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Tuesday, November 9, 2010

New Scrubs

Lately I have been watching Scrubs, and I must tell you some stuff there really that gets me. In this one episode, in one of the first few seasons, there is an old lady who tells the protagonist JD to just go to a park and lie down on the grass. That part really set me thinking. I began to wonder when was the last time I did something like that? And then I thought that the time I was tackled and fell down in my building's garden didnt count.

Lately, I haven't had any time for myself. Let's repharse that and say that I haven't taken time out for myself. Hardly it seems that there is a moment that I am not doing anything. Weekdays are anyway full of things and so are some weekends. So even my leisurely Saturdays are spent catching up on sleep. When I started working, I had decided that I am not going to be one of those guys who just immerses himself in work and doesn't have time for anyone, but lately I am becoming one of those guys. All that talk about how I won't let my work mess up my (supposedly) vibrant social life is making its way to the scrapyard.

So come Diwali I made myself a resolution, that I will really take some time out for me and reflect on life. So far no progress, but I have a feeling that this year is going to be good. I remember a particular strip of Calvin and Hobbes, where they are arguing and in the last panel they show Hobbes all curled up on a patch of grass, with a big smile as he sleeps in the sun. And Calvin says,"How can you argue with someone who is that happy?" That is what I hope to get this year. All that other hogwash about success, fame and what not is secondary to this feeling.

Look, I know I have issues, some of you may know what I am talking about. But I realised that these are merely like stains on a pair of scrubs, change it and you are good as new! So thats what I am going to do, put on a fresh new pair and get ready to face the world. Coz till I don't that patch of grass under the sun keeps getting farther and farther.