#howIwidow subculture geek

fabled on the inside

I made this video on Karva Chauth a few days ago, speaking as I doodled.  It’s nearly 10 minutes long, but if you’d like to hear a fairy tale, there’s one inside.



NanoPoblano, NaBloPoMo
National Blog Posting Month 2015 – Have You Met The Peppers?

I know very few of my Best Beloveds love videos, thanks to a few polls in the past, but recordings like this are therapeutic for me– reminding me how my voice and thoughts sound.

I will be doing a few more, reading from old posts instead of just yapping.  Is there an old post of mine that you think I should read aloud? Do you ever fast? What holidays mean more to you than the standard point of the holiday?


  1. This was absolutely gorgeous! Both the story and the way you told it. Thank you for sharing this again otherwise I would have missed it!

    I 💜💚❤ your doodling! It’s exactly how I doodle. Made my heart happy. 😊

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    1. Fun fact:
      I couldn’t watch this video due to my bizarre aversion to the sound of markers on paper. I don’t get it either, I enjoy nails on a chalkboard, but cannot stand markers. You can see why I thought deadspace was scary.


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      1. Aww, that’s too bad, and yet also fascinating! 😀 I love that sound. Squeaky and porous. 🙂

        I actually thought about video’ing my stroll through the Poblano’s… but comments would be fun, too. I love y’all. You’d see how much if you were perched over my shoulder as I read. ❤

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            1. That sounds like a great time indeed, not many people pare hot and cold drinks anymore. It always makes me feel nostalgic. My childhood winter breaks I had a cup of milk or water and a mug of hot coco with my breakfast. Memories! You often know exactly what to say, are you in my head? Sorry for the mess.

              ECHO ECHO

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                1. Those words mean nothing to me when put in that order, clearly we have different frames of reference. Whatever you said is probably true though, wouldn’t surprise me if the truth makes no sense to me.

                  ECHO ECHO

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  2. Beautiful. 🙂
    I have seen my mother observe the day long fast since forever, it seems to me. It’s more cultural than religious in a way. And that’s the beauty of Indian festivals. You can celebrate them out of their religious context.

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  3. You have such a lovely storytelling voice! That was beautiful 🙂 There was an old post of yours from ages ago about colors that was wonderful that I would love to hear you read aloud. I can’t remember it exactly, I think it was in response to a prompt of some kind, I haven’t got time to search for it right now, but tell me if you don’t know the one I mean and I will search it out tomorrow.

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  4. Loved this post, but honestly I love all of your posts so I’m not surprised! Not only was it a beautiful story but gave me the idea of doing a video blog post at some point this month myself.

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    1. Thank you, Nat– and YES, that would be awesome. I love watching people do different types of posts– it shakes it up a bit and adds an element of fun. 🙂 Good luck either way… and thank you again. 🙂

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  5. Navarathri is my favorite holiday as it’s dedicated to the Goddess and so is really what my life is about. It’s just a time for me to remember why I do the things I do, and is the only holiday that I still feel a close connection with. Being raised in the west with christmas and easter, I think those holidays change when you’re not living with family or children (as I was never really a church goer so it was more of the family experience for me.) And not being raised in India, some of the magic is lost in holidays if you didn’t experience it as a child. But Navarathri I can relate to and love it.

    I always love your videos also, by the way. I haven’t quite found my way with making them (videos). I mean I do it, but there is something inherently embarrassing in it. But it breaks down a huge wall between us and that is what I like about it.. on the other hand, I spent a lot of time building up my walls… so I go back and forth on how I feel about it.

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    1. Navarathri is a beautiful holiday. 🙂 I love when the spirit of holidays find their way into a heart that appreciates them best.

      As to videos– same! I sort of like this format because I don’t have to worry about the fact that I walk around looking like a woman who doesn’t own a hairbrush… but my hands are hot messes of scars and chipped nail polish. I’ve really been thinking about a podcast, since all I want to do is read. I just don’t know either. Too bad we can’t make a collaborative video from our respective locations at the same time! I bet it’d be cool. 🙂

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