Learning without Ego!9:18 PM
I have spent first half of my 20's being an egotistical snob and I am spending the second half making up for it [Humility does go a long way, doesn't it now?] First of many thing is marriage that has taught me that the world is not made up of only me [how I wish it did, though *wink*]. Secondly, failures and disappointments have taught me to ... keep moving. Nothing is about to stop just because I am having a bad day! [Dammit, why did I always believe I was a princess, then?] Thirdly, life has taught me - 'to each their own' ... in everything! If you don't help yourself, no one else is about to either. Lastly, yoga is teaching me to be at peace and breathe. Before doing yoga I doubt if I actually ever took a proper breadth!
I hope you do not feel that this is going to be one of my first dispirited post, 'coz it is not! I was only spending my afternoon wrapping up work and pondering over what I have learnt so far [work wise] and suddenly my thoughts took me to what I have learnt -oh! well- in life so far... And lately I am learning a lot. Like how to keep my head always on my shoulders, strip naked of any ego at all and the most difficult - be open to criticism. One person who is helping me do all this [and is unaware of it] is my brother. He is being exceptionally patient and encouraging me. It's refreshing to learn from him since he is younger to me.
We have always been an unorthodox siblings. You might find two brothers who are very close, or even two sisters who adore each other but I doubt that you will find a brother-sister as close-and-corny as us. When we were kids we used to find common ground in whining about our mother. We took turns in getting scolding from Mom as whoever she saw first would have the hell break lose on him/her and the next one would only get few harsh words ;). Then later when he was in college and I was working we were roommates for almost 2 years [where we both gained like 20kgs! thanks to Ben & Jerry]. Soon after we both decided to move back home and renovated our house together [and lost more than 20kgs respectively ... and still counting ...]. Now I have been married for 3 years and in spite the fact that I live saat samundar paar [7 oceans away] he is the only person I spend the most time with 'coz he is the only one who makes time for me [and can travel on demand *wink*].
He, I believe is my, only best friend. I can say the meanest thing about the world [and people] and know that he wouldn't judge me. In fact, we wait to tell each other the most judgmental and meanest thoughts we have, 'coz we know it will make us laugh like a maniac! He is one of the few people who can criticize me and get away with it.
I am so proud of him in so many ways and am really glad that he is doing well in life. I hope he gets everything that he sets his heart upon. I remember a lot of my friends who didn't have sisters but wanted one [to share their life and stuff] but I never wanted another sister or brother. The one I have is perfect :o)
As for the Outfit-of-the-day, let's see what we have today. Oh! Linens. Unlike Texas [which doesn't even have spring yet], Delhi already has a full-blown summer in the middle of March! God has really gone crazy with the weather this year. Someone might wanna check with him, "What's up with the weather, Jesus?"
This is the last outfit from my Delhi trip. It was a beautiful but busy Sunday afternoon starting with lunch with school friends, followed by plans to see a movie with family and little window shopping in CP, ending with a rather 'heavy' dinner at Lé Meridien, Delhi.