Monday, October 4, 2010

In a perfect world

In a perfect world, the day I did the washing, hung all the clothes out in the sun till they were nice and dry and crisp – it would NOT RAIN! Especially, when I was out of home in my new suede shoes! Walking! Without an umbrella! With a cold already!

In a perfect world, the door jamb would hold a door open, not spinelessly fold up and let the door slam on someone’s fingers.

In a perfect world, the coffee would NOT run out just when I had a humpback whale of a headache.

In a perfect world, I would not be an hour late for a one hour meeting.

In a perfect world, I would have a longer nose. And thick lustrous hair falling down my back. (Well, it still falls down my back, but I would rather it was still connected to my scalp while it fell down my back, I meant).

In a perfect world, Niks would not collect germs and school complaints by the dozens and bring them home.

Learning : It’s cloudy outside, and I’ve just put my clothes to dry up, and I’ve got a nice big cuppa chai (so what if there’s no coffee?) and the house is filled with the noise of the kids playing Dinosaur with eachother and swinging from the curtains, and the golden brown dog is curled up in a slice of sunshine, and my hubby’s laughing out loud at something on the TV, and my Ma is doing the crossword, and Niks comes and sits on my lap right now , and wipes his nose on my TShirt, while trying to give me a big hug.
It IS a Perfect World!

21 comments:

  1. If wiping nose is part of the package along with a warm BIG HUG, I definitely want nose wiped on my T-shirt every time I change :-)

    Here's something I have saved on my desktop:

    We Put thirty spokes together and call it a wheel,
    But it is on the space where there is nothing that the
    usefulness of the wheel depends.

    We turn clay to make a vessel
    But it is on the space where there is nothing that the
    usefulness of the vessel depends.

    We pierce doors and windows to make a house,
    But it is on the space where there is nothing that the
    usefulness of the house depends.

    Therefore just as we take advantage of what 'is', we should
    recognize the usefulness of what is 'not'.

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  2. what a thought, alok. absolutely!

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  3. Very nice... I was just thinking of the "Perfect world" last night only....

    But as usual you make everything so beautiful and full of smiles.... So thats the start of my perfect day!!!!!

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  4. Lovely !
    Perfect - depends on how we see the world !

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  5. In a perfect world I'd be slender and have chocolate for lunch. I'd never have to explain Rational numbers to a kid who wouldnt care less and so what if we miss the school bus or eat only junk food (plus a bubbly on the side)

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  6. Lalita KambhampatiOctober 5, 2010 at 7:27 AM

    A perfect world...completely a state of the mind and has varying requirements.
    My perfect world certainly includes reading Dear Janey's blog update everyday...wotsay how about giving me my perfect world;)

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  7. haha, lalita - thanks - that's made my day (tho i'm afraid i'm not going to be making yours).

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  8. Jandy, a perfect world would be boring.

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  9. what exactly were you thinking of, diddee? but here's wishing you a lot more happiness in even less than perfect days.

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  10. A perfect day is what one makes for oneself.
    Be it runny noses, achoos, hugs, steaming coffee or just enjoying jg's blogs ;)

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  11. Yeah, so very true..the little imperfections that make our world so perfect :-)

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  12. jane... coming here after a long break and as always your writing is so refreshing and ... uplifting !! :-)))

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  13. just felt like sharing this http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jne9t8sHpUc&ob=av2e

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  14. thanks, anonym! would like to put a name to that face :)

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  15. sash, thanks - this blog is in temporary storage because of the book - but promise to get back with all my cribs real soon!

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  16. Nice and terible work done. I like this very much!!!

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  17. hey Pris - just read your comment - after 2 months. and when we do get to meet - it's gonna be chocolate and bubbly on the menu. that's all!

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  18. I soooooo love your blog! Keep it coming!! And that sentence "..connected to my scalp" had me laughing so hard I had to pee (Incontinence? The Kids did it!)

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  19. Thank you, Sumana. The perfect kids did it, indeed!

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