Wednesday, November 05, 2008

A Coincidence ?

It was the day of presidential election in US between a white man and black man, a old man and a young man, a war veteran and a regular citizen, it was between Barack Obama and John Mccain.

Even though in the end, as expected by everyone I know, Barack Obama became the 44th president of the united states and becoming the first black president in over 200 years, an interesting thing happened.

For an unknown reason, I decide to watch a movie. Might be becuase it was only five to 10 in the night. I had always wanted to watch "Point Break" and thought it would be a good choice. So I start it, unplug my monitor and connect to my TV.

Once the movie starts, I realize it was "V for Vendetta" and not "Point Break", how much ever I think that I had in fact started "Point Break". For a person to have not seen "V for Vendetta" before, the starting was very interesting. So I continue to watch, only to realize in the end whether "watching this movie, this day, was in fact a coincidence".

The quote that made me realize was,

"He was right! .. That the country needs more than a building right now. It needs hope!".

I believe, there are a few things in the world that are hard to explain and this is one of them. I write this note to myself, to remind me the importance of this day as anyone could interpret.

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Don’t Stand at my Grave and Weep

Do not stand at my grave and weep,
I am not there, I do not sleep.

I am a thousand winds that blow.
I am the diamond glint on snow.
I am the sunlight on ripened grain.
I am the gentle autumn rain.

When you wake in the morning hush,
I am the swift, uplifting rush
Of quiet birds in circling flight.
I am the soft starlight at night.

Do not stand at my grave and weep.
I am not there, I do not sleep.
Do not stand at my grave and cry.
I am not there, I did not die!

Do not stand at my grave and weep.
I am not there, I do not sleep.

I am the song that will never end.
I am the love of family and friend.
I am the child who has come to rest
In the arms of the Father
who knows him best.

When you see the sunset fair,
I am the scented evening air.
I am the joy of a task well done.
I am the glow of the setting sun.

Do not stand at my grave and weep.
I am not there, I do not sleep.
Do not stand at my grave and cry.
I am not there, I did not die!
~ Author Unknown ~

Sunday, February 05, 2006

Illusion of Life

When it comes to the way of life or how the world works, there are so many things one could think of. Its a very common thing that you keep staring at the mirror for a long time wondering why am i not able to see how someone else sees! why am i not able to see through someone else's eyes! No one can give a clear answer to it.

The fact that everything you see is from you/your eyes can be used to say that others don't exist. so what are others ? thats what i call as an illusion. They are there for you but you can never guarantee or prove their existance. When life started on this planet, it was claimed that there needs to be a man and a women to form a new life which revolutioned the presence of millions of people who are connected together. This also brought in the concept of parents to make you believe that you were born. You go to school to understand the illusion that lies behind you which forms the basis of your existance. But you may ask me, the hunger you feel is real if so how can the food that you eat be an illusion. The food that you eat is an illusion of the thing that is required to satisfy your hunger.

There are so many jobs which various kinds of people do based on their liking but does any of it matter ? consider yourself, what is the whole point of going to office and working for 8 hours a day, In the end, you are going to die and this entire world of illusion dies along with you. The problem always is with these kinds of question which arise due the fact of not knowing where this is all going. But one thing everyone knows is that death in this world can't be the end, simpliy because if its the end then what is whole point of your existence to you.

This of course does not mean that we should stop living, From what I see, Your existence is solely to you and only you, so do everything that makes you want to live more. Even after knowing that everything around you is an illusion, Why would you want to die if you are happy!.

Sunday, January 22, 2006

Small World

It was a sunday afternoon, I walk along the side of the road and see this beautiful woman standing in the balcony wondering about something. There are kids playing below her second floor house on the side of a not so busy road. Is she waiting for someone ?.. Her hair is not combed, Her face is all sweating and one can feel her tiredness. She looked not so like any other married women who would infact be watching tv or taking some rest after spending a long time cooking lunch. Such a peace in her face! .. All of a sudden, she shouts, "rahul, don't play on the road"... was she looking at the boy all along ? It seems like the scorching sun is the last thing that she thought of. An hour and a half passes by and she is still in the balcony, is she waiting for the sunset ? A scooter comes towards the apartment and stops by. The kid waves at her and gets on the scooter. After a couple of minutes, the scooter comes back and she finally gets in. So what was she doing ? Waiting for her family!

Wednesday, January 18, 2006

End of the River

There is a waterfall ahead! My first blog.