What's the difference between now and then?
1) great medical advances;
2) better and longer life expectancy;
3) more opportunities at various life stages to see the world.
1) more sceptical, or even wary, of strangers, perhaps even hostile towards them too;
2) suffer from decision paralysis given greater number of opportunities in life nowadays;
3) higher expectations leading to greater risk of disappointment and disillusionment of life.
Which recent live performance enthralled and entertained me enough for me to remember?
Sri Sathya Sai Baba died. Beloved Baba’s heart stopped beating at 7.28 am IT on Sunday, 24 April 2011 morning.
My little niece, all of 6 years, doing Bollywood for us in the living room. She managed to keep a lovely straight face while she struggled to remember the moves on her own… there were moments when her sweet features were contorted out of shape through sheer concentration though! Timeframe? 3 weeks, or so, ago.
I’m still not in a state to fall asleep and it’s quarter to three in the morning. I’m burning some Midnight Iris oil and doing some breathing exercises. I just hope I don’t turn into someone who only needs 4 hour’s sleep each night – I love sleep too much. I have stopped taking the sedative pill in the evenings, as advised, and this is what happens: I can’t seem to come down and relax enough to bring about sleep. Mania? Not quite. Forgot to bring my laptop, so engaging in social media for as long as my mobile phone’s battery allows. Also listening to Radio 4′s soap opera. Some days I feel as if I’m filled with words and expression that I’d burst if I didn’t have anywhere to put them. Love blogs. x
“Life is like a wild tiger.
You can either lie down and
let it lay its paw on your head –
or sit on its back and ride it.”
RIDE THE WILD TIGER
“Your pain is the breaking of the shell that encloses your understanding.”
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