Sunday, October 30, 2005

Life's most urgent question is: What are you doing for others?


I read these line a couple of weeks ago..while reading Khalil Gibran's book...

"If you love somebody, let them go, for if they return, they were always yours. And if they don't, they never were"

When I read these...I felt 'wow' but as it started sinking in me...am thinking how easy it is to say or to read but can you imagine how difficult it would be to ..let them go????...you do so much for them and then...you just let them go...!! Am not saying that you keep any kind of expectation but the faith ...doesnt that gets thrashed!!???

At such times I remember what Sir Winston Churchill, had said once...

"I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears, and sweat."...at least he said what he could give..he didnt make any false promises and raised anyone's expectations!!!

Similarly, Subhash Chandra Bose- "Give me your blood and I will give you freedom"...an attempt was made for that freedom.
But when I think of a person and then sacrifice...its lingers tons of thoughts in my mind as what these great people have said and done...how tough and difficult it is.
At the same time when I think of giving away something for someone...I feel its easy probably b'coz I have done it and I keep doing it :)

"Not he who has much is rich, but he who gives much" ~ Erich Fromm

And I believe what Einstein said, "Only a life lived for others is worth living." and then I feel...
"I regret that I have but one life to give for my country"

All great thoughts to keep one motivated and to go with one's life but then how easy it is to do in practical...and does that sacrifice is seen by at least that one person for whom you do??? ...its a fight between...sacrifice and not to keep expectation...but I think one must be getting hurt when they see there sacrifice is not given that worth...

I dont know these thoughts came in mind as Khalil Gibran's quotes sink in my mind and heart..!!! This picture shows the huge pine tree which reminds me of x'mas ....but I get more of strength from this tree in this picture.

Hungry not only for bread - but hungry for love.
Naked not only for clothing - but naked for human dignity and respect.
Homeless not only for want of a room of bricks - but homeless because of rejection
~ Mother Teresa

Tuesday, October 25, 2005

If you are going to walk on thin ice, you might as well dance..;)

Today is a day with lot of things taking place in many people's life...at least a couple of them whom I know and...hence I am assuming every now and then in this part of the world like some good things happen ..similar fashion ...something painful too happens to people !!!
It was just couple of weeks when I saw this guy blooming with love and always making sure to keep his sunshine happy and content ....and how he tells me today that she broke off with him for no reason and she lets him know this via email...!!!
"Hope is not the conviction that something will turn out well but the certainty that something makes sense, regardless of how it turns out." -- Vaclav Havel
This is what exactly I felt and I told him to be strong!!!!
I wish I could do something..when I heard his boss didnt either pay attention to this part and he was dealing with some work performance issues..!!!

"Any emotion, if it is sincere, is involuntary." ~Mark Twain

Seemed like the last straw...but then what can one do...there was no one to approach in HR manner...probably a little patience or break could have been a great relief..:)
In the evening I felt I should talk to his boss about the break-off and to my surprise the boss knew and he shook-off his shoulder...as if there is no life when you work here !!!
But I also couldnt take it..as I asked the boss what if it was him????

"Experience is a hard teacher because she gives the test first, the lesson afterwards." -- Unknown

and you know guys what happened after that....
Boss calls him and makes sure he is doing fine...the result of that was he was on a date this evening heheheehe!!!
I was just thinking how much does this world needs to feel sorry and to be merry :)

"No winter lasts forever; no spring skips it's turn"

I placed this pic which I took while the car was moving and the best part I saw in this is the trees are paired & are twins too :) ! Not only that...I see power when I look at this tree yet grace when you see those leaves :)....
"In life as in dance: Grace glides on blistered feet"

Yet I want to convey with todays incident is as Les Brown said:

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Friday, October 21, 2005

The mind never fully accepts any convictions that it does not owe to its own efforts!!

Sourav Ganguly is back with a bang! Ousted from the Indian team due to bad form and under pressure to perform in the Duleep trophy for East Zone, Ganguly hit back with an entertaining 117 which included 18 boundaries and a six off just 143 balls. It was Indian captains toughest test and he passed with flying colours. Now Chappell has a big problem on his hands, should he take Ganguly after the first ODI if India lose or should he wait and watch.

"People seem not to see that their opinion of the world is also a confession of character" ~ Ralph W Emerson

I had just gone to one of this sites where people had created a website club as they hate Ganguly. I mean what is it ...after all he is a human. We all have good and bad phases in life..in profession..should we hate ourselves also when we are not doing so well?
I am glad to hear about Dada's performance...this is a tribute for his success on my behalf :) in this blog.

Three Cheers to the Bengal Tiger ;) hip hip hurray!!! :)

"Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any one thing"
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Thursday, October 20, 2005

Like swift water, an active mind never stagnates...!

I have moved into new place and trying to set things out...I often miss Toronto, as every now and then something comes out and it takes me way back to Toronto...I know I bore people out here with my stories...but I love to live in those memories too :)

"Memory is a way of holding onto the things you love, the things you are, the things you never want to lose." ~From the television show The Wonder Years

But the view from my patio is something which brings back life into me :) & this is the view...its just amazing!!!!
I just love the water...the noise of the water...it just thrills out the pleasure and joy in me.

"Everywhere water is a thing of beauty gleaming in the dewdrop, singing in the summer rain."- John Ballantine Gough

I had read this poetry long back ...but today to express my feelings ...and the joy that I have for having this view right out of my patio is something...which I can only mesmerize it...and read out..
"I came where the river
Ran over stones;
My ears knew
An early joy.
And all the waters
Of all the streams
Sang in my veins

That summer day."- Theodore Roethke, The Waking, 1948

The flowing water...when you look at it..you just dont know where you are ...it just takes you far from reality and takes you in such a wonderland that...you also dont realize that you are actually standing still there while the water is flowing..:)..its as if the water is expressing its JOY.

