Forgive and forget. Well forgive me for not forgiving any of the people who had wronged me. I may write hundred lines but most of them would not be true because they did harm to me for their own personal gain. I will have to remember so that no one else can do similar harm to me. I have not tried to harm them in return but forgive and forget never.
Ever been kind? This is something that we should all ask ourselves. What do we mean by an act of kindness? Sharing something or giving something to some one who needs it is perhaps what means kindness or it can be better worded as the quality of being friendly, generous, and considerate. We are considerate or are able to give when we have had enough. If that is kindness then it is trying to act like God.I am sure we all have tried to be God like after we have had our fill. There are only a few who have given everything they had and they are the only ones who are truly kind.
Now coming to my act of trying to be God. I was in a small town for some official work. After day’s grueling work in hot humid atmosphere I was hungry, thirsty and tired. I went to one roadside eateries near the bus-stand. After washing my hands and face sat down under a ceiling fan near the window and ordered my lunch. Two helpings and cold bottle of Coke later with my appetite satisfied I went to the counter to make a payment and saw a poor old lady begging just near the exit of the eatery. Most of the men were running past her in the eagerness of catching their bus. Somewhere inside it felt bad. I thought of the big lunch I had taken and here was someone older then my mother seeking alms and being ignored. I asked the manager to give her lunch for which I would pay. He nonchalantly asked one of the service person to call her in and asked her what she would eat. She said some rice and vegetable curry would do. I asked the manager to ask her if she would like to have any non-vegetarian dish or not. She replied in negative. He added the bill in my account and asked for the payment.I asked him to not tell her who was paying he just nodded.
Just as I was walking out I heard the manager say to the lady that her bill had been paid by a kind heart gentleman. I felt happy inside but as I sat in the bus I thought ‘why feel happy. Just because you have acted like a God.’
I do fly into rage everyday at my own incompetence. Almost everyday morning I forget where I kept my car keys, my mobile, my handkerchief, my tie. Everyday I find them in my drawer just ready to be taken. Mind it they are in place because I kept them but in the rush of things in the morning I just forget to take them while getting ready to go. This prompt gives me an opportunity to find the reason why I am mad at myself every morning. What really happens is my habit of going through the Newspaper in the morning trying to keep myself updated almost always means that I forget to take my personal things while I am ready to go. Now Mrs.Crooked Eyebrows too is rushing for her work which means everybody has to be self sufficient. My staying in Hostels should have made me that but to bumble is perhaps ingrained in me. Is it a disease or just simple non planning I do not know.
I also fly into rage when somebody is inordinately late for a meeting. Time is the most precious thing on the face of the Earth. You can regain everything but not lost time. We have time wasters a lot. Those who just sit along doing nothing but gossiping eating away your time without letting you finish your work are galore in our lives. Yes I can understand we are social animals and have to mingle and have friendly banter every now and then but there are some people who are nothing but time wasters and they have single motto in life of criticizing everything. I feel these people should be banned from public life, put behind bars. Strong statement but they need to see reason.
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Difficult when you ask for just least favourite quality of mine. Ask my friends and they will start a list that may take half an hour to list. Anyway I am thankful that I have just write about just one. Which one is the question that will take much time to resolve.
Now if I ask Mrs. Crooked Eyebrows she will start with double the number of of what my close friends think. However she is happy to point out that being talkative is one thing that should always be in the list along with my forgetfulness especially with whatever she says. You can easily take the second part out as most women think their husbands do not pay any heed to them which not the truth. Reality is most husbands, especially ones married for decades always try to remember whatever their wives say but forget. Forget because wives always say too many things.
First point is being talkative and it is true given a chance I will continue for hours on any topic whether I know or not. Other quality which is really despicable is whenever I start anything I just cannot stop without completing. You may think that it is a good quality but in work area it leads to most people hating you more then liking you. Most of your peers and colleagues just will do anything to put you out of action.
1984 I was in 2nd Year of B.Sc. I clearly remember the date 5 days before Christmas 20th December. I went to Library and got ht e book of Thermodynamics I was looking for ‘Zemansky’s Thermodynamics’. While returning from the library after taking the issue I stood in the bus stand for the bus. Most of the buses were overcrowded and I waited for one in which I could get inside the bus. Futile wait yielded no result and in an hours time I jumped onto the foot-board of an overcrowded double-Decker.
The pressure on me while hanging precariously from the foot-board told me I had taken a wrong decision. As the bus started climbing on a flyover I started slipping. Soon the books slipped out of my hand and before I understood I saw the bus slipping away.Next I saw a group of people standing around as I was lying flat on the road with many buses and cars around. A policeman was kneeling by my side and asked me whether I was alright. As I sat up people around clapped.
It felt so nice to meet my parents , cousins and friends from then on. This is the first time I am sharing this story.
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Me at Taj Mahal with my Parents perhaps in 1968. Though I do not remember much of it but the smile tells me that it must have been one of my best holiday. You do not need remember much of it but a picture of perfect smile is good enough.
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Necessity is mother of invention and the greatest necessity at this point of time is to save the Mother Earth of we all cease to exist in may be by the end of this millennium. Many of may think that it is long period of time and anyway I am not going to exist by then. Look at it fro a different angle or perspective Earliest life form started nearly 3.5 billion years ago and the end will also not be very swift. We will have to face floods, drought, cyclones, tsunami, rising sea level, food crisis, drinkable water shortage…. and the list will go on. Actually Mother Nature gives us time to correct the crisis which we human being precipitated.
SO what can we do………. go back to historical times which is regressive. Reduce the carbon print. Use Solar Power. Problem is making Solar cell is not only cumbersome and costly, it is also inefficient. Somehow if we could manage to recycle our solid waste and through Solar heating use it produce power we may still have a chance. Science will make further progress and we may soon have more food food production even in smaller patches of land and water conservation or desalination will perhaps lead to take care water scarcity.