Me.

RA

Hey there!

Welcome to my blog. It’s a randomly abstract combination of things I love and hate, and things that matter and matter not.

I write about everything. I love words! I love how one can paint emotions with a pencil, draw poetry with one’s feelings, and exhale life like that. I enjoy reading. I am fond of nights, rains, paintings. Maths and magic.

‘Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’ life. Don’t be trapped by dogma – which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition.’ Steve Jobs

Deeply inspired by nature, Sufi music and musings, creativity and literature– I am just another girl scribbling her life out.

Oh, and you call me Maria.

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342 thoughts on “Me.

  1. erakanksha says:

    I am unable to put a comment on ur ” why do i write blogs” page.
    Just wanted 2 say it was gr8… “expressing yourself” is one of the best motto fr writing.. expressing ur thoughts …ur outlook towards life.. & its good 2 share it across the world and get the opinion of others around u..
    Keep posting..!!

    • randomlyabstract says:

      Thankyou erakanksha!
      Its so good to know you liked it! I edited it to add few more stuff, I hope you will re-read it. And Im sorry you can’t comment there. Actually, it was the first page I made and there is no way possible to enable there comments. So it can only be liked (and comments here)! πŸ˜‰
      Other then that, yes expressing oneself is so very important. Better the way, easy the outcome ~
      Once again thankyou so much for your nice comments =) Keep visiting!

  2. Waqas says:

    Maria,
    sometimes Internet/blogging/books/diaries are not enough to come out of yourself, to come out of real yourself, you need to live what’s inside you. But i really like what u write, you are very much expressive.

  3. Ajaytao2010 says:

    Nice reading about you

    Thanks for visiting my blog. Be in touch. Browse through the category sections, I feel you may find something of your interest.

    • randomlyabstract says:

      Hey! Tou aap INDIA waley Hyderabad se haen? πŸ˜‰
      Glad to have you here and I equally love your blog. Actually, I love it more: “The Nawabi Musings!” from the name to the Taaruf and everything else πŸ˜€

      Thankyou for coming and please do come again. And again! πŸ˜‰

      Wassalam!
      Maria.

  4. Fahaad Humayun says:

    dont you think the quote you quoted fits practically on me :p

    yes thinking is a huge curse , i was following your blog already but i just scanned it and this is one well maintained blog, i am so much in awe of people who maintain their blog. also your about me is good. its original πŸ™‚

    • randomlyabstract says:

      Hey thankyou for stopping by and leaving your thoughts.
      Yes the quote does fit perfect, because you do have the courage to say whatever and not mind about it πŸ˜‰ I will be cautious though, in making comments there. ‘Stupid comments’ are badly-treated, nahee? πŸ˜€
      And thankyou for the appreciation. Keep visiting!
      – Maria.

      • Fahaad Humayun says:

        haha it was hidden sarcasm that if you dont like what i say then keep your opinions to yourself πŸ˜€ dont be cautious though, have courage to say whatever you want too πŸ™‚ and sure I will, i will scan every post too in coming days πŸ˜‰ look out for awkward comments :p

        • randomlyabstract says:

          I know right? I mean, why won’t you be sarcastic to someone who comes on saying you are the weirdest! πŸ˜€
          Acha you are saying “keep your opinions to yourself” and then you are also saying “don’t be cautious though, have courage to say whatever you want to”. So does that mean, have courage to say whatever you want to, and get criticized more? πŸ˜›
          Well, I will certainly watch out then! πŸ˜‰
          Have fun blogging! πŸ™‚

  5. Mani says:

    Asalam-o-Alaikum,

    Just dropping by to say thanks for liking my post … and liking it enough to start following me … well that doesn’t happen often … and to think it happened twice today … anyway thanks again … Interesting info. … Really liked the part about collecting memories … So are the results of online quizzes … accurate … πŸ˜€

    • randomlyabstract says:

      Walaikum assalam!!

