Matrimonial Commitments.

By now my readers know that I have some very interesting friends. One of them is Karl, a most likable reprobate. Both of us share a passion for good books and keep borrowing from each other. He is somewhat hard of hearing and so, the two of us prefer sending emails to each other, rather than speak over the telephone.

I wished to read a book and as I am wont to, I tried to purchase it. I found the price too high and decided to try and borrow it. The first person that I thought of was Karl and so, here is an exchange of mails that took place between the two of us during the last two days.

On Tue, 21 Oct 2008 I wrote:

“Karl, this is a very expensive book that I would however like to read. If you could possibly borrow it from someone who may have it, or you yourself may have, I should be most obliged.

“I Don’t: A Contrarian History Of Marriage” – by Susan Squire



Karl replied the same day as follows.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008 5:41 PM.

“Will certainly try. Are you revising your matrimonial commitments????????”


On Tue, 21 Oct 2008 I wrote:

“You must be joking!”


The reply that I got is as follows

“I was – joking. But why do you intend to waste your time? A happy marriage is a separate universe.”


On Wed, 22 Oct 2008 I wrote:

“Karl, from what I can gather about this book, it is against the institution of marriage! That is why it is called “A contrarian view of marriage”


I got this mail just a while ago. Karl at his best.

“Ramana, what I’m trying to get across to you is this; You’ve no reason to consider the point of view against marriage, so why on earth do you want to?

Personally speaking, and despite a hellish experience, I believe that any marriage is better than no marriage at all. That latter bit emits from a character in a very remarkable series of 12 novels – A Dance to the Music of Time, by Anthony Powell.

You must do the Dance, once before you die.”

Do you have such ‘adorable’ friends?

Friendship In The Blogsphere.

I launched this blog on June 8 2008. Three months have passed. This is my 70th blog since then. I have had more than 2000 visitors to this blog. Some have become regular visitors and commentators, and have become my blog friends.

I am now truly and hopelessly addicted to blogging, visiting other blogs and commenting on quite a few of them.

If there is proof needed that blogging shrinks the world, this is it. The friends have come from all over the world. Some of them, hesitate to comment on the blog but contact me by email and exchange views.

I wanted to express my gratitude to all these new friends and went to inspiremenet to get an appropriate poem to convey my feelings and this is what I found:

By Author Unknown

May there always be work for your hands to do;

May your purse always hold a coin or two;

May the sun always shine on your window pane;

May a rainbow be certain to follow each rain;

May the hand of a friend always be near you;

May God fill your heart with gladness to cheer you.

I recommend that you visit inspiremenet to get inspiring quotes, poems etc. I subscribe to their daily email which inspires me without fail.

Thank you dear friends.