Thursday, June 8, 2017

"living in your own skin"

Once upon a time we all lived in our own skin then living life made us change. We develop opinions, concepts, likes and dislikes. We interfere, intrude and judge. Life became a tangled pair of socks in a washing machine which otherwise always gets missing.

He was trying to live in his own skin, who is he to judge others. He was very clear but  he  caught me with a surprise as I was asking him  about the noise in his room and offering him options for relief.
 He was admitted after a car accident with multitude of injuries, in a ward with each room housed two patients  at a given time.  His  roommate, the  other patient,  liked to watch TV louder and at odd times.  I was informed by the nurse to  talk to them. So I did.

One was deaf and needed loud noise as to barely hear and other was covered in dressings with barely moving a finger.

To some what is left in the aftermath is a blessing to count. He was happy to be alive and for him  the fasad of loud noise was a sign of life .

As others complaints about the loud noise. They were  caught up in the perception of being a voice for some one who could not care for himself unknowingly that  he did not cared as it was not bothering him a bit.  The noise , and its inconvenience were  blocked by the curtain between their beds, he smiled and made his point.

In life, knowing that everyone was right is truly an amazing experience !!

Thursday, May 18, 2017

“words have meaning and taste”

The day I met him I knew somehow that he will be fine.  The inner voice was strong enough to guide me to be guided when faith was tested and shadows blurred the source of light.  He was brought in the emergency room dead after an accident with broken bones and head injury, as he landed down on pavement while doing a roofing job. Why he landed on the ground when he was up there was a question up in the air. There were theories, the rumors, blames, complaints, struggles and bad visual of a fallen fellow man who was wrapped up thoroughly as to keep rest of him in one place.

Then one day he woke up to surprise us all. What made him survive was the question for another day but his recovery was seemed as a modern day miracle. The availability of artificial ventilation, pressor, oxygen, multispecialty care, well developed man made emergency medical services and life sustaining facilities were counted  for as his blessings. Words are not important until we try to interpret them with meanings of our own biases or intellectual ego. Words have meanings and tastes, as he woke up and utter few words. Life is precious to cherish as a gift received from the most high. Those were his words with meanings of its own and certainly tasted delicious at that moment.
To some - words are sounds created by air movement through a harmonious dance of tongue in the voice box with vocal cords by the passage of guided air flow, adjusted by fine tunings by the brain. Their daily practice of using it as per societal norms make it perfect.

Others care less of their words as every things goes like in comedy and politics. Words have meanings of its own and taste of its own creation, wide audience to interpret as it suit them, and mostly deceiving and or for fun.

Thursday, January 19, 2017


I would like to share this as a NEW YEAR 2017 remembrance; please read even if you may have read it before !

People are often unreasonable,illogical,and self-centered;
Forgive them anyway.
If you are kind,people may accuse you of selfish,ulterior motives;
Be kind anyway.
If you are successful,you will win some false friends and some true enemies;
Succeed anyway.
If you are honest and frank,people may cheat you;
Be honest and frank anyway.
What you spend years building,someone could destroy overnight;
Build anyway.
If you find serenity and happiness,they may be jealous;
Be happy anyway.
The good you do today,people will often forget tomorrow;
Do good anyway.
Give the world the best you have,and it may never be enough;
Give the world the best you 've got anyway.
You see,in the final analysis,it is between you and God;
It was never between you and them anyway !

Mother Teresa