Skip to main content

Quote of the day.

           "They never talk about themselves, but listen to you while you talk about yourself and keep up an appearance of being interested in the conversation." 
   Jerome K. Jerome.



         This quote brought a big smile to my face! It brought to my mind my shared moments with Chikoo; times, when he plants himself in the kitchen door, and keeps me company  as I go about my chores. Sitting  there in his favourite spot,  he stares at me unblinkingly, listens to me intently as I pour out my 'feelings'. At times, my clamouring thoughts keep me mum.  But, at times, when I am in a chatty mood, I let myself go!
          I tell him about this and that, about our world in general, and my world in particular.  At times, I complain about things that bother me,  about how his dad has no time for us, about life being pretty unfair.  And at others, I rue the fact that time flew by so fast, I couldn't enjoy his puppyhood as much as I should have.
       And, all this while, as I go on and on, getting the load off my chest, my Chikoo sits gazing at me, concentrating on my words (or so I would like to believe!); at times tilting his head at something that sounds fascinating (like this dog in the picture).
      They say dogs understand everything you say. Well, Chikoo does follow most of the stuff I say to him, but I am sure there must be moments, during my rantings, when he must wonder what I keep blabbering about! When he must wonder what is all the fuss about! How true!  I have a roof over my head, a soft bed to sleep on and yummy treats to savour, and of course,  we have each other, so what IS it that I grumble about?
        How I wish we were like these four-legged darlings,  living an uncomplicated life, surviving on  love, fresh air and a few tasty tidbits.  Life would have been so easy, isn't it?


Comments

  1. :) I liked the part about him tilting his head in fascination!

    ReplyDelete
  2. awwww I used to talk non stop with my dog too... and sometimes say things as if she is replying back :P

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. :) They are our sounding boards, aren't they, Raj?

      Delete
  3. Chikoo seems almost human. I love the relationship you two share. Animals are so non-judgmental, aren't they? Perhaps that's why they make for perfect listeners.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Yes, Tulika, my Chikoo is a human at heart! :-) and also so non judgemental, I wish I could be like him! And yes, they are the perfect listeners, or rather, the best shrinks we could really have! 😀

      Delete

Post a Comment

Popular posts from this blog

A pleasant surprise.

Life does that. Springs surprises when you are least expecting any. And  you are left baffled, overwhelmed, ecstatic, and, surprised, too! You find it unbelievable that such a thing could happen with you. And, it takes a lot of probing and analysing to finally accept that something this unimaginable could happen to you, too!

              The above emotions are  what I went through when I received a message from the Manager of Baggout that my blog had been selected as one of the 15 best love and relationships blogs in India. I must have read the message 5 times and still found it unbelievable. In fact, I thought someone was playing a prank. I made enquiries, tried finding out all about Baggout and went back to where I was - in a state of utter disbelief! Call it low self esteem if you wish, but I wondered how  anyone could find my one and a half year old blog worthy of any such mention.

        The feeling was  good, nay, great. But, unless I saw it all in black and w…

The Wise Man Said - Book Review.

Book: The Wise Man Said.

Author: Priya Kumar.

Genre: Motivational.



The story in a nutshell: Sammy, an 80 year old billionaire, realises that the secret behind his success in life has been the various sacrifices he made along the way. One of the foremost being his neglect towards his family that rendered him a lonely soul bereft of a single person cheering him for his win in the race called 'life'. This realisation spurs him to leave behind his identity and money and participate in the life he missed out on. Eleven months in a year, he takes on a new identity and sets out to experience anything - even death - to participate in adventures across the world. All he carries with him are his curiosity and his willingness to experience anything that life may present him with.

The Wise Man Said is a collection of twelve stories from Sammy's adventures that he penned down in his diary; experiences from his exciting journey that left him feeling enriched and contented at a life well liv…

MOM - Film Review.

Starring: Sridevi, Akshaye Khanna, Nawazuddin Siddiqui.

Director: Ravi Udyawar

Music: A.R. Rahman.

Rating: 4/5


Because God couldn't be everywhere, He created Mother. A line from the movie, it could very well sum up the movie for you. Sridevi couldn't have chosen a better subject for her 300th film. I haven't been a diehard Sridevi fan, but her last film, English Vinglish, changed my opinion of her and that's the reason I simply wanted to see MOM, right on the day it released.

MOM is emotional; MOM is electrifying; MOM is hard-hitting; MOM is riveting, right till the end.  In short, MOM is Sridevi. This could very well be the review in a nutshell, but there's more I would love to talk about.

Devki Sabarwal (Sridevi) is a school teacher, the kind one can never mess with, whoever you may be. However, at home, she struggles to bond with her 18 year old step-daughter, Arya (Sajal Ali). The quiet acceptance and the sensitivity with which she accepts the cold vibes she r…