hesitation first, a bit of caution AND THEN IT COMES, a big smile
Nearly nine months of silence. i was not silent actually. sudden hesitation and panic gripped me.
Is it any good ? Is this blog useful to any one ?
i don't know.
Friends were urging me to write, what ?
what do you want me to write ? i can never be a writer
you've been writing, write something pleasant, you've been pretty nasty and annoying
oh! you know ??
ok, don't write anything then, just post pictures.
Is it useful ? i asked nodder friend
not to me, he said, then he called me again to say he doesn't read my blog
Is it bad to say don't waste water ?
No, but the way you say it is quite annoying. said nodder chap.
nutting better than a bagful of smiles before i turn nasty again.
Her modder was selling watermelons on the roadhere comes her smile.
She finds me quite funny. i don't know what she is laughing at. Me perhaps, Anyway she finds sompting amusing in me. i don't remember what i did. This was in Nepal lass month.
The whole format of posting looks different, some new icons here which i have nebber seen before
'Enter' Key doesn't work, erratic, don't know if sompting wrong wid my keyboard, works fine odderwise.
oh deeah ! this posting box is not behaving. i think 'publish post' would be quite a struggle.
This curser doesn't go where i want it to go What ?
Boy with an ear ring.
i forgot the boy's name, this is Rikku, slowly opening up. Children trust you fast. Not always though.
They talk even if they don't speak your language. Life is simple
This is Ghausia, very sweet.
Not much traveling this year, been to some places, have to think. Don't remember where i've been since January. i've been broke moss of the time. i was not active on facebook eeda.
i don't like facebook,
i like blogs. moss of the time peeple show off on facebook. i think you have to, that seems to be the format. But i have seen some good stuff toos posted by friends. Some amazing videos, some very touching. You see them all on one page. All the tings your friends post.
This is Rima. collecting wild mushrooms, and minding her goats, up a beautiful valley near Nagarkot in Nepal. Been there twice some 30 years ago. This visit was more pleasant and Nepal is lot greener than what i had seen before. i'll write more about it later.
Most of us are happy to see the green than any other colour.
A little girl, collecting food and working, is not a happy story. There is poverty everywhere.
Why there is poverty
Who started it ?
Not a good subject to discuss, but i will in a couple of weeks.
See this happy chapee ?
somewhere near Villipuram in Tamil Nadu.
He has many followers.
95% of the people of this world are like his followers.
They believe in myths and follow without any question.
This is Priyanka and Monish 5 years ago.
Priyanka Monish today
i think i posted Priyanka's picture before They came with their parents, my friend Suresh and Kanchana last month, no, this month.
Friends visiting keeps me in good spirits. Good for my health. Better than organic food. But i can't visit them all as some are abroad like Priyanka and Monish. i don't know if i'd live to see them again, if i do Priyanka would be a gorgeous young lady. i'll post her picture if i am still blogging
i have my share of failures. i did my best to make her smile. She kept staring at me. While i was at the height of my clowning, her mother appeared on the window and i fled.
Some are naturally cheerful. Some are not.
She is about to burst.
i said you are wearing a beautiful ear ring and i want to take a picture.
This is Sarita.
She's a kid, but runs a tea stall in a bamboo shed near the same valley in Nagarkot, Nepal.
Very shy at first.
then comes the smile.
you can see the reflection of my yeddu there. She should be in school, playing with her friends, unfortunately she is not. She has to help her parents to survive. She made badly needed tea for us.
She said i don't have milk, is it okkay ?
i said that's what i want. and it was a life saver in a very remote and beautiful place.
A friend, beautiful young lady accused me of being an unhappy man for speaking my mind.
i think you have to be very insensitive to be happy all the time. i learn from people who find happiness in their state of utter poverty.
i don't have such courage.
Not been reading much, many half finished books on my bedside, no patience, no inclination. Difficult to sit through a movie toos. i was 62 when i wrote my last post and i'll be 63 soon.
This is my condition but i am still on the road.
i am fine, no health problems except for occasional cold. i love washing my clothes, hand washing, no washing machine.
i check the Google weather before i put my clothes for wash.
Can't you just open the door and look out and see if its a right day to wash your clothes ? a friend asked.
i think we are losing our common sense very fast.
The TV will tell us what to worry about and what not to worry and soon the TV will become our conscience, i think it already has.
please stay away from TV as much as you can.
Pandurangan Pillai is fine. Gets bullied by bigger cats. He is just over a year old. i am afraid soon he would be bullying younger cats which i would not approve. He is not going to seek my approval anyway.
Walked into a big Mall, new, very close to my house, couldn't resist.
'Buy one and get one free' caught my attention.
i fell for that.
Then i noticed ' buy two and get one free'
i fell for that too.
These big Mall people have a knack of making you feel very smart.
that's how i felt
i felt very smart walking away with things i did not need.
This is a silly post, incoherent, forgot what and how to post after a long gap.
until next time, i don't know when
Its nice to be a humanAll my love.
Labels: green valley, Nagarkot, Nepal, Pandurangan Pillai, smiling children