By-Two Kaapi in an oilfield

The weblog of Abhilash Ravishankar, India.


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Signs of aging

I'm 21 and I think I'm aging? Hell, yeah!

Life's different from the last four years that I spent in college. Pretty obvious, isn't it? A lot of things change. You can start listing all the clich├ęs - Responsibility, Work, Focus etc etc. But the buck doesn't stop there. The change is a little deeper than what it seems.

Right now, I'm sitting in a posh hotel room in an island in the Arabian Gulf; a couple of thousand miles away from a place I call 'Home'; suffocated by the opulence around me; and I'm reading about what I blogged exactly two years ago. And I start focusing on the change that is creeping in.

It's amusing and well documented as to how you always feel that your posts a year ago were so immature. But, for a change, I felt there was a sense of innocent beauty and zeal in my posts a couple of years ago. I realized, I loved to debate on issues till I dropped dead. I loved to live in my own esoteric/poetic world. I loved to talk about life, about music that touches the soul, about love, about pain, about lack of achievement. The wheels rolled. Today, all that sounds romantic. But I have materialistic thoughts in my mind. I'd rather talk about people, about money, about petty politics. The fire no longer burns. All that exist are lame blames, isolated cries and a general apathy.

As a corollary, I seem to have a relatively shorter attention span. Signs of aging! I'm shocked to see myself having written blog posts that span more than a couple of thousand words. Sorry, brother. Doesn't work anymore. I pushed myself a couple of weeks to pen this post, and I'm pretty darn sure I can't keep this running.

So, what's in it for me? Well, this blog will see fewer, shorter posts. I probably saw this coming when I was introduced to Tumblr and Twitter. The hard fact is that I almost shut down this blog today. Just before doing so, I flipped through my archives, and felt a stinging guilt of not being that flamboyant, happy-go-lucky blogger. And with that faint hope that someday I might return to writing, I leave this blog alive.

For the record, my interest will now be focused on Intoxicated by Possibility, a tumblelog, a stream of consciousness, an online trail - call it what you want. And this blog shall stay, for those peaceful days when I am sipping coffee and feel the kid in me, yearning to write.

3 Comments:

  1. Kapil Goenka said...
    This is sad news, brother. My opinion as someone from your blog community? "By-Two Kaapi" (two point oh, in an oilfield whatever) has been great and I'll keep coming back for those occasional posts.
    I can see those cliched reasons for procrastinating creeping into my life too. I think I'll evetually settle with my blog and a photo-blog. I'm kinda done playing with micro-blogs. They're fun, but they're lame (and so unromantic too).
    Gopal Aggarwal said...
    hi...

    you have really touched a cord, when you say that the initial, almost overwhelming energy that powers in the beginning

    I too have opened an account on twitter.com, and yes it has served a purpose because that helps in "micro-blogging" when there is no real need for a full fledged posting with tags etc

    A beautiful workaround is to include the twiter.com widget in the, say top of your blog AND a link in the twitter.com to your main blog

    suggested reading:
    http://buzz.blogger.com/2007/07/twitter-badge-for-blogger.html

    regards,
    gopal1035@gmail.com
    India
    Abhilash Ravishankar said...
    @kapil:
    Thanks bro! Inshallah, I'll keep posting here more often than I think.

    @gopal:
    No offense, mate. But been there, done that! I simply love the way Tumblelogs or microblogs work.

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