Hello World!

It feels a tad bit strange being out and about  on a public forum after a four-year absence. However, there are many reasons why I’m back to this particular forum and they might (or not) become clear with the next few posts.

The lovely privacy settings of WordPress had allowed me to write practically insulated from the eyes of all minus those few with whom I had made a connection. Don’t you worry, if you’re part of that group, I’ll still be writing here for said group, but this will be my more public image … the little quirks that make A.!’s world but aren’t too difficult to figure out.

Perhaps a re-introduction is in order since it’s been a while since I was out on the open web. What exactly is one supposed to write here, anyway? We are all such dynamic beings (or so I’d like to believe) that you’re left wondering what to include and what to leave out. Besides, this exercise forces me to re-examine myself, as we often do when we meet people. What to reveal? How much to reveal? Who to be or become? These are all questions that we always struggle with. Anyhow, here goes my attempt at this:

I am AMTAF! (and for convenience’s sake, I’ll often refer to myself as simply A.!) I live California, but who knows for how much longer. I’ve been a drifter and will probably be for quite a while.

I am female. College graduate. I love travelling (or try to as often as possible). Adventure is my weakness. I love people  and for that I could be called ‘social’. I love my family. And sometimes, I love myself as well.

I am a bookworm, and believe that there is nothing like a good book to give one the best of the world. I have been searching for reasons and answers since I could speak; guess no ‘why’ question is inappropriate.

I always have a billion ideas running through my head, but how many come to fruition is another matter. A hopeless dreamer, mayhaps? Most importantly, I like to think of myself as an optimist, which in A.!-speak means, I will always take everyone as they present themselves to me at face value till they prove me otherwise.

Perhaps as Einstein once said, ‘I am neither especially clever nor especially gifted. I am only very, very curious’.

And with that introduction, I think it’s time we moved on. What to expect from this blog? I plan this to be more like a compilation of my various interests: My personal blog from which I’ll import some (anything dated before today is from there), the book-series, the film-series, the photo-series, the music-series, my attempts at fiction, and of course my favourite subject in the world, philosophy, all under one roof, so to speak.

Now that we have that out of the way, let me welcome you to join me on this journey in which I hope to chronicle moments I want to remember when I am old and gray.

Till Next Post!


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