Aldous Huxley – Today’s Brave New World

Reblogged on WordPress.com

A fascinating interview with the writer of A brave new world

Source: Aldous Huxley – Today’s Brave New World

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I am Nominated for The Leibster Award: discovering bloggers.

Many thanks to Lily Von Valley for the consideration of this award, and for nominating me. I am astounded, to say the least and pleasantly surprised .

Reading several of her posts, especially the one that I linked to above has led me to believe she is a like minded person and an autodidact (if such a thing is possible in today’s world). I find her posts very thought provoking (almost always a good thing)  . I strongly urge you to check out her posts if you have not already .

Favourite blogs:

I have to say that most of the blogs that I am following tend to be my favorites otherwise I would not waste my time following them but since I have been asked to nominate between 5 and 11 and having less than a 1000 followers, here goes

I have come to the conclusion that I can read anything that my blogging buddy Bun Karyudo aka 0014  (that’s twice as cool as 007 for those of you who forgot your multiplication tables) writes and laugh hysterically. He can assuredly get me chuckling even on the most stressful of days with his gift of the blog (or is that blab).

My blogging buddies Maciek   and  Miss Miral are avid travelers and posts amazing pictures of their travels that they are kind enough to share with us. Looking at some of those pics , I feel inspired to travel to these locales

I enjoy seeing poetry from Amit Rahman , Dajena and Tosha Michelle but Tosha has several thousand followers  so I wont be able to nominate her

I also like visiting Secret Art Expedition , she does seem to be on an expedition but fortunately for us, she shares it every step of the way and it has delighted me to see how she progresses on some of her projects

And finally my blogging buddy , The chimp aka the Lonely author (personally I dont think he is lonely at all with all the blogging buddies that he has but that is discussion for another day) , probably the most helpful online blogging buddy one can ever have.

 

Again, thank you Lily for this honor.

I nominate:

  1. Bun Karyudo
  2. Maciek
  3. Miss Miral
  4. Amit Rahman
  5. Dajena
  6. Secret Art Expedition
  7. the Lonely author

10 Random facts about me:

  • I am incredibly curious (though I keep thinking about curiosity killing the cat, fortunately I am not a cat)
  • I cross the San Francisco bay everyday and I am utterly grateful that I am yet to be jaded by its magnificence .
  • I am grateful to my friend in real life , Tejaswini who introduced me to this wonderful platform . It has always been a source of irony for me that I have worked in PHP , the language used to create WordPress since 2007 and yet , it was only after being inspired by her that I started blogging .
  • I love ironies , so much so that I joke that any woman who understands the irony in A Dangerous Method will get a ring from me.
  • I also love silly humor like the kind introduced to me by my step children ( Q – How do you put an elephant in the fridge?) though no ring for that one!!!
  • I love books(I have 3 different library accounts and over 400 unread books sitting at my house ) , I am working  on changing the “I love books” to “I love reading” , think I have a way to go before those 400 unread books join the ranks of the “read”
  • I like to pretend that I am a programmer , so far no one has wised up to that.
  • My experience is that friends tend to be far more reliable than family(with the exception of parents)  so make new friends but treasure the old ones and I would like to filch Lily’s statement “That’s why my motto is ‘everyone is a friend waiting to be met’”
  • I love roller coasters
  • I idolize Benjamin Franklin

Thank you

Rules of the Liebster award:

  1. A) Thank the person who nominated you, and post a link to their blog on your blog.
  2. B) Try to include a little promotion for the person who nominated you.
  3. C) Display the award on your blog. For the 2016 Liebster Award
  4. D) Write a 150-300 word description about your favorite blog (with a link to it) that is not your own.
  5. E) Provide 10 random facts about yourself. Pls do write this so that this virtual world becomes little more interesting..
  6. F) Nominate 5 – 11 blogs that you feel deserve the award, who have a less than 1000 followers.
  7. G) List these rules in your post. Inform the blogger the happy news that you nominated them for the Liebster award and provide a link for them to your post so that they can learn more about it (they might not have even heard of it!)

