A weblog of romance and madness

Month: October 2014

“We accept the love we think we deserve.”

– Stephen Chbosky, The Perks of Being a Wallflower


From an old notebook,

DrunkEven though I failed to get drunk the first time (though my pack of friends then might disagree), I did succeed in that almost exactly a month after that. In December. That story is for another day.

In retrospect: Smoking looks cool, but gives you bad breath and black lungs. Booze smells bad, tastes worse and makes you appear even stupider than you are if you do it right. Short story even shorter: not worth doing.

You will become way less concerned with what other people think of you when you realize how seldom they do.

David Foster Wallace, Infinite Jest

“The idea that some lives matter less is the root of all that’s wrong with the world.”

– Dr. Paul Farmer, Co-founder of Partners In Health

My mom went to see an astrologer (fortune teller) today and was telling us about it afterwards. The guy foretold about our future – jobs, family life, impending bad times, following good times and stuff. He also had prescribed remedial measures to be taken to avert the bad luck that's going to befall me between October 2014 and March 2017. Remedial measures mostly included visiting temples, praying to particular deities etc. Then I thought of Voldemort. He would  still have been ruling the world if he hadn't bothered about the prophecy and tried to act upon it. What other people think or say will never have any impact on you, unless you do anything about it.

I own nothing.

Not even myself. We are all borrowed sets of particles that have existed in the universe since always, to infinity.