Beginnings

“Who are we, who is each one of us, if not a combination of experiences, information, books we have read, things imagined?”

~ Italo Calvino

As an ardent fan of Calvino, I will use my loudest Shakespearean voice to say, ‘Hear ye! Hear ye! Truth hath been spoken.’

Of course, it is ridiculous to expect you guys to imagine my voice when I haven’t even bothered to introduce myself properly. But then again, for someone who is usually talkative, I am unusually pathetic at introductions. ‘How very contradictory!‘ did you say? There, you have me figured – well almost. I am a moving-walking-(mostly sleeping) bag of contradictions if there ever existed one. But through all the confusions of wanting to gorge on devil’s cake or stuff my face with spicy Bhel-puri (an Indian snack), don a chic dress to head out or simply curl up in my PJs, cook a healthy three-course meal or re-heat some frozen food (the list can go on but I will spare you the agony), if there’s one thing that’s stayed constant throughout the years, it has been my love for stories. Stories that painted images of faraway lands oozing exoticism. These images in-turn planted seeds of wanderlust and a passion to waltz with words.

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The definitive allure of open roads, blue skies, green meadows, tall trees, towering mountains, gushing streams, still desert-lands, rising cliffs, lapping waves is hard to resist. I find solace out there, in the wide open arms of nature. Mistake me not, I love cities for the varied cultural experiences and the different cuisines they have to offer, but I just tend to be a tad bit biased towards natural beauty.

Like I mention in the Footprints section of my blog, my travel experiences have been altering me, filling me with inexplicable joy and instilling in me a deep reverence for all the secrets that the wide world has to offer. I hope to combine my love for words and imagery with pictures from my travel as a way to express how some landscapes have a lasting impression on me.

I look forward to sharing with you these stories from my travel escapades that are close to my heart. Here’s to new beginnings ! 🥂

~ Amo

“Travelling, you realise that differences are lost: each city takes to resembling all cities, places exchange their form, order, as distances, a shapeless dust cloud invades the continents.”

~ Italo Calvino

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13 Comments Add yours

  1. Miriam says:

    Your writing is lovely. I can feel your wonder lust in every word.

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    1. Amo says:

      Thank you for dropping by and for sprinkling it with such kind words of encouragement.

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  2. Hello Amo! Thank you so much for the follow and visiting my Blog. You should write more because I think you have this beautiful way of writing from the heart.
    Finding hues is a nice name for your Blog..I eventually like it cuz I like colors…and understanding its depth.
    Looking forward to know you more..

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    1. Amo says:

      Hi Christina,
      Thank you for taking the time out to visit my blog. I am trying to find my way back into writing/blogging and your kind words of encouragement are of great help.
      I’m glad that you like the name of this blog and exactly know what I am talking of when I say finding hues.

      Will see you around.

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  3. Love it! 🙂 Your writing is beautiful and truly does convey your passion for life and adventure. Keep it up! Have a beautiful evening and happy blogging to you!

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    1. Amo says:

      Laura, you have such a great blog and you dropping by here and showering me with such kind words means a lot. Thank you for such a nice welcome. 🙂

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      1. Thanks so much! And it is my absolute pleasure! I am looking forward to reading more!

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  4. Quirky Girl says:

    Sounds exciting! I can’t wait to hear more about your adventures! 🙂

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    1. Amo says:

      Thank you so much for dropping by. 🙂

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  5. Love the quote at the end, also I think your name is sweet, never met someone named Amo before 😎

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  6. KuminKueche says:

    Your writing style really pulled me in!! Great!! 🙂

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    1. Amo says:

      Thank you so much ! Headed to your blog right away !

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