Monday, April 11, 2005

The Ides of March.......a couple of weeks late

Today I almost lost it. A series of unfortunate events came together in cumulative damnation, sending my plans of celebrating Songkran in the company of Urmi, Ileana and Daniel awry. For a few painful moments I was miserable, and wanted to be anywhere but here, but I managed to nap through my troubles, and when I woke up, they didn't seem to be so overwhelming (and really, these were a bunch of petty incidents that just looked daunting in toto). And then Ileana stopped by with a box of delicious sticky rice from the Wat Thai, and we talked and I felt so much better. I saw her after almost two months, and it felt good to connect again.

And now I feel like a lame-o for having been such a weakling and missing a wonderful outing with some great people. Really, I should not allow trivial things to affect me so much. Anyway, the pleasant fallout from the morning's fiasco was that I spent some time reading up Romilla Thapar's Early India, which promises to be really interesting. I love her writing, because of the clear and lucid style she adopts in explaining some rather complex debates in ancient historiography. And I've always been fascinated by ancient Indian history.


Blogger Urmea said...

Hmm we missed you! I hope you are feeling better now... Lets go to the Getty next weekend - will that cheer you up?

1:42 PM  
Blogger Gamesmaster G9 said...

Celebrating Songkran? Were you planning to empty buckets of water on each other's heads?

7:12 AM  
Blogger thalassa_mikra said...

Dudher shaad ghole metaano! No Holi or Dol for us, so Songkran would have done just fine. But I think food was the point of the trip. Had heard great things about the Som Tum at the Wat, and it seems Urmi got to taste some. Kintu boddo jhaal!

2:23 PM  
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