Life and other things…

I have started work in a private school and things are going great. Finally, I have become someone I have always wanted to be. A Teacher. And I am really enjoying it. I still have some work to do on the Primary side of teaching. Learning on the job has always been my way and I am glad to do that here too. I have loads of help from the other teachers and that is a great help.

That leaves me with less time to do something like blogging 🙂 I still manage my occasional photo posts. Once the term is over, you might see a barrage of posts from me 😉 During the weekend, we are going to the yoga class and I am glad of my progress there. I am now in a position where I can do a full plough pose without the fear of falling over or jerking back up. And that is a huge deal for me. When I started these courses in March, I wouldn’t do it at all. I was so scared….but I knew that if I took my time to progress slowly and steadily, I will get there….My next attempt is for crow pose and then I would move to head stand. I am not holding my breath on that though 😉 Head stand takes the last priority for me. Among all the yoga classes I have been to, I like the Sivananda’s Yoga much better. Their way of teaching is slow and relaxed and you feel much better after the classes. I am planning to keep up with my practice even if I do it only a few poses a day.

I wanted to write about how I feel leaving one industry for another, but that will have to wait until the term end.

Lot has happened worldwide in these couple of weeks. Terror attacks close to home…don’t know what to think of it. We were in Windsor and Eton that day when it happened. It was so sad and so despicable. Trump is getting more stupider by the day. Cauvery water bed is dry and the water problems in Karnataka and TamilNadu doesn’t seem to cease. Not to mention the elections and the way it backfired. We had mock elections in the school and it was fun to see the way the kids campaigned and the results of the elections were totally different from the real ones. On the brighter side, India is through to the next stage in Champions Trophy, even though I didn’t bother watching the match (Mr M did though 😉 ) We tried to get tickets for yesterday’s match, but it was way too costly and we weren’t sure of the weather. Next time sometime. My nieces and nephew have gone to the next grades…they are growing so fast.

I do have photographs of Windsor and Eton to post, but they are yet to be processed. Will do that shortly. We liked Eton more than Windsor. And nope, we didn’t go to the Castle. I am not a big fan of Castles or Palaces. Been to one too many in Spain.

I am slowly and steadily catching up on the posts. I might have missed a few during the last couple of weeks. Will try and get to them soon. Until next update, Happy Blogging and fingers crossed for better and good things in the world.

“This is the end of the world”

Categorized :  “random thoughts and probably incoherent” 

I saw a line in the book I am currently reading “‘This is the end of the world’, it seemed to say”. It sparked a thought. Not the 2012 movie kind of end of the world where everything is destroyed and only a few people get to live to create another new world. No, no, not that. This is the the line which says this is where the path ends. Do we really have a point or a line which screams ‘this is the line which marks the end of this world?’. Probably not, because well, ours is a circle. And a circle has no ends. There is a quote also saying that ‘A circle is the reflection of eternity, with no beginning and no end ….’ something like that. But that is going a little too philosophical to my current stream of thoughts. So let me not go there now. Where was I ? Oh yeah. So, no, we physically don’t have an marking line. We might say that this is where this city ends, and the next city starts. This is where this continent ends and this continent starts. Do we have those for the water too ? I think we have right ? Some are international waters and some are national. Need to check out how they do that.

But those are not the ends. They are just the boundaries. A boundary is not an end. It signifies a limit isn’t. Boundaries have been stretched all through the history have they not ? That is why we have wars still going on. To merge, to split. But if we take our world as such, we are again a part of a bigger world isn’t. A part of a system called Milky way galaxy. We just have a hard boundary. We cannot grow or stretch than what we are right now, but still it isn’t the end isn’t. Or is it ? They thought that the milky way itself was a huge thing and then they discovered that there are other galaxies floating (?) around. This reminds me of an article that my friend pinged me recently. It was about something called Supercluster. Hey, I have heard that before. We know of it in computing terms of a database that has super-cluster configuration. But this wasn’t that. This was about the cluster of galaxies. When I read about it, you know what I felt. I felt depressed, even if a little. Because in the large (and it gets even larger after that article) scheme of things. I am not even a speck of dust, for gods sake. What am I really doing then ? The more we look outward the more the vastness of the things makes us look very tiny and small. Is that why people keep looking inwards ? into themselves ? Because at least understanding themselves now seems a little much easier than the outer vastness which brings up new mysteries every time ? And why does all these end up being circular or elliptical. Oh my! Did I go back to the quote and prove that a circle is indeed a reflection of eternity ?