Friday, 20 February 2009

Contentment

Every day on my way to work I pass under a flyover. In all the cement plied up for the construction work, I can see 2 girls aged between 6 -7 years, gleefully playing in the mud.
They seem oblivious to all the grim surrounding them and keep playing with their make shift toys. Must appreciate their ingenuity, they have used basic things thrown away by people as their toys. They looked truly happy.


On the other hand, in my swimming classes (I can’t swim) there is another girl of the same age who is forced to go swimming. We can practically see her shivering in the cold but she has to continue with the tedious task of making her mandatory rounds. There is a constant expectation in her eyes to get out of the pool. Definitely no happiness is visible.

Strange when we have everything we want more. We continuously crave for things which we don’t want just because it looks good on others. What do we truly crave for? A good night’s sleep, a smile and a look of love. For all of this we strive through out the day and yet come home empty handed.

Amazing ways of life.

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Blogger Knee said...

True..we're never really satisfied with what god gives us..alas we never look at the poor and the tortured people on earth..we would've known how beautiful our life is.
Good one =)

20 February 2009 at 08:57  
Blogger Senorita said...

@ LV...lovely piece... true, man travels afar in search of what he wants and comes home to realise that what he wanted was already there ....

20 February 2009 at 10:09  
Blogger Lancelot said...

I remember the lesson I read in Economics...a man who walks wants a bicycle, a man who rides a bicycle wants a two wheeler, a man who rides a two wheeler wants a car, a man who drives a car wants a more expensive one and the man who drives the most expensive car was advised by doctor to walk for his diabetics...

Thats why I tell all men, you can never become as handsome as Lancelot- so you better stop grumbling and be happy with how u look.... :P

20 February 2009 at 19:26  
Blogger LV said...

@ Knee: I agree, we just need to spare a moment to enjoy it

@ Sen: Being away makes u realize what u were missing

@ Lancelot: True, what we would have done without your beauty. It truly makes me realize how lucky I am that u are in Singapore :P

21 February 2009 at 23:24  
Blogger Lancelot said...

@ LV

so true girls always faint when they see me...lucky u r in India...i dont want u to fall...

22 February 2009 at 15:06  
Blogger LV said...

@ Lancelot: Dont worry Sen will help me stand, what are friends for after all right.

22 February 2009 at 23:32  
Blogger Lancelot said...

but Sen will be the first one to faint (right Sen???) she already called me Brad Pitt and Pierce Brosnan mixed...

22 February 2009 at 23:41  
Blogger LV said...

@ Lancelot: Rest be assured, i never like mixes. Orignial is good enough for me. So looks like i wont faint

22 February 2009 at 23:48  
Blogger Lancelot said...

it wont be mixed girl...for your right eye i will look like Brad Pitt and for left i will look like Pierce Brosnan...so u will be clean bowled...

22 February 2009 at 23:49  
Blogger LV said...

I can see the same thing with both my eyes. Unfortunately they arent cater made

23 February 2009 at 02:15  
OpenID kanaguonline said...

quite a nice observation.. :)

Contentment.. if one had that means.. half the problem in this world will be resolved :)

23 February 2009 at 09:25  
Blogger LV said...

@ kanaguonline: true, but our cravings brings out a different side in us

24 February 2009 at 02:39  
Blogger Elithraniel Arawion said...

well said... absolutely true.. lovely post :)

24 February 2009 at 21:36  
Blogger LV said...

@ Elithraneil: Thank you

25 February 2009 at 08:11  
Blogger Lancelot said...

hi the second part of the NOAH story is updated

http://lancelot-oneofakind.blogspot.com/2009/02/shiva-noah-virococha-has-sms-for.html

1 March 2009 at 18:38  
Blogger Lancelot said...

You have been awarded. Please check http://lancelot-oneofakind.blogspot.com/2009/03/cute-is-innocence.html

5 March 2009 at 21:37  
Blogger Lancelot said...

@ LV

I like such disagreements...did I tell you before? yOu rOcK...

6 March 2009 at 06:21  
Blogger LV said...

I dont think so, I am genuinely a rock... so is it time for me to complement too...

6 March 2009 at 08:25  
Blogger Lancelot said...

i am not worried about others info but you rock according to me...

can i have your email id please???

my ids are legolus.shadowfax@gmail.com
arunkumar_guna@yahoo.com

and whats ya real name yaaar?

7 March 2009 at 03:29  
Blogger LV said...

@ Lancelot: I did mail you and asked you to guess my name... I think u still trying to decode the mail :P

9 March 2009 at 08:10  
Blogger Lancelot said...

replied already lady :P

10 March 2009 at 01:02  
Blogger LV said...

really.. i would have never guessed it

10 March 2009 at 03:38  
Blogger Lancelot said...

wow u r way to brilliant to guess :P

10 March 2009 at 07:41  
Blogger LV said...

i know i m brillant

10 March 2009 at 09:43  
Blogger Lancelot said...

he he he Res Ipsa Loquitor...

10 March 2009 at 16:43  
Blogger LV said...

the brilliant was meant in a sarcastic tone and not as a compliment. how convenient

11 March 2009 at 05:01  
Blogger Lancelot said...

as I said Res Ipsa Loquitor again :P

11 March 2009 at 06:50  
Blogger LV said...

whatever ... u aint brilliant...

11 March 2009 at 12:08  
Blogger Lancelot said...

he ha he ha he ha....


that says it all

11 March 2009 at 15:52  
Blogger LV said...

he hahaha hooooooooo u r a bhooooooooooooooooot

12 March 2009 at 01:53  
Blogger Lancelot said...

Mirror :P

good to see dark template.

12 March 2009 at 02:23  

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