Random Poems

Adventure

Wallowing on the beach of life
leery of waves on to adventures anew
grasping on to the sands of time
vainly as it slips through my fingers

stories of hidden treasures abound
but waiting for the tide to reveal
too late the tide betrays its cold stony heart
that only beats to the rhythm of the universe

look on , all ye sailors of life
a bright new day is yours to carve
some create , some pray
fortune and love favor the brave

one who dares to ride the waves
one who dares to dig in the sand
one who dares to be humble
one who dares to an open heart

you shall receive your just rewards
a pearl from the depths
a glimpse of heaven
seek and ye shall receive


Travels
traveling with hundreds
yet alone and friendless
together with strangers
in a flying caravan

the glorious sights below
the wilderness of the arctic wastelands
as imagination plumbs the depths of the marianna trench
I will sell my soul for a pair of wings and fins

drifting over the pacific
the bering straits stare at me invitingly
would the pacific be truly as pacifiyng

Cars passing by in the mountains
fellow travellers in the dark
Lighten each other’s load
The relief as crisp
As a breath of fresh mountain air

Strangers on a journey together
for an instant in time and space
will we ever connect again
some connect for life
some connected for an instant

with a song on our lips
hope in our hearts
seeking a deeper connection
providence seeks otherwise
dashing ships onto icebergs

but hopes are not ships
answer instead to a higher calling
rise like a phoenix from the ashes
offer gratitude to  providence
for the company of my fellow traveller


Curmudgeons
who am I , What am I
a human being with free will
or merely a vessel for social norms
can the two co exist?

Was I meant to live my life
or role play as deemed by society
why must the heart bow
to reasons that head does not understand

My friend gives me goosebumps
and yet my bonds tether me,
simple and innocent pleasures
are suddenly tainted by moral scruples

play is the way to my soul
and yet , play is frowned upon
why must the curmudgeons
destroy the happiness in all of us


New love
The sweet torture of fresh passion
like a beautiful lotus smashing
idyllic dreams ,the pond of  still life
a dreamy life of comfort and charm

the fragrance of happy accidents
questions my slumbering abstinence
fresh as a hawthorn berry
with promises of life very merry

a meal needs bread and meat
but how much delightful to eat
a dash of spice for the palate’s sake
but spices alone , cannot a meal make

a dreamy saturday passes by
on a couch,  arms around me lie
looking on a city, an air of romance
was that mischief , giving me a glance


Passengers wanted !!

I have set off on a quixotic ideal
Everyone needs a love tidal

Believe in love that is true at first sight
can never rue the passing of many a light

but here I stand on the portals of life
that have taught me to withstand many a strife

goodness of heart is what I seek
but beware some virtues as well as vices reek

who amongst us could be so crude as to not like a handsome mind
employed in a delightful trade , she loves the daily grind

Life is not about merely holding oneself in good stead
for toil and toll should not wreck a homestead

what is more dear to us than simple play
but our images whom we create and then for college they make us pay

I am seldom lonely for I am guarded by little cats
fear not , seldom a danger, they meow for attention and lazy and fat

measuring and weighing my words for a world run by pictures
to win a flesh and blood person who lives by a code of strictures

the daunting prospect fills me with a cold dread
but one cannot let hopes go dead

so here I am trolling through a bevy of beautiful damsels
riding alone is fun but two were meant to ride on life’s carousel

 


As you turn back and look

with eyes of a doe
you throws fleeting glances
my heart filled with woe
pierced by your ocular lances

To gaze upon your perfection
is to taste god’s own confection
for long did I sit and mope
but seeing you fills me with hope

to bury myself in thee
fill my senses with your essence
having you play my souls lyre
is my heart’s desire

Allure of  your dress

dazzling like shimmering moonlight
oh oh , a ray of happiness so bright
the glistening silk on the body so satin
but for a glimpse , I am waitin
hinting at the delicious mounds of decadence
oh my , oh my ,pumps my heart to its top cadence
my eyes mesmerized by curves of the goddess venus
or is my clinging love , the much desired bonus
Of your gorgeous body , Men are filled with dreams
if heavens warrant , one sees you coming down on moonbeams
Hope
Wasting days is a forbidding crime
yet my brow is sooty with electronic grime
Day after day , heart and soul weary of toil
What did my forefathers think as they till the soil
But I worry needlessly for there is hope
Whenever I think that I just cannot cope
My angel swoops in ,a lavender dove
my worries washed away in the ocean of love
My precious darling , as she fusses over my route and commute
I stand dazzled as her beautiful body leaves me mute