Tuesday, 13 November 2007

With a century in the blog space (with the size of write ups I write - some just one liners to few liners to few of them just photographs , this number is not a genuine one :) ) ..yet the number got so important that I got exhilarated on the same and so did my compatriots by sending their congratulation wishes :) .

At this point in time I remember a small write up from a book called "The Little Prince" by Antoine De Saint Exupery . Its a wonderful book with an equal appeal to children and adults. I would like to qoute the same here.

"Grown-ups love figures.When you talk to them about a new friend, they never ask questions about essential matters. They never say to you : 'What does his voice sound like? What games does he prefer? Does he collect butterflies?' They ask you : ' How old is he ? How many brothers does he have ? How much does he weigh ? How much money does his father earn ?' It is only then that they feel they know him. If you were to mention to grown-ups ' I've seen a beautiful house built with pink bricks with geraniums on the windowsills and doves on the roof...' they will not be able to imagine such a house. You would have to say them : 'I saw a house worth thousand pounds.' then they would exclaim " 'Oh! How lovely. ' "

Such is the 'maya' of number game...

4 comments:

drhemani said...

Great lines.

But it only shows the importance of money in life, and nothing less.

When shall we start appreciating things without money? I wonder...!!

(¯`•._.•[Raaji]•._.•´¯) said...

that is so true... we measure everything in numbers now...
its a selfish world!

chinmai said...

vimal bhai , raaji : quite true..

CM-Chap said...

WOW... How true it is. When did this transition to materialistic happens within us?