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The To-Do List - 2007!!!

Oh boy - 2007 is almost here!!!
I always have a to-do list that I make each year... and maintain in a personal file.
This year - it's online. :-)
So here goes...

1. Take a 10-30 minute walk every day. And while I walk, I will smile.
2.Sit in silence for at least 30 minutes each day.
3.Get more sleep.
4.Get married.<>
5.Live with the 3 E's. Energy, Enthusiasm, Empathy.
6.Watch more movies, play more games and read more books than I did in 2006.
7.Spend more time with people over the age of 60 & under the age of 6.
8.Be a good listener and supportive husband!!
9.Dream more while I am awake.
10.Drink lotsa Bacardi & plenty of water and eat apple pies, steaks, broccoli, grapes & mangoes.
11. Try to make at least 3 people smile each day.
12. Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dinner like a college kid with a maxed out credit card.
13. Smile and laugh more. It will keep the energy vampires away.
14.Blog everyday
15.I will not forget that I am too blessed to be stress…

The long journey

Life is a long journey.
It starts in the mind (someone else’s) and moves on to the beginning. It is a lonely road for most of the part. There are bits in the middle where fellow travelers give us company.

They come like gusts of wind.
We – like the leaves on a tree. The wind blows us in many directions. Control is not the word that comes to mind at that point of time. The gust is too strong for that.

Then suddenly it’s gone.

The leaf – that we are, falls to the ground. No longer do we have the support of our tree-brother. He watches us from afar and we wait till the next gust of wind blows us closer.
Sometimes they do, and sometimes they don’t.
2 minutes of fleeting fame... then darkness again. Alternate cycles like day and night. That’s the wild life!!

There is an alternative. You can choose to be a potted plant. You receive nourishment and care. You are firmly attached to your roots. The elements and their gusts are not your headache. No alternate cycles here – just keep the lights on for a…

rage around

you'll see it all around you.. i do!!
the anger is palpable... it makes me tremble sometimes....

do venture on the public transportation system in in the Delhi-Gurgaon sector twice a day ( one way - 2 hrs) ....

it brings to the fore - certain feelings that I'd like to keep dormant... the urge to bitch-slap the mother-fu***** who wants to step all over me, the guy who thinks he can cram his fat ar** into a set for 2 when two of us are already sitting there.

the sign says "no smoking" - but he has to puff on his beedi...

the need to abuse atthe slightest irritation - fu**it - you are not the only one who has had a bad day....

i do believe one of these days - i am gonna seriously do some kick-ass talking - literally!!

Yes - I am angry. This is not the cathartic experience I was hoping for.

Awaiting Destiny

This was written last friday.. before Supriya came to town....It turned out just right!!

It’s an early Friday evening…. Barely past 9 on the night clock.
I’m home – sipping my breezer spiked with some rum.
The folks are downstairs – busy with their daily activities.
Dad watches the news as mom serves dinner. Tina is busy clearing her plate, waiting to go back to her place.
There is an air of restlessness…. somewhere….

We re all waiting!!!

Supriya is coming tomorrow…
I’d love to say that only I was awaiting her arrival. But things have changed. We are now a larger family – 3 members more… 1 in a more direct manner of speaking. Ma and Pa are still in Kolkata. I’ll see them at Christmas. 3 weeks to go for that one.

For now – we await Supriya – my destiny… our destiny.

She doesn’t have a clue how she’s changed my life. I am no good at expressing it to her. 28 years of obsession with oneself is melting away – one second at a time. Some call it maturity. I call it the “S” effect!!

I think of not one –…

shopping time....

So much of choice!!!
One poor damsel - in distress - cos' nothing seems right
The poorer "Knight in not-so-shining armour" waiting .... yeh trial room ka darwaaza kab khulega???