Thursday, December 31, 2009

Paucity of ideal living? Well, Happy 2010 :)

Another year went by and a new one starts – and I seem to be mired in one too many things to get the focus and aspiration to write. So I decided to pen down the lyrics of a song I have been listening to a lot lately. A very good friend of mine sent this song to me and said it cheered him up.

See the animal in it's cage that you built
Are you sure what side you're on?
Better not look him too closely in the eye
Are you sure what side of the glass you are on?
See the safety of the life you have built
Everything where it belongs
Feel the hollowness inside of your heart
And it's all
Right where it belongs

What if all the world's inside of your head
Just creations of your own?
Your devils and your gods
All the living and the dead
And you really are alone
You can live in this illusion
You can choose to believe
You keep looking but you can't find the woods
While you're hiding in the trees

What if everything around you
Isn't quite as it seems?
What if all the world you used to know
Is an elaborate dream?
And if you look at your reflection
Is it all you wanted to be?
What if you could look right through the cracks
Would you find yourself
Find yourself afraid to see?

P.S. The song is called Right Where It Belongs by Nine Inch Nails.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Things not to do when you are sick and zonked

1. Come up with one liners
(You are very likely to come up with something like “Life is like a question paper without questions”)

2. Call your folks and tell them you are ill
(They are going to return calls for the next 2 days, every 5 minutes asking if you have recovered!)

3. Try taking a walk to get some fresh air
(Falling, stumbling, toppling, rolling, tripping, and slipping… everything… every freaking thing happens!)

4. Call for groceries
(They get you “Boondi Raita” when you ask for “Bournvita”)

5. Take an off from work and sleep
(The brain is hyper active when kept on a pillow – to-do lists, agendas, outlook calendar, excel sheets, history, chemistry, apocalypse – everything pops up invariably)

6. Cook
(Half burnt food is okay – but half burnt kitchen? NOT OKAY!)

7. Visit any random unknown doctor
(The time you take to explain you, your medical history and current symptoms multiplied by the time he takes to comprehend, equals the time taken to fall sick and get over it 12 times untreated)

8. Write a blog post
(yeah.. well..!)