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.
~When in Lancaster~
Life as PhD Student
Encyclopedia of Philosophy
Thursday, September 24, 2009
A friend of mine in college gave me this cute card which said 'It is easy to die for a friend but it is hard to find a friend worth dying for!' ...the friend didn't stick but those words have...
Being back home has been a mixed experience. Miss my new friends though I can't say I miss much else. I noticed something different about my bonding with Bombay... till only just a few years ago, I never thought of Bombay as my home, in spite of having lived here all my life. But now, this time, I realised it has finally made a place in my heart... I don't know how this transformation happened....is it because I have actually experienced this city far more in the past few years or what else it could be, I don't know... but the fact is, this time when I came back, it felt like I came 'home' to this city. It does have the dust, noise, pollution, corruption, and whatever else comes with a place full of possibilities...but there's nothing it doesn't have and no dream it doesn't give a chance to fulfill... if only one dares to dream...
That brings me to another question... I sometimes get drawn into a discussion about where I would like to settle down ... it's funny but I find myself never having thought seriously about it... While people plan on settling in whole new countries... I have never even thought about whether I'd like to shift base to a different city ... I in general don't plan too far into the future though I am an obsessive planner in the short term sense...I have been asking myself this question... where? I don't know how people make up their minds about such important life-altering questions... for me it's my emotions that guide me in all such respects... I'd say if the people I love are all based in one place, I'd probably never leave that place ...not practical I know, and that's what I started thinking... how do people manage to be so practical?