Thursday, October 3, 2013

Straight Thoughts

I was in deep sleep last night. I couldn't call it deep sleep since my mind keeps thinking something or the other. I don't know what time it was but then a sudden thought.

Why is a straight line straight?

Don't ask me what got my mind thinking. I didn't have any discussions related to Geometry with anybody recently. I quit them all after college. Nor was I working on anything related but this question popped up. And then thats it. Went back to sleep. But I did make a mental note to research and write about this. I didn't do any research yet. Thinking about it; I have just one question that I probably didn't realize it at school. Even if I did; wouldn't have dared asked my teachers.

Who concluded the definition of straight. Ah! I do remember the equation of straight line and how its of zero curvature and shortest distance between two points and line traveling in constant direction and all that. Yet! who said straight means this. Why not something else?

These are not straight thoughts after all, aren't they? My mind just went bonkers.

Anyway, these crazy things or rather off the track stuff keeps happening. A friend of mine messaged with few lines of poem. He writes good verses. And I responded with few more lines continuing at where he left. I mean, it just fell into place. I thought I will give it a name. Fusion poetry maybe? The thoughts here again are not straight; mind you. But they nice; here they are.

Tales, dreams or just passing thoughts,
with every passing touch of time
I feel assured more & more ..
somebody will feel sad when I get buried...

Sad of all the moments lost....
Waiting and contemplating, 
Was it meant to be? 
Maybe, maybe not, 
Live the moment, live the thought.

I went off to an event this Sunday; kind of a hippie themed flea market. Cutting out the shopping; the ambiance and the music was good with a live band and crazy folks. And yeah I am not saying what crazy stuff I did ;-)

Oh! and these days I've been clicking snaps with my phone camera and it doesn't cease to amaze me at the clarity, speed and zoom capability. Here are few ones.

A different kind of ant.

Not so common butterfly came into the living room the other night

A common house fly - I mean check the details the phone camera has captured

Say Hi to Gypsy. All grown up, naughty and hyper. Here he is making up a sad face to gain sympathy.

Travels lined up here after. Next weekend off to Brunei to meet my bestest friend. I wanted to go to Kota Kinabalu from there for few days to hike Mount Kinabalu and get lost in the rain forest. But with my friend not accompanying; the thought of going out there alone kinda didn't appeal.

Later in November; off to Rajasthan with Neha and Akhil. They are awesome company and we had good time when we went to Aurangabad. Come December; it could be Malaysia and Indonesia or Philippines and Indonesia. Yieppie!!!


  1. You managed to get some clear macro shots.
    As for sleep and thoughts, some times its weird and as it is really weird I don't tell anyone of my dreams especially when it happens in a semiconscious state.

    1. Thanks yeah the phone these days are that good. I have had weirdest dreams that I can ever remember. Its so crazy to be posting them. But yeah thats how the mind is

  2. The straight line eventually went tangent to the post:) Have fun during the travel and write a post !

  3. Wow! What all you think in your sleep!! :D
    Such clear and crisp pics from your phone... which one is that?
    Awesome travel plans... when you are in Jaipur, do let me know.
    Happy traveling, clicking, soaking and enjoying! :)

    1. Shilpa,

      :-) Yeah weird na. Phones these days...This is Samsung S3. I always undermine the camera phone capability and these phones are proving wrong. Sure thing; I will let you know the dates for Jaipur. Thanks much

  4. Gypsy is sooo cute! and wanderling thoughts... one of the major reasons y I have trouble falling asleep.....

    1. :-) Thank you. He is adorable. The mind has lots to think about yeah

  5. Loved the way you came up with this post..Even a 'from-nowhere' thought put in right direction unfolds pretty.Straight !

    Haha..Gypsy looks amazing.Seems good actor !

    1. :-) the thought was such. Thanks melange. Gypsy says 'woof'

  6. Thanks for these beautiful photos. You are a world traveler. I envy you. Enjoy.

  7. More than the straight lines , I m ridden with envy reading your travel plans.
    As for the straight lines and angles , they give me night mares from the school days and geometry.
    The pics of insects - well why not you have an album of entomological pics

    1. Anil

      Thats one thing that keeps me going. I look forward to. Aah yeah good idea. I do have pics of insects birds mammals captured. Its a decent collection

  8. You posted this Pic of your pet on FB.I wont post that commebnt here again.
    What shall I are a better writer or a better Photographer

    1. Thanks a lot Chowla sir for your compliments.

  9. Fine, you are busy and blah blah..

    but Write here.Now.

  10. Replies
    1. Hey Sista! where have you been? Thanks; hope alls well

  11. Hi!

    I am are you? long tym no c!



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