Rat Races in Amusement Parks

Reflections from 31st December, 2011.

“The trouble with being in a rat race is that even if you win, you’re still a rat.” – Someone wise.

We are all rats. But not ordinary rats. We no more like cheese. We like to race. Life has become a rat race. We seldom know what we’re chasing. But we cannot afford to stop and think. There is no time to waste in thinking. Thinkers are mostly losers in rat races.

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The Purple Envelope

“Keith, we never love people for what they are. We love their impressions in our minds.”
A short story from 2012.

Thanks to the encouragement from Saumya and the privilege to write something for her blog, here is my attempt at writing a short story from 2012. You can find her meticulous pieces of writing on this link.

“Two cups of cappuccino, please. Make it quick.”

“Would that be all, Sir?”, asked the waiter.

Keith nodded. He had been waiting for an hour now. His eyes were tired and dreamy. They drifted across the paintings on the restaurant wall and settled on a stream of starry light coming from a distant grand chandelier. It reminded him of her starry eyes. He had not seen Michelle over the past twelve months. They had broken up a year ago and had decided to part ways. But she texted him that very morning. “Keith, I want to meet you today. Meet me at Blueberry Truffle at seven. Please be there on time. From: Michelle.” Continue reading “The Purple Envelope”

The Joy of Doing Nothing

“The sole cause of man’s unhappiness is that he does not know how to stay quietly in his room.” – Blaise Pascal

I’ve been living through a terrible experiment for the past few months. And here is a summary of the results. Doing “nothing” is easier said than done. The idea of doing nothing after a while of doing everything is extremely appealing. But apparently, there is no joy in doing nothing.

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The Ultimate Question

“Oh great Deep Thought, have you attained the answer to the ultimate question? The question… to Life, the Universe and Everything ?”

An interesting subplot from Douglas Adams’ “The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy” that sets the tone for this blog. Also, spoiler alert.
Once upon a time, a race of hyper-intelligent pan-dimensional beings sought to learn the answer to the ultimate question. The question that would solve the mysteries of the universe. The question that would explain life, god, and everything else as such. The ultimate question… of Life, the Universe and Everything!

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