Friday, September 18, 2009

Brownies & Burnt Cookies

Don't let someone who hates the world,
Cause you to hate it too,

Very powerful meaning indeed. To a busy eye this statement may be just another word of wisdom thought of by an idle writer. But only idleness can allow you the vacuum to think of things which were distanced from you with the mundane activities of everyday. Of course idleness can also lead to wasteful thinking and invite indiscipline. Yet for a matured mind and conscientious heart it is this time where new thoughts are provoked to think of life and its meaning.

Life is very personal, though I read in a quotation “Life is like a Foreign Language. Many men mispronounce it”. It is a personally foreign concept where we do not allow another to enter our territory nevertheless while we, ourselves strive hard to to understand it.

What does it mean to 'Don't let someone who hates the world, Cause you to hate it too,? Have you come across people who insult, bully, criticize or simply brainwash you for no reason. Why does one ponder into another's life? When you are at your presentable best someone walks up to you to pass a slight hint on your attire, your make-up or just to say 'how tired you look'. Its not that you look any of the above but its the person from whose lips the words found an entrance. He /She was displeased with the world or insecure of your presence that they had to say something to find vent for their jealousy. There was this person (who I had immense fear of) who threw fierce insults and hatred at anyone who worked with him. My inexperienced mind knew not why this person had to find fault with everyone else. It was either he was the BEST in everything that he could not stand the faulty work of another, or the truth was that this person was such a failure in life so he could not digest the better work of another. Similarly, I've found a lot of people who are helpless when it comes to showing skill and take it out on their better equipped juniors with displeasure and discontent. A word of appreciation hardly escapes from their lips and if it does find an outlet its out of a fear of being left alone while the other leaves for a fertile pasture to graze for his knowledge and improve his dexterity.

We only live once, we do not get a chance to re-live a moment lost hence is it not good for us to earn browny points in a fair way than incur burnt cookies?

Monday, September 7, 2009

Dream jobs...

You get to travel around the world, indulge in the most exclusive luxuries, get pampered at the best of spas and taste the most exquisite food, and above all you get paid to do these. Reads like a tag for an advert? Well how well can you describe the profile of a TV travelogue anchor. It is kind of a dream job where from your travel tickets to accommodation are looked after, and you are blessed with the chance to taste the most exquisite food of the world.... But there are certain things which are oblivious to the human eye, things to be endured behind the camera...

Imagine you cannot show even the slightest of giddiness of a jet lag, or stay awake for many nights to get the perfect lighting on the lens, walk across the muddiest and perilous paths to give the natural feel to the viewer... read and read (though supported by a research and script team) to display an attitude of all-knowing about what you are talking about. Then comes the all-important fixture of staying within the budget, with the Production Controller breathing down your necks.

A taste of world cuisine seems an interesting affair but when you are pushed to slurping a bit of raw meat and bread in the morning, spoons full of cheese of every kind, half-cooked veggies, creamy chocolate cakes and colourful drinks and juices to deliver your verdict on them... it doth allow your digestive system to become a conglomeration of colours and flavours.
Above all you are demanded to look good and strong, embracing a sense of happiness and wonder at things around you, depicting curiosity at every instance, immune to the heat and the rain or even chilling snow...

Now thinking about all this, I'd rather sit cozily on a swivel chair and do what I best like to do... imagining things and writing about them... as it is obvious there are many people around to whom such a job as traveling, enduring and looking good is a cake walk!