p.s. NO. I did not get all this in a forwarded email.

About the Author:

Amit Sharma is the Author of fiction novel False Ceilings published by Lifi Publications in January 2016. Amit always keeps a book and a portable reading light in his bag (much to the amusement of his fellow travellers). His other hobbies include watching world cinema, travelling, staring at hills, digging into various cuisines, cooking, listening to music, painting, blogging, making his daughter laugh and helping his wife with her unnecessary and prolonged shopping. He is currently working on his Second novel which is a thriller.


  1. Saswati April 6, 2009 at 12:09 am - Reply

    Yes to all! and Thankfully so…

    • Amit April 6, 2009 at 11:35 pm - Reply

      I knew your reply! And you did all this well before me! 🙂

  2. Indyeah April 6, 2009 at 2:35 am - Reply

    Beautiful!! I am lost for words..there it is almost all about life described in these sentences here…
    Yes to all of them ….loved this post

    • Amit April 6, 2009 at 11:39 pm - Reply

      Thanks! I am glad that you liked it!

  3. Solilo April 6, 2009 at 7:40 am - Reply

    That is just beautiful, Amit. Does place change a person’s attitude towards life? 🙂 Since the time you moved, your posts have been really different. Loved this one and many others.

    • Amit April 6, 2009 at 11:40 pm - Reply

      Thanks! I think its not the place but the book which I am reading right now! Will write about it. That book has turned me upside down.

  4. sakhi April 6, 2009 at 9:26 am - Reply

    all the photoes are blocked at my office!! 🙁 🙁

    • Amit April 6, 2009 at 11:41 pm - Reply

      Go home and see them then! 😛

  5. indianhomemaker April 6, 2009 at 10:18 am - Reply

    Loved all these wonderfully overwhelming thoughts, and yes to almost all of them.
    Loved this post and I did think it was an email forward 🙂
    I think it might now become a popular ’email forward’, if someone feels the urge to share it 🙂

    • Amit April 7, 2009 at 11:53 pm - Reply

      Thanks! Yes, I had this thought that people will take this as an email forward and as you say, that is how it might end up. 🙂

  6. Maddie April 6, 2009 at 10:39 am - Reply

    Yes!! And I am experiencing the miracle of “The Creation of Life” in more than one way. It’s completely true what you have written and so beautifully penned down. Almost all the experiences we have can be fit into one of those scenarios that you have mentioned. Keep writing.

    • Amit April 7, 2009 at 11:57 pm - Reply

      Yes I know. 🙂 It must be an incredible feeling.
      And Thanks!

  7. oorja April 6, 2009 at 10:55 am - Reply

    oh yes… everyone of them except the newborn.

    very beautiful..

    and good that you wrote that P.S.

    • Amit April 7, 2009 at 11:57 pm - Reply

      Thats great! And thanks! 🙂

  8. vimmuuu April 6, 2009 at 11:20 am - Reply

    Awesome buddy. This aint a email forward, but very soon, this would be one for sure.

    Nice post, simply loved it !

    • Amit April 7, 2009 at 11:59 pm - Reply

      Thanks! everyone is talking about the post becoming an email forward. 🙂

  9. Smita April 6, 2009 at 11:39 am - Reply

    Yes to all, specially the 1st nd 4th…..

    It has happened so many times that I read a book and the images are so strong in my mind that I feel like the character. Sometimes I even start placing faces on the characters in the book…

    And you know I have this dream where I leave everything that I have and take a train to no where. Reach some hilly area where no one knows me and then I live happily ever after…only if things were so easy!!!!

    Fell in love with this post!!! 🙂

    • Amit April 8, 2009 at 12:04 am - Reply

      I always place faces on characters. I can’t read without it. I have to imagine it like a movie! 🙂
      Thanks hai post ko love karne ke liye! 🙂

  10. dinu April 6, 2009 at 11:44 am - Reply

    good collection 🙂 🙂

  11. vaibhavtiwari April 6, 2009 at 2:27 pm - Reply

    Good post, Amit.

