Sunday, March 02, 2008

Tagged

Life Ten Years Ago-Demanded a few things from me that I didn't realise I should deliver. Wish I was more sensitive, more attentive and a little less self-engrossed. People slipped right before my eyes and the doom struck me too late... But yes, life ten years ago was also pure bliss- we stayed far away from civilisation, enjoyed the sight of sprawling fields. Heaven, when it rained...

Life Five Years Ago- Was the best of the best times of my life. College was one storm of blissful abandon that came and went in the blink of an eye. God has been very kind. Touchwood.

Life Tomorrow- I hope, takes the same beautiful turns that it has taken so far. Yes, agreed some shocks I could have done better without, but wiser? I am not sure. I sincerely hope life tomorrow is the one that I can look back fondly the day after...

Five Locations I'd love to run away to-
Ahmedabad, any time...

Somewhere in Himachal / Uttaranchal with a good camping group... I am not sure if I can walk that much, but still...

Beyt Dwarka and Mount Abu, ideally on a moonless night..

The small villages that come on the way up to Darjeeling have caught my fascination. I have wanted to run away and stay in those small homes packed with large dahlia and chrysanthemum blossoms ever since...


Five Bad Habits I have-


Too much of brooding. Gets on my nerves and my skin.

Carelessness. Irritates me more than it does my husband, though he doesn't quite believe me when I say this...

That I stop taking medicines once I feel a little better. Just can't help it...

Too much of sleep...

Anger and what all I say when I am angry...

Five Things I'll Never Wear-

Stilettoes. I get awe-struck everytime I see a friend wearing a pair.. Sadly, not for me...

Anything drastic is not on my list...

Something to achieve by next year-

A goal, a purpose. That degree I want so much and a satisfying job.
Something that impacted me last year-

Hmm... cannot pinpoint anything specific... Few books lasted long though- To Kill a Mocking Bird, The Alchemist, 1984... Also, the dinner and lunch I used to take in that small house in Pune. That family humbled me.

What will I miss about 2007-

I never ever thought I would. But yes, I miss being in Pune a lot and will continue to do so for time to come...

Five things I want to do before i die-

Tough!

Let's see, has to be some land and a nice house. Children. Travel and see the places I read about. And a sense of living a good life. I guess that sums up everything inclusive, no?

Thanks Pranay for tagging me... Please carry the tag on, all of you who are up to it...

13 comments:

Pranay said...

hmm... so there u are!
well i must say that my version seems a bit ametuerish in front of urs.. wonder when will i get such maturity in terms of writing and expression!
well i luvd ur '5 places where i'll run to'..
those villages would surely be a welcome relief from the maddening city crowd!

*Dramatic* said...

good one .. :)

tried my hand at this tag too after reading yours, i love tags

theantisensestrand said...

nice one!!....will definitely take up this tag!!

dharmabum said...

VERY well written, that. the evolution comes out quite well.

away from civilization, how i keep wishing for that! *sigh*

suren said...

this post seems interesting.. may be i should also try out this format ...... btw this somehow seems to be logically related to your previous post which dint find the light of the day i guess ;) but fortunately i happened to catch a glimpse of it :):)

Fictitioustruth said...

where are you?

the followers await the words of wisdom from the lady

shex said...

1984- george orwell
i wish to read tht one since a long time howz it

Gauri Gharpure said...

@ Pranay-- thnks, the post came out good for u tagged me in the first place!! and ur version is a nice read too...

@Dip-- glad u took up the tag.. u change ur blog url so often, getting difficult to keep a track :)!!

@Gaurav-- hey, i hope u do take this one up, albeit a bit seriously though. u whackofy almost each post with tht crazy sense of humour of urs... and i remember, ur tag is due too.. will do so soon..

@Dharma-- thnks! :) esp for the emphasis on 'very'..

@Suren-- yes, some tags r quite interesting, i love those.. :) u fond some connecting thread with this tag and the previous posts... well... :)

@True fiction-- :D pleased...

@Shex-- Welcome to my blog... :)
1984 seems a bit slow and wierd for the first 40-50 pages or so. If u stick on till the end (for the middle gets gloomy and scary too) u will earn urself a lot to brood on.. and if u follow it up with Orwell's essays, u will be hooked.. nice book, read it if u can..

theantisensestrand said...

@Gauri

A bit too late. I had already completed the tag before your message. But I think,I did it a bit seriously this time. Can't manage to be completely serious!!
:)

phish said...

i come here after a long time. the absence can be attributed to a lot of things. burnout is a new word in our lexicons.

hence, i shall settle for bad management of time as an excuse.

i am not for tags. but i loved this. maybe more so because of the way you wrote it.

Reni said...

hmmm u've grown n will keep growing throughout! :).

Gauri Gharpure said...

Renniiiii ... after all that coaxing, finally u arrive!! u guys enjoy na, to see/hear that, "how is it?" expression on my face? devils... :D Thnks... and keep coming.. AND, dimag pe zyada jor mat dena, okay, or u will read the posts and make my life hell after the mental dissection sessions...

Gauri Gharpure said...

Phish.. thnks! yes, been a long time.. when u come here next, read the story and tell me how u like it..