The first thing I did when I proposed to take a long leave from work is to list out the things I wanted to do - work to be completed, skills to be learnt, books to be read, movies to be watched and of course, a blog to be initiated.
Thus yet another ‘list’ of things to be done was made. Knowing me I would probably complete 50% of what I had planned to do. What then is the point in making a list. Well, without a list I would probably not get around to even one tenth of what I intend to do. The idea is not to tick off each and every entry in the list like a tourist ticking off places to be seen without really ‘soaking’ in the ambience of the places he visits. If I set my mind to do that, I would end up tensed and worried and that would be the end of my happy holidays.
My list is a broad framework within which I would move here and there, trying this and that, giving up some, taking on some and generally dabbling in whatever I fancy. I would like to think of my list more as a guide, somewhat like an ancient traveler, looking up to the stars for guidance while traversing uncharted territory.
And so here it is:
Start a Blog to share some Vignettes of my life
Books - Genius, Chandra, Museums of Innocence
Carnatic Music – Listen a lot and learn to identify raagas
Browsing - an account of blogs visited
Read Kurunthogai and Kamba Ramayanam
Make a Record of Abi’s writings / drawings
Join a Keyboard Class
Microwave cooking (??? LOL)
For a start I am now listening to music everyday - T.M.Krishna is my favourite now. And I have also started practising the Veena. So friends egg me on, tease me and torment me about the list. Maybe I will be inspired to attempt all of that.