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If I can just give to the world more than I take from it, I will be a very happy man. For there is no greater joy in life than to give. Motto : Live, Laugh and Love. You can follow me on Twitter too . My handle is @Raja_Sw.

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

When the mind is free

I hold no grudge
No rancour in my heart
I just do my duty
I just play my part

For life's way too short
To sit back and moan
It’s there for me to cherish
It’s for me to own

I crave not what I have not
My mind is therefore free
And every day I think of those
Less fortunate than me.

Saturday, June 02, 2012

Fishing and Test cricket

I get the weirdest thoughts sometimes. :-)

The weather was pleasantly sunny today, so I went out for a walk in the early afternoon.

There’s a fairly big pond near my place – there were a couple of elderly gentlemen, seated by the edge, basking in the sunshine and fishing in the pond.

I don't know why, but I paused for a few minutes. I think it was just to see if anything would happen. Maybe a fish would bite.

But nothing happened.

That is when it struck me.

Maybe fishing is like Test cricket.

People of an older generation spending hours sitting in one place, waiting patiently and intently for something to happen. 

Occasionally a wicket falls (just like a fish bites) – and they get very excited. Discussing the event. Analysing it. 

And then it is back to the long wait.

Sometimes you think the fish has taken the bait, you are excited – but it turns out to be a false alarm. Much like an appeal in Test cricket that's turned down.

Sometimes nothing happens ALL day - and yet you feel satisfied that you've enjoyed the proceedings.

Yes, fishing and Test cricket. Lots in common. :-)