Tuesday, April 10, 2007


There are times in my life when I am contented. When I meet dear friends everyday. Hours of addas atChampadi's or at Vivekananda Park are everyday affairs. When I can sit on the grass and look up at the sky and think of nothing in particular. Or imagine being me twenty years down the line and looking back at the me that I am now. I take pure sadistic pleasure at the fact that the me I am now is and will be the happiest me that was is or will be.

When afternoons are spent walking in the hot summer sun trying to get to cooler places such as Laddu's sat-tola or Chini's opposite Presidency. When no distance is too long to trudge. No excuse lame enough not to. With a company where being broke never makes you stand out. Where people have a reason but no plan. Where roadside lebu jol and lime cordial pegs cordially cohabit.

Where no one expects you to smell of lavender at the end of a hot sweaty summer sojourn. Where girls can fart fanatically and still get away without being damned and with little or no defamation. These days are kind. These Times are wonderful.

Making your way in the world today
Takes everything you've got;
Taking a break from all your worries
Sure would help a lot.
Wouldn't you like to get away?

All those night when you've got no lights,
The check is in the mail;
And your little angel
Hung the cat up by it's tail;
And your third fiance didn't show;

Roll out of bed, Mr. Coffee's dead;
The morning's looking bright;
And your shrink ran off to Europe,
And didn't even write;
And your husband wants to be a girl;

Be glad there's one place in the world
Where everybody knows your name,
And they're always glad you came;
You want to go where people know,
People are all the same;
You want to go where everybody knows your name.


  1. I get high with a little help from my friends.....

  2. @ guitar george:...and a little more help from the Old Monk :D

  3. amen to all of that.... the days, they are good. and the ppl, they are good too. and the gods are good, 'cuz i found u guys; so unexpectedly, but i did..

    "I take pure sadistic pleasure at the fact that the me I am now is and will be the happiest me that was is or will be."

    i hope not, my friend. and i suspect not, as well. life is short, but it's long too, and there are things yet to come, happinesses yet unguessed at. what i'd wish is that u'd be in a position where the good things outweigh the bad in the final tally. and if anyone deserves that, it's you.

    sorry, am i being too sentimental here? but that's allowed sometimes, isn't it?

  4. and i prefer the younger kind of spirits, thank you!

    and white ones.