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Thursday, January 12, 2006

12JAN2006

Interesting horoscope for today. And after I display it, let me tell you about the day yesterday. Don't worry, I'll try and be brief.

"You are fortunate to be so fulfilled in your professional life. Today, Rohin, you may have to choose between your private and academic or professional lives. Are you prepared to make a compromise? How do you feel about succumbing to the demands of those close to you? These are the questions that you will have to answer today. They're not easy ones."

Yeah, so that's what's in store for me today. Well, I have to say that this isn't the first time that I've come across things like this...or having to make these kinds of decisions. I remember one of the first times was when I used to sit down and have these talks with Mr. Abhijeet Kirloskar, God rest his soul. We had some pretty crazy talks about him wanting to be a pilot and all that. And there was this one month when we went to "Tib's" or "Wangs" for dinner every night, and the dinner conversations used to be about his trip to Switzerland, or some lawyer friend of his brother's who had a very interesting, mostly-automated house. Anyway, that was perhaps the first time that I came face-to-face with having to do something with my life. The next time, or times, that this happened was on our man Oz's balcony in Victoria Layout, Bangalore...Apt. #420, Mukund Apts. Man, those 'balcony sessions' used to be about exploring everything from "who am I", to "where am I going" to "why me"... But, that happened over 5-7 years ago...no wait, the first time it happened was after the 12th grade and before we got into college (any college), and then again when it came time for us to transfer out of BLR and head to Houghton, Michigan and Honolulu, Hawaii. Well, the second time around, sitting on that balcony with only ourselves and a few potted plants for company, we didn't know where we'd end up going to college in the US...and to add to our confusion, because there must've been alcohol involved, we started thinking about where we'd be and what we'd be doing there after we graduated from whichever colleges we'd end up going to. And you thought 'rocket science' was complicated...

But having 'faced', or rather, having been faced with this question again and again in my life, I find that the way I address it and even look at it have become radically different. Previously, there was a hint/shade of pessimism where I'd be like, "Well, it can't get any worse than it is now." The tough part, for me, was when things turned out in a fashion both far worse than expected, and without so much as a hint of doing so. That helped me change my outlook, if nothing else, because I had to. So, I find myself today, feeling a little 'dapperly', if that's at all possible, and thinking more along the lines of, "This is my life and only I have the right and the ability to make of it what I want." So, on that note, I'll have to see what today brings, and that means I'll let you know about it tomorrow. Wish me luck.

;-)

As usual, the 'horoscope' stuff is from Astrocentre...part of Yahoo! Uk and Ireland.
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