      Thankyou for coming by, I found your blog from White Pearl’s of course πŸ˜‰ And I must admit I loved the poetry and design, and umm I’d like you to guide how you do that? I mean Urdu fonts kesay? πŸ˜€
      Also I appreciate that gravatar (R4bia) you’ve put. (Thumbs up!)
      And thankyou for your kind words, please do keep visiting! πŸ™‚

      • Mani says:

        Hey thanks for the appreciation … thats what keep me going … πŸ˜€

        For urdu typing,

        Can you kindly tell me which Windows you are using or weather it Apple OS

        And in the mean time follow the link,

        http://urdu.ca/1

        In step 1 you can install Urdu Fonts … but since you can easily read my post i think it might already be installed.

        In step 2 you can install Phonetic Keyboard that will be used to type in Urdu.

        Also on step 2 page there will be a layout of Phonetic Keyboard if you are a novice at urdu typing … it will come in handy!!!

        Further instructions after i will know about your OS.

        Sadly … that is all I can do for my Egyptian Brothers for now …!!! 😦

      • Mani says:

        Also another question … i forgot to ask … do you post directly on word press or do you use Microsoft Word to directly post you blog post on word press…???

  6. randomblurting says:

    Hey there fellow ‘random’.. Thank you so much for liking my posts today and for the subsequent ‘follow’! It enabled me to find you and follow you too. Your blog also looks great πŸ™‚ Looking forward to reading your future posts and archive. Happy writing πŸ˜‰
    p.s people used to say that I ‘over-think’ too!

    • randomlyabstract says:

      Hi there, fellow thinker!
      To over-think is great, except it brings a lot of personal fuss! πŸ˜‰

      I loved visiting your blog, those short verses, and poems, roller-coaster, happy pills, simultaneous, mad musing, and so much that I’d say: I love everything you write! πŸ™‚

      Happy blogging, keep visiting!

  7. Ali Adnan says:

    Thank you for visiting and liking my blog. I am not even nearly as active a blogger as you are. From what I see you are nothing short of a blogging celebrity πŸ™‚

    You are a very good writer and you poems are beautiful . And you are painter and photographer as well. Is there anything you don’t do? πŸ˜€

    keep smiling and spreading smiles .
    best wishes πŸ™‚

  8. Capt Jill says:

    Hi,
    Thanks for stopping by my blog and liking my photos of the sea. From reading your post above, I think we must have a lot in common. At least if those online personality tests are at all accurate πŸ˜‰ I love your quote by Steve Jobs above!

  9. Syeda Maham says:

    ‘My power lies in my imagination'<<<<<<<<<<Zalim ne is sentence se loot lia πŸ˜€
    I am very happy to come across your blog Maria πŸ™‚
    P.S. I also heart personality tests.

  10. cabrogal says:

    Wow, you seem to be working your way through my whole blog Maria.
    I’m incredibly flattered.

    You can probably find the sort of thing that might interest you most by using the tag cloud on the right.

    Thanks for showing an interest.
    It means a lot more to me than any blogging awards.

  11. Pamela says:

    Meri Pyaari Maria!
    You are a lucky charm for me. The moment you visited, stayed and loved my blog (that won the award for the Blog with least traffic πŸ˜› )…whoosh…likes and comments just started raining on me..
    how on earth!!
    this Indo-pak connection is too intriguing πŸ˜›

  12. rjl2727 says:

    well, i don’t know how you stumbled upon my page – by random and regretted accident? but glad you did so i could find yours. i don’t buy into this “following” for the sake of getting followers, and could actually care less if any but a certain few look at my stuff. i will, however, be following you as yours is amazing in appearance and content – beautiful to view and jarring to read. no reciprocation expected or desire. don’t ever waste time and space following some shit that does not interest you. life is too short for that. i will be coming back often to devour every syllable and image. cheers

    • randomlyabstract says:

      Random stumble sounds right, but it wasn’t a ‘regretted accident’ for sure. Why’d you think that?
      Glad you liked my blog’s ‘appearance and content’ and so did I like yours, and I am equally glad to find out your space! Time waste? Trust me, I don’t like things for no reason. I like what I read, and what I ‘like to read’. And don’t worry, I won’t be following things of no interest. πŸ™‚
      Do come back again and I will be honored to have your presence here! πŸ™‚
      Best wishes.

  13. sellairene says:

    Hello there, you are a truly artist. Full of an idea, creative, and passion πŸ™‚ I think is very amazing.
    Ow, thank you for the liked and commented on my blog πŸ™‚ Blessed you.
    By the way, how can i call you ?

