Happy Saturday! Today I go from my parents’ apartment, to my apartment. And then tomorrow I go back again. SUCH EXCITEMENT!!!!
Things to talk about!
It’s Poetry Month! Which I know because my mother celebrates by printing out a new poem every day and tacking it up on the building door for all the neighbors to enjoy. Anyway, what is your favorite poem? And/or, what is the most poetic Indian film song you like?
Here’s a poem my Mom has stuck up by the kitchen sink so I see it every time I was my hands:
Sometimes things don’t go, after all,
from bad to worse. Some years, muscadel
faces down frost; green thrives; the crops don’t fail.
Sometimes a man aims high, and all goes well.
A people sometimes will step back from war,
elect an honest man, decide they care
enough, that they can’t leave some stranger poor.
Some men become what they were born for.
Sometimes our best intentions do not go
amiss; sometimes we do as we meant to.
The sun will sometimes melt a field of sorrow
that seemed hard frozen; may it happen for you.
And for poetic Indian film song, I’ll go with “Kal Ho Na Ho” (although I have a little voice that tells me I should go for something from Pyaasa)
POETRY! Talk about it!
Other stuff to talk about, ALTBalaji! Somehow I keep forgetting it exists (poor ALTBalaji), but so far as I can tell, the website is up and running with subtitles and I can watch Mentalhood with Karisma if I want. Should I? Do I want?
And finally, MOST IMPORTANT QUESTION. ANGIE!!!! What do you want for your birthday on Wednesday????? We will give you ANYTHING!!!! Your life is so hard right now (for those who don’t read regularly, Angie is in Italy with a small son and husband). ANYTHING YOU WANT! THAT IS AVAILABLE VIRTUALLY!!!! INTERNET CAKE!!!