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Am a contradiction of sorts. i love going out and having a good time with friends, and i can also stay home chill out over a book or a movie.. Am very passionate about writing, so give me a topic and watch me float away into wonderland... I Am crazy about music,books,friends and my doggie... :)

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Q for Quick

How quick we are to judge a person
based on their looks/clothes they wear/the way they talk/vehicle they drive

How quick we are to jump to conclusions
without hearing what they have to say [in full]

How quick we are to shrug off an idea
because it simply dint sound right

How quick we are to smile/frown
with nothing but a peek of that "person"

How quick we are in putting off doing a task
just because it is boring or seems impossible

How quick we are to reject an offer
without exploring it further

How quick we are in making certain purchases
without thinking too much about cost or value

How quick we are in criticising movie makers
with little thought to the effort they must have put in [even for the terribly made movies]

How quick we are in walking out on a relationship
letting our fears take over, or our ego drive our heart away 

How quick we are in spilling a word
without blinking our eye to think of the repercussions

How quick we are in making/breaking plans
simply because we felt like it

How quick we are to pack
especially when we are looking fwd to the destination

How quick we are to criticize a person
without thinking about them/their thoughts/situation

How quick we are to write/wrap
when it is meant for someone we love 

How quick we are to complain
without a thought of what happened

How quick we are to advice
because we feel we know it all or we are better judges/more mature [without thinking about them/their situation/past]

How quick we are to waste [food/time/energy]
simply because we think we have enough of it

How quick we are in cooking a dish
only because we know "the person" loves them

How quick we are to neglect
we think they dont care/dont deserve 

How quick we are to love
Without wondering about the future...

How quick we are...................... 
How quick....

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Peek a boo

Dear Days Flying by,

Wonder why you are passing by so fast. Why dont you stop and catch your breath?! I would so love to cherish a few moments here and there, just put my feet up, and enjoy the new sofa... I would also like to chill out and spend a few minutes chatting with my grandparents... Or maybe just go for a leisure walk, listen to music, and enjoy My company..

Dear Yesterday, 

Where oh where have you gone? Are you hiding or did you run away from me? I was sure i treated you well, kept you smiling, and dint tax you too much... Ummm, any doubts? do you want to come by once again and visit me please? 
The little hand seemed to chase the big hand , and the seconds hand wasnt helping either.... Damn the alarm button..That is the most hyper over enthusiastic in the lot i know... Can i just take him out and let him rest?

Do you know-- Its been so long since i met some friends of mine, its been long since i went to the library...
Am not saying am busy 24 X 7, but it sure feels like my mind is buzzing all the time, and hence, no "free time"
Running from one meeting to another, well,not literally, but almost... 
Cooking at home between work, Answering calls, sending mails, completing work- Sheesh, i wonder how all those working women who also manage families do it... 

Today, i nearly left home with the towel on my head... Thank God, i realized, else would have been quite a surprise..
I was up early, but had no mood to cook, was actually working till 8, then rushed to get ready and scoot for the meeting.. Wanted to not do anything, felt guilty for feeling that, and yet went about doing what i do... 
I want to pause the clock, just stand still, and soak in the moment
I want to freeze time, and let the days wait a bit , linger on....

Dear Tomorrow, 

What do you have in store for me? Am sure its going to be yet another packed day, a day that begins when sun rises, and goes on till the sun is ready to rise again.... 
Pongal around the corner, there is bound to be some extra shuttling- shopping, going to and fro to mom's place- helping out, being part of the function...
And work doesnt sit back and say "go ahead, have fun girl, we shall wait"...
Am not complaining, am happy being busy, i get a HIGH being busy and occupied...

Guess i'll have to wait and see.. 
Remember, am watching you!!! ;)

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Stark Contrasts

The past few weeks, i've been meeting friends morning noon and evening... College friends, Ex colleagues, and friends i know via Social networking websites.. 

Each one has a story to tell, experiences to share and it dawned on me how similar we all are and yet, how different our lives are. Most of my married friends spoke about how life was just going by, they were busy with work, children , husband and all the others in between...  

During one such meet, we were 3 college mates sitting at Cafe Coffee Day, Ispahani Center reminiscing our college days and catching up on all that had happened since the last time we had met/spoken to.

There was N, RR and moi... I had been in touch with both of them, met them everytime they came to Chennai, bla bla.. but N and RR were meeting each other after 12yrs.. There were squeals, yelps, and Oh My Gods! reminded me of the episode from FRIENDs when Rachel meets her friends from before she became a part of the FRIENDS gang...

During the 3hours we spent talking, there was mention of few other friends in our circle. Updates were shared, some friends had drifted apart, we missed them and wondered what had happened and ofcourse we were eager to know what others were upto. There was one girl in our class, S, her family got her married off during 2nd year B Com slating that her ailing grandmother wanted to see her married. She was a beautiful delicate looking gal, and we were all quite stumped at the news of her wedding... Within a year, she delivered a baby girl, much to the chagrin of her In laws.... Another year, and another girl child later, we came to know her in laws were still insisting she try again to give birth to a "BOY".... About 2yrs ago, i came to know she had delivered her 3rd daughter..... At CCD, during our meet, RR told us S was preggers once again, but was afraid to tell her[she would get more than a earful from RR] and had passed on news to RR's mom.... We were appalled.... 

In this day and age... And after 3 more child?? Sheesh... And her parents were being silent about the whole thing.... we felt awful for S, angry at her husband and family for putting her through this......... 

Within the same meet, we got another shocking news.. A friend Sl's husband had been diagnosed with cancer and was starting treatment... N had seen her last about a year ago in Chennai, but none of us had heard from her since then... She was this tiny thing who used to mother me, and take care of me ... We dint know what to do... We wanted to make a trip to Blore to meet her, but knew not her address, dint have the guts to go to parents place in Chennai to find out details as we were unsure if her parents knew of it ....Such a dilemma.... All we do is pray for her every day and hope things sort out.... 

And then there is this group of girls from our class who were silent, and nobody, but who are today flying high.... 

Amazing how the crayons in one box are each so unique and different.... :-)