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Monday, October 22, 2012


Be Perfect - Positive, Ethical, Rational, Faithful, Enthusiastic, Caring , Tough

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Sounds of Life

The impatient tapping of the hands
while one waits and stands
The melancholy humming as one awaits
the opening of the theatre gates
Are the sounds of life

The pulsating heart and worn feet
the sweating brow under the harsh heat
the rapid breathing and adrenaline rush
eyes all alert and the cheeks flush
Are the sounds of life

The muffled crying and the tears
the boisterous enjoying and the cheers
the aching pains from stretched muscles
the tingling wounds for childish tussles
Are the sounds of life

The breezy wind at the mountaintop
The fiery bargaining at a Turkish shop
The screeching breaks as a train stops
the loud shattering as a glass drops
Are the sounds of life

there is a difference between living and being alive
all that matters is our own thirst and to strive
to wake up every morning and hear
the awesome sounds of life...

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Promise Me This

A promise said is a promise made
With time it doesn't fade
To keep a promise one had to
do what they said they would do.

Breaking a promise is more than just
stop doing what you must
Making a promise is easy to do
Find me a person who keeps it too

Now and then and time again
Something in the heart of men
Does not keep the words it made
The bond of trust and friendship made

To make a promise or not to make
Is a decision we need to take
With heart and mind and soul too
Make a promise and keep it too

Saturday, October 6, 2012

The Cyclops Syndrome

Have you ever heard the story of Cyclops, the one eyed Giant? If not, its a worthy reading and extremely fascinating, not because of the mythological characters but because of the insight it provides to human nature.

It was only recently that I was impinged with this idea of how many of us are like Cyclops, with a single eye right in the middle of our minds/heads which looks at only one thing at a time, like a horse on a race track.

But then had that been the reason of our existence, why do we have 2 of them?
I am well aware that , scientifically, we need 2 of them to make a proper 3D picture, with depth and stuff, but it can also be argued that having 2 of them gives us a broader field of vision than with just one of them.

When we have been endowed with such a broad viewpoint, why do some of us narrow it down so much that even the tip of a pin doesn't fit into the eyesight , people who refuse point blank to even hear the other's vision and those who see nothing as an alternative. Its either black or its black....

Some retort that its called "being focussed" but if you ask a photographer, he would always say that the actually breadth of the landscape is more beautiful than when it taken from the lens of a camera. Being focussed is an activity, not a way of life, which I believe is the point I am trying to make in this post. This "Cyclops Syndrome" affecting many of us. 

Some of us are so focussed, we literally abhor anything that does not fit into that razor-sharp edged focus frame , so its either fully in or fully out, but no dangling in the middle.

But then a man is only as worldly as he knows about the world... not only his own, but of others as well. 
A monocle is a tool, which when used always will only show you the smaller things in life, but never the true bigger picture. In the same way, focus is a tool, meant to achieve certain purposes in life, but that does not mean we eliminate the free flow of ideas and views from our eyesights itself.

I am not sure if I focussed on an idea in this post or not, but then, look at the bigger picture and enjoy it :)

Till later....