"...the woods are lovely dark and deep, but I have promises to keep, and miles to go before I sleep, and miles to go before I sleep". Robert Frost
Thursday, March 6, 2008
The only thing that is permanent in life is change!
If we watch carefully at our life we sometimes see a pattern ...of things being repeated constantly!
This is very true in my case. There are two things that keep happening in my life. So what is the inference you gather from this... .It might be a game of Nature to teach us something. Or it might be a reminder for us to change something in our life so that the pattern does not repeat...
Let me tell you what are the things that create patterns in my life.
1. It has to do with my wrist watch. The relation with my watch is always short lived. We are not made for each other. If I can have a smooth relationship with my watch for at least a month it is a miracle. I don't have an answer to why our relationship is always on the verge of breaking...Either , the watch just stops working , or is just not to be found. So what should I learn from this.. just stop using a watch! this is the only answer I can come up with.
2. In the past 8 years I have moved 10 houses , in four different countries. Last two weeks I was busy shifting to a new place , and that is why this late post. The most amazing aspect is that I am always in love with each of my 10 homes...I have enjoyed making each house into a home only to leave it and enter into a totally new environment.And what do I learn from this pattern in my life which has granted me varied experiences.
1). That the only thing that is permanent in life is change.
2). And to never accumulate baggage along the way. Live light , so that you can have a comfortable life. May be this is true with the journey called life itself. Never carry with you grievances or hatred, that your journey becomes a pain.
3).Always accept help.You will discover some wonderful friends along the way ,who can make your journey smooth. Let me thank my dear friends who have given me their time and love and helped make my moves enjoyable.
Posted by Nanditha Prabhu at 7:18 PM
Labels: random thoughts, travel
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It's uncanny, Nanditha, such parallels with my life. I gave up wearing a watch years ago and do not miss it. I have also moved too often to contemplate, yet have always loved the adventure and newness of each home.
Good health and luck in your new home. Moving is one of the top-five stresses of life. I'm glad you had friends to help you along the way.
eeks I just don't like change, but is very much aware that change is the only constant thing in life :(
Anyway good wishes for your new home and I am sure you will cherish it just the way you did for all others :)
I was wondering where your post abt moving is. I knew u would post something . I love change. I hate when things become predictable. I am not lucky as u to globe trott. But 3 yrs i get fed up of a place. I love change.
enjoy your new home, and your current wristwatch, nanditha.
" And to never accumulate baggage along the way."
Really nice learning for us. :). nice post. :)
The journey always becomes the more pleasurable when we have wonderful friends along with us with whom we can share our life's tales and move along. Every new day teaches us so many things and the way we react to it really is the strength of our character. Change is a part of our lives & it makes life more lively and happening...wonderful reading this post with so many insights & the pic you have posted gives so much more meaning to this lovely post....have a wonderful time in your new home!
"In the past 8 years I have moved 10 houses , in four different countries."
that is some serious travelling..i guess even i would like to work like a nomad..but i havent really made up whether i would like such kind of moving around in the long run..
and glad to see another non-watchie person..infact i have stopped wearing a watch for the past 7 years..i always look out in the handy to see time if i ever need so..;-P
I like your attitude..simple and its so easy to go with the flow called life - enjoy your new home ..all the best
aha - maybe you should wear a watch, not on your wrist, but in a pendant. seriously, not making fun or anything...there are some pretty nice ones out there...but it is probably better to be oblivious of time ....as for me, i love watches...
i have beaten you hollow. This is the 10th location (house) for us....and 13th for me alone..
wow those were wonderful insights..
hey so which city have u moved to?? anywhere near us?? :) keeping fingers crossed to hear a yes.
i agree susan, it moving is one of the top five stresses of life.i am still experiencing it.SO we do share some common life patterns:)
i know it is hard to accept change:)and yes i am sure i will cherish my days in our new home too:)
so are you all set to embrace new changes....i know how you detest predictability:)
yep...i am enjoying my new home.. but no gaurantee on the wrist watch:)
in the beginning i too was not so welcoming of changes .. but now it has become a norm of my life.. and i have come to enjoy it...it does help us have a lighter attitude towards life.
nomadic life is hard when we consider stability in kids education.. i will have to settle down for good in two years...
nice to meet another nomad...so are you ever planning to settle down..?
my husband has the same attitude you have about watches.. he keeps buyng me watches even if i say no..
i will seriously think of your pendant watch:)
Thanks for the wisdom provided in this post. Glad the move went well.
Will email you soon dearest.
u r dead right again ...
for the last eight years, i've not stayed in the same room for more than six months ..:)... almost half has been in some tent ..:)
Beautifully Written Nanditha! :-)
Lovely post. I can relate to it a lot.
I've moved about 7-8 times in my life of 23 years :)
Like James Burke said - The key to why things change is the key to everything.
Nandu, I can agree with you that I too have loved the two homes I've moved in the last 4 years. A lot of love and affection goes into making the house a special pace to be in.
Enjoy your new home and surroundings, Nandu..:)..
Can imagine how tough it is to move and settle in a new house..
That's insightful, Nanditha. We too move every couple of years, and we once moved thrice in 8 months in Bangalore!
'...never accumulate baggage..' is such a sane recipe. My husband would have the family live out of a couple of suitcases if he could, and regrets that the minimum kitchen needs cannot fit in as well...
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