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Wisp of Air

As I look out of the window
And see my home pass by
I realize that years have passed
Time has flown
There must be my marks in that house somewhere
There must be a wisp of my breath lingering
There must be some proof that I had once lived there
And that house was but my belonging
The street outside must have my footmarks
Certainly the marks of the cycle I rode
My school must still have my mischief in its corridors
And the where I played
Oh, the trees must recognize me surely

But I realize
There are new dwellers now
The home, the street, the school, the garden
Which I once called mine, are someone else’s now
For my marks were only temporal
I had no claim
The stay was short
Only the desire strong
In the scheme of things
I have moved on
I will move on
Guess, I’ll hardly be anywhere
But for a minutiae, a blip
And a lingering wisp of air…

Egos Abound!

A bit abstract, but here goes…

As I look around, I see thousands of us moving on, about our little works, thinking on, and as we look around, expressing our importance or feeling an inherent, natural need to look relatively important, controlling, thus relatively powerful.

Why is such an ego appeasing need in us? What if we had no egos, no need to prove ourselves, no need to feel important – just going about the doing our own little things, enabling others, and moving on with no requisite of proving ourselves over others?

And what does appeasement of our ego make us feel? Happy? Powerful?

After all it’s only subjective, relative and in one’s own sphere. There are infinite such spheres anyways in this universe, and there are infinite universes by themselves. So how powerful are we?.

Why can’t we just be? Just get on with being ourselves and that’s it. That the world exists is an external phenomenon anyways – why should it affect our intrinsic state of being?

Why do we have to have an external reference for ourselves?


Everyone wants to try
Everyone wants to fly
Everyone wants to be there
No one knows where

But unless one finds here
One will never really be near

An endless mirage will just goad on
And bear on
Seeking everywhere
That’s right with you, right here


So what gives happiness? Sometimes I find this to be the simplest question ever, at times it is a very profound question and at times a ‘trick’ question.

So what gives happiness? The question is actually wrong… It should be “who gives happiness”.


The infinite loop of requirements

A man goes to a certain place. He needs food, transportation, shelter, clothes, electricity, entertainment avenues, other 1000 stuff to make his survival worth it.
So more people are required to specifically provide food, transport and all of the above. And these people need all the above services too.

And so a loop of requirements and providers begins – a complete circle, the diameter of which keeps on increasing since man is not a satisfied creature. He just doesn’t need a car, he prefers a better car, a bigger car… And yes, to drive the requirements loop, we have the concept of . The more money one has, the more can his requirements be satisfied.

So more the money – more requirements fulfilled – better and bigger than others – more power – more , boost to self worth. Somewhere this also becomes an absolute for a sense of . A triviality thus takes over existence, becomes a whole!

So people want more money, more than anything else – for a sense of self worth; led by an incorrect cross-connection with happiness.

Hmmm….what if man didn’t have any requirements! Would he be happier?

….errant mumblings, rumblings on a rather nebulous plane …s’il vous plaît excusez moi