Little Miss Sunshine!!

A pinch of salt, a spoonful of sugar,a mixture of condiments,a dollop of cream... so are my stories, so are my dreams!

Thursday, September 20, 2007

Define "LIFE"...

Is it the warmth of soaking in the morning sunshine?
Is it the ecstasy of getting drenched in first monsoon rain?
Is it the happiness found in a child's milk-toothed smile?
Is it the feel of walking on grass many a mile?

Is it the awe of dreaming and waking up to find it come true?
Is it the smell of mom's coffee freshly brewed?
Is it the measure of profundity that engulfs us when we stare at the sky?
Is it the pleasure of watching a scarlet sunset against the backdrop of twilight?

Is it the beauty of rose petals coated with dew drops?
Is it the innocence found in the friendship of five year olds?
Is it the tenderness of the evening breeze that sings to your heart?
Is it the wonder of watching a zillion diamonds strewn about, called stars?

Is it the nostalgic memories found in reading a long forgotten letter?
Is it the comfort found in knowing that someone somewhere does care?
Is it the peace attained in walking on the silver shores of the sea?
Is it the experience of falling down and getting up with your head held high?

What is life, but truly a miracle of creation...
What is life, if not a never-ending but enchanting exploration?

Saturday, September 8, 2007

A lady in white...

O SOLITUDE! if I must with thee dwell,
Let it not be among the jumbled heap
Of murky buildings; climb with me the steep,...

- John Keats

Solitude is the only plaque that affected this boy who imagined himself to be Harry Potter...

Read on to find out his life story

Wednesday, September 5, 2007

Somebody's out to get me!

It's been one month since I have arrived at US and finally I have realised what Calvin means when he says

Hobbes : "Do you think there's a God?"
Calvin : "Well somebody's out to get me!"

Well somebody's out there to get me too!!! wasn't I brought up with this ideal that Chennai was the hottest place on earth???? Well that has been proved wrong... there is a place hotter than Chennai where people walk miles and miles to reach Wal-mart.

However I have seen the spacesuit Neil Armstrong wore when he landed on the moon and what kind of life they lead on the spaceship. A trip to the local space research centre was very informative and almost like the mini Disneyland with roller coasters and g-force rides... we were told that "Harry potter and the order of the phoenix" will be screened in the Imax theatre specially for the University students and we ended up watching "the magic of flight"; a visual replica of Jonathan Livingston Seagull written by Richard Bach.

Remember the existence of a word called "FREE" in the oxford dictionary? well wherever that comes up, u can see all of the Indian graduate students waiting in queues(including me of course!).... free food, free picnic, free chocolates and what not. There used to be(I'm using past tense here) free Hersheys chocolates available outside the admin block when i first stepped into the university... well lets just say they don keep them anymore!

The houses here almost transport you to a bygone era. Sometimes you wonder if you have just set foot upon a day in the past. I never thought houses with such huge lawns and nearly two mammoth sized Christmas trees could exist within the city in this era. just when you have been walking, walking and walking for nearly forty minutes, one of those old ladies watering the grass waves at you and asks "hey how are you doing?"... you begin to wonder if time indeed has stood still in this part of the world(and also you wish she would offer you a cookie!)

Another great thing is the fact that you get to meet people from so many different parts of the world. It gives you a macroscopic view of the world and broadens your perspective about the humankind. We begin to understand the fundamental strengths and abilities that a human being does possess irrespective of the country they hail from.

After a hiatus of nearly 10 years, I'm riding a bicycle to my university since the motto here is "you either have your own means of transport or you die!". Well on the positive side we do have sidewalks to ride or walk unlike in Chennai where platforms only mean platform shopping at T.nagar, which is one of the integral cogs in the Chennai living scenario.

I guess that's enough about me so how have u been doing? :-)

P.S: the pic at the beginning of the blog is a house near my place that i absolutely love.