Thursday, February 5, 2009

Brimful Of Asha

I've been working for a decent number of years now. And there's that feeling every now and again that I could have done so much more.

I don't mean work-wise, no. I never intended out ever to do more at the 9 to 5. Work's for the working class. I'm a bit of the dreaming class. We rarely attach much to what happens at the desk.

I mean otherwise.

For you see, I've always believed that ambition should be a negative word.
Hobbyist, explorer, adventurer and their derivatives on the other hand, should be words worth more than their weight in gold.

For you see, I've also always believed that I was born in the wrong century. A few centuries earlier and I'd be discovering new lands, fighting off people discovering my land, sailing on ships amid tumultuous seas, courting women I shouldn't be courting, a Romeo to your Juliet and if a girl, a Viola to your Duke. And yes probably dying very young. Can't win em all can you.

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As you've well imagined, this is me having resorted to dreaming at work, for I've had enough of this fucking spreadsheet.

7 comments:

The Phoenix.. said...

Hey Crazy Diamond,

I am totally with you on the 'being born a few centuries earlier' bit! :) There's something more accomplish-able about those times..
You've echoed my thoughts in this post.. :)

Cheers,
The Phoenix

The happy traveller said...

Ya agreed...I would'v liked to be a hippie though, if only to be able to wear red with pink....sigh! damn capitalism!

Australis said...

Fucking spreadsheet indeed. I would be happy with this century, but just a couple of decades earlier. I want to wear tie-dye clothes and smoke weed and attend love-ins.

Australis said...

Oh, and use the word 'groovy' without being laughed at.

shenanigans said...

The weed, the weed! My life for the weed! It would even make writing copy for a panty-liner worth the agony :-)

CrazyDiamond said...

@ThePhoenix: hena? I like the accomplishable line.

@tht: Were there hippies a few centuries ago? oh you mean a few decades back...

@australis: Sigh, everyone's a hippy deep inside.

@australis: oh it's you again. :)

@shenanigans:Sigh, everyone's a hippy deep inside.

Anonymous said...

hehe.. You have a knack for making your readers smile. You are crazy for sure, but endearing too! :)