Wednesday, April 25, 2007

On Maya

Now that I have mastered the art of blissfully ignoring the necessity of being continuously worried about too much work/ too little time to enjoy, i feel a lot better (The fact that i actually have less work now certainly helps ;) , as does my acceptance in the HR course in MDI.. but.. whatever :) )..

I finished this book "Speak" by Laurie Halse Anderson just a couple of days ago.. Its about a teen outcast Melinda Sordino, who has just started high school.... The book is narrated by this tormented girl who is going through the anguish of not being able to tell the tale of what really happened to her. She chooses to be selectively mute, and transforms from a bubbly and intelligent student to a below average one.... really good. I wonder why it isnt in the Oprah book club.
The book talks about an african american woman "Maya Angelou". Now Maya, as i learnt, had to go through a lot in her childhood too. I went through some of her quotes, and she strikes me as a wonderfully strong woman. have a look at some of them :

"You may write me down in history
With your bitter, twisted lies,
You may trod me in the very dirt
But still, like dust, I'll rise. "

"People will forget what you said
People will forget what you did
But people will never forget how you made them feel. "

"My life has been one great big joke
A dance that's walked
A song that's spoke,
I laugh so hard I almost choke
When I think about myself"

"The white American man makes the white American woman maybe not superfluous but just a little kind of decoration. Not really important to turning around the wheels of the state. Well the black American woman has never been able to feel that way. No black American man at any time in our history in the United States has been able to feel that he didn't need that black woman right against him, shoulder to shoulder— in that cotton field, on the auction block, in the ghetto, wherever."

It wouldnt hurt to have her pic in my closet too :)

Thursday, April 12, 2007

On dancing

"Everything in the universe has rhythm. Everything dances. "
- Maya Angelou

Ever danced when you thought no one was looking ? Danced for yourself and yourself alone?I do that sometimes when I am not getting late for work. It is a wonderful feeling. Much more happifying (whats the word for the verb which stands for "make happy" ??) than gym. Puts a smile on my face for the whole day, I feel wonderfull and more importantly, i feel beautiful(I have a pretty high opinion of myself).
That is how i save the money which would have otherwise gone to a shrink...

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Color me rainbow :)

Some time ago while talking to a friend I had promised to send him rainbow colored smilies....

Like this...

:) :) :) :) :) :) :)

Even maintained the VIBGYOR seq.... And i loved the effect it had on me.

It is true that colors have an effect on how u feel and think.

Came across this site today :
Good one.. I wonder how they have coded it.
I would have loved to make one.

A new day

I wrote a poem today..

The nautanki gang didnt think much of it.... but i really liked it.

I woke up with a smile today,
Because of a dream i dont remember.
M not sure if it had flowers in it,
Or a chocolate stuffed chamber.

And then i realised, with a start,
What a night it had been..
I was in a spaceship (a very big one )
Was hiding, trying not to be seen.

A chance escape, was a great fall,
That somehow i fell into,
I had struggled to wake up,from a nightmare,
Away from a place I had never been to.

Then why the smile, and happy thoughts,
That came to me in the morning,
Its not the heat, not work for sure,
Then why was it all so charming?

The answer came, as I write this,
It came with more blissfull peace,
Every morning is a miracle, a great new one,
With a chance to love, laugh and be merry,
With a chance to live life.

Monday, April 09, 2007

Back to work....

I had a fantastic weekend....
It was like a month worth of fun squeezed in 2 days. And i really felt connected with old friends after quite a long time.:)

They say u see what u feel.. (well... they also say you are what u eat.. but I dont believe it. I am not a chicken . And yes, i know its a PJ). I have started seeing things in a better light now....

I watched 3 movies this time.. Namaste London(ok ok , bollywood drama once watchable type.....), Provoked (Nice one.. Wanted to know more about the real Kiran Ahluwalia though) and 300 (not a typical epic war movie.. it has more bloodshed than any other ever. setting up the whole movie in sepis tone was a bright move indeed. the movie would have been a red blur otherwise... And really good visual effects coupled with a good background score. watch it if the sight of severed heads, corpses pinned on trees and eyes poked out with swords doesnt make u wanna puke..)

Friday, April 06, 2007

Shattered is a mild term!

Just found out that I havent made it to SPJain. :(

Tuesday, April 03, 2007

Arthur Dent

Lately I have taken to Douglas Adams..
I did "The Hitchhiker's Guide to The Galaxy" and now "Life, The Universe and Everything"
Nothing short of genious, this guy has succeeded in combining sheer non sense with some intellectual garbage with a dash of sadistic pleasure in it.. and topped it all up with lots of humor.. in fact lots and lots of it.

If somebody asked me , I would rank him with the PG Woodhouse's of the era....


A song and a sketch

I was really happy last night.

The weather was so nice.. A perfect breeze (funny how it improved the day we got a cooler....cosmic joker..listening?)
After the regular dose of gossip that we get everyday in our PG, I did something i had forgotten I could do. I listened to music, and sketched... yeah. nothing special, and not with the intention of creating a masterpiece... but just for the sheer joy of sketching. i loved it.

And I discovered that life is good.... Its upto me to discover how good it can get :)