Yes, almost 10% of the year is already over. I thought I was done with the miseries of 2016 when I went for the much dreamt of vacation in Cambodia. Well, it was not quite the case.
The vacation was great although my younger one was literally quite a hand full. I am looking forward to the day she will eat by herself as these days most of my time revolves around trying to convince her to eat ! The history and mythology of the place was mind boggling.The food was amazing as well. Though I didn't shop much, clothes are dirt cheap there. So, all in all a great place to visit.
The way nature eats into the most magnificent of human creations, showed to me how time is a great leveler. The almost surreal way in which a tree's roots destroy those temples taught me that trees are living things - like no science text book ever can. On a very unrelated note, I wonder why vegetarians often take the moral high ground of not hurting living things ! As far as my moral compass goes - killing to eat is acceptable and killing for pleasure is not - and it doesn't matter whether you kill an animal or a plant. Kill and eat is nature's law.
I did make use of the new phone and its excellent camera to do near real time updates of my vacation in FB. I have never done it before, but this was exciting as any new experiment is. A picture captures just one moment and to extrapolate it to the future or the past is stupid - we are all guilty of it though. I read somewhere about how a photo of some youth taken during 9/11 created enough arguments and counter arguments on whether they were callous or not. It makes for interesting reading.
I am too overwhelmed by the sudden changes in my personal and professional fronts that 2017 has thrown my way to write about them here. I am still reeling under the effects of the curve balls and so far have successfully managed to dodge them - well, just about. I hope to write about them once the dust settles and clarity emerges. Till then, as a dear friend remarked , "For you, insanity is always the normal !"
There are quite a few things cooking in the background - if things fall in place, some long cherished dreams will come true in April and May. Dear reader, your prayers and good wishes are requested !