Welcome to the Friday Loose Bloggers Consortium where eleven of us write on the same topic. Today’s topic has been chosen by Grannymar who is certainly among the most relaxed persons that I know of. The ten other bloggers who write regularly are, in alphabetical order, Conrad, Delirious, gaelikaa, Grannymar, Magpie, Maria SF, Padmum, Paul, Rohit and Will. Do drop in on their blogs and see what their take is on this week’s topic. Since some of them may post late, do give some allowance for that too!

I bet that all of us would like to spend all our days doing just that, with the possible change to the reading. For instance, I would like to lie in a hammock and solve crossword puzzles more than read.

I can assure you that I have the wherewithal and the lack of other pressures to be able to do just that just now, but it is impossible to. Life, unless one disconnects totally from all connections from it, can be frustrating, as I had written in my post “Frustration.”

That is why the prospect of going off to the Himalayas into sanyas, is so appealing to me.

My regular readers would know that last July, I was the most relaxed person around. Nothing could faze me. Not even my father! I could take him and still be relaxed. Then a nagging pain in the leg led me to discover that I had to head for a major surgery and I was put under house arrest! I am still under that condition. Despite all the plus points in my life, try as I might, I can not relax. Physically, till the post surgery muscular pain goes away, the body and the mind simply is in no condition to relax. When someone tells me to relax, things can only get better, I smile, but inside, I tell myself, “Oh yeah?”

Let me give you another real life story about a very successful person, who, I bet is constantly told that the worst is over and he should relax. Do you think that he would be able to?

On the other hand, we have the spectacle of politicians in my country as well as in some other countries, who, no matter what happens to them, seem to be totally relaxed. Is it in their genes? Here is what I think about our politicians. They are all extremely busy just before election time. But after that, they become like this –


That is till they are sent to jail on some corruption charges. They immediately develop pain in the chest, high blood pressure and other symptoms and instead of going to jail get admitted into hospitals at tax payers expense. It must be very nice to be able to command the system to develop these symptoms.

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