Sunday, 28 April 2013

Wondering on a Sunday evening


It happens all of a sudden. I am listening to La Vie En Rose and my mind wanders off on a tangent of what ifs . . .



What if I wasn't born?
Or
What if I didn't start a blog?
Or
What if I didn't name my blog Meanderings and Reflections?
Or
What if I never ever had anyone reading my blog?
Or
What if one fine day I couldn't write?
Or
What if I never heard Edith Piaf singing soulfully?
Or
What if I was someone who didn't have an ear for music?
Or
What if I had never seen Van Gogh’s The Starry Night?
Or
What if I haven’t thought the things I tend to think of?
Or
What if I was a blind practitioner of religion and rituals?
Or
What if I wasn't born in October?
Or
What if I hadn't known that computers existed?
Or
What if I was deaf in spite of being able to hear?
Or
What if I was named a different name than the one that I have now?
Or
What if I had been born in another country?
Or
What if I was green-eyed instead of black?

Would it have mattered, anyway? What are your "What ifs?"

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38 comments:

  1. What if I didn't read this post?
    Or
    What if I didn't comment here?
    ...:) :D

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  2. What if all our what ifs were happening in parallel universes?

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    1. That's so very scary. I wish I could get a glimpse.

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  3. I am so tempted to go and write a post of my own what-ifs! :)

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  4. What if I wasn't born?

    u wudnt've been in cbc

    What if I didn't start a blog?

    u wudnt have posted this

    What if I didn't name my blog Meanderings and Reflections?

    u wud've named it wandering and deflections??

    What if I never ever had anyone reading my blog?

    apdiyum tea aathitrupeenga thaan nenakren

    What if one fine day I couldn't write?

    fine kattitu thirumbavum u wud've written

    What if I never heard Edith Piaf singing soulfully?

    kaathu chk panna entu specialistukita poirupeenga

    What if I was someone who didn't have an ear for music?

    kaathay ilaama oru aala!!! apdinu newsla vanthirukum

    What if I had never seen Van Gogh’s The Starry Night?

    mallaakka paduthu vittathu vazhia paatha pala starry nights kedaikumay :D

    What if I haven’t thought the things I tend to think of?

    overa yosicha ipdilaam thonumo??

    What if I was a blind practitioner of religion and rituals?

    kannu mannu teriama irukeenga sollirupaangalo?

    What if I wasn't born in October?

    11 months balance irukkay

    What if I hadn't known that computers existed?

    naanga escape aagirupom

    What if I was deaf in spite of being able to hear?

    neenga escape aagirupeenga

    What if I was named a different name than the one that I have now?

    sudaughter..or sumoon??

    What if I had been born in another country?

    avanga kashtapatrupanga

    What if I was green-eyed instead of black?

    erkanavay blind deaf nu list potuteenga..ithula pacha kanna iruntha enna karuppu kanna iruntha enna...

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  5. What if this comment does not get published again...
    What if I do not get to swim anymore, the most pressing concern of the week,

    True thought provoker as you are, make all of us think with your posts

    Tk care Sus...

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  6. What if I weren't such a great guy that I am?

    Ok, wait....

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    1. Ah, we would've been spared of your wise-cracks. Ok, wait . . .

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  7. some dangerous wonderings...it is interesting though...kinda its a wonderful life...take you out of the equation or change a variable it changes many things....

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    1. Absolutely. Many things are in perspective with these questions.

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  8. What if I was born with symmetry? Yea, life would have been great :)

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  9. What if always kindles our mind!!!
    But Susan some unanswered questions are always awesome

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    1. I know. Welcome to the Meanderings, dear Gayu.

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  10. I keep thinking of such similar "What ifs" when I'm completely bored. Either way, it wouldn't matter much, coz something else would have complemented the absence of one quality or trait.

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  11. I use to ponder like this and thought many times that would it not be so nice (for me) if time can take me some years back and give me a chance to correct the 'errors' that I neglected.... but even if that occurs one thing is not sure.... that is, if I would reach this moment once again..... that one simple uncertainty fact nullifies all those what-ifs and brings me back into the present moment

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    1. What a beautiful thought process you have. I wish I knew who you were so that my appreciation of you would be authentic to me.

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  12. What if I had been the third child instead of the 2nd...

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  13. What if I had not posted that particular comment :-(

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  14. What if I'd never met you through blogging? My world would not be as bright as it is!
    Beautiful post, my friend!

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  15. Interesting. I don't wonder about any of those things. My What Ifs are more regrets: If I had been 5 minutes earlier I would have seen him/her. If I had chosen a different career when I went back to school.
    There are Ifs I don't ever want to contemplate "What if I couldn't run?"

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    1. :) Some of my What ifs are regrets as well.

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  16. The list of What ifs could be endless but thankfully this was a limited edition:)

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    1. Ah, I could have shared more but then consciously stopped. Well, now I wonder about the what ifs and think why on earth ;)

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  17. What if I finished college?
    What if we had a little more money?
    What if I pursued writing?
    What if ...There are too many! :)

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    1. There are always too many that disappear as fast as they appear.

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