Friday, March 31, 2006

Wanna Be(e)?

A 3-year old girl wearing her favorite yellow flowery frock, a frock that hardly covers her little diapi ran around the room thinking "Thank god, we have guests over!" Her heart sinks when she hears her mommy call her from across the room...She quitely walks towards her mom thinking "its okay! make the innocent face, it always works!".

Her mom takes her into her arms and asks "Chinni, why dont you tell Vijji auntie, Rama auntie, Saraswati auntie, what you want to be when you grow up?". The girl thinks to herself if it is a trick question and with her best innocent little face, "I wanna be a Butler!" she says. Ofcourse, the room fills with a hearty laughter! Though I, the little girl (yes, me and this is a real story) didnt knew then how people can laugh at such a fancy word like 'Butler' :)

Now as we grow up, we learn more fancy words and tell ourselves:
“I want to be Aishwarya Rai!”
or “I want to be the next Bill Gates!”

or sometimes even “I want to be Britney Spears!” – okay, now that’s not true but you get the point. We as humans wish to be Heroes in real life. We love to be praised about, walk into a room full of people and turn some heads around…bottom line, we crave for attention! People, who cannot agree with me, look back into yourselves…Honey, not into your shirt!

While this craving blindfolds us, did we forget to count our blessings? Did we forget to thank for what we have in our hands? Over dosage of this craving, fancily called aspiration, can even have the adverse effects of turning a normal person into a complete pessimist, when one of such “wanna be’s” flip over.

In short, is this some kind of a bee that stung us to always aspire to Wanna be someone else that we might not even actually be?

* While you all read that again and share your thoughts or what you wanna be, let me tell you that I am really (not that Oscar- winning-artificially-real, but really ) touched to see you all patiently wait for me to get back…Huggzz to ya! :)

Sunday, March 19, 2006

Still Alive...

Yesh, Yesh am still alive and thy shall return soon.......