Mr. Sandman

What kind of sleeper are you? Do you drop off like a stone and awaken refreshed, or do you need pitch black and silence to drift off to dream?

I’m insomniac for the most part, but it can become a task to wake me up once I’ve fallen asleep.

To Run in a Dream

What sort of music was played in your house when you were growing up? What effect, (if any) did it have on your musical tastes?

I’ve listened to a variety while growing up, and I’m not stuck into a genre or kind specifically. While I have more preference towards rock n roll, country and recently folk music, anything which is pleasant for the ear and soothes the soul is my thing. Here is a playlist I’m currently addicted to for your listening pleasure:

Power of Names

Although having a cool name is, well, cool, I’ve always been the what’s in a name? kind of person, maybe because thanks to my parents, specifically my father for my short and sweet one.

There is a short story behind my real name though (yes, contrary to what you might believe I have one as well ๐Ÿ˜› ). Essentially, my first name Aditya in Sanskrit translates to the Sun God in Hindu mythology. (there’s a wiki entry too if you’re so interested) It’s a fairly uncommon name here in India, you probably might find a one named in every third group or so. (I totally made that up) Though I’m mostly known by my surname (or last name if you reader are American) Iyer is much cooler though, and I’m more known by that or just, nameless. ๐Ÿ˜‰

But that’s not why my father named me that. When I finally popped out over two decades ago, my pops was reading a magazine on one of India’s biggest and most prominent industrialist of the same name, so perhaps he kinda expected his first born would do something of the same sort (not so sorry to disappoint so far pop!). And no, I’m totally not commenting on is sudden unexpected death just a few years later. Names are powerful aye?

Thatโ€™s Amore

Think of your longest relationship: describe how your love has changed over time, did you go from the giddiness of infatuation, to mad passion, to deep respect, esteem, and friendship? Tell us about your love story.

I’m happy to say I went through all of those stages (if that’s the right way to put it) before. We might have parted ways for good now, but that was a beautiful phase and a transition for me as a human being.

I don’t know anything particularly special to add that one might have not read or know (yes you wise reader, the rare breed of our species), that people learn and grow up as individuals and as a collective, more stronger, confident and better of a person, a relationship only works both ways but love transcends them all, and bunch of more good things pleasing to read/here (and the not-so-pleasant which are also in abundance, let’s not go there now)

But there’s the magic isn’t it? Simple yet magnificent. ๐Ÿ™‚

Linger

Tell us about times in which you linger โ€” when you donโ€™t want an event, or a day to end. What is it you love about these times? Why do you wish you could linger forever?

I love going to new places and meeting new people (okay, even the not-so-new ones!). Whenever I’m having a good time, just like most people I too wish it lasts longer but seldom forever, not because of being realistic, but just the fact that eternity makes time meaningless and renders any and all special moments not so special anymore.

I’m always looking forward to the next time. ๐Ÿ™‚