Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Out Loud

There is a guy. You notice him, but there isn't anything that is either queer or intriguing about him. Funny thing is, you can't take your eyes off this guy, and you don't know why. After a short while, the guy notices that you are watching him, there is a glow on his face. He approaches you. He doesn't introduce himself, but apparently is delighted to talk. The conversation begins.

He talks about you, he talks about his queer ideas, views and opinions. You begin to realize the reason for being sucked into this guy. As the conversation begins, you feel the unusual. The stuff he says isn't just out-of-the-way, they are eerie, probably creepy. You realize that he lives in a fantasy, a fantasy where he is happy, a fantasy that he has become one with, probably like the Matrix.

You slowly start to recount, and not only the creeps start, but also it is haunting. You want to leave, but you can't. You don't know if you are just too afraid, or that what he says might just make sense. The fantasy is inviting, tempting, but you know that once you enter, you can never come back.

Would you take his offer? He is probably just dreaming out loud.

This post is dedicated to CBC ( Chennai Bloggers Club ). There was a discussion about favourite songs. This one is one of my all time favourites. Enjoy listening :)

Sunday, February 3, 2013

The Calm and the Storm

Finally, Kurukshetra 2013 ( K!13 ) has ended. It has been a truly wonderful ride. Planning, coordinating, question research, meetings, splits of laughter at random things ( excuse for relaxation ), proof-reading, goof-ups, the joy of breaking milestones, the pleasure of hearing compliments on the questions, and the satisfaction of successfully hosting 4 events! Riddles of the Sphinx, Sherlock!, Reverse Coding and  SciTech quiz :) It has been exhausting at times, tiring at others, but still very enjoyable.

Yes, the calm after the storm has come.

Somehow, today, the day after K! 13 has ended, I feel like Sindbad. Sindbad went on each adventure, surviving the storms and other dangers, finally returning home safe. At the end of each adventure, Sindbad would swear never to undertake such an adventure again, believing he preferred the calm to the storm. But then, an adventurer's heart is an adventurer's heart. The calm gets boring. Sindbad goes on another adventure.

I like to compare myself to Sindbad. Today, the day that I've waited for all the frenzy to end, has been uneventful. I am quite bored. Gearing up for another adventure? Let us see. From the start of my blog, all my posts have been for something at least, if not nothing. But for the first time, I have written this with no rhyme, nor reason, no point nor purpose, no message no moral; only because I'm bored. Waiting for Techofes! Before that, assessments, here I come! ( the adventure that I deserve, but not the one I need, right now) :-P