Thursday, December 30, 2004

Sense of doom

I'm sitting here in office, a warm sweater on, with shoes and socks, a computer, a cup of coffee, my cell phone and all is quiet. But there is a sense of doom, a sense of uncertainty because fresh warnings have been issued of frsh Tsunamis hitting the Andamans and Chennai. I know nothing is happening here in Delhi but it feels so ominous, like suddenly there will be water everywhere and we'll all sink. Just thinking about the poeple sitting in Chennai and Andamans makes me tremble. Imagine having to go through what they've gone through and then, when you're just trying to differentiate one limb from another, hoping you'll find some signs of loved ones, a bracelet to make out a loved wrist, a bangle... you hear of the possibilities of a fresh Tsunami wave. How does that mke them feel I wonder? I think instead of fear, most would have just given up, consigned themselves to fate and nature's fury. As we've seen in this situation, you can run but you can't hide. People have clutched on to pillars, posts and still been swept away. Someone proud of his beach house mansion must be ruing the day he decided to live so close to the sea....
It seems like you can't be safe anymore. Terrorist attacks (you could be sitting in your office and a plane could come through it), natural calamities, earthquakes, Tsunamis... which is why Art of Living is becoming so popular. I think everyone is realising that in one way, the world is shrinking, and you just don't know how long you'll be on it. One second and it could be over. So live it up. Live for the moment.
Meanwhile, read these reporter logs on BBC and get a feel of reality. It bites.

4 Comments:

Blogger Jabberwock said...

Hey, just a quick word for anyone who's interested. The recently set up Tsunami Help blog - tsunamihelp.blogspot.com - has information on the tragedy as well as links to help and contribution forums, etc.

30 December, 2004  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Succumb to doom. Fall to tragedy. Don't care.

Challenge the odds. Hear the heart beat. Get human.

Choice.

31 December, 2004  
Blogger Kamakaze said...

Reality does bite but the bytes are the new reality. Click here. You are not gonna like it but still.

09 January, 2005  
Blogger GSB said...

K, it doesn't matter what I like. It's what you think, and how you feel. And I don't agree with all of it. But like I said, it doesn't matter. Everyone reacts to situations and people and things differently, and that makes us individuals. Some feel anger and wrath, some feel scared, some sympathetic, some say balls, what are you making a big deal about and so on. And yes, I have not sent a cheque...

12 January, 2005  

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