Short story that inspired me to write a Quick Poem below
Imagine life is a game in which you are juggling five balls. The balls are called work, family, health, friends and integrity. And you’re keeping all of them in the air. But one day you finally come to understand that work is a rubber ball. If you drop it, it will bounce back. The other four balls — family, health, friends, integrity — are made of glass. If you drop one of these, it will be irrevocably scuffed, nicked, perhaps even shattered. And once you truly understand the lesson of the five balls, you will have the beginnings of balance in your life.
The Sharp And Grand Rock
A Poem by Jay Parkhe
Whose rock is that? I think I know.
Its owner is quite angry though.
He was cross like a dark potato.
I watch him pace. I cry A’llo.
He gives his rock a shake,
And screams you’ve made a bad mistake.
The only other sound’s the break,
Of distant glasses and bars awake.
The Rock is sharp, Grand and deep,
But he has promises to keep,
Tormented with nightbirds he never sleeps.
Revenge is a promise a man must keep.
He rises from his flat bed,
With thoughts of violence in his head,
A flash of rage and he sees red.
Without a men-O-pause you turned and fled.
With thanks to the poet, Robert Frost, for the underlying structure
I like to generate these random phrases and compare their attributions at the End of the day and usually they come correct.
Let’s see what’s in store for me today.
Go For Broke
Meaning: To risk it all, even if it means losing everything. To go all out. If the message is about achieving 10000 likes in 58 days and thanking the BFFFs with deep sense of gratitude. I am all for it.
In a Pickle
Meaning: Being in a difficult predicament; a mess; an undesirable situation. Yes. it is true and getting out is messy. Staying in is messier. Feels like a Camel whose owner wants to make him piss inside the tent but keep his Head out so that owner’s privacy is protected 🙂
Up In Arms
Meaning: Angry; being roused to the point that you are ready to fight. Hmmm.. there is no fight left in me any more. I would rather honorably and peacefully walk aaway from UNCERTAINTY and SITUATIONS that bother me.
Put a Sock In It
Meaning: Asking someone to be quiet or to shut up. No. That’s not Me. I would rather talk it over to a conclusion.
Give a Man a Fish
Meaning: It’s better to teach a person how to do something than to do that something for them. Yes. fully agree. Handholding by the mentor can not become Mentor’s tasks – A mentor needs to find a way to Wean to Win so the Mentees WTW Win The World.
I use this small hack I call as Tantra whenever I have a Bad BAd or Sad SAD day.
Someone once gifted me a Bible, and I have a childhood ShrimadbhagwatGita.
I open a page to read a Verse or a Shloka.
Yesterday, was one such day. I went to my daily morning walks and stopped for taking some change at the Tea Shop. The devout guy was lighting Agarbatti/ Incense to Lord Ganpati, Goddess Saraswati and Goddess Lakshmi. I said, Good Omen ( Yes, even a Skeptic on a bad bad sad sad day can become believer ! ).
I read the following
2 Kings 2:18Passage: When they returned to Elisha, who was staying in Jericho, he said to them, “Didn’t I tell you not to go?”
And from Gita came
dhyaayato vishayaanh pumsah sangasteshhupajaayate |
sangaath samjaayate kaamah kaamaath krodho abhijaayate ||
A Shloka – my father taught me at the Age 7.
When a person dwells longingly on sense objects, an inclination towards them is generated.
This inclination develops into desire and desire gives rise to anger.
I got my messages – Strong and Clear. By evening I had put them to use and had Peace of mind and a good night’s sleep. Everything became alright.
Wanna try – Please do. It works for me every time.
Just wondering how well or badly the day pans out 🙂
Jack of All Trades Master of None
Meaning: Having suitable skill in multiple things, but not being an expert in any of them.
Par For the Course
Meaning: What you would expect to happen; something normal or common.
Ring Any Bells?
Meaning: Recalling a memory; causing a person to remember something or someone.
Meaning: Delicious; something that looks or tastes appetizing.
Swinging For the Fences
Meaning: Giving something your all.
Down For The Count
Meaning: Someone or something that looks to be defeated, or nearly so
See the eating of the teacher,
I think he’s angry at the imaginary creature.
He finds it hard to see the tissue,
Overshadowed by the heavy gnu.
Who is that flying near the rat?
I think she’d like to eat the doormat.
She is but an intelligent woman,
Admired as she sits upon a noblewoman.
Her gentle car is just a turtle,
It needs no gas, it runs on pirtle.
She’s not alone she brings a sheep,
a pet pig, and lots of weep.
The pig likes to chase a monkey,
Especially one that’s in the flunky.
The teacher shudders at the fancy pig
He want to leave but she wants the rig.