- member since September 21, 2007
it has been a long time when we were here. And what a journey! I find names have changed but how does one change from a mountain to plain or dersert? It will not wash away come what you may do. This site is so dear, do not want any thing to change as such because its soul will remain what it was. Have not updated my shelf but really feel it does not make any difference as long as you get to share with someone who speaks and understands same language with same feelings. Books are nothing but words and feelings. Hope to be here longer than before. Happy reading.
I really want to read Marquez. Another friend I have on here loves him as well. Any recommendations for a first Marquez? I've loved both books by Lauren Hillenbrand, Cormac McCarthy, histories/biographies by Alison Weir, and the short stories of Tobias Wolff.
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