15 December 2008

Tricks of the trade!

In one of the web-sites I visit (more or less) regularly, I read the following line as someone's signature:

Any life is made up of a single moment, the moment in which a man finds out, once and for all, who he is.

That single line made me smile, for it was just that morning, I was thinking something on similar lines. I was just feeling completely content about my identity. I was just feeling happy that I am happy in myself - the real self of mine. Just me -- not my status/relationships etc.

While walking from home that morning, I told myself that I could be really happy even if I was taken from this world and put in a different place - where everything would be new/unknown. I wouldn't be a doctoral student; I won't be an Indian. A place where none of those adjectives are valid - I will be still happy with the man I am.

Great, isn't it? Would everyone has this realisation-day? Am I too late or early in thinking so? Perhaps LATE: that could be the case - because I had another realisation that I am late in drawing conclusions, where as some of my friends make up their minds even before getting all the facts. So, it could very well be the case that I am late in getting this so called vision. Right?

Well, I don't know if this is the time when one is to leave all this material world and go, and turn to a monk. If it is so, I don't intend to do so! Let the reasons lie secret.  :)

Design Patterns .. Ice
Morning Beauty

Now, let's go to some little light weight stuff.

Yesterday, I was sitting beside a friend of mine and was reading a book. She was reading some book too. My position was a little behind her, so that I could not have seen her face, let alone her eyes. But I could see her book well.

At some point, I just stopped reading and placed my finger below a line in the open page of the book she was reading. And asked her - "Are you reading this line, right now?".

I should say that she was taken totally aback by surprise or shock; because of my reading her intimate thoughts? or by my telling of something which is perhaps impossible even if I had seen her eyes.

I couldn't have seen her eyes, she was not moving her fingers along the lines of the book. And it was not the very first line of the page, just when she turned the page. I reached my results with observations and my logical deductions! ;)

I had expected an accuracy of plus or minus one line. But it was luck that made the result so stunning.

Well, even though her pride usually denies accepting such intuitions, yesterday she did question me until I gave up my observations and deductions - for which the response was in the lines of "Oh, it was just so simple, just elementary". :( :(

I explained the whole incident to another friend, who asked me "how". And after listening to "how", she too said - "Well, you knew her well. No big deal". (Too bad that she didn't tell it before knowing the "how" part). The moral is that never give out the tricks of the trade.

End of It.

The picture you saw above is one I took this very morning. All the patterns are self formed - beautiful they are, right? There are two more of similar pictures. I give them below.  [Click to see larger/clearer images]

Designed by nature Some other design

Could someone explain in detail about the designs and golden-ratio? Please do. Thanks in advance. If no one does, I shall have to do it myself.

Signing off, Sands.

PS: I am not being too pride of having done the reading the body-language thing. But it DID feel good!



Arun Appadurai said...

Yup..I am very much alive!!! hw r u dude?

Anonymous said...

Realization Day! It is not a myth!!

Which car did you said that struck you? :)


A Liberated Soul said...

Well, I wouldn't say that its simple or jus cos u know someone well you cud guess which line she was reading exactly. I am sure you really have an ability to find it. When one is a keen observer not only in one thing almost everything in life I think only then this is possible. And u are one of that kind.

Sands | കരിങ്കല്ല് said...


I am doing very good. Had thought that you had achieved some e-moksha and stopped using Internet.


Well... in the real sense of "realization day", Am I not too young? ;)

(Good question: It was a green Audi) :)


Thanks :)
I can't claim to be a keen-observer. But perhaps better than the average 'joe'.

And great to hear that people agree with it ;)