Chuck Noland: We both had done the math. Kelly added it all up and… knew she had to let me go. I added it up, and knew that I had… lost her. ‘cos I was never gonna get off that island. I was gonna die there, totally alone. I was gonna get sick, or get injured or something. The only choice I had, the only thing I could control was when, and how, and where it was going to happen. So… I made a rope and I went up to the summit, to hang myself. I had to test it, you know? Of course. You know me. And the weight of the log, snapped the limb of the tree, so I-I – , I couldn’t even kill myself the way I wanted to. I had power over *nothing*. And that’s when this feeling came over me like a warm blanket. I knew, somehow, that I had to stay alive. Somehow. I had to keep breathing. Even though there was no reason to hope. And all my logic said that I would never see this place again. So that’s what I did. I stayed alive. I kept breathing. And one day my logic was proven all wrong because the tide came in, and gave me a sail. And now, here I am. I’m back. In Memphis, talking to you. I have ice in my glass… And I’ve lost her all over again. I’m so sad that I don’t have Kelly. But I’m so grateful that she was with me on that island. And I know what I have to do now. I gotta keep breathing. Because tomorrow the sun will rise. Who knows what the tide could bring?
From the movie:Cast Away. A great movie and the lines above are the best of all.
A rose longed for the company of the bees, but none would come to her.
Even so, the flower was still capable of dreaming. When she felt all alone, she would imagine a garden filled with bees that came to kiss her. And so she managed to resist until the next day, when she opened her petals again.
“Aren’t you tired?” another rose asked her.
“No. I have to go on fighting.”
As India celebrated 62nd Republic Day today, i.e. 26th January 2011, CEERI (Pilani) celebrated it with the students of CEERI Vidyamandir (School). The culturally rich program was held for approximately one hour. It was good to watch those Continue reading →
This tour is till date one of my most memorable tours of all. And why shouldn’t it be? It was to McLeod Ganj, Dharamshala in Kangra District of Himachal Pradesh, India – the home of the Holiness The Dalai Lama. It is also home to several Buddhist monasteries and thousands of Tibetan refugees.
This place is not very far from my birthplace, but never got a chance to visit McLeod Ganj until two and half years back in June, 2008 with my family (Parents and a younger sister). June is a really good time to visit this place since it is at about 2,082 metres (6,831 feet).
My first impression to this place was – Beautiful . Of course, the mountains, the deodars, the fresh air! And as soon as we reached, it was soon covered by flowing clouds, little drops of rain, and cool winds.
The market was crowded with some native people and mostly by other visitors like me. There was one Buddhist temple under Continue reading →
¦ Stop judging people. Stop judging anyone. As soon as you bring somebody into your head and start forming an essay about him/her – catch yourself. Essay is all about judging the other person. It disturbs. It disturbs you alone. So be wise and don’t do that. ¦
Instead devote sometime to improve yourself rather than finding out faults in others. That would be the best use of your time.
Winter time, time when you can’t wait to go out in the sun…, and when you do not want clouds in the sky at all. Well if not you, I really want to soak myself up with heat. And so these days, I just cannot wait for the tea/coffee break, when I get a chance to stand on the green grass and drink a cup of tea under the sun. What a wonderful quiet half an hour of the day.
While I’m standing and drinking tea, I out of my habit start observing around. The flowers, the trees, the birds, and sometimes just the emptiness.
Here is the thing which captures my attention most of the times - A dead plant and just in its vicinity the beautiful flowers.Two different views of life at the same time and place.. Continue reading →
There was not much work in the laboratory today, and somehow, I did not want to sit and study in the library for the whole time, so thought of just looking around. There is a lot to observe if you really want to. Honestly, I do this all the time, but today was a little different. Don’t know why . So I walked in the sun in the afternoon, looked at the birds chirping and flying together in the evening, and captured few moments. Today was just as usual as other days, but still special.
Not just nature, I tried photography on myself too. Just putting it here for fun!