Thursday, June 5, 2008

Some Frozen Moments

What if you are given an option of freezing some of your life's moments and then have them stored in some kinda memory and replayed whenever you want? Replayed in such a way that you are actually part of that snippet of memory. I do have some of these moments of my own, which I would like to immortalize for my lifetime.

One of the memories I'd like to put away and then re-enact would be time I was para-sailing in Goa on a recent trip. I always feel at one with nature when I'm near an Ocean, or on a mountain, or even on a flight. However, I distinctly remember the feeling while para-sailing. Suspended in mid-air, engulfed by the vastness of both the Sea and the Sky, one couldnt help noticing the minute-ness of our existence. Even though we invariably know about the vastness of this universe, we somehow dont realize it in day-to-day life.

Ego takes precedence - Man, the supreme being! Man, with the power to harness and solve the biggest of problems, the power to create and destroy. It takes the genius of man to build a spacecraft, land on Mars, and it takes the genius of a man to make an Atom bomb and use it against his own kind.

It is not by sheer chance that man has come to rule on this earth, however, it will be his own undoing to disregard the sheer power of nature. Man's capabilities can be considered as a tiny surrogate of that of nature's. Will it be possible that man, being a natural nomad, be able to find another pasture, away from a decomposing earth?Will he have enough resources to be able to settle down on a new planet? Only time can tell!

Coming back to the point where I was suspended in mid-air. What did I feel? Bliss! Its a great feeling. Some people feel scared of the height or of falling in the water. I was smiling broadly and saying to myself - "This is where you belong boy!! This is where you belong!"

How I wish I could fly! I believe, someday, I will! :)

Sunday, March 30, 2008

Let there be Light!!

There is so much despair
So much gloom and darkness
Eyes with the hint of a tear
Weaned of all happiness

All caught up in the unending race
No one knows where it leads
Yet they try keeping pace
Without a thought for their deeds

A fist here, a leg there
Grab his shirt, grab him by the hair
Pull him down, PULL HIM DOWN!
At any cost I want that crown
No matter how many thorns I want that crown

And in the end there is no glory
The race ends, no winners here
Blood everywhere, streets all gory
Sullen faces, ghastly looks everywhere

And Then Suddenly....
Piercing the dark skies, out of the black
Emerges a light, shattering the hue
Striking terror in the hearts of evil
Cowed down, bodies lying askew

And a voice thunders through the melee
"Time has come for things to be set right
Halt this drudgery, end this slavery
Let there be harmony, Let there be Light!"

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Time for Another one...

Ah! Its been a busy month - February!! Work weeks stretching into 55 hours, family gatherings and functions by the dozen, friends getting married, birthdays, projects going live, stock markets fluctuating wildly - along with my portfolio, and a zillion other things that I could list down here, but cannot recollect!

Phew!! Just thinking about all that makes me feel tired all over again. I terribly missed going to the gym, among many other things. It started out with my gym sessions becoming erratic at the beginning of Feb and then tapering into one odd visit in a week, until they completely stopped by the second week. Yes, putting on some more flab is quite a frightening thought, so it used to irk me all the more! I did cut down on my diet, though it doesnt help much if one has a sweet tooth!

Among other things, I missed reading the newspaper! For days on end, I think I did not even venture near one. Sad, but true! Of course there are other ways to keep up with whats going on around you, thanks to the internet, but somehow you will always miss fretting over the number of people being run over by buses, the number of murders being committed, scams being unearthed, politicians being jailed, women being abused, etc. Sometimes it feels as if we are de-volving - moving back to the savage beasts that man once was. Then, he had ample time on his hands and nothing much to do except hunt, eat, reproduce and sleep. In today's fast paced world, humans are running at such a fast pace trying to catch up with the rat race, that there's no time left for compassion.

Ah well, things move on. I've got some free time on my hands for a few days now, so started back with my gym routine. I've started dabling in squash now thanks to a colleague, and after reading up the benefits on wikipedia, think I'll be pursuing the sport for some time. Looking forward for some time of relaxation!!