They were then getting ready for their school's football match with some other team. Jacobian said that he would pick them up near SKR Kalyana Mantapa. There's a nice little temple there, so i peeked in and was rewarded with this:
A surprising darshan of Lord V on His day, Saturday. Very nice.
Soon, the kids were away with nary a backward glance and it was like any other weekday for me.
Listened to some awesome old Hindi songs, given to me recently by AKK. I think it was Asha Bhonsle who said that today's songs are written for the eye while the old songs were written for the ear. My Hindi isn't that good, but i just love the old numbers. The feeling is akin to what Morgan "Red" Freeman says of the Italian singers in Shawshank:
I have no idea to this day what those two Italian ladies were singing about. Truth is, I don't want to know. Some things are best left unsaid. I'd like to think they were singing about something so beautiful, it can't be expressed in words, and makes your heart ache because of it.Tried to grab some shut-eye but couldn't get the deep sleep that refreshes me every afternoon. Recently read that that higher levels of cortisol in the afternoon and early evening make one cranky; find that the mid-afternoon siesta, even for half an hour, is the best way to handle that.
Anyway, then went for a couple of rounds of cycling, but i was still feeling out of sorts. Kids came back dog-tired past 7:30 PM and promptly hit the sack. I also tried to, but sleep wouldn't come. Something had gone out of kilter. Got up and watched Morgan Freeman in The Contract.
In Autobiography of a Yogi, PY observes that disease is actually dis-ease. You are ill at ease and it's manifesting in your body, not the other way around.
I pushed that thought some more:
DIS EaseThe Infinite Spirit is always at ease, while it might appear as disease to us. Because we are not in sync with the present moment, the Is.
D IS Ease
The IS Ease
The Infinite Spirit Ease
The Infinite Spirit @ Ease.
IMHO, this dis-ease will not be cured unless one has a mind-altering XP (an NDE or a vision of the Self). As Sri Ramakrishna says so pithily in His usual inimitable, cutting-close-to-the-bone way: (Rules for Householders and Monks, page 405, middle)
Once a thunderbolt struck the Kāli temple. I noticed that it flattened the points of the screws.