Thursday, December 20, 2007

Slow Dance

Have you ever watched kids on a merry-go-round…
Or listened to the rain slapping on the ground...?
Ever followed a butterfly’s erratic flight...
Or gazed at the sun into a fading night...?
You’d better slow down,
Don’t dance so fast,
Time is short, the music won’t last.
Do you run through each day on the fly…?
When you ask how are you…
Do you hear the reply…?
When the day is done…
Do you lie in the bed with next hundred chores running through your head...?
You’d better slow down,
Don’t dance so fast,
Time is short, the music won’t last.
Ever told your child we’ll do it tomorrow…
And in your haste, not see his sorrow.
Ever lost touch and let a friendship die…
because you never had time to call and say ‘Hi’.
You’d better slow down,
Don’t dance so fast,
Time is short, the music won’t last.
When you run so fast to get somewhere,
You miss half the fun of getting there.
When you worry and hurry through your day,
It is like an unopened gift thrown away…
Life is not a race,
Do take it slower…
Hear the music… before the song is over.

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Friends Forever

I always use to wonder at the clich├ęd statement generally made by the best man of an award function saying- "had there not been the support of my family and friends, I would have never reached so far..."( I actually thought this line as an essential ingredient to make the winning speech look as self-effacing as possible..!) I mean the whole idea of portraying friends and family as the angels in life by a person with a trophy seemed extremely whacko to me.. and my instant reaction to a scene like that use to be-' why is this person passing off the credits to others.. isn't it his and purely, wholly and solely his efforts and hard work which has earned him this respectable position..???..gawd..this world is obsessed with modesty I swear....'
The perception was absolutely wrong.
I don’t mind accepting it.
It is so coz one thing which I never realized until recently was that to reach the peak one has to first endure the anguish of a strenuous path during which not only one gets hurt more than a hundred times but also at times loses the hope of reaching to the top. And this exactly is the period where if you don't get enough supplies of emotional support and courage from your loved ones then man you definitely gonna suffocate along with your dreams and aspirations. (..Trust me it’s a phase when few words of compassion and faith work no less than an oxygen cylinder to an Everest trekker ..!)

We often don’t realize the importance of people around us as over the years we become so habitual of their presence in our lives that they being with us become as obvious as we being with ourselves..! But then of course there are incidents which act as the waking bell to shake us up from the siesta that life without your friends and family can actually be "UGLY & DREADFUL".( I experienced one such incident recently..thankfully!! Or it would have taken much more time for me to understand that my friends and family are actually my pillars of strength. )

For one single second just think of a life where nobody understands you, trusts you and not even cares to know if everything is fine with you or not...sounds appalling..isn’t it?? Ironically, people without whom we cannot even imagine a life, who deserve all the care and warmth are the people whom we take for granted. Most of us are so damn occupied in our daily routine that the need to recognize the sheer presence of our well-wishers never really occurs to us…unfortunately one of the most precious gifts of god is seldom celebrated.
You know what, I guess the whole deal is just about being a little more receptive on the personal end so as to acknowledge the value of our freinds who make our lives so much more easier just by showing their belief in our dreams and fuelling us to realise those dreams with a greater zeal.

So if you are a blessed soul and have got few real time buddies then don’t waste time dude, go ahead and tell them that they are truly special because they make you special..
Now I guess I should sign off coz its 2:10 in the morning, and my mom's really gonna loose her temper if didn’t surrender to the bed right now.. good night and bye, bye .

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

FJ2 - First Job Jitters

Its for the first time that I am writing a blog as only yesterday I got to know what blogs folks here I am jotting down my thoughts which badly needed a vent out. I am sure whoever reads this post would find the title very wierd...'FJ2'..I mean doesn't that sound like a hollywood sci-fi movie..??? No,no i m not gonna talk about transformers or its likes coz I myself am least interested in it..what I mean by 'FJ2' is 'First Job Jitters' referring to the state of anxiety and nervousness at the first job.The constant pressure of proving oneself among the already established ones and the fear of rejection is what its all about.

FJ2 syndrome,that's what I m living with since the last nine days when I joined a media consultant firm as a trainee. I dont know what goes wrong with me each time I enter my new workplace..the phrase- " You'll mess up things" keeps knocking in the head for no valid reason..I m always at a loss of words in front of my seniors..why..? The answer is that this bloody FJ2 syndrome has taken its toll on me..!!

I think everybody goes through it but the intensity in my case is way too much. The corporate environment,the terms,the professionalism...its a whole new world for me which is so different from the one i'v been living in since the last 21 years..its almost an alien world or rather i m an alien in this new world..people say 'You start from scratch at your first job' but i guess in my case i have to first level the land to make a scratch on it..!!
I know I'v got to combat this FJ2 at any cost as only then I'll be able to get out of my cocoon of ignorance and enter the world of reality..but as of now the question is 'how..???'

I hope I'll be able to sought out the answer soon..atleast before my training period expires..! till then the quest continues...
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