Saturday, February 14, 2009

Vignettes from time

1) I love the very old song “Those were the days. It brings back so many happy memories...

2) I have had some of the most wonderful friends in the world. Some of them, it seems, I have known half my life... or is it more?

3) I miss my father who died in my arms twenty years ago every day. Not a day goes by when I don’t think of him, in spite of all those years….

4) I also remember Mr. P.K. Madan, my principal at the Mother’s International School, New Delhi when I was studying there. He saw hope in me when no one else did, even I didn’t and showed me what a teacher is meant to be.

5) Remembering all these people and writing about them is making me cry and it is nice that it is ok for men to cry these days.

6) I am a very shy person, there is so much that I want to say; but I don’t know how to make up the words.

7) I don’t have a very healthy sense of self esteem these days; perhaps never did have one.

8) People find it hard to believe that I used to be an Air Force doctor once.

9) Some works of art like the Sistine Chapel just have to be inspired by God alone.

10) I wish that magic really existed; that you just waved a wand and things became better and different.

11) I love history ; it would be nice if time travel became possible and I could see all those historical events that you only read about in history books

12) Every time you want to really cry, just read “ The Little Prince”

13) Shakespaeare had some of the most amazing insights into human nature.

14) If I were an old style maharajah, with lots of money and nothing to do, I would travel around exploring the world.

15) Bach’s Sleeper’s Awake is a divinely inspired piece of music. You can actually feel the resurrection that will happen when the Lord Jesus comes again.

16) I don’t like greetings like “Happy Birthday”, “Happy New Year “and the like. Que Sera Sera. What will be, will be.

17) I don’t like ice cream so much. I love the sweet curd that they sell in baked clay pots from creaky, old refrigerators in Kolkata.

18) it is nice to speak many languages; I know so few.

19) Some day I want to visit the pyramids of Egypt.

20) The New Testament parable of the prodigal son is one of the most timeless stories ever written.

21) Along with the parable of the Good Samaritan, the lost sheep, the lost coin. they give you hope.

22) When you meet a truly good and holy man, you just know.

23) It is great when you scan your computer and there is no virus.

24) Not many are going to read this; but still talking about you is so agonizing.

25) I am haunted by the thought of the kind of legacy I will and frightened that I won’t leave one at all.

1 comment:

Jeremiah Duomai said...

Some of the lines are so true... and I wonder if I can confess that about myself!