So it is weekend again, and I am happy because I feel better about myself. I am not where I wish to be or where I was supposed to be, but I am ahead of where I was yesterday. It’s not reason enough to celebrate but it is reason enough to smile. And wherever one might be in life, there’s always enough reason to ramble over a beverage of one’s choice! And this week I am offering my spin-off Americano.
I am not where I wish to be or where I was supposed to be, but I am ahead of where I was yesterday.
It was on Saturday evening that I wrote the above bit and shut my laptop. Then I laid down, fiddling with a mirror, trying to see my impacted third molar which was troubling me all afternoon. The pain had scaled up from mild to medium, and all I could think of was my tooth! I was restless and so was my tongue which moved all around the buccal cavity, and soon it was bruised with contacts from the premolars and canines. And then I stopped. But the tongue was relentless until I called it a day. (You perv, don’t read much into it!)
Rewind to Thursday. It was Rama-Navami. And I accompanied my mother to a Homa hosted on the banks of river Kosi. Unlike most Homas, there was no priest. People had their own troughs. And simultaneously fire was consecrated in each, invocations were offered to deities, followed by chanting of mantras, and some exhilarating kirtan. It is believed to facilitate positive thinking, and subsequently performing good karma. The ambience was serene; it brought about a sense of much needed calm, and positivity.
Then it was Friday, I wanted to watch something. I hadn’t watched anything in months, and I wanted to watch something that makes me feel good – not something that demands seriousness or/and leaves me disturbed at the end; neither did I want some lame lewd comedy. And I tell you, the Universe is at work! Like the time when I was gifted ‘Furiously Happy’ and it was what I needed to read the most; just like that I found the movie I needed to watch the most at this point of time! So I was rummaging through my cinema library on the external drive, and there it was – the first movie I considered out of the 750+ entries – ‘It’s Kind of a Funny Story’. And it was so befitting – it felt as if it was my story, except I am still trying to bounce up. Craig was much resilient though. Nonetheless, it was assurance that I am not alone and ‘I (too) can’. Also reaffirming was when Dr. Minerva, an ER psychiatrist refers to the Serenity Prayer while counselling our protagonist Craig, and it felt like through Minerva and Craig, the Universe is reaching out to me, telling me to keep calm, to let go of my anxiety.
Lord, grant me the strength to change the things I can
the courage to accept the things I can’t,
and the wisdom to know the difference.
~ Reinhold Niebuhr
Lastly followed Sunday – which was pathetic. I woke up with severe tooth ache. And it kept increasing through the day. The pain radiated to my ear and lower jaw. I could hardly move my jaw, in fact swallowing water seemed like a task! I popped in some anti-inflammatory analgesic, and slept through most of the day. My escape mechanism was tuned in all day, all night. In fact I had my mother make the appointment with my dentist for the following day. I blame the drugs!
So Monday, which was yesterday, I saw my doctor who was such a gentleman. I tell you, every doctor I have come across in recent times, young and old alike, they are the most gentle of the male species, gentler than the artists who I used to vouch for earlier! I am just generalizing based on my observations, you can always differ. Or just ignore. Anyway, my doctor suggested I manage pain and infection with medication first after which I might have to go under the knife! Haha.. ‘Knife’ truly exaggerates the Operculectomy I am expected to get done. I like being a hyperbolist sometimes. *grins* Once back from the doctor, Monday was mostly slept through as well.
So here I am, sitting at my desk, working through most of Tuesday. Trying to make up for the lost time, piled up work and a missed coffee. Ciao!