Saturday, November 16, 2013

5 Random Thoughts

I had subscribed myself to Write Tribe for prompts so that I would write something every week. However this time it was to write a letter to someone who caused you pain; some one I wished I could forgive. Unfortunately I cannot do that. It is at such times I wish I was writing anonymously. Even then would I have written it? I doubt that. If I write a letter to someone, it will definitely become the property of the person I have written it for, so how do I share it publicly? If it was something nice or had some message, maybe it would have been a different matter. Of course the letter could always be fiction. For now, I guess I will just stay put.


Rudyard Kipling's IF has helped me a lot. Right now these lines feel so relevant to me.
 If you can keep your head when all about you
  Are losing theirs and blaming it on you,
If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you,
  But make allowance for their doubting too;
If you can wait and not be tired by waiting,
  Or being lied about, don’t deal in lies,
Or being hated, don’t give way to hating,
  And yet don’t look too good, nor talk too wise:
If you can dream—and not make dreams your master;
  If you can think—and not make thoughts your aim;
If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster
  And treat those two impostors just the same;
If you can bear to hear the truth you’ve spoken
  Twisted by knaves to make a trap for fools,
Or watch the things you gave your life to, broken,
  And stoop and build ’em up with worn-out tools:
If you can make one heap of all your winnings
  And risk it on one turn of pitch-and-toss,
And lose, and start again at your beginnings
  And never breathe a word about your loss;
If you can force your heart and nerve and sinew
  To serve your turn long after they are gone,
And so hold on when there is nothing in you
  Except the Will which says to them: “Hold on!”
If you can talk with crowds and keep your virtue,
  Or walk with Kings—nor lose the common touch,
If neither foes nor loving friends can hurt you,
  If all men count with you, but none too much;
If you can fill the unforgiving minute
  With sixty seconds’ worth of distance run,
Yours is the Earth and everything that’s in it,
  And—which is more—you’ll be a Man, my son!
Courtesy :  WIKIPEDIA

I think I will write down the verses and stick on my cupboard so that they can always remind me what's important and what is not.

Yesterday Vavoo turned 6 months. My little baby. You are  a sweet child vavoo. Capturing the heart of everyone who sees you. I love to hear you talk. You say aauuu and aaaaa and ghaaaa and grrrrrrrrr. You have recently learnt that your legs are stronger than before and so your new thing this week is to try to stand and suddenly you flop down /forward/backward which gives both me and your achchan mini heart attacks. You love climbing over us to go to the other side to take a toy even if there is space to crawl in bed. You have learnt to crawl a bit. You sometime sit with one hand supported and look at us to see if we are watching you. You have started using your judgements also . The other day achchan kept two toys one a bit far and one a bit nearer in a sort of triangle. You looked at both as if to see which was worthwhile and then wriggled to the toy that you liked more despite the fact that it was a bit further. You have began to jump from one person to another. Normally you give a bashful smile when someone smiles at you but we hardly saw that this week. Will we see more of it or have you already outgrown that phase too?You are so squirmy and wriggly - as if the moment you learn to walk you are going to run every where. My love, my sweetheart.....


This weekend is going to be pretty busy. This house has a lot of issues. Yesterday was the last straw. The geyser started burning on it's own accord. Hubby felt so helpless as the plug was off and when he tried to remove it, it would not budge. Luckily we were there in the house at that time. So going house hunting this weekend.


??? - nothing coming to my mind rightnow!!!!! Hope you guys have a great weekend. I started this post with a serious note. Right now, I feel as if I am going to go on a treasure hunt. Any tips on what to look out for when we go  house hunting especially in Gurgaon?. mmmm?



  1. Love each line in the poem "If" but the lines
    "If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you,
    But make allowance for their doubting too;" and "If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster
    And treat those two impostors just the same;" are the ones that have stayed me in good stead over the years... Thank you for refreshing them for me :)
    Good luck for your house hunt.


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