Emptiness and Loneliness – Best Friends


Emptiness and loneliness are two of my best friends.

They are always with me even if I do not need them.

You might be surprised in knowing that how ” emptiness and loneliness “can become my friends.

But they are…

Yesterday, I was on an unwanted and undefined walk. My feet suddenly stopped to move forward. My eyes were unable to see anything. My mind was unable to think even nothing… and my heart stopped beating.  Even though I am alive.

I came back, sat down and was feeling helpless. No one was there to support me. Some haunted memoirs were repeatedly coming in mind. There was a feeling of losing. Intuition of coming scary moments was revolving. Sadness plus hopelessness surrounding around the life was making me to give up. Life seems to be meaningless. Then these two of my friends came and gave me enormous support and strength.

LONELINESS told me, don’t worry, nothing will happen. You may or may not be surrounded by other person in your life, but I will be there for you. You may feel bad of having no friends or company. You should not worry as I am your true friend who will be present every time with you. I may be “an intangible friend” with no physical presence but I will be the one who will stand by your side as a best friend.  As I am here you will obviously achieve what you want. You will have to cheer up and should not lose your patience even if no “person” is in your support.

EMPTINESS told me, move forward dear. You have too much potential to do what you want. You can reach your destination by cutting every obstacle. Your potential is immense, and you need to figure it out. Feeling of having nothing today can create many things tomorrow. You can light a candle without having any source of doing so. You are a fire, a fire which cannot be stopped even if someone pours millions of litre of water on it. So, keep burning and create your world of desire. Keep the zeal intact. Your presence is enough to keep others courageous. So never let it down.

I felt relaxed then and started to work as normally. The conversation which I had with my best friends rejuvenated me and ended up writing below quote.

Humans may or may not support you at every junction. It is only you who will or can make the difference. So never be dependent on others. Be independent. Have faith on yourself and find your inner strength and you will surely reach your destination, one day…

In one of articles which I published few years ago, I have tried to portray solitude in different way. If taken positively, what solitude can provide and how one should utilize solitude. I welcome you to read the article and would be happy to know your insights as well. The article titled, Solitude – Pleasure or Pain?

Ashish Kumar

Blogger Interview Tag


My friend Neha of FORGOTTENMEADOWS, nominated me for this challenge. This is the first time I am taking up the challenge. I would like to thank her for considering me for the same.  Neha is a brilliant writer whose poems will make you speechless. Her posts are beautiful and when it comes to short poems, its better to say she is the master of short poems. Do visit her blog for amazing literary pieces. 🙂

blogger interview tag

Here are the rules:

* Mention the person who tagged you.
* Answer the questions in full.
* Don’t forget to tag up to ten other bloggers at the end.

Here are the questions and their answers:

How did you get into blogging?  

I wrote my first poem which was in Hindi when I was in class IX and again a Hindi poem in class X but unfortunately I lost both of the poem which I was unable to preserve. Due to that anger I stopped writing for two years. 🙂 But there was always a voice coming from inside to write. So I started writing again when I entered college for persuading engineering and initially I wrote in notes on facebook for few months and was getting reviews there. I created my blog in February 2011 from one of my friend suggestion without knowing what a blog is. I posted my first post in April. 😦  My  Hello World post which is default is still active and have preserved it yet and will be preserved in future too. 🙂  I was not posting frequently and there have been big gaps of 6 months also but slowly and slowly I learnt what is blogging and how to use it and  I am here and just want to continue this journey as much as  I can. 🙂

What advice would you give to a blogger just starting out?

I don’t consider myself in a position to give advice to novice blogger’s as I am not a veteran. I am a novice and still in learning phase, just learning from many prominent bloggers.

What would be your dream campaign?

Spreading awareness regarding your  own inner strength which people usually fail to recognise.

Do you have a plan for your blog?

I don’t have any specific plan as of now. Just wanted to keep going and share among you all the wonderful and respected bloggers.

What do you think about rankings?

I think every literary piece is having something special in it. Writing is a creativity and every literary piece is unique and has something to offer.

Following are the nominees for this interview challenge:

All the nominees are free to accept/reject the interview tag. The above nominations are not in any particular order. Hope to have your response. Happy blogging!… 🙂

Ashish Kumar