28 Apr 2014

Success Paranoid


Mister A ran a business. The start was successful.
One day he thought "What if …?"  He did everything in desperation to avoid the thought. Years passed. His wealth multiplied manifold. So did the list of his medications.

Every morning began with a "What if...?" and he would work for days on end to get rid of it. Money piled upon money. So did his fears.

He left a legacy of large pool of wealth. And life unlived.

21 Apr 2014

Insight Quotes: Who is a Visionary?

"Visionary is one who knows the potential in a seed.
Others eat fruit and trash them."

17 Apr 2014

The Confidential Hobbyist


Varun was a government servant. Obedient but disinterested.

Poor financial conditions led him to accept whatever came his way. Today, there was nothing more he asked from life. His family would let him pursue his hobby—after they went to bed.

He wanted to live as a painter, an artist. Many years of nocturnal painting added more to the little space his 1-room home could offer— he had to eventually stop painting. Now he continued to paint in his mind.
They could not understand why he went out at times carrying his framed canvas paintings and come home overjoyed. They were cold about what he worked on except for the event which happened after some trips with his paintings: they got some cash to buy things of their choice.

As age progressed he retired from work and one morning breathed his last. Weeks later his son found unread letters along with newspaper clippings, lying in a briefcase on the attic while cleaning it, dumped there after Varun passed away. All letters read to the effect, “Please collect the cheque for your sold paintings at the Gallery Office by…”
His family was proud of him.

15 Apr 2014

Two Roses


Winnie could not understand why the rose wasn’t blooming.
It was nearly 16 days after she had planted it. As days passed she watered it more often. In her desperation she tried different means to make the plant flower: Fertilizers and liquid hormones et al.

But it wilted and died in a few days. Burdened by the sorrow of her unfruitful efforts, she sat down in her balcony.In a corner of the bungalow compound a tiny wild rose was blooming, unattended.

9 Apr 2014

The Maze



Today’s maze was very interesting. Robin could have easily solved it in a matter of few minutes expect for the one trouble: he was stuck in the middle.
For the last 12 minutes.

He was a fan of these newspaper mazes.
However, now he didn't know where to move.

He went to his mother but she was seldom interested in them. She said, “The way out is simple. To reach somewhere, start at the beginning or the end. The middle way leads everywhere.”