    Your mentioning that this isn’t from some forwarded mail did help us have nicer thoughts about this work, lest some of us should have doubted 🙂

    Now this is nit-picking, but because I noticed, I’ll share with you. The 8th picture, that shows a group of friends, (“Have you ever had a moment when you had laughed so much that the thought of loosing the people sitting around you at that moment manifested itself in all its glory”), clearly should read ‘losing’ (and not ‘loosing’). The extra o makes the meaning 😮 🙂

    Don’t curse me please..

    Personally, I liked the seventh one very much.. 🙂


    • Amit April 8, 2009 at 12:09 am - Reply

      Thanks and I thought so, that’s why the ps! 🙂
      And Damn it!!! I thought no one would notice that mistake. 🙂 I spotted it just before hitting the publish button but was too tired to make the change.
      Now I have changed it! Happy? 🙂

  12. Nita April 6, 2009 at 5:28 pm - Reply

    You are getting very philosophical Amit! Yeah, I have had these have you ever moments and I guess all of us have had our own unique ones!
    Nice post.

    • Amit April 8, 2009 at 12:24 am - Reply

      Ah! I doubt that! Its the book which I am reading. Will write about it!

  13. Vee April 6, 2009 at 6:50 pm - Reply

    Yes, we do come across such moments especially first two.. 🙂 I felt that so many times whilst reading or watching.

    Haha, but it has all the ingredients to become a fwd.. if I come across I will reply to the sender.. 😉

    • Amit April 8, 2009 at 12:26 am - Reply

      Yes, the first two are the ones which I experience very often too.
      Yeah! Thanks! That would be much appreciated! 😛

  14. gauri April 6, 2009 at 11:19 pm - Reply


    • Amit April 8, 2009 at 12:32 am - Reply

      What!! Another Vishesh!! 😛 🙂

  15. Destination Infinity April 7, 2009 at 7:10 am - Reply

    Sometimes, blatant frankness can make the words so beautiful! Like this. Good.

    Destination Infinity

    • Amit April 8, 2009 at 12:35 am - Reply

      Thanks! Initially I thought that it was a little over the top. People will think that I am loony! 🙂

  16. amreekandesi April 7, 2009 at 8:36 am - Reply

    You do need such moments occasionally – moments where you sit back and reflect on life and the world. Gives you a good sense of being.

    Nice compilation!

    • Amit April 8, 2009 at 12:37 am - Reply

      Yes, and I think its very important to maintain your sanity! 🙂 Thanks!

  17. Ashwathy April 7, 2009 at 10:15 am - Reply

    beautiful quotes… and well compiled with the corresponding pictures 🙂

    • Amit April 8, 2009 at 12:48 am - Reply

      Thanks and Welcome!! 🙂

  18. Arpit April 7, 2009 at 12:42 pm - Reply

    ah…..***sigh****…..such is life.
    well i will say yes to the first one .i am currently reading a book “gardens of water” . i think its not the only book but i feel connected to all the characters of the book i read , as if i am a part of the story 😛
    beautiful post indeed ! 😛

    • Amit April 8, 2009 at 12:54 am - Reply

      Yes it is! 🙂
      I am also reading a book right now which has moved me deeply. Its plain beauty.
      Thanks! 🙂

  19. kanagu April 7, 2009 at 1:13 pm - Reply

    ah.. yes to all of themm. so true.. Amit.. 🙂
    Very beautiful post.. I loved this one much 🙂

    • Amit April 8, 2009 at 12:55 am - Reply

      Thanks Kanagu! 🙂

  20. scorpria April 7, 2009 at 6:40 pm - Reply

    Amazing, man! Lost for words, really!
    And all so true…so true! 🙂
    Great job!

  21. Dinesh Babu April 7, 2009 at 7:49 pm - Reply

    Lovely thoughts! I can definitely vouch for some of them on myself – The Book, The Movie and the dream one perhaps.

