A van, driving towards me, dangerously overtook a cyclist. I muttered a few curses at the driver, and my dormant dislike of the van drivers came shooting up.
As the driver went past, I saw his face. I know him. He’s a lovely guy, with the friendliest dog I know – a lovely border collie named Butler.
I like the guy. I hated the van driver.
I should talk to him about the incident. I will not. We don’t talk about unpleasant things in society.
He didn’t harm anyone. He’s a pleasant guy. I really love this dog.
He didn’t hurt anyone. But he could have looked someone. Some day, he might.
I should talk to him. I won’t.
I’m ashamed. I’ll get over it.
Continue reading Hypocrisy
The day began well, with me polishing off a few long-pending long posts in my Pocket. The walk got delayed, due to reasons coming below, but was a brisk, happy one when it came.
Thank you for the music
One of those rare days when I felt like listening to music on the walk. Not sure about what to play, just asked Google to play a random playlist of songs I like. It was fun!
- Vangelis’ Chariots of fire theme,
- Rolling in the deep, by Adele,
- The man, by Aloe Blacc,
- Hello, by Adele,
- All cried out, by Blonde,
- Peace on Earth, by Bing Crosby & David Bowie,
- Khalbali, from Rang de basanti
- Rumour has it, by Adele
- Eko ile, by Fela Kuti & the Africa 70,
- Feel, by Bombay bicycle club,
- Kandisa, by Indian Ocean
Charlie (a young Vizsla), and Monty (a forever young Jack Russel) wrestling each other to get more attention from me, halfway through the walk, just added to the delight.
Rarely have I returned from a hot weather, brisk walk so energised. (The brisk bit, and the protein smoothie may have helped too)
Warm, dry, dull days of my youth
The region of India I grew up in has a long, dry and hot summer. 2 decades of living there have trained my brain to expect (imagine) things when the weather turns warm and dry. Like today.
Thoughts of watermelon, cool water dips in tube wells & canals, hanging with friends from undergrad, cycling around with the only friend from my first school, smell of the earth.
Beautiful, torturous memories :)
Continue reading Peppy music, warm days, and the Apple invasion
21 Feb 2015 – The day I put a thermometer up my boy’s ass, for the first time.
Well – they may be “weeds” to you and me – but – to your dog, they’re a valuable source of vitamins / minerals that form part of their natural diet.
Unfortunately, they can only digest the very youngest and softest parts. The rest will come up again – don’t worry – its perfectly natural – unless it happens on the carpet!
Well, that takes a load off. My head.