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. :)
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]
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!