Jan. 19th, Three Years Ago

While organizing my photography archive (I do that every now and then), I got curious and looked for photos taken last year on today’s date but I couldn’t find any, not even the year before. I did however find a few from January 19th, 2014.

Just some casual shots I usually take when I’m bored.

I can’t remember but I can tell you it was really cold. I don’t eat in bed if it’s not cold. And that crépe is on top of my comforter.

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The curtain is in my sister’s house. I guess I stayed at my sister that night.

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And I have no idea why I shot the orange!

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Taken with a point-and-shoot Panasonic Lumix DMC FZ1.

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One Hundredth Post

This is my 100th post on wordpress! ^_^

I’m really not blogger material. I suck at writing. but I have my personal reasons for having this blog so I’m still a bit glad I made it to 100 posts. >_<

I decided to repost the poem in my first post on this blog.

Broken

I awake to the stale scent of life.
closing in walls confuse my eyes
as I rise to swallow my bland hours
in mechanical motions.

In this dwelling of guilt,
I consume my own dreams
I flee from myself
only to fall in the trap of existence:
false of nature and naturally artificial.

I wash my face before the mirror
it throws it back at me
drenched in disdain

I converse with withered Jasmine
hanging from that old chipped vase.
As I drink my coffee
slow paced
to feel every bitter sip that I deserve

I stare across the room
to the tilted frames of regret.
They conjure up memories
that I watch in monochrome gray
as my eyes chase the shapes
of cigarette smoke.

so I dip my quill in my Turkish coffee
and write upon piles of dry stains
distorted words and mutilated visions
on the edge-line of sanity.

Two Weeks on WP: Shameless Rambling

So I’ve been on WordPress for about two weeks now. I’m new to blogging. I’ve been pulled to the idea by my recent change of heart, from not wanting to share my writing to ‘excited to share’! That and my girlfriend just made a travel blog here few weeks ago; she encouraged me to give it a shot. and obviously I did.

Besides, I wanted something to keep my mind off of things.

I tried not to overthink it this time (I tend to do that). in that respect, I settled on the blog title on the first try. whatever came to mind first! Mesteerean Winds. Mesteer is a name of a place that I was thinking about at the time (always thinking about it)!

I had trouble choosing a theme. none of the free ones meet my demands but I guess I can’t do anything about that. Today, I changed to Hemingway Rewritten. slightly better but not satisfying. I think the problem is that I’m unable to customize the layout with free plan. I created a simple new header and have plans on working on several new ones.

I don’t like the writing space here too. Well actually, it’s only one problem. The spacing between lines is too freaking long! I call that ‘anti-poetry spacing’! I tried looking for a feature to shorten it but I can’t find it! anyone know a way to deal with that or go around it, please tell me! >_<

 

Good thing about WP is that there is interaction between bloggers and easy access to blogs with similar interests and orientations. To be honest, I’m not doing a lot of interaction so far. I’m not good with dealing with people, even online. but I’m getting there.

I have no plans on making this a magnetic blog and establish a following and all. I’m a private person (relatively). All I want to do is share some of my writings with whoever’s interested in reading it. I’m content with taking the time to post a few entries each day in order to help me cope with whatever I’m dealing with. and that’s the end of it.

However, the pull of the experience is quite strong. I can’t seem to hold back in putting myself out there through my writings! I don’t see this as a bad thing though. I think it’s a step forward for me. I only need to take it slow. and no one can deny, that getting more reach is a big part of what makes blogging enjoyable and worthwhile.

Speaking of reach in WP, I’m at a disadvantage since I’m Tunisian writing in English. And based on my stats, my top visitors are from the US. The problem is the difference in time zones, from 5 hours to 7 hours.

 

Well, I’m okay with the status quo, for now. I am certainly enjoying my stay here. I still have a body of writings that yearns to be shared and read and a prolific quill that longs for stygian ink. (not too prolific :p )

Yesterday, my girlfriend told me after reading my posts that I seem to be enjoying and I replied: “Yes, I am.” 🙂