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English Translation of “Nenjikkul Peithidum” from Vaaranam Aayiram

Posted in Archive - All Entries on December 30, 2008 by meera

[The Highpriestess version of this too damn beautiful song. Question marks follow the phrases that I’m unsure of. And I gladly welcome corrections.]

For the torrential rains in mine heart
and for the drowning lotus in the water
and for the unforeseen change in the weather,
love, you are to blame.

For the ceaseless colossal waves that roar,
for you who swims in mine heart,
for you are the golden beauty,
love, you are the daughter of Kasi (?)

Oh Shaanti, my life, my life you carried
Why did you come after me
This moment on, you are mine chapter

For the torrential rains in mine heart
and for the drowning lotus in the water
and for the unforeseen change in the weather,
love, you are to blame.
…….

A mystery that draws me to you
There’s even mystery at the tip of your nose
Void of mischief, your innocent laughter (..?)

The soil your feet graces, doesn’t it wax its worth?
The path you choose to take, doesn’t it become snow?
Come with me, my love, to my abode
Gaze at where I dwell, and love me, you will..

Who, just who, is this girl?
Why does my heart clamor after her?
I cannot discern the truth from this illusion
Why does my heart clamor behind her….?
…….

For the torrential rains in mine heart
and for the drowning lotus in the water
and for the unforeseen change in the weather,
love, you are to blame..

For the ceaseless colossal waves that roar,
for you who swims in mine heart,
for you are the golden beauty,
love, you are the daughter of Kasi (?)
……

She carried the fruits of my sleep with her
scattering in its place, the seeds of longing.
And when I walk past you, my love,
even the air feels different

Your lips just need to utter “Stop”, and time will stand still
And every single flower that your hair adorns, will cease to wilt
Love did not seek my consent
And if it did, my love, would that still be love?

My soul, my soul, it is entirely you
At this very moment, I know,
that should my love be left unrequited,
will be a burden much too much to bear…
…….

For the torrential rains in mine heart
and for the drowning lotus in the water
and for the unforeseen change in the weather,
love, you are to blame.

For the endless colossal waves that roar,
for you who swims in mine heart,
for you are the golden beauty,
love, you are the daughter of kasi

Oh Shaanti, my life, my life you carried
Why did you come after me
This moment on, you are mine chapter…..

[This was a response to this and this.]

Happy 3rd Birthday, highpriestess@wordpress.

Posted in Archive - All Entries on February 25, 2008 by meera

Dear Reader,

So it has been three years.
I stand here after 310 posts, 916 comments and 65,676 views.
Exactly three years ago, I put up a post after my blog at diary-x crashed.
My moniker highpriestess was coined seven years ago and I’ve been associated with it very commonly, especially since my blog stats show that people search for highpriestess together with my name. =P
Highpriestess was coined after I had a self-confrontation of my faith and questioned its deeply patriarchal structure that excluded women from many arenas. I was frustrated and for some time studied New Age and Paganism and was drawn to the idea of communing with the Universe/God on an intimate level, without an intermediary, thereby cancelling any hierarchical structure. Highpriestess. My own priestess. Myself.
(I still don’t understand why we are not ‘pure’ or ‘clean’ enough to commune with God. Remember, any power structure, is that of politics, and it eventually serves the ones who possess the most power.)

I digress, back to Highpriestess.
I have shared my many ups and downs and it has been one long long journey. This blog has chronicled my life and my loves and my passion. I just turned twentyfour five days back, and as strange as it seems, it honestly feels like I grew up overnight. 2008 has been a turning point for me of sorts and suddenly things look very different. My horizons have widened and my understanding and perception of things have changed and deepened. The issue is that once your mind has opened up, things will really never be the same again and the world will never appear the same again. My birthday was an extremely quiet affair. It came and went. There was no grand celebration. I was out at work and then school and then a quiet sushi & frappe outing and then back home. (On that note, I cannot be more grateful for all your birthday wishes from here and afar, and for the lovely gifts. Much, much love!)

