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Tuesday, June 28, 2011

their part in your story is over

Always REMEMBER when people walk away from you let them go, because your destiny is never tied to anybody who leaves you. It doesn’t mean that they are bad people, it just means that their part in your story is over.

-- Anon

I read this somewhere. Some thoughts are really so profound and true. Just not easy accepting them.

My baby started day care. Has been sick every week. Fourth week, this one and is down with ear infection. Where is everyone when you need them. Granny, Mom and even some good friends. Life really is harsh at many times.

Just mulling over random things not necessarily in any order.

Friday, June 24, 2011

Serenity Prayer

Been repeating this repeatedly. Wish God blesses me with Serenity, Courage and Wisdom.

God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change,
Courage to change the things I can,
And wisdom to know the difference.


Wednesday, December 02, 2009

I am a Mom!!!

I have an announcement to make.
I am a mom to a 10 week old girl. The last year had been so wonderful with me being pregnent mostly and now having sleepless nights with her. I never knew motherhood could be this great. If only I had, I would have had a baby a long time ago. You becoming a mom, makes you see your parents in a different angle all together.
2009 indeed has been a great year with all its ups and downs!

Wednesday, October 01, 2008

Kangal Irandal .....

I recently saw the movie Subramaniyapuram. What a movie, after a very long time, I found a movie that I can watch many times. Even repeatedly and especially the song Kangal Irandal. I know many have raved about it already and I am way too late on this one. I don't what it is that makes me keep listening to that song repeatedly, is it the lyrics, if I am right they are by Thamarai, is it the voices of Belly Raj and Deepa Mariam, is it the music of James Vasanthan, is it the performance of Jai and Swathi, or is it the way the song is choreographed (I don't know who did that), or the way its been directed by Sasi Kumar.

But that one along with the other one from the same movie sung by Shankar Mahadevan (Kaathal Siluvaiyil, lyrics again by Thamarai, if I am not wrong) has been in loop the last 3-4 weeks.

The movie was really a treat. In spite of the heaviness of the subject the humor was really good and the movie was so very watchable. It doesn't make you get all heavy and emotional. At the same time, you do want to help the characters. There is something so tangible that you can relate so well with the characters. An excellent one after a very long time. Worth watching. Hope that director Sasi Kumar continues to give such movies.

You can listen to the songs here.

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Another Year Goes By...

Funny how time flies. Yet another year goes by with me standing and watching it go by. Its officially 2 years since I started this blog on that morning of September 14 2006. And this year I am posting a post a few days later after 14th of September 2008 on the 18th of September. I still have dated this "Sunday, September 14, 2008" for the obvious reason. Its been more than 6 months since I wrote something here. I haven't even replied to the comments of some of my fellow blog friends. I cannot say I had been busy that I couldn't acknowledge comments. I do value their comments and their friendships. Guess I lost the drive and had been too engrossed in myself. But this was a day that I did not want to let go like all the others.

I like the poems of Emily Dickinson. One notable thing about her poems is brevity. There is one poem in particular that I love a lot. You can find the poem here -- http://www.bartleby.com/113/4085.html

I am going to reproduce the words for my own sake. Its such a small one, and is just 8 lines. This particular one has always fascinated me right from the first time I have read it. This was something I have always heard from my granny. She would just say, as time goes by things will fall in place. As as kid I never really understood. But of late, I can relate so much to the poem. I was one person who really resented growing up and I still do in many ways. Which always takes me to what my brother would say... "Insecurity and pain is inherent in growth!" Many times I think though he is younger than me, he really is way too wiser than me.

THEY say that “time assuages”,—
Time never did assuage;
An actual suffering strengthens,
As sinews do, with age.
Time is a test of trouble,
But not a remedy.
If such it prove, it prove too
There was no malady.

Time sure plays a lot of tricks in one's mind. The way you go through something makes you so strong that after a particular time when you look back you can really laugh at yourself. The only thing that matters for me is, I don't want to be laughing alone when laughing at myself and I don't want anyone laughing at me when I am not laughing either. But thank god, luckily I am not alone and I do have someone who can laugh with me at myself and at my idiosyncrasies and do it only when I laugh at myself.

Amma, I did remember you ... not that I remember you only on the 14th of Sep... its just that around this time you really trouble me a lot. You still puzzle me a lot. With every passing day, I seem to understand you more. I cannot say, I can accept all that I understand, but understand I guess I do. Its the third year without you. I did talk to appa ... but this year we did not talk about you today. This year was a lot better than last year.. Guess time really does assuage or is that I have learnt to handle it and get stronger. Whatever time really is a test of trouble.

One more significant thing about this post is its my 50th post. Funny... I wanted to write something substantial for a long time and was postponing posting something here and I end up posting now to register a date.

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Happiness is a state of mind. It's not dictated by outward circumstances -- really. Learning to see a situation as it is, not as you hoped or feared it would be, is one of the keys to being content. -- Unknown