What is White Matter

White matter is the brain tissue through which messages pass between different areas of grey matter within the nervous system. Using a computer network as an analogy, the grey matter can be thought of as the actual computers themselves, whereas the white matter represents the network cables connecting the computers together.

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Do not pluck!

"Why mother, why? These flowers look beautiful as they are. They could become the reason for smiles, for many. Isn't it? Why you have to pluck it and take it to somewhere else, to be withered?" - She cried.

"I don't know. My God loves the fresh flowers. That's it." - Her mother put an end to the discussion and went inside.

"We're getting late for the college. Come on, a few days more. You know, you'd to join that company across the street, in three months." - He pulled the strand of her bag.

"Hmm, that road is under construction. I never take that route. I don't know it will be completed by then or not." - She uttered out of frustration.

"Hey, you look beautiful when you are angry."

A smile appeared on her face and a warm feeling in his heart.


Two months later:

"You regularly come across the street since months but do not visit me that often. Are you hiding something? Have you forgot me?" - She complained while bringing coffee for him.

"You know, next week I am going to Germany for MS. I was learning German and doing some preparation. And Hey, all the best for your job and that DP Road is nearing completion too."

"That's cool. So you used to take that route. Now I know the mystery of your muddy shoes. All the best to you too, hope to see you around later :) "


One month later:

"Hey! Gorgeous! You're ready for the first day on Job. Let's have a walk towards your company." - Her friend chirped.

With slight hesitations and lingering thoughts, she took her first step towards a new road.

Suddenly she stopped in her tracks, and a beautiful smile appeared on her face. Gulmohar, the red flower of fire, was blooming in full, on the both sides of the road.

Flowers delhi.jpg
By Saad Akhtar from New Delhi, India - Flickr, CC BY 2.0,

She was in a trance, calm but a happy one. She was not even listening to her friend, who was talking continuously. However, these words grabbed her attention.

"Wow! Do you know that guy, your college senior, who used to visit you? He'd planted these flowers and patiently watered them for months to create this picturesque view. Great, isn't it? Hey, See that board, what a fantastic quote!"

Her heart was full of happy surprises and few warm droplets trickled down to her cheeks.

What is the difference between “I like you” and  “I love you”?

When you like a flower, you just pluck it. But when you love a flower, you water it daily. One who understands this, understands life.

Do not pluck, let the love bloom!​