Friday, March 27, 2009

Slow down, step back and enjoy the moment......

The last six years have been very eventful. Actually, make that seven. First comes the so-called "turning point" of your life - a.k.a Std XII, followed by the innumerable entrance exams. Then after you have chosen how you're going to spend the next forty years (I mean - a career, if you can't follow my train of thought), you have to sit through innumerable lectures, bear the torture of umpteen number of exams and laugh at an even larger number of PJs sitting in the OAT. Well, the last is only for PESITians/PESITites..Guys, do we have an official name yet?

Somewhere in between, you get suckered into the swamp of GRE/GATE/placements/CAT - even before you know what it is that you really want to do. The only thing that gets you through is the conviction that better things are beyond, but little do you know what awaits...

Finally, you're past the four years, with a degree in your hand, gleefully looking to the future, already nostalgic about the past. Suddenly you realize, life has just become that much harder - age DOES mean responsibility, your parents haven't been lying to you. You've never really realized how many decisions your parents made for you until you started living alone. Ever thought about how hard it is to pick out every single thing in your life - starting from toothpaste, to food, to clothes, to laundry detergent? Did you ever have to go to the department store every single week, without fail, back home?

By this time, you're dimly aware, the best years of life are indeed behind you.

But then one day, you end up sitting in front of the fire, in a lovely room, with a stranger playing absolutely divine music on the baby grand, and you realize, there's nowhere you'd rather be - than here, now...

7 comments:

Pixel said...

Reminds me of one of those early Friends episodes in which Monica says,"Welcome to the real world. It sucks. You're gonna love it" :)

meh said...

Nice one pooj.. keep blogging!

meh said...

Pooj, just went thru the whole blog.. i mean all the posts again.. laughed a lot! love them all..

Nikku said...

I had to read "Rajshri" again :P
That reminds me.. V have to watch Vivah before I leave!! :D

shetty said...

been visiting after a long time.. and i truly enjoyed this post..
i think/or always thought it was pesitians

Nimita Shah said...

That one was awesome poo... so true.. keep blogging..

Ranjitha said...

I visit you blog after soooo0 long and I got to read something truly amazing :) Thanks for making my day Pooj !!! :)