Monday, March 16, 2009
So, when I bought new Nike running shoes, it seemed that the most obvious place to go running was Sankey :) So, got up at 6, and went to Sankey, all geared up. It looked beautiful, as usual, wisps of clouds , small ripples on the waters, a few kids playing in the sand pit. People of all sizes and ages walking, jogging and exercising. Then, I noticed something - something that had changed at Sankey.
[Means "Give preference for seating to Senior citizens and the physically challenged"]
[ Means "Do not walk on the lawns"]
Truly, it is not the people - the common men and women - who want the moral policing. Nor are the so called "Moral police" really concerned about our "Culture" . As is obvious with Pramod Mutalik contesting the elections this time, all of this is a bid for political mileage and to hog media attention. After all, who was Mutalik before the Mangalore pub attacks? Now he's become a household name. And, if he had plans of contesting elections, it was an excellent tactic to hog media attention and become a front page personality. Sadly, the only ones who suffer in all this political drama are we common people.
Sunday, March 15, 2009
We were above the clouds! The fluffy cotton spread all below us was an ocean of clouds! It was heavenly! We sat spellbound and watched the sun rise from amidst the clouds.
Was the closest to divine experience I have had. It was like this John Muir quote I'd read -
“The grand show is eternal. It is always sunrise somewhere; the dew is never dried all at once; a shower is forever falling; vapor is ever rising. Eternal sunrise, eternal dawn and gloaming, on sea and continents and islands, each in its turn, as the round earth rolls.Climb the mountains and get their good tidings. Nature's peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees. The winds will blow their own freshness into you, and the storms their energy, while cares will drop off like autumn leaves.”