,
Melted to ashes
Xyresic, was,
The god of poems.

We never know what is more powerful than the other until we see it in a real battle.  A poem can melt the hard-hearted.

Word Pronunciation: Zy-ress-ik

Wabi-Sabi


It’s April of 2022 and Day 23 of the A to Z challenge. This year, I am doing the theme – “Wordy Wonders.” I am selecting words that have deeper and graceful meanings, from across the globe and an eight-line poem along

Day 23 – Wabi-Sabi

Origin: Japanese

Meaning: The beauty within the imperfections of life and art – an imperfect beauty. The thought of finding beauty in every aspect of imperfection in nature.

Poem

There is always,
A stranger in you,
Looking for perfection,
And another stranger in you.
The only perfect,
Ever to be,
Is possibly,
The wabi-sabi.

We all know the ending. But we still need to live through the parts of the story. That is why imperfections make it worthy of living.

Word Pronunciation: wah-bee-sah-bee

Vacilando


It’s April of 2022 and Day 22 of the A to Z challenge. This year, I am doing the theme – “Wordy Wonders.” I am selecting words that have deeper and graceful meanings, from across the globe and an eight-line poem along

Day 22– Vacilando

Origin: Spanish

Meaning: Appreciating the travel than the destination and knowing that is more important.

Poem

If you truly see,
Destination is a myth.
All that is there,
Is a journey,
On and going,
Into the bliss.
Vacilando,
Is the only real.

We all are set for the travel and there is no meaning in waiting for the destination to arrive. Living the moments we get, is all we got.

Word Pronunciation: vah-SEE-lan-doh

Ukiyo


It’s April of 2022 and Day 21 of the A to Z challenge. This year, I am doing the theme – “Wordy Wonders.” I am selecting words that have deeper and graceful meanings, from across the globe and an eight-line poem along

Day 21– Ukiyo

Origin: Japanese

Meaning: Living in the moment and detaching from the bothers of life.

Poem

The time ticks,
Streets that don’t talk,
Trees that swing,
Dust that fly,
All that you see,
Everything,
Except you,  
In ukiyo.

I don’t think it’s easy to live in the moment. We carry loads of distractions and maybe we don’t even know what that looks like, anymore! But we can try. Can’t we?

Word Pronunciation: u-key-yo

Toska


It’s April of 2022 and Day 20 of the A to Z challenge. This year, I am doing the theme – “Wordy Wonders.” I am selecting words that have deeper and graceful meanings, from across the globe and an eight-line poem along

Day 20 – Toska

Origin: Russian

Meaning: An ache for nothing and everything, all at once. The ache of the soul.

Poem

In bits and pieces, life,
Showed us nothing,
Made us ask every.
And then,
Told us every,
Is really nothing.
We are now
A toska doll!

And when we become a Toska doll, I recommend traveling. Travel and living the moments of nothingness. And nothing is really more supreme than a travel companion who is everything.

Word Pronunciation: tuh-skah

Sattva


It’s April of 2022 and Day 19 of the A to Z challenge. This year, I am doing the theme – “Wordy Wonders.” I am selecting words that have deeper and graceful meanings, from across the globe and an eight-line poem along

Day 19 – Sattva

Origin: Sanskrit

Meaning: Sattva is a quality of holistic, purity, wisdom, goodness, serene, peaceful, virtuous, and other qualities of righteous balance. It is one of the three gunas (characteristics) of humans whereas the other two are rajas and tamas.

Poem

Let go of an unknown,
Live a hurdle,
Capture it real,
Walk on the sands,
Rejoice the wrinkles,
Know it all.
A sattva,
Isn’t in perfection.

Every human is known to have proportions of sattva, rajas, and tamas qualities. Calmness can be mastered only when the chaos is truly lived.

Word Pronunciation: satt-va