To Be or Not To Be

A little kingdom I possess,
Where thoughts and feelings dwell;
And very hard the task I find
Of governing it well.
-- Louisa May Alcott.
...........hmmm....that more or less describes my situation !!

~A Wise Man Said~

It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.
-- Aristotle

Sunday, January 30, 2005
Completed another year of my life this month. The coming year promises to be full of changes—and not being one for change, I am rather daunted by the prospect. But I intend to do my best.

I had hinted about one such change in my previous post. It is actually nothing in itself, but a lot to me. I shall be leaving for Hong Kong tonight for a 6-month assignment. It would be the first time I would have stepped outside the country (outside Maharashtra and Karnataka, to be precise!)…the first time I would have been away from my family for this long…first time I would have lived alone…first time I would be forced to do some ‘serious cooking’!…first in many many ways… but putting all uncertainties and anxieties aside, am actually looking forward to it. There is the thrill of discovering a new place, but more than that, there is the pleasant anticipation of discovering new parts of myself.

So long then, for now! My next post (when I find the time and the resources) shall be from Hong Kong. Fare thee well, India, till I come!

Sunday, January 16, 2005
Wishing everyone a belated Happy New Year!! :)
Sorry for the long silence; had been caught up in a whirlpool of activities, the issue of which I shall post soon.

For now, a few lovely words --

An unseen hand makes all our moves;
And some are great, and some are small;
Some climb to good, some from good fortune fall;
Some wise men, and some fools we call;
Figures, alas!of speech! -- For destiny plays us all.

-- Cowley