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Wednesday, October 19, 2005

Every word written is a victory against death...!


The other day I was watching this movie...'Sau jhooth aur ek sach' (100 lies over one truth), something like that. The reason I watched this movie was coz there are actors like..Vikram Gokhale (marathi theater pro and a great actor) & Mamooty (Keralite film actor, National award winner), in it.

The movie was well captured..through out I liked Vikram Gokhale's natural acting and was finding it funny with Mamooty's hindi speaking skills...I really had a good laugh !!!

"Natural abilities are like natural plants; they need pruning by study".
Red Auerbach


Something that stick in to my mind when Mamooty asks why anyone writes a 'diary' ? for which his answer is that when a person is lonely!!!!!!!!!! Something which I dont agree with..! It could be just a phrase to continue the story of the movie however, it made me think and write over here :)

"The reason one writes isn't the fact he wants to say something. He writes because he has something to say".
F. Scott Fitzgerald


I am thinking who so ever must be reading this post of mine, do ponder your thoughts...as I write diary as a child and its not that I was ever a lonely child...!

"Writing is the best way to talk without being interrupted".
Jules Renard

But then what Sidney Sheldon has to say....
"A blank piece of paper is God's way of telling us how hard it to be God".

I find immense peace in writing..in expressing myself and giving that flying power to my thoughts and opportunity to my dreams to at least have the trial of making an effort to achieve them :)

"Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing".
Benjamin Franklin

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Sunday, October 16, 2005

Moon! Moon! I am prone before you. Pity me,and drench me in loneliness!!!


An evening in California ...;) ..I think after India trip its, in California that I have seen full moon..with that tinch of yellow & orange color...wow...I dont know why...I always found the moon bigger in size when am in North America and its always smaller in size in India..?? why???

"The moon develops the imagination, as chemicals develop photographic images"

But even though the moon was full...beautiful with spreading the moonlight across..still a strangeness was there...the sense of belongingness or warmth which I have seen in Canada or in India was lacking!!!

"Politeness is to human nature what warmth is to wax."

Its so strange I wonder....though we all know there is only one moon and one sun...still we differentiate hehehehe...thats what they say its the mind thing :)

However, I like the mountains over here...very light greyish n blue combi mountains with trees in between growing..as if its shrubs...and literally makes one feel that its a painting...:) it is a painting isnt it...nature's own creativity.

I admire the beauty over here...many times its the nature and its beauty that keeps one stay ...;)

"Pray that your loneliness may spur you into finding something to live for, great enough to die for."

I loved this evening...was always feeling how lonely the moon is...though there were lots of people around in the mall..and the moon sitting across was just watching at the crowd.. may be..! or was feeling jealous about them...:)

"Oh dear moon...I feel sad for you...
which means in your lonely times am there with you" :)

this what I felt like saying to the moon!

"Wherever there is a human being, there is an opportunity for a kindness." :D
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Thursday, October 13, 2005

The sun-observing marigold!!!!


As time goes things settle one by one.....however new things come up too
Isnt that funny...? We often try to resolve something to figure out some new challenges ahead
"I do not believe one can settle how much we ought to give. I am afraid the only safe rule is to give more than we can spare."
But then I love these challenges and then try to resolve...it keeps me motivated

"The minute you settle for less than you deserve, you get even less than you settled for."

So now friends, you would understand why my cam is now a days jobless .. still I clicked this flower..can say my first picture in California .....it reminded me the marigold flower...and I know its Dashera time for many people and these flowers grow immensely during this season.

"Memory is the diary that we all carry about with us" - Oscar Wilde

I remember in Toronto, my garden had these so many.....they grow crazy.....and many desi used to come and appreciate the golden carpet in my garden.

It brought back all those memories.....how strange a small flower .....took me all the way back to Canada !

"A moment lasts all of a second, but the memory lives on forever."

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Sunday, October 09, 2005

Change begets change....!


"Change" this word looks so small...when one actually goes through the change :)

I have been moved to a new city...new environment...new job ...and ofcourse new kind of people :)...so many changes to such a small soul like me ..:)

I have a lot to capture with my cam when I look at the nature here...but believe me I miss my home Toronto :(

I now truly believe in 'Until you taste sour, you really dont know what is sweetness'

"I'll go anywhere as long as it's forward."

I have been through changes but now its been a long time ...my things are still in transit with the USP people ...I have no phone :( yet...am still going through the process...of getting one...hence no net...aaah! how much to make one soul suffer....but then work is also new & I can't take the risk of blogging hehe..hehe what else for the last straw on the camel's back...am getting used to everything...I have found a desi colleague right from the heart of Goa - in India, who keeps me busy with her stories and makes me feel at home... :)

"Be bold. Be confident. Be alive. A gallery of possibilities awaits for you when you make change your friend"

Gosh! its Ramadhan time and believe me I started mine prior to Ramadhan time...:) life is like this sometimes...:)

I look at it an innovative way of living..isnt change a good thing..you make new friends and you learn new culture and teach some to them too..;)

"Every generation needs a new revolution."

-Thomas Jefferson

am happy ! But all I am upset is for not using my cam ....its so tempting!!!

"Change is a part of every life. Resisting is often as futile as it is frustrating"
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