  22. SAM April 7, 2009 at 8:27 pm - Reply

    Bhaiya aapki best post…
    agree with all of them…
    ek aur hai ..
    Cliff par se koodne ka bhi mood karta hai kai bar 🙂
    Garam Coffee kisi aur par Phekhne ka bhi 🙂
    we are all sychos pretending to be normal or Madness is the real self.. its all how u feel.. needed this post badly…
    Awesome work! Loved it !

  23. purplebeats April 7, 2009 at 11:29 pm - Reply

    yes! i’ve had MOST of them!
    you made this all by yourself?
    beautiful post! i liked the 3rd pic a lot.

  24. Amit April 8, 2009 at 12:59 am - Reply

    @Scorpria, @Dinesh : Thanks! 🙂

    @Sam : Thanks! 🙂 Aree, aap to bilkul suicidal mode main chale gaye! 🙂

    @purplebeats : Thanks and yes I made this all up. 🙂

  25. Den Relojo April 8, 2009 at 4:14 am - Reply

    Have you ever had a post so good that people think it a forwarded email? LOL 🙂

    • Amit April 10, 2009 at 12:05 am - Reply

      Well, I can say “yes” to that now! 🙂

  26. Shivya April 8, 2009 at 9:37 pm - Reply

    Wow, this was beautiful! I really want to forward it as an email (despite my hatred for forwards)!

  27. Shivya April 8, 2009 at 9:40 pm - Reply

    Ok, email is old fashioned. I’m twittering it 🙂

    • Amit April 10, 2009 at 12:06 am - Reply

      Haha! Thanks! That was very kind! 🙂

  28. Prerna April 9, 2009 at 4:07 pm - Reply

    Beautiful and yes I have experienced all of them.

    • Amit April 10, 2009 at 12:06 am - Reply

      Thanks Prerna! 🙂

  29. Neha April 9, 2009 at 4:43 pm - Reply

    Awesome post! I am getting sentimental! 🙂 [and being senti … is always painful… why????] May I please know the name of the book that you are currently reading, thanks.

    • Amit April 10, 2009 at 12:08 am - Reply

      Thanks! 🙂 Senti is always painful because that is how it is meant to be. 🙂 Its like asking why is water wet! 🙂
      I will write a post about that book.
      Soon! 🙂

      • Neha April 12, 2009 at 1:27 pm

        Still waiting! When?…. and that’s a very witty answer!

      • Amit April 14, 2009 at 3:20 am

        Ok! I haven’t finished it yet, so a post is a little far away. I’ll tell you the name of the book. Its – Night train to Lisbon.

      • Neha April 14, 2009 at 6:49 pm

        Thanks!!! 🙂

  30. Shayari April 9, 2009 at 8:17 pm - Reply

    New here, Amit. #1, #6 and #9 so true!

    Good post 🙂

    • Amit April 10, 2009 at 12:08 am - Reply

      Thanks and Welcome to my blog! 🙂

  31. Reema April 10, 2009 at 4:19 pm - Reply

    Aiyyo I had forgot to star it in reader to comment later and I m so late now. Anyway better late than never as I say 🙂
    Wonderful post but u know, these pics will soon find their way as an email forward. Few days Krishashok’s post “graphical lyrics” was doing rounds as an email forward!!

    • Amit April 14, 2009 at 3:00 am - Reply

      Yeah! Ye to hai! 😛 Thank You. Now when everyone is saying so, I will believe you too! 😛

  32. deepsm25 April 12, 2009 at 1:50 am - Reply

    This was sooooooo beautttiifffull Budddy!!!!

  33. deepsm25 April 12, 2009 at 1:51 am - Reply

    I am sharing this with some of my friends thru the link of your blog…and not as a forward..!! Wow!! You actually sat and made all of these..soo cool!!!

  34. Vijaya Bharat April 12, 2009 at 11:13 am - Reply

    I had many of thoughts you mentioned here.

    Some are with little bit changes, like i least like sad movies as I will be so involved in movies most of the times that I am the leading person in that movie and I cant sleep properly with the sad endings 🙂

    I think everybody will have these kind of thoughts because everybody have thier own emotions and all thoughts you mentioned are mainly related to emotions 😉

    • Amit April 14, 2009 at 3:24 am - Reply

      Many people are not comfortable with Sad endings. 🙂 I don’t know if it has something to do with emotions. The brain just picks up random stuff at times without any reason.

