Thursday, December 09, 2004

How deep is your life?

Bombed out of my mind playing 'Civilization'. Mouse finger hurts, shoulder throbs. However -- over 2000 gold in treasury, 16 cities built, many advances made. Puny Babylons at war with us, though. All because I requested them to kindly butt out of my empire. Bugger.

Swades' music improves with every hearing. Am looking forward to the movie. Gowariker has a delicate touch and I'm praying this one is good.

Yippie - today's Indian Idol day.

I used to have a theory. About rating how good life is by listing your Top 5 troubles (or preoccupations) of the moment. If the timing of a television program, a concert, a movie or acquisition of a book is somewhere in that list - you're doing good. However, if those sorts of things kinda occupy three top positions out of five, you can turn the argument on its head and ask: how deep is this life exactly? Sigh.

But I shall build my defense yet. My cousin used to have this quote by Mary Jean Irion for her signature and I second it strongly.
Normal day, let me be aware of the treasure you are. Let me learn from you, love you, savor you, bless you, before you depart. Let me not pass you by in quest of some rare and perfect tomorrow. Let me hold you while I may, for it will not always be so. One day I shall dig my fingers into the earth, or bury my face in the pillow, or stretch my self taut, or raise my hands to the sky, and want all the more for your return.

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