- member since September 21, 2007
I was re-reading our most recent posted notes to each other and realized your comment "Somehow, the scene where the tiger walks away without a second glance has stayed with me.'' After I re-read your sentence I noticed our BTS friend Stu had posted a note directly underneath your message-coincidentally his Shelfari image is a picture of a Tiger-perhaps this is one of the reasons the tiger scene was recalled in your mind-the tiger gave not a 2nd glance-however perhaps you had a second glance without the conscious realization. I find that once in awhile I wil find myself staring at certain objects/people-if I do find myself doing this for an extended and unknown reason- I then know from past experience that ther is something "off" about said object/person. It seems our "other mind" has a much sharper focus that can be utilized if we learn how and when to make the connections.
See I remembered : ) First of all really sorry to know about your mother. Yes we get parents only once.
I can understand what you may be going through. Loss is at times difficult to take. But you have memories,
moments that you can call upon anytime you like. They are going to stay with you --always! She's in you, not
Congratulations for you have another Bachhu : ) Is she as beautiful as you are? I have no doubt.
Books -- yes thats the upiside of retirment ..haha ...I have always loved to read your reviews. Keep it up!
Connect if you are on Facebook. Otherwise I will be in touch through Shelfari. Count on me, share whenever you fell like, whatever you fell like.
You take good care of yourself.
No excuses but I couldn't reply any sooner than this. Forgive me! I am good Jayati.
How are you? Have been through a rough patch - too much to handle. Things are better now.
Am glad I can finally move. I sort of got jammed. You write how are things are at your end.
You still in Mumbai? Sorry I was not in touch during Mumbai Blastsor was I. I don't recall any communication during that time.
Hope all safe at your end!
Lots of love,
Bachhu (is that how you addressed me..:-)
Hi Again Amright,
If I am not mistaken, and I might be, A.O.K. has a military origination. I learned of acronym dictionaries in my Library and Information Technology classes.Seems as if the military has an acronym for everything under the sun, so it seems feasible that A.O.K. might be part and parcel of military communication. Happy to hear of your continuing visit in S.F. It was unseasonably cold for us(Calif.) a week or two back. Hopefully, you will now be able to enjoy a more temperate climate.
Hope you are still enjoying your time with your baby granddaughter. In another thread you asked about A.O.K.-the meaning. So far, as ignorance goes,as a native English speaker I would have to refer you to an acronym dictionary-this would be your best bet to find the correct answer to your question.
Here is the quote I meant to type below-This quote reminds me of the crossover between fiction and non fiction books:
"… the wise thing is to train [yourself] to lie thoughtfully,
judiciously; to lie with a good object, and not an evil one; to lie
for others’ advantage, and not [y]our own; to lie healingly,
charitably, humanely, not cruelly, hurtfully, maliciously; to lie
gracefully and graciously, not awkwardly and clumsily; to lie firmly,
frankly, squarely, with head erect, not haltingly, tortuously, with
pusillanimous mien, as being ashamed of [y]our high calling." Mark Twain
I re- read my message below and realized impossibly silly to be writing about holding a full grown tiger in a person's lap! I meant to mention how only the tiger's head was held in Pi's lap as they were both dying.
Spending time with your granddaughter will give a special meaning to your relationship both now and in the future.I visited my grandmother in N.Y.C. for the last time when she was 100 yrs. She passed away 6 months later. Grandmothers add that special spark of love that will nurture and sustain throughout a grandchild's life. Thank you for your note. Happy retirement:)
Hello Again Amright,
I saw the movie "Life of Pi" tonight. I am embarrassed to admit I cried a lot when the tiger was dying and Pi held him in his lap. For some inexplicable reason this scene brought me to tears. I feel so foolish sometimes, as not only am I weeping uncontrollably I am keeping physically fit by almost touching the theater ceiling each time the tiger pounces. I especially enjoyed the Indian music in the beginning of the movie-although I do not speak the language of the singer. My daughter preferred the movie 'Lincoln" which is not too surprising as she has an interest in politics.I did well in political coursework during my stay at university, however I have a fondness,awe and respect for animals that I do not often feel towards the majority of politicians.:)
been long since we at shelfari. how was your trip ? we are winding up and will be there by weekend. made good use of stay, read few books which i had on my wish list. books bring so much of joy without making any demand on you. there is lot of noise on book titled " fifty shades of grey" here in USA and it has been banned & withdrawn from public library with effect from today. it has been stated to be "mom porn". Guess what, it is one of the best seller!!!
ok cu, happy reading.
Thanks for your response. I thought that the book was one by Tagore himself. Yes, I am Bengali, but I generally read fiction in Bengali, which in itself is far less than I would like it to be, so I am not sure that I could really grasp non-fiction in Bengali.
Yes, we do have many books in common don't we? :-) Reading Palace Walk right now; I see that you have given it 5 stars.