Monday, November 21, 2005

Fix you...

Once again, so what exactly is it that we would love to do.. while it is an interesting debate whether we would stop loving things if we began to get paid for it, are there still things that fall outside that set, and which we would love doing irrespective of anything else...
I, for one, would love to sing for a living, not at concerts, but more of a wandering bard...would love to write a book, and be happy if 5 people read it, loved it and felt it had made a difference in their lives.. would love to have my own chat shows and crack the kind of PJs that would help create homicidal maniacs..:).. some of the above are stuff which i might be able to pull off, and some i might realise that i wasnt quite cut out for...maybe thats what living a full life is all about... doing all these and being able to say that i tried everything.. maybe thats what makes happiness...
or maybe its about knowing exactly what is it that you can do and want to do.. and then setting about achieving it whatever be the odds...which is perhaps what makes alonso world champion at 24, or sachin a treat to watch after more than decade of watching him... or an amitabh bachchan a star twice over.. maybe thats what makes happiness....
maybe its about finding love, and keeping it, and knowing that whatever else happens, that person will always be by your side.. maybe thats what makes happiness...
and meanwhile we walk the paths, some common, some uncommon and hope that God is singing to us(instead of Coldplay)
Lights will guide you home..
and ignite your bones...
and i will try and fix you...

until next time, are we in a fix??

11 comments:

pallavi said...

I love doing that.. singing... just for the sake of it with a limited audience.. who knows you for your voice..

Alonso a very talented fella.. Sachin.. well ...

Amitabh is a true achiever..
yeah And i am walking fix or no fixes.. coz I love to.. not coz I got to.. :)

phatichar said...

Yeah...these things and there are many more that make for happiness...ultimately, it's all about 'what' is it that we want, like u said.. hmmmm.

Nice post! :)

Prerona said...

nice post manu. do any of us know what we want? its very difficult. atleast for me. often i think i want something, but when it happens its totally horiible. but then, maybe thats just me!

Parna said...

another nice one Manu Man.
sometimes i think its the elusive we are after.

anthony said...

Yes, what I really love to do? Thats a question everybody should ask themself. I don't know yet, what I really love to do. yes I love singing, to some lady I want to impress ;-) I wish I was a soccer Star or maybe a Boxing champ. I also want to be some techie Millionaire but how boring it would be, I wouldn't love it though. Maybe I will sell off and sail off to the bahamas, singing, drinking and blogging..

Arunima said...

Not really in a fix.

Sudheer Narayan said...

:).. indeed interesting if we start thinking about whether we stop loving things that we liked when we start getting paid for it... really interesting.

manuscrypts said...

pallavi: could also be seen as 'because you love to, you got to'.. :)

phatichar: thank ye :)

manuscrypts said...

prerona: nope, it aint just you :)
remember that cliched horror movie line 'be careful of what you want, you might actually get it!!'

parna: hmm, i would tend to agree :)

manuscrypts said...

tony: we ask, its the answer thats difficult ...

arunima: good, i say :)

manuscrypts said...

sudheer: had an entire post on it sometime back...