  14. scottishmomus says:

    Your online personality assessment shows really fun results. I’m always amazed how accurate these can be. And how they also manage to glean the other sides of us. Looking forward to getting to know you better.x

  15. omtatjuan says:

    You are an excellent writer. I am following your blog because I enjoy heart felt words. You have talent being able to put words down. Keep it going!

  16. rjl2727 says:

    hi. hope you are doing well. i dig the new look of our blog. i am eagerly waiting december to end so you’ll start writing again. i miss your stuff and talking with you. i hope you are just really busy, and that i’ve not done something to offend you.

    • randomlyabstract says:

      Hi, I’m well thank you. I did reply to your last comment on your blog, don’t know where it went to. Maybe it got spammed? Anyways, thank you for stopping by! There ain’t any reason I’d be offended for, just don’t know what to write and how so I’m still quiet. Will post soon. Have a good day πŸ™‚

      • rjl2727 says:

        good. i am glad you are doing well. i know what you mean about being quiet – i go through periods where i don’t speak to anyone. but just wanted you to know i am thinking of you.

    • randomlyabstract says:

      Hi there!
      Many thanks for your lovely comment, and for finding my blog. πŸ™‚ And yaay to our similarities: nature, poetry, and by the colorful look of your blog, arts. Thank you again, and have a great day ahead! (:
      – Maria.

  17. stacilys says:

    Hey there, nice blog. I love the bright colors. Are you from India? If so, which part? I’ve been twice.
    “I don’t really know myself as well as to describe here, so I tried getting my results from an online personality assessment.”
    I would like to know where you found this online personality assessment. Could you let me know? Thanks
    Blessings =)
    –Staci

    • randomlyabstract says:

      Hi Staci!
      Many thanks for your lovely comment. πŸ™‚ I’m from Pakistan.
      You see I took this quiz about three or more years back, so I don’t really remember where I found it. So sorry about that. 😦 But if I do find the link later somehow, I’ll update you for sure.
      More blessings and many thanks for stopping by! =)

      ~ Maria.

    • randomlyabstract says:

      Haha, hi. The music and the current theme settings were for Lalarukh who is getting married this week. I was celebrating her thing on my blog here as a wedding gift, so that is what it is. πŸ™‚

      I’m very glad to have you here. Your secret Pixie world, your colors and pastel-works, they’re lovely!
      Have a nice day ahead! (=

      • pixieknucklecracker says:

        Oooohhhhh! I know Lalarukh! We follow each other too. I did wonder how amazing it was that two people were getting married in the same week.(Whoops, silly me!) How lovely of you to help her celebrate with such a sweet gift! And thanks for your kind comments on my pictures. They are all a work in progress – a bit like myself, haha!

        • randomlyabstract says:

          Works in process – like life itself too. πŸ™‚ I love arts, and I love every ingredient of it.

          Lol yeh, it isn’t my wedding this week. πŸ˜‰ Many, many thanks for your presence and beautiful comments! β™‘

      • L says:

        No worries – which blog is showing as private? The Gratitude Jar (allmylikes) or Not So Worldly Wisdom? I’ve just checked my settings but both should be showing publicly… let me know πŸ™‚

  18. lifeconfusions says:

    Hey Maria, Salam, How have you been?
    I just got around to reading your such heartfelt and uplifting comments on my blog. As you may have noticed I was on hiatus for quite a while. But hopefully now I am back for good. Thank you so very much. You wrote such inspiring words. Thank you for being such a good friend , you are always there for me.
    Sorry for late reply. I hope you would forgive me.
    Much Love. Zee ! πŸ™‚

  19. Ana Jain says:

    i see beautiful thoughts here.
    thanks for dropping by and liking my blog.
    your appreciation means a lot.
    thanks.
    looking forward to exploring your blog. best wishes.

  20. suyashchopra says:

    ‘Me’ is woven again in poetry. Great knack to see life through a colorful kaleidoscope n those colors could be even black or white but will still convey about all the colors of life. Thoroughly enjoyed…check few of my poems on my site

    • randomlyabstract says:

      Hello, Rajiv.
      Thank you so much! πŸ™‚ I post Urdu stuff only occasionally, so I hope you may find some other things of your interest here. They’re all random musings though.
      Maria.

