Life in a Nutshell

Life in a Nutshell

Life in a Nutshell has been edited by Rushi Bhimani.

“To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all.”

  -Oscar Wilde

Life’s beauty lies in its uncertainty. On many occasions, I ponder over the intricacies of life. More often than not, we limit our sense of emotions to anger, happiness, sadness and nostalgia. But there is so much more to us than we know. We are capable of feeling things, that poets muse over, that painters splatter on an empty canvas. Our true essence—as abstract as it maybe—is enticing. However, amidst the vagary of being ordinary, we forget to embrace it.

We are capable of feeling so much. There are so many emotions explored and unexplored. The thrill and anxiety of being lost in a new city; the overwhelming feeling of discovering new paths to old places; that confusion and excitement of finding new people in old ways; that simple delight of making new memories with old friends. All these feelings make my heart swell, and I am sure they have that same tantalizing effect on you.

If we look closely, our life is made up of different episodes. It is a story with its personalized twists and turns for every life. Moreover, there are a million moments we wish to revisit every now and then. It can be anything, really. Probably, those innumerable wishes we made on our birthday, the first time we made a person laugh, the first day of being an “adult”—overloaded with nervousness—our first trip, first kisses and many more immeasurable special, countless memories that leave us gleeful.

Then again, there are some instances which we want to erase from our memory, even though we know it’ll be there, no matter how hard we try. Perhaps, the first heart break, that unrequited love, the first blow of betrayal, and each and every moment where you felt nothing but helpless. As clichéd and over done as it may sound, these lows in our journey, do help us cherish the highs heartily.

Open your heart to live a little more, to laugh a little more and to love a little more. Trust me, it is worth it.

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Abha Mehra

Abha tries to survive days with fried food with cheese. You'll find her bossing around or in a corner trying to make sense of all the words that come not so naturally to her. Be it taking naps in the afternoon or a free pizza, she is ready for both all the time. If you like what she writes, feel free to gift her jhhumkas over peach iced tea.