Archive for July, 2012

Wish You Were Here

As the rain pours down heavily
I stare out, and think of you.
Wish you were here with me now.

At night there is an endless longing
For you to hold me in your arms again.
I miss us laying side by side.
Your body firmly pressed against mine
Such a perfect fit.
Wrapping your arm around my waist
Keeping me close, safe.

Your hands caressed me gingerly
As I melt in your arms.
The soft skin and the delicious torture
A trail sweet kisses and love bites
Traced over every inch
And found their way back again
To my waiting lips.

Your mouth took control of mine.
Fierce passion burning all the way down.
This persistent ache builds
Waiting for the ultimate release.
But until that day comes
I only can have
Impassioned dreams like these.

How I wish…
How I wish you were here.
How I wish you were right beside me.
How I wish you were holding me tight in your arms.

The rain is really harsh tonight.
When I walk in the rain
I don’t cry.
I won’t.
But in the rain, when I scream, yet again, who will really know?

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Friggatriskaidekaphobia

Do you know what does the term friggatriskaidekaphobia means?

If you are tech savvy, your first reaction would certainly to google it.  Spend no energy, it is the title of my article and I owe you an explanation. It stands for “the fear of Friday the 13th”.

The year 2012 is one of the rare occurrences, where the date 13 coincides with Friday, thrice in the year.  This year we had a triple-treat of Friday the 13th: January 13, April 13 and July 13. And yesterday was the third and final Friday the 13th for the year.

Friday the 13th is dreaded by people across the world and so the reason psychologists coined a tongue twister of a name for the phobia of Friday the 13th – Friggatriskaidekaphobia (Frigga being the name of the Norse Goddess for whom “Friday” is named and triskaidekaphobia meaning fear of the number thirteen).

Interestingly if these psychologists are to be believed there are over 60 million people across the globe who suffers from this phobia. Symptoms usually range from retreating into their shell and avoiding human contact on this day. These are the people who do more research and say that the freaky thing about 2012 triple treat, is that the dates fall exactly 13 weeks apart. And that hasn’t happened since 1984.

In many cultures Friday is an inauspicious day and 13 an inauspicious number. This makes Friday the 13th a double whammy combination for the doomsayers. So superstition rules the roost when Friday the 13th, comes calling.

There were times when computer systems across the globe were on high alert from virus attack and hackers. Virus attacks and malwares were unleashed by hackers on the Friday the 13th.  These fears are still alive with System Administrators across the globe. Even countries in Europe see reduced vehicular traffic on this day as most people take the day off from work and stay indoors paralised by the fear of doom. Browses world over including Wall Street has brisk business with stock brokers and investors shying away from doing business on this day.

Even as some chose to believe in the legend others laugh it off. And while I fancy the word “friggatriskaidekaphobia”, for me strangely, the day Friday the 13th is like any other day. Maybe a very lucky day 😉

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