  21. Amara Aziz says:

    And then I found someone who was so similar to me!
    I be a painter. I be an over-thinker. I sketch. I read. I be an imaginary.
    I paint abstract. I draw abstract and I write abstract. So many I’s!
    It’s really nice to visit your blog though! πŸ™‚

    • randomlyabstract says:

      Pichlay maheenay ye dono kitabain parhny ka moqua mila. Bookfair laga tou pehly yehi dono khareed leen, kab se ishtiaq tha. Ishq ka Ain zabardast hai. Bohat. “Allah mian ji” se ziada yeh pasand ayi. Bohat shukriya in kitabon ka zikr kerny ke liye! JazakAllah. πŸ™‚
      Umeed hai aap kheriat se hongay.
      – Maria.

      • Ali Adnan says:

        this comment got lost in the ‘like’ notifications of blog πŸ™‚ … glad you liked it .. i love both these books .. both are on their own level πŸ™‚
        theek hoon Allah ka karam hai … Umeed hai aap bhi khairiat se hon gi

        keep smiling and spreading smiles πŸ™‚

          • Ali Adnan says:

            zindagi ki masroofiyat main ab parhne ka bohat kam waqt milta hai 😦

            naseem hijazi ko parhain agar nahi parha to … aaj kal ke naye writers main bass umera ahmad ko parha hai .. un ke 2-3 novels achay lagay bass ..
            naseem hijazi ke mere sab se pasandeeda ye hain :

            Yousuf bin Tashfain
            Khaak aur Khoon
            Shaheen
            Dastaan e Mujahid

            Aur aap bhi koi books recommend kar dain πŸ™‚

          • randomlyabstract says:

            Naseem Hijazi ko parha hai kuch mainy. Muhammad Bin Qasim aur khaak aur khoon ke naam yad hain. School library me in ki kafi kitabain hoti theen tou waheen se start liya.

            Aaj kal me bus yehi novels jinka aapne zikr kia tha unhay parha hai aur baqi kuch purani dastanain. Ab Ghazali aur Mumtaz Mufti parhungi aur kuch recommendable hua tou zaroor bataungi. πŸ™‚

  22. Samjoth says:

    Hey hi Maria ..!!
    I liked the Steve Jobs quote .!!
    And glad to be here !!
    Hoping to be in good association πŸ™‚
    and see you around !!

    • randomlyabstract says:

      Glad you do. That’s Thomas Cole’s ‘Manhood‘, third in the series of “Voyage of Life” which describes stages and phases we undergo. It’s about troubles, storms, and lack of control, etc. But a hint of serenity in the distant background… πŸ™‚

      “The boat is damaged and the tiller is gone. The river has become a terrible rush of white water with menacing rocks, dangerous whirlpools, and surging currents. “Amidst the chaos and confusion of the wild scene in the foreground, one catches a glimpse of possible serenity.”

      • Haseeb says:

        Marvelous. Thanks for introducing it to me, ive just seen the series of four and it has fascinated me to great extent. I even changed my wallpaper to the Youth πŸ˜€

  23. girlwiththegreenbook says:

    I LOVE THIS ABOUT SECTION. Mine is so lame in front of yours and some other bloggers’ that I have read from. πŸ˜› Khair, no big deal, it will be better some day, insha Allah. I also ADORE your theme. Too bad it wasn’t introduced when I was making my blog. :/
    Now, can I just tell you how much I love your writing? *Tries* *okay I can’t*
    I am so glad you found my blog cause thats how I found yours :’) Keep this up and you’ll do wonders.

    • randomlyabstract says:

      Haha thank you! Thank you. So much. YOUR ABOUT PAGE IS NOT LAME, BHUI. I love the way it is! I am glad you like my writings; it means more than you’d know. :’) Aur theme toh kuch arsa pehly change kia tha it was black before. I have changed A LOT of themes since the beginning of this blog. xD

      Equally glad to find your place. β™₯

      • girlwiththegreenbook says:

        Well I always think okay let’s change my theme but I feel like I’ll be betraying this one if i do so πŸ˜› I think someday I will surely when I overcome this stupid feeling πŸ˜€ Insha Allah.

