Sunday, 21 June 2009

From CD with Love ....

I always wanted to read these lines to the dearest person in my life ... I just never got the chance. Today it's too late, and probably meaningless too. But I needed to get it out of my system.
Grow old along with me,
The best is yet to be
The last of life,
for which the first was made.

Are stupid people happier ?

Sometimes it is hard to be so intelligent, hard to be smart enough to make the right decisions. I just made the most difficult decision of my life. My heart wanted to say yes but my mind said no, ultimately I went with my mind but I am heartbroken. I know in the long run I shall probbaly be happier but getting through the bad times won't be easy. I sometimes wonder if it would have been better if I had been a little stupid, stupid enough so that I could not think about the future. Stupid enough to just live for the moment and grab any happiness coming my way with both hands. After all who knows what tomorrow holds. For all I know I might be a victim of a hit and run accident on my way to office. Then there would be no me, and no long term.
So are stupid people happier or all happy people stupid ? If happiness is a state of mind does it say that happiness is a form of stupidity. I don't know, but I wonder, I wonder how it would have been if I had been a little stupid. Maybe just maybe I would have held on to my happiness.


The treasured dreams of times long past,
We'll keep them, winsome Marrow!
For when we're there, although 'tis fair
'Twill be another Yarrow!
- William Wordsworth

Today these lines mean a whole lot more, a whole lot more meaningful and relevant.

Friday, 12 June 2009

A Wonderful Thought

‘‘... and you, Marcus, you have given me many things; now I shall give you this good advice. Be many people. Give up the game of being always Marcus Cocoza. You have worried too much about Marcus Cocoza, so that you have been really his slave and prisoner. You have not done anything without first considering how it would affect Marcus Cocoza’s happiness and prestige. You were always much afraid that Marcus might do a stupid thing, or be bored. What would it really have mattered? All over the world people are doing stupid things ... I should like you to be easy, your little heart to be light again. You must from now, be more than one, many people, as many as you can think of ...’’

– Karen Blixen
(‘‘The Dreamers’’ from ‘‘Seven Gothic Tales’’
written under the pseudonym Isak Dinesen,
Random House, Inc.
Copyright, Isac Dinesen, 1934 renewed 1961)