Today was a nice day. Why? It is difficult to explain. Just feeling it was nice. May be because I was able to meet two friends after a long time. Particularly one whose wife is undergoing chemotherapy treatment for sometime. Just happened to pass that way when I rang him if he was home! The smile on his face on seeing me made my day. I realize it is very difficult for such people to call or visit anybody. Let us make a habit of taking the initiative and meet such suffering acquaintances because they will not be able to take the initiative!.
Probably the legendary scientist did not believe in God but to those who believed, he was the living evidence of the existence of God. Although miracles occur every day for the believers, Hawking was a miracle even for non-believers, Diagnosed with ALS at the age of 21 years, and given only two years, he lived a meaningfully productive life till the age of 76! No, he did not live in a vegetative state. He was undoubtedly the most outstanding scientist on black holes and quantum theory. His efforts to synthesize both the theories required a brilliant brain which he had and used to the fullest capacity. He died a satisfied man. If this is not a miracle, what else can be?
Words fail me to describe the legendary scientist who was so positive despite his non-curable and progressive disability! Modern day man has to learn a lot from him!
Agreeably the status of a modern day person!
The dark is overwhelming.
The sense of loneliness is strong.
Being surrounded but feeling alone is the worst feeling in the world.
It’s like the world is there but invisible.
I walk alone
And cry alone
And sing alone
And I’m alone.
The world is near but far.
And It’s the worst feeling in the world.
And I don’t know what to do.
It is a story of little sparrow which most of you might have heard. The little sparrow was standing on beach of a giant ocean, hardly visible against the blue expanse. It was time and again dipping its tail into the water of the ocean and taking it out striking in the already wet sand. The process went on and on! Someone observing the action asked her as to what she was doing!
“I am trying to empty the ocean”
Surprised, the observer said “what you can never do it”!
“I know that,” pat came the reply.
“Then why you are wasting your time”?
“Lest I am blamed that I did not try”.
Most of us fail to take an action prejudging our failure to succeed. But we must learn that an effort for change has to be made without thinking of the results. A single action may motivate others to join in, and who knows, the ocean may be emptied!
The action of the four Supreme Court judges has to be seen in that perspective. They have done a great service to the nation and made their little contribution for the sake of saving democracy in India. Are there people who can join in in to save the important pilaar of democracy?
Embryological Study by Leonardo da Vinci
courage is fathered
in a rank wretched bed
where masculine fear
lies down with his gorgon
in a choking embrace
expelling her peril
till foul becomes fair
and soiled linen creases
unfold in bright riots
of fortified flowers
that girdle the breast
with petals of armor
and freshen the beard
with fragrance of dignity
cleansing the air
for the first natal breath
of the manchild valor
now growing proud wings
in the belly where fear
hid his auspicious seed
(originally posted April 2013)
I wonder whether “Apologies” is the appropriate heading! Actually I do want to feel sorry for such a long absence which can be explained in many ways. The fact remains that I remained disconnected from my well wishers for so long and no apologies can fill that gap. I wish at least now I am a little more regular. I’ll try my best, friends but nothing can be guaranteed. So Here I go….Please bear with me for my lethargy!
Have a nice day
Today morning as I went to prepare my bed tea there was no tea leaf in the the container meant for this purpose. As I went to wake up my wife to ask where the tea leaves were, I found her enjoying peaceful sleep. I could not dare disturb her sleep and came back to the kitchen. I switched off the gas stove, searched for the tea leaves packet and filled the container with the tea leaves. As the brew changed the colour, I went back thirty years, the initials years of our marriage!
Would I have entered the kitchen so early then? No way, the MCP that I was, I would have woken up my wife rudely! Even if, assumed, had I entered the kitchen, the empty container would have made me furious and I would not even have noticed that my wife was sleeping! I would have simply shouted : ” What the hell you keep doing all day? Cannot even remember to keep the container full of tea-leaves?” And even after her having prepared the tea, I would have sipped it sulkily, cursing her for her absentmindedness as, in my perception then, it was her duty to keep all things ready! It is another matter that it would have wasted my morning also but who would have cared?
But years of living together and her silent suffering have brought a see change in my perception about our ‘roles’ and ‘duties’. I am more or less convinced that no one owes anything to the other….It has to be a mutual enterprise and this has eased things for me at least! over Thank God for this change in my perception!