Friday, July 11, 2008

Yesterday this colleague from another department was someone you met in the lift, said good morning to. Today its not. Why is death so sudden?

Second anniv. of July 11 commuter train bomb blasts.

13 comments:

AmitL said...

That's a question I can never find an answer to!!Something similar happened recently at work.A draftsman-just the day back he said bye and boarded his bus for Abu Dhabi site.The next day,we hear he got a heart attack and passed away!!Sigh!

Sathya said...

I think everything in life is sudden. Its all in a moment... Or a succession of moments :(

I sometimes want to understand what drives them...the merchants of death... what delusion..what disenchantment....

Sathya

manuscrypts said...

perhaps to remind an overconfident us of our mortality?

austere said...

Possibly, Manu. I don't know. or of the fact that you may be Superman, but your ticket can come in anyday.

Sathya- kya re? Itna philosophy?

Amit- Horrible. Can't imagine what the family must go through.

Sathya said...

Hi Aust,

Haan sometimes philosophical mood n all :) Time of the day :P

btw... bhool gaye kya - you are the only reader of my blog?

Sathya

Baby Island said...

How terrible. We are so sheltered here. I am afraid of the impression I will leave with my daughters of the world at large and our (the US) part in it's terror.

austere said...

sathya- feed kahan? Doesn't show up as updated! KYON?

babyisland- yes, that is my impression too from four days in your part of the world. This once, it wasn't the US, just our piddly esteemed neighbours to the west.

austere said...

sathya- feed went to another folder, my galat. corrected and commented.

Portia said...

I wonder too.

AmitL said...

Yes,especially since he was the sole bread-earner of the family,staying here,while his family's in India.

We all chipped in to send some money to them,but,nothing could have comforted the distraught family,I'm sure.

Arunima said...

A Bus overturned in Shillong some years back and I lost a classmate, her sister and uncle to it. Another classmate lost her brother. That was the time of the year when students go outside Manipur to study. We lost a lot of toppers in the state along with one parent or guardian of the student.

We had always planned a class reunion and sadly, her demise happened to be that reunion.

mago said...

The Nornen are some old ladies playing and dangling the lines of life. Sometimes they cut some through because the knot is too much for them. Others they forget, others strings they hurt and it takes too long until it ends/ruptures.

Nobody should try to do their work.

austere said...

arunima- peace. no words. so many lives cut off, changed.

amitl- yes, nothing comforts. how long will this cash last?


mago- which is worse? who knows..