Friday, May 16, 2008

The birthday came and went. Except for the tsunami of wishes on Orkut, there was almost none in the real internet-less world. Guess, the middle aged guy has finally arrived in my life and along with it, my Levis went for an upgrade from 28 to 30.

The first time your eyes met. The first date, the first kiss. The first time you see her naked, the first time you fought...

Age has been the best education I’ve ever received. The books and movies say first times' always a disaster, or clumsy at its best. But if you have loved and slept with more than one woman, you’ll know that’s one big lie.

Makes you weak, makes you strong. Makes you stand tall, makes you go down on your knees. Makes you laugh, makes you bleed and cry...

They say love’s about giving. Love’s about understanding each other. Love’s about sacrifice. Love’s about great conversation, and great sex. I say balls to everyone who believes in these. Let me tell you love’s about finding that someone who can take your shit - all your insecurities, all your wacky habits and biased stubborn opinions and attitudes. Love has its moments too. Special, earth-shattering, mind-blowing, worth-everything-in-the-world moments but then don’t hold on to it like your last candy and don’t hope for it every day for the rest of your life.

They say your performance matters, your honesty matters. When you start working, when you have a job, just believe in one simple thing - work smart. There will never be a politics-less company in this whole wide universe. There are no great companies, there are only good managers and good job profiles.

Love and sharing doesn’t make good families if there are lazy egoistical dependent assholes around. Financially independent members make great families. The love and sharing comes naturally after.

Our Hindu way of life has taught me just two things. If you are a happy man, it’s all god’s grace. If you are a dog, it’s karma. And sadly, this stupid, blind belief, this mother-of-all-excuses for everything wrong in this world has spread to all our countrymen.

Don't come closer or I'll have to go
Holding me like gravity are places that pull
If ever there was someone to keep me at home
It would be you...

Everyone I come across in cages they bought
they think of me and my wandering
but I'm never what they thought
got my indignation but I'm pure in all my thoughts
I'm alive...

Guaranteed by Eddie Vedder from the OST of Into the Wild

Saw "Into the Wild" last week. If you have ever dreamed of giving up everything to live the life you have always wanted, you’ll love this movie. As for the soundtrack - nine original and two cover songs performed entirely by Eddie Vedder, the less said the better. I’ve been listening to these songs everyday ever since I downloaded all the 11 songs and 2 bonus tracks.


Saltwater Blues said...

man, you are so damn right!

cheers mate!

Dreamcatcher said...

Kickass post. I agree with everything you say here. You say it brilliantly :)
And belated happy birthday :)

Monika said...

belated happy bday :)

sushmita said...

IS your birthday 3rd May? Happy bday! May you grow in the right direction!
I am seeing your blog after a long time - at some point I got extremely pissed off with something you wrote and stopped reading. Today I was in a strange mood and I got back. I loved this post. Thanks.
First date, first kiss, first time you see her naked, I like reading you in that mood. 'don’t hold on to it like your last candy' - great. Don't forget that - keep seeking more and more out of your life. Observe, feel, think constantly.
I was catching up on the posts and came across this - 'S's father had got this glass with him..' and then you go on to say that old people want everything their way. I agree.
But there is a more loving way of looking at this. Try to look at him in a more positive light (I don't know details, I may be wrong in this case, but try to understand my spirit.) You'll see a new way of thinking and a new world of ideas if you love people around you more. Think better of them than they deserve. Don't be bitter.
The walls of bitterness that you build around yourself are what would make you old.
Good Luck! Keep writing.

sushmita said...

loved your post on imphal. It stirred my insides.

D said...

Call a spade a spade. And do it in style. That's what your post has been like! Great writing!

loving soul said...

so realistic... after been there done that... i can so much relate to this... but ask writing so straight forward ... i will take same time... great read non the less....

Arunima said...

i loved this zypsy.