Saturday, June 10, 2006

I have a Dream !

I have a dream...

...and I’m certainly not Martin Luther King Jr.
To be fairly accurate too, I had several dreams.
In fact, to be honest and accurate, I was an avid day-dreamer.

Please note the ‘was’ part.

The earliest dream, I recall was, when I was 2nd grade; I was B.S.Chandrasekhar when I grow up, bowling India to victory with my own 6-31. Of course, I was also G.R.Vishwanath, getting “lifted” by this giant – Tony Grieg, on scoring a 100.

Then I was an adolescent – the dream was always technicolor and sometimes confused; but looking back the dreams were a fun-ride with very active and very much day-dreaming - always, with the 20/20 hindsight, makes me smile on some of the absurdity. With the advent of late teens in college, I was going to be the best communications engineer ever – do the engineering, post-graduate and PhD and will be launching rockets for India ! As reality bit, that morphed into a need for simple job later on; and the mid-20s was consumed for doing something complicated, complex and challenging at work; additionally, dream-walking through a few complications !

Then the dream of the late-30s was about the son, what my son would grow up into and how I was going to give him everything that I may have missed as a son growing up; we would be watching a cricket match together and perhaps watching a few other things too, together; I’ll be rooting for him to fall in love and find happiness, but at the same time apprehensive that he falls for the right one…

As I grew the dreams did not stop, they just grew with me – the canvas was different, the art was different, the strokes and colors were different, the songs were different, but nevertheless, the dreams remained.

Of all the dreams I had, I never thought my life would turn out to be thus; and not really sure how many of them have really come true…
But then I could really do with everyday doses of reality too !!

Now, after all these years of hectic dreaming and Past the important milestone (age-wise :) ) of the life, its just whittled down to one:

I have this one dream now - my dream is pretty simple - there would be a time machine on which I would get on, fast forward about twenty-five years into my product end-of-life and find out if this one dream have come true; including the time machine one - but then it seems like a recursive and circular reference error in the Microsoft XL

I still have that dream...

4 comments:

Sanjay M said...

hmm the time machine dream is a favorite of Calvin's :-)

dreams are an extremely interesting research area actually - as you might know we have dreams almost everyday.

Thanks for your scientific wishes :-) that was really funny!!

Anonymous said...

Clinically speaking dreams are the wishes one wants to be fulfilled.. suppressed fears...many more theories are put forward.. But whatever they are, they definitely make our lives ( or is it - sleep) interesting.C

R.K said...

well Described !!!

EnGeetham aka "My Song!" said...

4Sanjay: Right, Dreams are interesting...

4Accs: A bit psychology, eh ?

4R.K: Thanks for coming - do keep coming back.