Mein aur meri tanhai and Clean Meals, concluding part
September 20, 2015
Mein aur meri tanhai aksar yeh baatain kartey hain
Tum hoti tu kaisa hota, tum yeh kehti, tum who kehti
I often wonder how our behavior is predetermined genetically and eventually settles itself around societal, cultural and religious norms. It seems that we are growing up according to the expectations of the society and our genetically ingrained values take the shape of how we are ‘supposed’ to behave.
Tum iss baat pey hairaan hoti, tum uss baat pey kitna hasti
Tum hoti to aisa hota , tum hoti to waisey hota
Role as a child, as a spouse, as a parent, or simply for living in a certain way are all solicited, all have to check certain boxes and if God forbid you end up putting a cross there – you are labeled as disobedient, disloyal and in some cases dyslexic also.
Jabkey mujhey bhee khabar hai, key tum nahin ho, kahin nahin ho
Magar yeh dil hai key keh raha hai, tum yaheen ho, yaheen kahin ho
Conforming to a particular style of thought process and lifestyle patterns eventually becomes mundane (and life threatening in extreme cases), and it is only then that we realize (for some this realization never comes) that we contain an entire world in ourselves, a universe of emotions, sentiments and perhaps wacko- crazy thoughts, but they are ours and no one can reprimand them.
Kehnay ko to bahut kuch hai , magar kissey kahain hum
Kab tak khamosh rahein aur sahain hum
The out-of-norm actions, verbalization or even thoughts are often put down by other, much before they even materialize. My only question here is, who determines the ‘norms?’
Dil kehta hai dunya kee har rasm utha dein
Mein aur meri tanhai aksar yeh…
Moving away from the solicitations of this world is often the most difficult thing to do, however, sometimes you have to take a deep breath and ‘ shoot the shit and cut the crap.’ And talking of crap here is my dear friend talking of another kind of C.R.A.P
Concluding my Clean Meals series with this last recipe I must tell you, that I am in love, yes, in love with this green scaled yet lusciously creamy fruit called the Avocado. And breaking away from the norm I have churned it with cocoa for the chocolate flavor, pitted dates for some natural sweetness and some almond milk to make a smooth and seductive Avo-Choco Mousse. This helps you get your chocolate fix (in a rather unconventional way), without the guilt of ingesting whipped cream and refined sugar.