A whatsapp exchange that lead to an interesting evening.
[14/03, 11:08 a.m.] Hari Kumar : By any chance are you planning to spend some time in BOM/PN during Apr 2nd wk,,,,,?
[14/03, 11:24 a.m.] Rajendra Menon: I may be in mumbai , if it is to happen😊
[14/03, 11:25 a.m.] Hari Kumar : Hahhhhaaaaa
[14/03, 11:25 a.m.] Rajendra Menon: Whats the program ?
[14/03, 11:28 a.m.] Hari Kumar : Hahhhhaaaaa nothing worth raving,,, I just got a little more crazy,,,, just planning a smaaalllll Hi-Tea kind of session to celebrate something,,,, that no one in the world seems to have celebrated,,,, at least that is what I believe,,,, 😄
[14/03, 11:29 a.m.] Rajendra Menon: Ok. I will plan to be there. When is it ?
[14/03, 11:30 a.m.] Hari Kumar : Apr 9 Sunday
[14/03, 11:31 a.m.] Rajendra Menon: Keep the suspense going until then.
[14/03, 11:32 a.m.] Hari Kumar : Yes that is the CRUX 😀
Hari kumar, an acquaintance, then a friend, is now a would be relative of mine.
Around 5 pm on 9th April, around 50 (all from mumbai except me) of us had made it to Banana leaf, RCity mall in Ghatkopar Mumbai. He said, it is mainly to remind that there was an engagement 7 months ago and people have forgotten about it. That was between his son and my niece. He wanted to remind whoever is present, that its still on.. Why this day ?. 9th april.
He said “today I am 24012 days old.
His son is exactly half that age, 12006 days on this day. No other day will his son be half his age in number of days.”
I was impressed, this man is counting in days
He asked, all present there to draw some inferences. Nobody looked interested to make any, just looked up to him to continue.
“This also indicates that my son’s age indicates the number of days since I became a father. So lets celebrate. ”
Last week Dr Gopalakrishnan was advising a depressed friend to tell his age in number of days, he will feel better. Unit of age is making a gradual change, looks like.
Crazier can be, someone starts to multiply days by 24 x 60 x 60 and says I am so many seconds old. Another friend tells me, to simplify my age I would prefer to measure by decades since I am not good with numbers. I am six decades young.
There was a message, in Hari kumar’s announcement, to his son. Look here, these numbers tells you that at your age I became a father and you are engaged for long and bumming around.
His son, holding a status of happily engaged for ever, got the message , offered the parents the honour of fixing a date between October to December 2017 for their marriage. Now the parents are on fire, a holy fire.
That was an offshoot of a party for a unique reason.
Age is a number, says healthy people to oldies. It is a number, if you have taken care of your health. There is Kurian Thomas, ex meconian, running international races at the age of 80 in his age group. My sister, Indu menon a lady entrepreuner ( I have difficulty in pronouncing and spelling that word), started at 60 plus. Inspite of such and other inspiring people, many do not agree, age is just a number. Age is not number or looks, its wisdom
I know people in their forties, for whom making it to the first floor by stairs is Himalayan. Knee pain, joint pain, back aches, spondylities, ulcers, acidity, BP, Diabetes are accompanying many lives, due to their style. Though people without these illness have the same destination, its the comfort in the travel that is the difference.
We may have simple methods for prevention, however many of us prefer the hard work in cure, hardly working people. A walk in the morning, yoga, a gym, come on …no time, woke up now after late night show and chats, have to hurry for work.
We pay money to attend sessions on Stress management, cancer treatment and many “wise after the event” activity.
I offered a group of people, a one day workshop on work without stress, free of charge (excluding the cost of venue and lunch, to be shared by the participants).
No takers, prefered a stress management course with a fee around 25K. Did I hear some whisper ” not from you, even free”. Me and my imagination!
No crime, no police; no wars no defense and weapons; no stress no trainers and coaches; no illness no doctors ; no politics no politicians. How will these people make a living in utopia ?
Money is in cure, not in prevention. Money matters.