Of Cabbages and Kings

December 30, 2006

What we leave behind

Filed under: Random musing — Chinmayi @ 7:21 pm

Another year almost over – I take a break in the middle of the night to play a little counting game. With 2006, all that’s left behind:

1. A lot of violence – so many killed in Iraq, so much chaos. And an execution right at the end of the year to provide an ironic, blood-laced icing of sorts to a chaotic and violent cake.

2. Innocence possibly  – though this is probably a cliche and probably happens every year. I miss the sort of folks that take everything literally, that particular childlike sweet Indian way of taking all compliments at face value and talking in that almost peculiarly direct way. American sitcoms are killing that sweetness.

3. The year’s accumulated bitterness, because its too much baggage and I’m too lazy to carry it into the next year.

4. A beautiful view of hills, trees and a huge bush bursting with yellow flowers, from a window that was once mine, in a place I was glad to leave…but I will miss that view.

5. Music stores possibly – though this isn’t true of India yet.

6. Surprises. There seems too much choice all over the place – these book stores which have pretty much every book you can name. Granted that it’s awesome in its own way…but I miss that dance I get to do everytime some unexpected book that I’ve been dying for suddenly materializes in front of me.

[to be continued]



  1. Where is the next half of this? I was just getting in to it?

    PS big thank you to Tag Surfer for showing me your blog. Tis very good Hooray!! (hooray was for Tag Surfer, but if you want one just ask :))

    Comment by The Boy Who Likes To... — January 4, 2007 @ 4:23 pm

  2. Why thank you sir! Am so pleased with the ‘very good’ for the blog that I shall demand the ‘hooray’ later…must spread the good stuff thin

    Comment by Contrary Mary — January 5, 2007 @ 5:09 pm

  3. Well I cant give you too much praise too soon. Or there will be nothing left for later.

    Comment by The Boy Who Likes To... — January 6, 2007 @ 2:59 pm

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