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Saturday, 16 February 2013

Romancing tomorrow


'Romancing tomorrow'. This is a guest post written by my husband.He has kindly agreed to write his article in my blog.

Romancing tomorrow
Tomorrow is a concept, a beautiful concept, but not a reality. It is at best a presumptive or prospective or plausible reality but not an absolute reality. It is true that bards and bandits have woven ballads and bizarre poems around it. That does not in any way bestow on it a currency as for example, today.
Tomorrow! I love you with all my heart and soul. Today is dull and drab. What is today? It is a grind, it is horrifying and scurrying. Running from pillar to post. Tomorrow, ha my beloved! How much I miss you. Your unjustly labelled procrastination. Even if you are that, I will say, that you are the life and soul of all that is and that will be. Everybody loves you; the whole world adores you. My life companion is jealous of you, I hold you so tightly that she feels that I am flirting with you and that that hug is rightly hers.
Saints and savants, poets and pugilists, philosophers and pedagogues, pagans and purists, meek and the mighty, lowly and the lost and pugnacious and obnoxious all sing paeans about you. They lie at your threshold to have a glance of you or to be glanced at by you.
Regular shoppers will be aware of a slogan engineered by clever traders. They promise things on credt for tomorrow which never comes. Even such ordinary folk know the value and beauty of tomorrow. Chasing tomorrow is an elusive pursuit. As the saying goes, tomorrow never comes.  You can say today is yesterday's tomorrow, but you cannot say that it is tomorrow. Who has seen tomorrow? Not any living being, I reckon. Even though some astrologers and soothsayers claim that they can see tomorrow, after all what is prediction about, nobody can verify this claim because it is at best a conjecture or a science of possibilities and presumptions.
The invention of 'tomorrow' is a boon to many of the weak-hearted, and of course to procrastinators. If it is entertainment, I want it now at this very moment. If it is work, the first question that comes to mind is whether I can postpone it for tomorrow. Our work piles up like this because tomorrow never comes. Then we fret and fume and complain that we are overworked. Having said so, you cannot still ignore the concept of tomorrow. As distance lends charm, tomorrow sheds its charm all around.We make detailed plans for 'tomorrow' as we cannot do that planning tomorrow, since tomorrow is still in the stage of imagination if not hallucination.
Rightly or wrongly, justifiably or unjustifiably, in certain quarters tomorrow is equated with procrastination and delaying tactics. The truth is that there is some truth in this belief. A large segment of the populace either because of inertia or difficulty in grappling with a problem or situation puts off things for the morrow.
Stigmatised with procrastination, ruin and rumination will be their repast with hardly any scope for reparation or respite and often resulting in rumpus situations. Even though subsequent alacrity may, to some extent, mitigate the damage, most of what is obliterated will be irretrievable and irreconcilable. Such a situation may devastate a man's equipoise and cause severe mental disquietude. Procrastination is the commander of evil and feeble forces. Procrastination is also known as the virtue of the wise. If this enemy within is not routed in a straight battle of non-reticence and rectitude, recurrence and recrudescence will be the result which in one mighty sweep can wash away all that is achieved with valiant efforts.
Let us view tomorrow in its proper perspective and discharge all possible functions of the fabled tomorrow today itself. This is the lesson that we have inherited from the past and should be bequeathed to the succeeding generations.  






21 comments:


  1. I think there si much sense in “The timeless in you is aware of life's timelessness. And knows that yesterday is but today's memory and tomorrow is today's dream.”
    ― Kahlil Gibran

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    1. Thank you Anil. I am inspired by your comments.

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  2. Wowza! Ma'am, you and your husband are a couple of formidable writers indeed! A thought-provoking piece. Tomorrow is comfortable, but today is when we need to work. The concept of tomorrow is so alluring. A great write!

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  3. Thank you ,Mixi for your words of appreciation. Both of us love to write, while he writes a flowery language, I write very simple English.But I love to read his articles.

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  4. I am strangely happy to know that your husband writes too, You have a reader, a critic in your own home:) The concept of tomorrow is indeed alluring but it is the efforts we put in today that decides our tomorrow. What ever we choose today becomes our fate tomorrow.

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    1. Yes ,Meenakshi, you are correct. He is my biggest critic!! And rightly so, because he writes such fantastic language , which I can never dream of. Yes indeed tomorrow is just a concept,which we, human beings, dream of, but can never say with certainty whether it will be fulfilled or not.

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  5. "Let us view tomorrow in its proper perspective and discharge all possible functions of the fabled tomorrow today itself..."
    Aah, this last line says it all, Usha.
    Living could have been fun, and so much easier with rewind, fast forward, and pause buttons, but we exist only for the present!So, it is better to focus on today and than dreaming on tomorrow! A truly inspiring post. Kudos to your husband.
    My first time here...and I am glad I came here :)

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    1. You are welcome to my site. Thanks for your words of appreciation.

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  6. The perfect lesson for life..Don't leave anything for tomorrow ,do it today itself..Wow !! how wonderfully he writes..
    I would like to share these lines here as well ..They might sound repeatitive but still...
    Past is History,future is mystery,Present is a present (gift) given to you by God..so live it to the fullest..

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    1. You are right,Odyzz, nobody has seen tomorrow .We can only dream about it. Thank you for your sweet comments.

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  7. Such a meaningful article by your husband ma'm . The stark realities entwined in the romance of a busy world shadow much in the post . Undeniably true . The language is so lucid and rich .Brilliant piece :)

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    1. Malini, thank you for visiting this site. I feel encouraged by your words of appreciation. You are right. His language is rich and flowery,but he requires lot of coaxing to pen his views.

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  9. Lovely post Maa'm..:-)Enjoyed reading..:-)

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    1. Thanx for your words of appreciation. Also thanx for visiting my site.

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  10. I loved what your husband wrote!

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  11. Thank you Rachna for your appreciation.
    btw did you see my post regarding Liebsters Award.Looking forward for your confirmation.

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  12. A truly insightful post. A verbose packed with noesis.
    Loved reading it and learned a lot. Ask granpa he writes soooooo much good. I loved the conjuctions carrying the flow beautifully.

    bards and bandits
    dull and drab
    horrifying and scurrying
    Saints and savants
    poets and pugilists
    philosophers and pedagogues
    pagans and purists
    meek and the mighty
    lowly and the lost
    pugnacious and obnoxious
    astrologers and soothsayers
    possibilities and presumptions.
    fret and fume
    ruin and rumination
    irretrievable and irreconcilable.
    reticence and rectitude
    recurrence and recrudescence
    Kudos!!!
    Silly Smiles... Take you Miles :)

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  13. Grand Pa is delighted to hear such beautiful words of appreciation. Thanks Surbhi.

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