March 02, 2006

My First Love!

There is a brand new member in our lab, the day I did the overnight work in the lab, last Sunday. I heard a strange sound out the window, sounded like a cat in deep pain, just peeped out and it was too dark and I just saw two pretty eyes glittering. The next day I went to see him with few cat lovers in my lab, unlike in India, it’s very rare to see stray dogs and cats in Paris, surprised to see a disowned cat, struggling in cold and hunger in my lab terrace and now we adopted him, we have a heap of cat food in our pantry to feed him. Cats and Dogs are my first love, when I was 6 or 7 years old in Salem, I remember sneaking out my house to secretly meet few stay puppies near my house. Unfortunately I was never able to own one because of my gypsy life style. (I have never lived in a town/city for more than 3 years.) I felt with this lifestyle of mine, I can never justify to my lover, if I own him...anyways...in India we find hell lot of stray dogs and cats, I always find a new love easily to any new city I move to. In Paris I never found one, for the last one year, but when ever I miss my love, I use to walk in the long street of pet shops, just next to the river in Paris, but it’s also painful to see them shut in cages! I like to let my love go free, hoping that they come back to me in some form or the other (but usually they never do...That’s a different story...) Lucky Week! With many good results in my project and much other good news, I got my First love back!

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Charles de Gaulle quote..again!

“The better I get to know men, the more I find myself loving dogs.”

Charles de Gaulle quotes (French general, writer and statesman, 1890-1970)

-san

Uma said...

Thanks for your Quotes San(not sure if thats your real name?)..!

I like the quotes you quote, the best one is of Tagore's Love

On Love by Tagore

"The greedy man who is fond of his fish stew has no compunction in
cutting up the fish according to his need. But the man who loves
the fish wants to enjoy it in the water; and if that is
impossible he waits on the bank; and even if he comes back home
without a sight of it he has the consolation of knowing that the
fish is all right. Perfect gain is the best of all; but if that
is impossible, then the next best gain is perfect losing."

I 'try' to live to this..or I can say... I am forced to live to this quote! ;-)

anyways! thanks a lot!