Have you EVER?

Have you ever been so alone in the world when it was gently raining and heard the soft laugh of rain on your umbrella?

Have you ever been so alone with nature/God/Love/Universe …whatever u might want to call it…

Have you ever tried to move the umbrella and let the soft rain caress you?

Have you ever seen the shadow of the dancing trees in the yellow street light and felt it in tandem with the giggling rain?

Have you ever heard music that you have never knew existed?

Have you ever realized how content you are with life and realized that you are smiling

Have you ever seen a dog with one ear up and one ear down and let your smile turn into laughter as you pass him by?

Have you ever been so much in love with Love and Life?

They don’t make men like this anymore.

Dictionary says that  gentleman is
(1) a man who combines gentle birth or rank with chivalrous qualities 
(2) a man whose conduct conforms to a high standard of propriety or correct behavior
I have been graced with a few gentleman in my life. If you have read https://mannkiwindow.wordpress.com/2011/06/20/love/ this is the same chacha that I am going to talk about now.
I had a friend over recently, I was busy with some work on the comp and was in my bedroom. Since my friend is a typical friend who feels he has no boundaries even when i work, he was yapping something in my left ear. My chacha was told that I am in my bedroom with a friend. He came till the door, said he was leaving and left. It truly takes a gentleman to not disturb someone while working. They don’t make men like this anymore!!!
There is one gentleman I have found around my age, we were traveling together and I had a bag with me. He asked me to keep it on the rack. I said I was comfortable with it. He asked, “how would I know how comfortable I am unless I try sitting without the bag” Good point! and I thought it made sense to keep the bag on the rack because he would be more comfortable if he knew I was comfortable. They just don’t make men like this anymore 🙂

On Traveling

Travel teaches a lot of things. Thanks to my job and because of His grace, I have traveled a lot last few years. For me, Surprisingly, Travel has taught me that people, dialects may differ but trees and dogs remain the same. The trees look the same, the dogs look just the same, the birds sound the same, the mountains look the same… only people look different. Why I wonder?

Trees on mountains…are like Relationships.

Don’t get confused reading the topic, read the post and let me know if you agree. Trees on mountains are like relationships.

Some trees are wise to store water and endure the harsh summers and live.

Some dry away

I know it is not a profound discovery. The thought process started because my friend was wondering how the trees on mountains manage to stay alive. The reason he asked is because where he stays, There is a small hill and it has trees and there is a lady in their locality who waters them.

So, I told him, there are some relationships where both are smart and are able to endure, Some are not, and some get angels who help them. 🙂

I forgot to pay :P

My friends(Especially older guys and seniors) tell me that I have a bad quality. I always want to pay or go Dutch. I have had some fantastic arguments and made some really close friends because of this habit.. Coming to the point… I was recently telling a friend of mine who is also my physiotherapist (remember my thumb) – I have not seen the movie “Half Ticket.” He is a big movie buff. I don’t remember what he said to this, we were actually talking about someone else at that time and went back to out topic of contention. I happened to mention it to him that it is not available in most stores now and I have searched it pretty much everywhere, even piratebay. He said that he has contacts and we went back to our very interesting topic.

Few minutes after hanging up, He called again “I found the movie.”

I was shocked. He said that he will bring it along. I was very pleased. Slightly annoyed at the aspect that I will have to argue about the payments again. At this point you should know that he has still not accepted the payment for the bandage or let alone his services. We still argue about it and I keep telling him that my hand is not completely cured because he hasn’t accepted the payment.

By today morning, I completely forgot about the CD. We were very busy with individual work, so we briefly met for a minute, I was about to tell him goodbye and he said “Wait, I have half Ticket” and he got it for me. His face was glowing when he handed me the CD. There was something special about the light in his eyes.  He was soooo happy to give it to me. Happier than I was to receive it, I guess. In all this, I forgot to argue about payment or the CD. I just accepted, smiled, and … went my way out.

Learned one thing, Some people truly give from their heart. They are really so happy to give something to you that every part of their being expresses happiness and love. The gift is filled with so much love that all silly ideas like giving money or saying a verbal thank you seems so useless.

I am very very thankful for such people in my Life. Thank YOU.

Pity myself

I know that I am not the richest or the most talented in the world, but I do have a very good life.There is no reason to pity myself or feel sad about my life. God has been very kind to me. But there is one thing that surely makes me pity myself.. It is when I watch discovery channel and watch incredible India. I wish I could travel more than I do 😦

Traveling truly enriches ones life. The best form of traveling I believe is walking. Though it is a super fantastic wish, I obviously can’t walk on earth even if I started walking today…Though I try to walk as much as I can in a new place. Next best is a road trip. Actually flying isn’t bad either, it would be better if the plane was transparent, the person sitting on the aisle seat wouldn’t be miserable or with a pain in her neck 😉

Dead sea is actually a lake!!!

Imagine my surprise when I read about this. I have always been fascinated by the dead sea as I can’t swim, I remember telling this as a kid that I will float in the dead sea once.

Recently I read that Dead Sea is actually a lake. It also called the Salt Sea is a salt lake in Jordan. The Dead Sea is 378 m (1,240 ft) deep, the deepest hyper saline lake in the world. It is also one of the world’s saltiest bodies of water, with 33.7% salinity. It is 8.6 times more salty than the ocean.

The Dead Sea has attracted visitors from around the Mediterranean basin for thousands of years. Biblically, it was a place of refuge for King David.

The Jordan River is the only major water source flowing into the Dead Sea, although there are small perennial springs under and around the Dead Sea, creating pools and quicksand pits along the edges. There are no outlet streams. Rainfall is scarcely 100 mm (3.9 in) per year in the northern part of the Dead Sea and barely 50 mm (2.0 in) in the southern part. The Dead Sea zone’s aridity is due to the rainshadow effect of the Judean Hills.

There are two contending hypotheses about the origin of the low elevation of the Dead Sea. The older hypothesis is that it lies in a true rift zone, an extension of the Red Sea Rift, or even of the Great Rift Valley of eastern Africa. A more recent hypothesis is that the Dead Sea basin is a consequence of a “step-over” discontinuity along the Dead Sea Transform, creating extension of the crust with consequent subsidence. Around three million years ago what is now the valley of the Jordan River, Dead Sea, and Wadi Arabah was repeatedly inundated by waters from the Mediterranean Sea. The waters formed in a narrow, crooked bay which was connected to the sea through what is now the Jezreel Valley. The floods of the valley came and went depending on long scale climate change. The lake that occupied the Dead Sea Rift, named “Lake Sodom”, deposited beds of salt, eventually coming to be 3 km (1.9 mi) thick. According to geological theory, approximately two million years ago the land between the Rift Valley and the Mediterranean Sea rose to such an extent that the ocean could no longer flood the area. Thus, the long bay became a lake. The salt concentration of the Dead Sea fluctuates around 31.5%. This is unusually high and results in a nominal density of 1.24 kg/L.

Anyone can easily float in the Dead Sea because of natural buoyancy. In this respect the Dead Sea is similar to the Great Salt Lake in Utah in the United States. So in case I am unable to make it to Dead Sea, I will visit the Great Salt Lake. I wanna float.