Indie playlists on youtube are my most recent obsession.
Only after falling in love with these playlists did I discover that Indie actually stands for ‘independent’.
For a very long time in my head I wasn’t very sure what ‘independence’ truly meant. I mean what does it really mean? Does it have anything to do with freedom? Is independence loving yourself before anybody else? After a lot of fleeing around, I think independence to me feels like floating. It’s not being bound by anything unwanted. To be in a place which is silent enough for you to be able to hear yourself. Well, trust me these indie playlists make you feel just that. It frees you while you stay grounded. It creates a beautiful paradox which can only be understood by listening to it.
Some relationships are golden in the most purest of ways. I am talking about those subtle relationships that are, in essence, a very small but warm part of your life. It always seems to make you smile. Like the one with a neighbor’s grandmother, your locality’s security guard or your school cook. It starts with a mutual smile and slowly without words that one smile leads you to so many sweet smiles that now by just looking at their eyes you know if they are hiding with a smile or genuinely smiling. Smile by smile you get closer and they through time attain a silent but important place in your daily life and you can almost never miss their absence. These subtle relationships are important too.They aren’t governed by exhausting exchanges of words. Just a look is an acknowledgment of their presence in your life’s happy sphere.
Silent conversations and a little bit of alone time can rejuvenate you. These silent conversations can be directed to your confused self or someone you haven’t been able to talk to in a while. This quiet reflection really does the trick for me. It leaves me feeling warm and satisfied as if I’ve just been hugged by a thousand people. Also, it goes without saying that a breezy night with a few stars in the night sky helps get you in the mood for this deep yet calming reflection.