Sunday, May 03, 2009

Past Perfect ....... Future Tense !

An arm chair hunter's trophy wife , a million Rupees in your savings account, a flat in Bangalore, a brand new Honda SUV, a killer sales job, 2 kids, enviable social life - and almost everything that a man can own.

What does one need ? Wait .... What do "I" need ?

Last night I slept peacefully. The thoughts were not taunting me anymore .. atleast thats what I thought. I wish I had made peace with myself ... and then I took one of those "female" magazines ... genuinely female ... went to the loo .. started reading an article which headlined.. "31 things you should do before you turn 30" .

Of all the 31 stupidly astonishing things mentioned in the article, I had done just one - a permanent tattoo on my body - the rest were beyond me ... and I would have hated myself if I were a girl ( hmm a lady?? ) and if I had done even 10 of those 30 in the list .

Or would I have ?

"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