Enemies

Enemies
“I drift about without rudder or compass, a wreck on the sea of life; I have no memories to cheer me, no pleasant illusions of the future to comfort me, or about myself to satisfy my vanity. I have no family to furnish the only kind of survival that concerns us, no friends for the wholesome development of my affections, or enemies for my malice– Alfred Bernhard Nobel

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Hungry – Reflective

Contrasting when I was in my thirties against being 40+ years old now, there’s a significant shift in my attitude, perspective and thinking. Maybe it is similar for many others, too. (Including you?) Typically, the first 3 decades of our life is spent growing up, and acquiring skills or knowledge. By the time we’re 30, … Read more

Cremation

Recently, I attended a funeral. Indian custom dictates a long series of ‘last rites’. When the seemingly endless sequence of rituals ended after nearly an hour, the mortal remains were ceremonially consecrated to electric heat of the modern crematorium. We waited outside for an hour, chatting aimlessly about various things – subliminally aware, all the … Read more