          • girlwiththegreenbook says:

            Yeah I chose this one because of the same reason I left the green book undecorated and plain for ages. Even now it only has a few stripes of printed tape nothing more on the cover. I wanted the focus of the reader to be on the content, and let the words wander free all about. :’) And yes over-thinking is totally in the name πŸ˜›

  24. miss.mysterious says:

    Ohkay this is another sweet post πŸ˜›
    Hi Maria πŸ˜€ Nice Intro!

    I write about everything. I love words! I love how one can paint emotions with a pencil, draw poetry with one’s feelings, and exhale life like that. I like writing and reading. I am fond of nights, rains, paintings. Maths and magic.

    YAY! I like alot of things you do but MATH is NOT one of them,yet! <.<

    Are you sure you don't want me to call you Maria Baji XD Haha πŸ˜›

    • randomlyabstract says:

      Hi Miss Mysterious. THANK YOU. πŸ˜€
      I think Maths is beautiful :p Even though it’s not my subject anymore. xD WHY WOULD YOU CALL ME BAJI? Lol. Nahee. Too young for that. :p

      It’s great to have you here. β™₯

      • miss.mysterious says:

        Hi call me MM for short if you like XD
        I think you are elder than me πŸ˜› and because I like to tease people so yeah I call my fiend Maria Baji sometimes πŸ˜› but ohkay :3

        It is great to have me hear πŸ˜€
        I haven’t read a book for quite a long time but I’ve read alot of blogs<3

        • randomlyabstract says:

          (I think) I found your age. *achievement unlocked* haha I’m older. But that’s cool [you know why?] Because baqi sab is blog pe baray hi haen mujhsy. πŸ˜€
          It’s great that you enjoy reading blogs. I am waiting to read yours now inshaAllah. =^.^=
          P.S. Not baji. :p

          • miss.mysterious says:

            How? :3 I knew you were older. πŸ˜›
            So everyone else on this blog is elder than me <.< even Maria (the other one πŸ˜› )
            But see now you have two people younger than you. Miss mysterious and the girl with the green book. πŸ˜€
            Yus I do! ^.^ In Sha Allah…

            P.S.Theeka! :3

  25. JariUllah says:

    Aoa,
    How are you Maria?
    I have started a new blog ( pakincentives.com ) and I would like you to contribute in that blog with your writings??
    Please tell me if you can do this so I send you invitation to become an author on this blog.
    Thanks

  26. tinkererofwords says:

    Maria, ayeee!
    ^that’s how awkward my greeting is. 😐
    Maria (the other one.. πŸ˜› ) found your blog and then she told us all about it and now we’ve conquered this land and from here onwards you shall find us as avid and eh, ‘overly attached’ fans of the RandomlyAbstract.
    But hey, congratulations!
    ^there is no escaping. πŸ™‚

    Okay on a serious note. I LOVE blogs that not only have stellar content but are also, aesthetically, PERFECT.
    And It’s safe to say, yours most definitely fills that criteria! πŸ˜€
    Keep up the good work. :’)

    -Toto

    • randomlyabstract says:

      Haha this has to be one of the best introductory comments I’ve received!
      AYAYO, TOTO! How do you do?
      Thank you so much for coming here, and for making my day with this beaut. :’) Jazakillah! Your other friend Miss Mysterious had shared your link with me on email and I can’t wait to find out your stuff now. Keep coming and stay awesome! πŸ˜€

      All the best for always,
      Maria

      • tinkererofwords says:

        hahah wah. my pleasure.
        Honoured to have you entertained by my awkward attempts at faking to be a naturally cool comment-er.. (plot twist: I is not O.O )

        That Mysterious fella does help me a lot in getting to know new awesome people and forcing em’ to come meet me. πŸ˜› She’s like our personal megaphone.

        AND BTW, ToW (abbreviations is sorta my thing..) welcomes you, whenever ya like! :$ I’d be ehh, a-word-even-greater-than-hounred by your presence.

        *I have SUCH a horrible habit of blabbering. Sorry if I wrote you a novel instead of a comment..I can’t help it. :s *

        Until the next novel,
        Toto πŸ˜‰

  27. Sufyan Ahmed says:

    Hey Maria! Your blog is pretty good. Wondering if you can write for my blog. Can you please drop me an email as there’s no other way to contact you.

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