Janus-coinI have a Roman coin: Janus looks both forward and back. Hence January, at the threshold of the old year and the new. Happy New Year! [Belated, of course].

I found a tag at Dreamcatcher’s, and I helped myself to it. It seemed to suit. 🙂

10 things I miss

  • Home: Curd rice. 🙂 My brother, that fool. Small things.
  • My books in one place and reachable.
  • Hostel at college and all those late night chats. Exam times. Yes, really.
  • Being in touch with friends. Knowing what’s up with everyone whom I want to know what’s up with.
  • The time to read aitmiyaan-se.
  • Being less cynical. And less worried. And so, World Peace. It seems that the world was nicer before.
  • Free Sundays.
  • Jalebi from Chitoor Bus Stand and friends who would take me there after I’ve cried my eyes out.
  • Old friends who aren’t friends anymore.
  • Enjoying Tirupati and Uttiramerur.

10 things I dream of doing in the next decade

  • Live in Europe.
  • Go bungee jumping off those cliffs in Australia, somehow.
  • Work in Harvard – systems biology.
  • Meet those people I’ve been planning to meet for years, but haven’t.
  • Get married.
  • Visit both Egypt and Israel. And Russia. And Japan. Possibly live in Japan.
  • Write that book.
  • Do meaningful research.
  • Paint. Learn the Veena – what little I knew, I must have forgotten. Speak French and Italian fluently.
  • Visit the Himalayas. Uttar Kashi or something. Also, Gwalior. Udaipur. Write in Tamil. And Hindi.

Don’t quibble. Some of those things are petty, perhaps, meaningless, perhaps, foolish perhaps. But that’s what I want to do. And eventually, I will. I hope.

Here’s to a new year:

pallandu petru palla kodi vazhgai;
[live long and prosper.]
what’s begun badly, goes smoothly later. I hope.

8 responses to “January

  1. What is it with everyone wanting to be less worried… and to think we wanted to grow up so desperately.

  2. Here’s to the fulfilment of the meme and more years of dreams and memories! Cheers. 🙂

  3. @DC – I think worry is the consequence of Consequence; and kids are worried too. Only now I know it’s pointless :
    “Or worry, but know that worrying is as effective as trying to solve an algebra equation by chewing bubble gum. The real troubles in your life are apt to be things that never crossed your worried mind, the kind that blindside you at 4 p.m. on some idle Tuesday.”
    And I want to _realise_ that.

  4. Wow! Your dreamlist worded almost everythin I wanted to do, except for the learning veena replaced by bharathanatyam, and get-married part!

    I say, we try catching up atleast one of the things together. If you ever need a companion to travel that is..

  5. Actually I dont think I can cope up with the Harvard Bio part either.. think I skipped the line in the first round! lol

  6. Happened to go through your blog today 🙂 Hope you’re having a better new year than when I last talked to you!
    Lol..u miss exam time in college, huh? funny how that’s when all the chat-marathons used to take place 😀
    Take care..

  7. Hey Babe!
    How’s it going? I got your blog add from RII, had forgotten what it was! Quite a lot to catch up to, I see! Liking this post quite a bit, impressive wish-list girl:)
    Oh, and congrats bout the admission!:)

  8. sadism and masochism can be termed as hedonistic. hedonism can include the pursuit of pain that way i guess.

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