Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Homo Sapiens

On a day bustling with activity at my work desk, on a casual intranet messenger talk, I mentioned to my friend: "I didn't find time even to look at myself in a mirror"....

Immediately came the response : A human being should not be in such a situation any day... and call it after thought or a reiteration, there was another message saying *NEVER....

I rephrased the sentence as: A human being should NEVER be in such a situation any day...

Now that I know this friend and our English conversations for quite sometime, I could see that the word "human being" is almost new in our conversational vocabulary..... I stopped, read the sentence again and in a minute understood the marvel of the sentence construct...

Only human beings can appreciate ( applies to only people who really appreciate their reflection or at the least understand that mirrors reflect just the way you look) their reflection on mirror.... If you try getting an animal to stand in front of the mirror, the animal is obviously going to think of its own reflection, as that of another animal approaching it.

On the same lines......only human beings can smile.... only human beings can laugh out loud....

Sad that we find many reasons to be busy and not a single reason to free up some time for our folks.....

Sad that we don't find time to even look at ourselves the mirror ( may apply to inner self too, for a psychological pitch :)....

Sad that we don't find enough time to laugh and make merry with close folks....

Sad that we don't really find time to just "Do Nothing".....

Sad that we don't realize how unique and blessed we are, to be the Human Beings we are :)

Thursday, September 20, 2007

I am what I am

I am what I am...

That's a saying I read on a girl's shirt when I walked out of a movie theatre feeling just that way :) This girl zipped off on her bike as the signal turned Green. :)

As the signal for the pedestrians turned 'Red', my train of thoughts from the movie was also interrupted by this T-shirt quote. While waiting to cross the road, I pondered over the saying :
I am what I am...

It says a lot of things.

Taking the words to be true to the very letter and the meaning of it.....:

The subject, in this case the T-shirt owner, is a very confident person. She does not care what you think about her. She knows she is right, pretty well, and that is all she cares about. She is all about the person you see right in front of you and she has nothing to hide away from or hide from you.

I liked this shirt partly because of the saying, and partly because of the winning look, the girl who wore it, had portrayed in her eyes. :)

It is said, Attires contribute to your elegance and confidence.. Just like this T-shirt. :) Whoever has designed this, knows the tact of words and the impact it can have on people.

Thursday, September 06, 2007

On Deadlines

When a man knows he is to be hanged in a fortnight, it concentrates his mind wonderfully.
- Samuel Johnson
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I came across this quotation one fine morning when I logged on to one of the servers at work.

The thread of thoughts that followed, as the meaning of the statement began to unfold :

When you have an exam tomorrow, you are all focussed and determined to get the content of the entire thousand page book into your head. Amazing, it is possible over night, when you could not do the same over six long months or a semester as they call in college...

When you have a project deadline tomorrow, you are all glued to desk and bent upon getting that code work right. Amazing, it is possible over night, when you could not manage it in the last one week you had for the same task...

We have known of "weakest of the weak" gaining strength on the verge of adversity...

In the scheme of things, the quote sounds and seems correct....... :) Is that why "Time line" for a task at work is gazetted as "Dead Line"... ?? :) Just may be.. :)

Makes me wonder... what would be our reaction if we know for a fact that the world is going to come to an end tomorrow? What all will we manage in a day's time? Love, Hate, Prayer, Fate, Wishes, Parents, Friends, Children, Parties, Movies, Games, Books, Drinks, Phone calls? ..... Can't tell... :)

What kind of things would the mind concentrate on?? :) We never know :)

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