  35. xylene April 12, 2009 at 12:52 pm - Reply

    great thoughts. Thanks man.

  36. Preeti April 12, 2009 at 5:16 pm - Reply

    Hey, wat happened?? why u turning so philosophical?
    And m keen on knowing which book r u talking abt, by the way..

    And howz the Manchester experience going??

    • Amit April 14, 2009 at 3:28 am - Reply

      Oh nothing! I am in such mood swings at times! 🙂 The Book is “Night train to Lisbon”. Haven’t finished it yet. Will post a review once I finish it. 🙂
      Manchester is going great! Nice peaceful life and an equally hectic office. 🙂

  37. Anurag April 12, 2009 at 11:38 pm - Reply

    Hey Amit, you forgot to mention the one you were tellin me the other day –

    “Have you ever had a moment when you were so lost in browsing through the pics and kundlis of the prospective bahus your mom n dad are showing – that all of a sudden the most loveliest damsel you’ve ever seen stares at you in the eyes and asks you to marry her on TV… and you saying “She’s the one 4 me”

    p.s. She’s Rakhi Sawant for you 😉

    • Amit April 14, 2009 at 3:32 am - Reply

      Haha! Very funny. Just because you have a gf and I am single does not mean you will link me with every Ash, Sush or Rakhi! 😛

  38. hitchwriter April 13, 2009 at 11:15 am - Reply

    Wonderful… just made me sit and think for a while… and in this routine fast life that is necessary…

    • Amit April 14, 2009 at 3:37 am - Reply

      Thanks and Welcome to my blog!!

  39. Monika April 13, 2009 at 11:38 am - Reply

    LOVELY just amazing… yes to almost all of them 🙂

    • Amit April 14, 2009 at 3:39 am - Reply

      Thanks and Welcome!!

  40. Chirag Chamoli April 13, 2009 at 2:54 pm - Reply

    Yes to almost all em and a great compilation Amit 🙂

  41. Alice April 14, 2009 at 2:59 pm - Reply

    yes i have had these feelings quite often…and these days, i practically have it everyday! all i wanna do is break free and listen to the voice of my heart….! the post was enriching… ! i am glad i read it…

    • Amit April 15, 2009 at 12:47 am - Reply

      Hmm…sometimes we are in that mood! 🙂 Thanks. I am glad that you liked it!

  42. Su April 17, 2009 at 11:50 pm - Reply

    Aye!! for many! dunno abt the creation of life. yet. 😛

    • Amit April 18, 2009 at 12:10 am - Reply

      Aye??? You are 1/4th Scottish now. 🙂

      • Su April 19, 2009 at 6:29 pm


  43. Aparna April 19, 2009 at 2:37 pm - Reply

    Wow! Loved the post 🙂

  44. Elithraniel Arawion April 30, 2009 at 1:11 am - Reply

    Yes to all…. most of the times 1,3, 8…. 🙂 lovely post… saw it late.. but fell in love with it

    • Amit May 1, 2009 at 12:36 am - Reply

      Thanks! Better late than never! 😛

  45. purnimanaik52@gmail.com October 10, 2012 at 5:33 pm - Reply

    really very good ones with emotions..

  46. […] I liked the caption posts I did a long time back – Fear and Have you ever… […]

  47. pseudomonaz May 5, 2013 at 12:18 pm - Reply

    Yes to all, except the 3rd one( never been to a beach, or any water body 🙁 )
    1st and 2nd one, I do that all the time… 🙂
    Will I ever be able to read all your posts, like from the beginning to the end. There are so many posts I haven’t read. With every post of yours that I read, I love your blog even more. You are my favorite writer of all.Truly… 🙂

    • Amit May 6, 2013 at 3:25 pm - Reply

      Thank you and now I am really blushing. I really cant handle compliments that well. 🙂
      I am really happy that you enjoyed the post. This is one of the rare posts that I can go back and read.

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