Passing the buck is disowning a problem child. The child will always find its way back to you.
We murder the experience when we over expect out of the experience. Inadvertently perhaps, but we do it all the while.
– Sreejana Chettri
‘I’m glad that my eyes feasted on them.’
I have always been particularly fascinated by trees. I was jogging down my memories and I believe this particular sight is ethereal, has defied time. It is as vivid as it was 20 years back. Here I am talking about a string of pine trees that lined the road running parallel to the village church. I do not know if they still stand there but they are fondly etched in my memories. I lovingly compare those trees to a string of rosary beads on mother Mary’s neck. My school days takes me to Darjeeling which is in the north east of India. It is a cold hill station. Here I lived in Ghoom which is perpetually cold. I lived on the way to a hill top. Everday I walked past the village church on my way to school and back to home in the evevings. There were about a dozen of very huge and tall pine trees which lined the road which ran parallel to the village church. The road below the trees were always wet with the water falling from the trees in all the seasons. As Ghoom is foggy round the year the pine needles of these trees collected moisture from the air so whenever there was a gust of wind the water droplets formed would get dislodged leaving the road below wet. There was a marked contrast with only a patch of the road darkened. You were lucky if you were below the tress when the wind blew, you got to experience the drizzle.
It is a very simple yet a pleasant memory that I will always cherish.
You never know what in something creates a space in your heart.
‘But it is this enigma which makes them magical.’
Hope fills you with possibilities but despair robs you of them.
Possibilities will never walk to you. You must.
A mental block keeps you from seeking possibilities.It curbs the search in advance.
‘Hope is a twig that you clutch onto which has the might to weather an ordeal.’
Angelina Jolie carries a faulty gene called BRCA1 which sharply increases her risk of developing breast cancer and ovarian cancer in her lifetime unless she underwent surgery. Her doctors estimated she had 87% risk of breast cancer and a 50% risk of ovarian cancer in her lifetime unless she underwent surgery. Hope makes us hunt for possibilities. ‘Hope fills us with possibilities while despair robs us of them.’
In 2013 she had both her breasts removed to cut her risk of breast cancer. And now 2 years later she has had both ovaries and fallopian tubes removed.These preventive steps greatly decrease her lifetime risk of cancer .But the surgery does not completely guarantee that cancer will not develop. It is impossible to remove all of the at risk tissue.’We all live by hope.’
She has said :’I will not be able to have any more children, and I expect some physical changes. But I feel at ease with whatever will come, not because I am strong but because this is a part of life. It is nothing to be feared.’
Charity Ovarian Cancer Action has praised Jolie’s decision and bravery, and are anticipating another wave of ‘Angelina effect’ which saw a dramatic increase in the number of woman referred for genetic testing after Angelina announced that she had undergone a double mastectomy in 2013. Jolie is married to actor Brad Pitt, has 6 children, 3 of whom are adopted. She says ‘I know my children will never have to say: mom died of ovarian cancer.’
Everyone tries to secure his life. ‘One is always richer by hopes.’