Monday, May 28, 2012

~~~Forever Young~~~

I was just thinking about the time when we believed in tricks, magic and miracles..
There was a time when we imagined things.. There was a time when we were fascinated by things..
We never cared about knowing the logic or the science behind them.. Well I never did and hence generalizing it!! I think sometimes logic /science kills the amusement..!! It kills the starry eyed fascination..
When I was young for me the most magical thing was the shiny butterfly Pupa..
I was so fascinated with the colorful and shiny Pupa.. and then I read in my biology class the science behind it and all of a sudden it wasn't all that magical to me.It was still beautiful but not magical..!!

The concept of shooting stars was like a miracle for me..Then one fine day I understood the whole process in my physics class. Well, to be honest I still am very fascinated with the stars and shooting stars and I still find them very charming but the amusement is missing now. Now when I see a shooting star I get fascinated but not amused...!!

The point that I am trying to make here is that it is at times good to be ignorant. Not knowing the why's and how's of a thing..!It keeps the magic alive..Knowing the science makes it predictable.
It is good to know the science, it is smart / genius to know the workings of everything. To be honest, I don't want to be that genius who knows everything. I want to have that amusement..!!
I am happy that I still am amused by a lot of things..It keeps the belief intact and I think it keeps the ball rolling..!!

Coming back to my life.. I was thinking about what to do over the long weekend...Then said two words aloud  'Carpe Diem' and that's what I did.. Life is too short to make plans .. so just decided to go with the flow and I was not disappointed..!!
I cooked like crazy over the weekend.. from Thai Curry to Hummus and Pita .. from Watermelon Sorbet to Mango-Ginger Chocolate cake.. 

Mango-Ginger Chocolate Cake ..  And yeah some good wine..!

I also went to the Beer Fest..The atmosphere was electric..The music was awesome.. The beer was Strong..
I like the concept of the beer fests.. for a few hours people keep their guard down.. well almost all of them..!!
The Beer Fest Specials.. 

The Thrill of The Beer Fest

The crowd at my Favorite Brewery ... Tent

Your's Truly .. With the Mass of Beer :) ( 1 mass= 1 Litre)
This was not all... My weekend was fantastic..
I clocked 10k under 65 minutes, Bonded with my closest people over coffee, food,phone calls, hours of chatting over the internet..!! It was a good weekend.
I was just talking to a close friend in the US . She is a sweetheart and we were just cribbing about...why the hell we didn't settle for the normal course of life... I just said.. "May be, that's why we are still here, we are still around..So forget about that and just Carpe Diem.. We are never going to get the day back.."

Well I can be profound at times :).. I have my days and this is just one of them.
It is time to end this chapter here... Later!


P.S: Well it is a Bob Dylan song. Needless to say that I like this one.
Some say that he wrote this song for his Son.. to make peace with him. For me this song is a beautiful way to wish good luck in life.. This song is on a repeat since morning. There couldn't have been a better moment to share this one.. It is just about growing up and living life to the fullest..
Enjoy the song.. I have a feeling that you will take it as a preachy song . For me this song is anything but preachy..!! A beautiful song.. rather a beautiful prayer for your closed ones..

"May you grow up to be righteous,
May you grow up to be true,
May you always know the truth
And see the lights surrounding you.
May you always be courageous,
Stand upright and be strong,
May you stay forever young,
Forever young, forever young,
May you stay forever young."

1 comment:

  1. I see you were not dressed in the traditional dress for the come.....