About

A poet who writes about life and emotions

A former teacher and an educationalist, a passionate reader, a published writer, I have always lived through my heart. My students have been my true inspiration and I have learnt many lessons of life while teaching them and interacting with them through discussions. Youngsters are like a breath of fresh air and you can speak your mind and heart spontaneously in their company. Their idealism and innocence always gave a new hope to me, strengthening my belief that our future is in safe hands.
 
I am a great nature lover, I love to watch birds flying home. The sunsets allure me with their varied hues that they lend to the sky. I can spend endless hours listening to the rustling leaves and the sound of waterfalls. The moonlight streaming through my garden, the flowers, the meadows, the butterflies cast a spell on me. Like the busy modern people, competing with each other at a breathtaking speed, I have also spent the best part of my life in pursuing all those chores and am so glad to have all the time for myself now.
 
I have all those blessings that a person can crave for. I love to travel, read good books and poetry. My friends have always called me optimistic though I have my share of murky times. I like to analyze people which has become a habit now, may be because I have spent a lot of time in the company of students and parents whose observations helped my imaginative aspect.
 
This blog is all about people, their emotions, how emotions mould personalities and what is our role in all this.I am here to share my thoughts and experiences in my pursuit of happiness.
– Balroop Singh.
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83 thoughts on “About

  1. Thanks for the ‘follow’ – much appreciated. My blog is still relatively new and unknown, so my early readers are very special 🙂
    Hope you enjoy my posts, varied as they are.
    I’m just checking out your blog too – well written, thanks for sharing.
    Uncle Spike.

    1. Thanks for the appreciation, friend….don’t know what name should I use! I am newer than you to blogging and am really overwhelmed by this vast, friendly world! love it! wish I could have discovered it earlier!
      look forward to your support, Thanks!

      1. Hi Balroop,

        Thank you for letting me know that you are in California. I always prefer to know where people are located when I interact with them and subscribe to their blogs, though I realise this isn’t entirely logical. I am in Glastonbury, Somerset, England for what it’s worth.

        Warm regards.

        Hariod.

  2. Thanks for the follow, Balroop. I love nature too. Your thoughts are inspirational and your writing is very beautiful. I’m looking forward to reading your posts. Cheers 🙂 Irina

    1. Thanks Irina, I am so happy to know that you find my words inspiring. I hope to come up to the expectations of my readers. Thanks for taking out the time to read this page.

  3. I am so glad I checked this page. I learned a lot about you. We love some of the same things, Balroop. Teaching and love of nature. I like language, books and remember my students fondly.

  4. you have amazing blog! well written on topics that would interest * benefit everyone! you mentioned that you analyze people, well someone who loves people will always be popular among people! 🙂

  5. Its been nice knowing more about you, i would love read all your posts so far and learn more about emotions and life.

    Thanks its honor for me , that you been to my blog and commented , even read my poems.

    Thanks a ton !😊

    1. Hi Nisthur,

      Your poems too talk about life and hide profound emotions. Believe me, they are too good!
      I am glad you were curious to know more about me. Thanks for reading. 🙂

      1. Its my honor , that i have interaction with you!.
        You are so generous and kind , have been appreciating me.
        Thanks a ton.

  6. Somehow I’ve missed your ‘About’ page until now. It’s beautiful, as is the view of your yard! California is the state/home of my heart, even though I now live in New England. Blessings to you – love your blog and appreciate your comments on mine. ❤

    1. Thanks for your lovely words Pamela…California is undoubtedly a beautiful place and close to my heart too but this picture was taken in picturesque “paradise on earth”…as called by a famous poet…a crowning glory of India though mired in conflict for political reasons for a long time now. I have some precious memories attached to this place, which I have shared in one of my posts ‘My First Flight.’
      Many thanks for visiting this page. 🙂

  7. I love your About page, so warm and alive. Have also been reading some of your very
    sensitive relationship posts, share so much of your thinking.
    Thank you for gracing my very new blog with a visit.
    miriam

  8. Hi Balroop,

    60 comments on your About page alone! … that’s more than I have on all of my new blog, hahaha.

    Thus far, I have only checked out the pics on your Miracle Gardens post. Never seen anything like that before, ever!

    Am going to read your post shortly and discover more of your blog.

    Cheers,

    Mark
    LiveloveLaughBeHappy.com

    1. Thank you Mark for checking this page, only a person who really feels connected goes to this page. I am glad you were curious to know more about the creator of Emotional Shadows. Welcome to a blog, which talks about all that makes us human. 🙂 Sending vibes of positivity.

  9. So nice to have met you via a fellow blogger, Annika Perry. I too am a retired teacher of almost 50 years, lover of nature, musician, published author and poetry writer on my blog. A Past Worth Telling is the name of my book which is a poetic memoir.

  10. Hi Balroop–A while ago, you offered to assist in my book launch of Born in a Treacherous Time. If that still works for you, I’d like to send you the package to make it as easy as possible to post about my book. Drop me a line at askatechteacher@gmail.com and I’ll forward it to you. If that doesn’t fit with things anymore, no worries. I completely understand! Talk soon.

  11. I so appreciate that you have the blessings. My spiritual mentor John Morton uses a wonderful phrase, “Baruch Bashan”, which means the blessings already are. Thank you for sharing with your blog! Sending you blessings. Debbie

  12. Balroop, I love your biography (About) you have posted here. You are such a lovely, caring person, and I love your philosophy of life. I decided the book that “whoever” said your book was insignificant…really has a problem. I loved your poem Dale and Dell and so, I just purchased your book, “Sublime Shadows of Life”. The title alone is inspirational, and I know your poetic writing is always unique and beautiful, with words of wisdom. Thank you, Karen 🙂

    1. Love your support and compliments. Thank you Karen. I hope you like Sublime Shadows of Life. This book is really special for me because it helped me discover the poet in me. 🙂

      1. Balroop, I am enthralled by your poetry in your book, “Sublime Shadows of Life”. Really stunning writing, Each poem sets a scene of deeply felt emotions that any woman would recognize and find incredibly significant, as well as beautiful written. I have been reading it at bedtime, a few pages at a time, I wish this book of poetry was in book form, not just in kindle. Poetry, such as yours, as Aristotle once wrote,

      2. Many thanks for your lovely words Karen, you made my morning so pleasant! I am delighted to hear that you are savoring my poetry slowly, one at a time…that is the way! Love and hugs. 🙂

  13. “Hence poetry”, wrote Aristotle, “is something more philosophic and of graver import than history, since its statements are rather of the nature of universals, whereas those of history are singulars.” Karen 🙂

  14. Nice to meet you Balroop:) I read your interview on Norah’s site and I wanted to learn more about you. This is a beautiful introduction, obviously written from the heart. I, too am a nature lover and inspired by the people I meet every day. I am intrigued about your reference on “emotions mould personalities.” I look forward to reading more:) Erica

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