Monday, March 26, 2012

The Messy Cupbaord

The world has a natural tendency to disorganize itself. Entropy seeks to maximize itself. Disorder is, in fact, the order of the day.

Look around you and you will find numerous examples. Look inside your cupboard. Perhaps, you had arranged things in order only a week ago and it already is a mess again. Traffic goes haphazard, queues break into clusters, systems tend to fail, telephone lines disrupt.

There is a natural propensity towards disorder, anarchy, rubble, chaos. This is because regulation is difficult. Maintaining order requires precision, patience and discipline with continuous, thankless and ungrateful effort.

Does that mean we crib and give up? Hardly. I guess, life is in continuously fighting this rebellious streak towards disorder and aspiring for harmony. So, let's promise ourselves to keep arranging our cupboards, if only to allow them to get messy again.

Friday, March 16, 2012

Take a bow, SRT

A flick off the sqaure leg, a humble single and history was made!

After the historic run, Sachin took off his helmet, took a deep breath as if trying to let it sink in. He was in no hurry. Then he looked up, then to the stands and pointed his bat handle towards his helmet front on the BCCI and India logo, telling people that he did it for the game and for the country! I remember Sachin was happier when India won the World Cup last year.

And, then business went on as usual. Subdued celebrations? Well, I guess it is exactly that, which makes people respect him.

What grace! Take a bow, SRT!

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Words of Wisdom

Two quotes I came across recently that I liked:

"I have no special talents. I am only passionately curious." - Albert Einstein

"Happiness is a conscious choice, not an automatic response." - Mildred Barthel