Thursday, March 18, 2010



For all the philosophy, pit-in-the-gut worry about a close friend’s illness woke me up in the middle of the night with a sudden jolt. Diverticulitis is not your common stomach bug, and thoughts of the very worst case persist, given her poor immunity and gazillion complications.
I wait. So far ok.

A 1950’s era Dodge in mint perfect condition, spotted last night.



Realizing more than ever the need for focus, for compartmentalization.
And for a calm start to the day.
No more morning mail check with tea.
Lesser twitter.

6 comments:

AmitL said...

ohh...hope your friend gets ok soon-the illness is quite a new word for me.Incidentally, this is the second one..a relative of mine is having Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis- i went to wikipedia to see and was shocked..sigh!How complex our lives have become.
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Tamanna Mishra said...

I totally buy the last 2 lines.. Emails and twitter and FB and blogging and Google Buzz - things are just crazy around here.. Information overload!

How have you been Austere? Been the longest time... Not sure if you remember me. Jill.. Newton's Apple... Rings a bell? I missed reading you :)

PQ said...

Wish your friend gets well soon...

I have cut down on morning mails and news too to get to work early...but on occasions I let myself indulge

austere said...

amit- ALS is horrible. Such things leave you short of words to express sympathy.

tamanna! good to see you, dear. Oh yes, the name rings a bell, you were studying then, in pune, i think. buzz has been switched off, Fb limited to twice weekly, but the blog gets written on...

pq- hope so too, fingers crossed. I find myself cross eyed and in a bad mood post reading mail, more so since I've had a few rejns:) that explains it!

mago said...

The calm start in the day became ever more important to me. A kind of ritual including two strong cups of coffee. In earlier years it was a hurry, jump and run, I could not stand this today. A first look in the electronical newspaper, but no mails.

shooting star said...

theres this old car, similar to the one in the pic always parked in front of my parents house, belongs to the neighbours...it brings an old world charm to our whole neighbourhood...