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Enjoy when you can, and endure when you must

‘She walks in beauty like the night of cloudless climes and starry skies’. Right now ‘SHE’ is immaterial. What matters is the pre-dawn sky. I opened the window to have a look at the sky, hoping against hope that it would be spotless. Yes, it was clear or rather spotless; but not blue as such. Anyway, there was a clear indication that the day would be bright and sunny. The poets and philosophers of yore had recorded their thoughts and experiences in beautiful and simple words which flash across our minds now and then! Then words, ‘appearances are deceptive’ suddenly landed on the surface of my mind, prompting me to have one more look at the sky. But, where is the sky? Nothing was visible beyond the window. Spotless sky had become foggy. The top of a distant skyscraper was slightly visible but that too disappeared in a jiffy.
So, I was getting ready for another dull day. Breakfast, TV serials, cups of coffee at regular intervals and so on. But the hide and seek game was not yet over. In an hour or so, it was warm and bright. The snow-clad meadows and sidewalks regained their original colors!

Author: P U Krishnan

First things first. I am one of those retired chaps who are young at heart. I watch cricket matches and jump for joy when Tendulkar scores yet another century. I read newspapers and books too, though I am not crazy about them. I think I have a mind free from hatred and I owe it to the wonders of nature and music. I scribble something now and then and call myself a writer! Though I have settled in Ooty, a lovely hill station in Tamil Nadu—I must emphasize the fact that I was born and brought up in Tellicherry in North Kerala and studied in the good old Government Brennen College. Of and on, my mind goes back to my ancestral house at Tiruvangad in Tellicherry in front of an ancient Sri Ram temple. I am indebted to this wonderful place which inculcated in me a love for cricket and literature. But all said and done, I am an Indian first.

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