Wednesday, May 23, 2007

A Tag to Wake Up.!

It hasn`t really been a conscious break from blogging, but was rather unable to find the time, to really sit and write something. When you have very little space up there in your mind, it is tough to squeeze in some time to think and write. Well!, that`s just what`s been happening to me.

Luckily, I have a tag to break the ice. Alex has just done it again.

I have to simply take a book, turn to page 123 and reproduce the fifth paragraph here. Well it`s as simple as that.! But Alas!, no book here.. Hmm.. Let`s see.. I have a lot of soft copies of books. Some well known and some lesser known.

I open one book by one. Some don`t have 123 pages, so i keep looking, which is not what the tag says. and after all books; I have many this way, so why not keep searching.

Ahh..ah. a book which has more than 123 pages. Good!. and perhaps not good enough. There are no paragraphs. It`s just one stretch of writing, something like how i used to write my exams!.

So i keep searching... and there I find another one. But the paragraph is just one line, and makes no meaning at all. Putting that up would be the most lame thing to do.. How can I do that.?

I keep opening and closing, opening and closing. Hmm.. at last, there i have it. It is not quite the 5th paragraph, but at least it`s on page 123.

The book is called "Why my wife thinks I am an Idiot", and it`s written by a genius called Mike Greenberg.
You don`t believe me..? Well then just look at what he says here...

You see, I’ve realized that the only answer is just to acknowledge defeat. Stop trying to fight it. Stop trying to say anything at a time when even silence may not save you. There is no answer, boys, and the sooner we make peace with that, the sooner we may actually find peace. The answer is to punt, even if you think it’s still first down. See if your defense can win it for you.

Now that`s what I call understanding of human psyche.!

Yippee..! A tag completed and a new post, done!.

and on my part, I also tag, Keshi, Hip Grandma, Starry, Sreejith and Kakshi


starry nights said...

Nice tag and I like the way you wrote it.I think it is so true that silence is golden,it does not mean that you have been defeated it just means that you have won.I do that sometimes, rather than go on and on,I walk away and say nothing. Thanks for the tag.I will take it up.

Jac said...

Very nicely done !

chitra said...


Silence : I remember the quote "the older I grow, the more I listen to people who dont talk much."

Deepak said...

Heh! That's a real good paragraph you stumbled upon after so much effort. :)

Keshi said...

Hey Srijith hows u? :)

**You see, I’ve realized that the only answer is just to acknowledge defeat

LOL yeah thats right! :):)

btw I have done this tag b4...and mine was from a .Net book LOL!


vishesh said...

lol :) atlast you are back....well there seems to be truth in that para ;)

anyway hopefully you will be free to keep it going ;)

alex said...


"You see, I’ve realized that the only answer is just to acknowledge defeat. Stop trying to fight it."


Some people dont even see it as a defeat or a victory, it is just an experience a part of their life. :)

Srijith Unni said...

@Starry : Thanks Starry. Silence is truly golden, but the sad thing is that silence can be misused too. It can be used to hurt.

@Jac: Thanks Jac.!

@Chitra:So very true.! In fact very true.!

@Deepak:Yes Deepak..! Took some real effort..! :)

@Keshi: Hi Keshi..! I`m fine.. .NET book??!! LOL!

@Vishesh: Definitely free, Vishesh. No looking back..!

@Alex: Yes a learning experience..! Thanks for the tag, Alex.!