But ironically, this has to be the most memorable birthday as I’ve never felt more different, more certain and more comfortable with myself and my skin. More importantly, I rediscovered love. I will definitely say that 2008 is turning out to be a year of interesting happenings for me. As my knowledge widens and my thirst for adventure and globetrotting increases, I find myself becoming more and more frustrated with the current situation with stuff. There are a lot of things I want to do, and plenty of this involves a feminist movement of sorts. This is a journey I am definitely going to enjoy documenting.

Having said that, I’m going to let go of my highpriestess moniker. This is not to say I’m disassociating myself from highpriestess. I will always be erm, Singapore’s highpriestess. jeez. hahaha Well the gist is, I’m moving. I’ve bared my soul here but I’m not going to anymore. I can’t. (then again, one can never know. ;) ) I hate saying Goodbyes, but I will console myself in the knowledge that there is something better, newer and fresher waiting for me. And this is necessary for me at this time. I’m letting the past go and embracing the future with all the hope and promise that it holds. To be honest, I have let the past go quite a while ago but letting highpriestess go will be truly an act of renewal and rejuvenation for me.

Thank you to all my faithful readers and friends and for all the support these three years. Slowly, you will surely learn of my new place (if and when I decide to).
Till then, goodbye, farewell and Carpe Diem! :)

Yours Truly,
Highpriestess

thank you.

Posted in Archive - All Entries on February 19, 2008 by meera

My tea’s gone cold, I’m wondering why
I got out of bed at all
The morning rain clouds up my window
and I can’t see at all
And even if I could it’d all be grey,
but your picture on my wall
It reminds me that it’s not so bad,
it’s not so bad

I drank too much last night, got bills to pay,
my head just feels in pain
I missed the bus and there’ll be hell today,
I’m late for work again
And even if I’m there, they’ll all imply
that I might not last the day
And then you call me and it’s not so bad,
it’s not so bad and

I want to thank you
for giving me the best day of my life
Oh just to be with you
is having the best day of my life

Push the door, I’m home at last
and I’m soaking through and through
Then you hand me a towel
and all I see is you
And even if my house falls down,
I wouldn’t have a clue
Because you’re near me and

I want to thank you
for giving me the best day of my life
Oh just to be with you
is having the best day of my life

Drained.

Posted in Archive - All Entries on February 18, 2008 by meera

Woke up in the morning at six.
Went to work in the Eastern part of Singapore.
Came back home. A one hour break enough for lunch and to catch a bit of Narnia on cable.
Went to work in the very Western part of Singapore.
Spoke loudly and taught and worked myself into a migraine attack.
Went to Plaza Singapura to send my Samsung phone for repair.
Took panadol and had a light dinner consisting of french toast and tea.
And at eleven p.m., I’m back.
Drained. Exhausted. Tired.
Thank God I’ve a free day tomorrow.
I thought I could work on my report today, but my eyes are involuntarily closing.
Tell me again, why am I doing this?
Oh, that’s right. I need the cash.
It’s all good.
Luckily I enjoy my job. I’m off now.
Goodnight.

Love & the Experimental Witch.

Posted in Archive - All Entries on February 17, 2008 by meera

“That’s how love got lost,” he said. “When we started laying down rules for when love should or shouldn’t appear.”
I took this quote off his site.
And the video below is his new project.
I love this ad that HP has done with him.

Eyes.

Posted in Archive - All Entries on February 15, 2008 by meera

He has
the kindest eyes
I have ever met,
and a smile
that makes me
smile and leap and dream
each and every time.

Happy St’ Valentine’s Day.

Posted in Archive - All Entries on February 14, 2008 by meera

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Found this here via Overherd.net.
And I love it. Because I think this is what love is all about.
Otherwise, it’s just a sham.
(Just thought I should add something nice to this whole Valentines hoopla)

: )