Thursday, March 05, 2009
More random thoughts
ESP: Does it exist? I don’t know, but I do know that at least on two occasions I was wide awake when something unfortunate occurred. Now this may sound trivial but I generally sleep like a log, ie I don’t have a disturbed sleep. On these mentioned occasions I was jolted out of sleep and was wide awake. First time in a few minutes I got a tragic phone call about a classmate’s demise, the other I was informed of a robbery next door when everyone slept. I wonder…
Rules: The other day I was asked by an Idiot (please read onwards to understand, why an Indiot) if I was a stickler for rules. He observed that I was wearing my seat belt. Idiots do not understand that seat belts, helmets and others of their ilk are not fashion accessories or just after thoughts mentioned by law but potential life savers. When will people realize that road rules are not for the police men’s amusement and pleasure but directives to ensure one reaches his / her destination safely?
Helplessness: Have you gone through times, when your loved one comes to you in pain and there is nothing you can do about it, either because you don’t know what to do or because there is nothing you can do? Those are times when words are just not enough…
Sport: The creaky muscles groaned and grumbled, but settled down after I started enjoying badminton. Sport and me were as far the couch and the televison till very recently. D talked me into trying out a few games. What started off as yet another short lived attempt to loose a few kilos has now become a pleasurable routine spanning two weeks and counting.
Affirmation: It’s so nice to be affirmed. I know that I am a good guy (must learn some modesty) but to get affirmed by a close friend even though it was just over a small issue made me warm inside. There are times when words can be more than enough.
Fasting: Come lent and you have so many saying they will abstain from meat, drink, cigarettes etc. If they manage to abstain for 40 days I am really proud of them but the big question is if it is possible for 40 days why not give up smoke and booze altogether? Surely they know it is good for them. One person in particular indulged himself (booze, smoke and chilly beef) till 23:55 Hrs on Mardi Gras (the Tuesday preceding Ash Wednesday) and on the hour washed his face, rinsed his mouth and was ready just in time for lent. Pity they do not realize that fasting does not mean delayed gratification.
PS: Googled “random” images and that is what I got.