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Wednesday, March 09, 2011

A few of Mowgli's favourite things

Big cardboard boxes
and an empty milk carton
Crwaling after oranges
Looking cute as a button
Waking up amma at 6 every morning
There are a few of his favourite things

Children and people
Old and young alike
Every day at the park
with swings and slides
Trying to stand, with nothing to support him
These are a few of his favourite things

Oh when he is angry and not playing ball
Or if he is cranky for no good reason at all
Paper and plastic make perfect ploys
Mowgli is now a very good boy

Spoons and plates
making noise together
Climbing in and out
of laundry baskets forever
Wires and cables, especially the ones plugged in
These are are few of his favourite things

- Amma recording Mowgli's preferences at 7.5 months ! :)

Wednesday, March 02, 2011

Chances and Choices

Today I am looking back on my life and at all the choices I made. I am one of those of the opinion that since I am very happy with the way my life in general has shaped up, I must have therefore made the right choices. Because each one of those choices slowly carved out my destiny such that I find myself here today. The opportunities I let go off or was too busy to notice do not count because then I would not probably be here and who I am today. Not to say that I would have ended up unhappy and worse off, or vastly better off, but I would not be here. At this place and time. At this co-ordinate on earth perhaps. Who knows ? But since by and large I am happy with myself, I should have no regrets.

Drawing sideways from that, regret is not as bad a word as people make it out to be. It does not mean that I dislike or look down on anything in my past. I use it to define the lingering feeling I have in my heart " What if .." or " I could have.." as opposed to " I am so sorry that I ..". Its all the unanswered questions of my life that I waved away dismissively. Some of those questions have come right back in my face. What now ?

Its sometimes not bad to have an open ended question thrown at you. As intimidating as it is to not have all the answers in life, it can be turned around and made into a goal, a quest. For in the process of finding out I hopefully will end up in a place from where, when I look back, I will have no regrets.