Sunday, January 27, 2008

Holding on to old times ..

Somedays there are no snowfall on my window ..
somedays there are no mistletoes on my doorsteps ..
Its just fortitude and that longing ..
I Bind to those long lost days much too tightly ..
And those faded images of you linger in the closed corridors of my mind ..

Friday, January 11, 2008

Freewrite # 223 - I too dream in Technicolor.

Doomsday passed without much fanfare. Relax, said the night watchman. Apparently he had seen many of these. But I ... I had sold everything ( except my raincoat and the 1977 rolex ) and bought a one-way ticket to heaven. If you think about it, it doesnt cost much you see. And I didnt have much to part with too. Just another one of the many bad investments to come. I should stop trusting people atleast now.

Doomsday passed away without much fanfare. Now we anxiously wait for another .

Monday, January 07, 2008

All I Need to Know ..

I once read somewhere .. "If you Laugh, Cry and Think in a day .. Thats a complete day."

I came so close to a complete book ... One that makes you laugh, cry and think. ( not necessarily in that order )

All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten by Robert Fulgham

This probably would be the best short book that I would like to carry with me when Iam dead. ( If ever I need education in my next life ... logistically speaking its easier to carry this book ... compact and light weight and would slip easily into my long black suit.)

Note to my friends: If ever you all read this and are present for my funeral, please buy a copy of this book and a long stemmed white lilly and place it in my coffin.

Wednesday, January 02, 2008

Price v/s Value

Offlate I have been "questioned" about my savings ( or the lack of it) . What did I earn ? What did I save ?
Probably nothing material. Probably nothing Ethereal . Probably everything was momentary. But given another opportunity to do so, I would do the SAME ... almost the very same.

Money has value; Things have price. Wants have a cost. Needs have a price. Desires have a value. Its so easy to get confused between everything .. there is nothing more stupid than to compare price and value.
A dinner at my favorite place with that favorite person/parents was worth many folds more than the cost of it. Thats value v/s price.

I wouldnt mind paying a fortune on something I really want.
I wouldnt mind investing my emotions on someone who is really worth it.
I wouldnt mind waiting patiently almost all my life for something thats valued really high by me. Sounds like my interpretation of the MasterCard Ad !!

But seriously ...
"Who wants to be cynic who knows the price of everything but the value of nothing ?" - Oscar Wilde

"Florentino is so in love with Fermina that he eats gardenias and drinks cologne so that he can know her taste. He becomes drunk on the cologne, and his mother finds him the next morning, in a puddle of his vomit, in a cove of the bay where drowning victims are known to wash ashore" - Love in the time of Cholera