Breaking Free!

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As I wake up, I feel warmth

Warmth, such a beautiful feeling!

The feeling of being protected

Protected by my caring mother

Mother who sits over the warmth providing shell

Shell that is so pure and white

Whiteness that is in my heart

Heart that still seeks freedom

Freedom that can be only be by breaking

Breaking the shell that gives me warmth

Warmth from which I’m finally ready to break free…

Lost in love of music

” october maathathil andhi mazhai nerathil vaanavillai rasika vanden…

andhe nerathil yaarum illai thoorathil aval mattum vaanavillai rasika vandal.. “

 

Its been long since I listened to music and did nothing else except listen to music. Its been long since I posted too, but that doesnt matter. I have a special attachment to music, not quite unique, not quite common either. I listen to music, a lot of it but its very rare that I appreciate it. Some times, the music is so powerful that it takes your mind off everything else and makes you concentrate on the nuances of it, to flow with its stream and makes you feel a special something which cant be put rightly in words.

 

What makes music so godly, what makes one forget everything and adore it? I dont know. Many a times I have my head phones on, listen to every single beat of the drum, every single pluck of the guitar string forgetting the lyrics of they exist. They say music trancends language, I couldnt agree more.It doesnt need words to take your heart.The very grandeur of it can make you wonder the godliness of the creator and bow towards him.

I’m out of words, not really because I cant think but I dont want to. Music is beckoning. Adios.

Humorous Grammar Rules

Came across it on the web, found it really funny.

1. Verbs HAS to agree with their subjects.

2. Never use a preposition to end a sentence with. Winston Churchill, corrected on this error once, responded to the young man who corrected him by saying “Young man, that is the kind of impudence up with which I will not put!

3. And don’t start a sentence with a conjunction.

4. It is wrong to ever split an infinitive.

5. Avoid cliches like the plague. (They’re old hat.)

6. Also, always avoid annoying alliteration.

7. Be more or less specific.

8. Parenthetical remarks (however relevant) are (usually) unnecessary.

9. Also too, never, ever use repetitive redundancies endlessly over and over again

10. No sentence fragments.

11. Contractions aren’t always necessary and shouldn’t be used to excess so don’t.

12. Foreign words and phrases are not always apropos.

13. Do not be redundant; do not use more words than necessary; it’s highly superfluous and can be excessive

14. All generalizations are bad.

15. Comparisons are as bad as cliches.

16. Don’t use no double negatives.

17. Avoid excessive use of ampersands & abbrevs., etc.

18. One-word sentences? Eliminate.

19. Analogies in writing are like feathers on a snake (Unless they are as good as gold).

Through the rocky ride and looking beyond…

I still can’t believe it happened, but as all things in life it did. Nobody believed that a firm as big as Lehman Brothers would be allowed to fail, afterall we were one of wall streets oldest and biggest. Theres no point debating what caused it, Paulson’s decisions or Dick’s view, what ever be the reason, the unimaginable did happen. 

Personally, many people tell this may be worse one could face in life and as damn lucky l’m, I joined with all pride into a wall street investment bank with dreams only to find myself out on street in two months. Well not literally. I din’t know ones course of action in such situations. I did a few things, largely unsuccessfull partly because I’m not from IIT and partly so I din’t have contacts.

 

Retrospecting my life a few months back, It was all very different. I dint join the firm knowing fully about the culture and the pay. The fixed pay quoted by the firm was huge by my standards. Had I joined any firm in my line of study it would have taken 6-7 years even to achieve this fixed pay. Once inside I realised the fixed pay was pittance when compared to the bonuses people get every year. So does that mean I redefine my standards. I never knew until I faced this. What is more important that, when I look for opportunities, which standards do I follow.

Thankfully before I broke down, a rescue was in place and I have my job again, well atleast for enough time to think from ab-initio again. Do I do that? Do I go back to my tech? With the global economic crisis looming I have the opinion every sector is risky enough. What ever may be my future, the ride was rocky and useful to think about oneself. To know where I stand and what is important.

Looking beyond, theres only one thing I will have in mind.When it comes to it, prepare for the worst and act accordingly. More so because even trivial stuff will be great.