Wednesday, June 13, 2007

these are a few of my favorite things

1. writing on crisp paper with a fountain pen

2. the smell of freshly brewed coffee

3. rain drenched trees

4. jazz

5. smiling at frowning toddlers

6. singing and getting all the notes right

7. finding out what makes people "tick"

8. people who carry their own sunshine

9. making art out of nothing

10. finding dried flower petals in old books gifts that are not expensive

12. walking till i don't feel my legs anymore

13. tea

14. finding scraps of paper chronicling journeys in the past

Monday, June 11, 2007

to strive, to seek and to yield sometime?

A disillusioned king, a wanderer, a hero who's purpose is served, a seeker who doesn't know how to die.

And Tennyson from 1833 coping with the end of a friendship.

I cannot rest from travel; I will drink
Life to the lees. All times I have enjoy'd
Greatly, have suffer'd greatly, both with those
That loved me, and alone; on shore, and when
Thro' scudding drifts the rainy Hyades
Vext the dim sea. I am become a name;
For always roaming with a hungry heart

I am a part of all that I have met;
Yet all experience is an arch wherethro'
Gleams that untravell'd world whose margin fades
For ever and for ever when I move.
How dull it is to pause, to make an end,
To rust unburnish'd, not to shine in use!

Friday, June 8, 2007

the various aspects of "chilling"

For long, this ubiquitous word has troubled me, so I asked people to explain what they meant by it. Here are some responses.
1. Bumming around
2. Watching TV with some air conditioning
3. Listening to music with some air conditioning
4. Getting a hair cut (I know!)
5. Eating (light food)
6. Partying
7. Not working (chilling at work)
8. Having a beer
9. Having a drink that has lots of ice in a restaurant where the air conditioning is turned high
10. Hanging out with friends
11. Killing time

Please add to this list whenever possible. It does help expand my world view, I assure you.