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A Blind Touch

The 5 days off of Diwali whizzed by, the way my working weeks never did. Endless parties, pujas and rituals, left me feeling extremely happy and exhausted. What I really needed to cap the vacation was a good rejuvenating spa visit. Just the thought of the soft oil fragrances, and a masseuse kneading my tired muscles bought about a lazy trancelike smile. And then my husband suggested the Metta Spa in Bandra. He swore this would be just what I needed. Not that I believed him… Lets just say our tastes on what is heavenly differs to a large extent.

But I decided to give it a shot…I had nothing to loose, I might get a decent massage, at a rate which did not make me feel that I should have lived with my aching body. And to top it all, I gave myself the smug satisfaction that I would be doing a good deed. All the masseuse at the spa are Blind!

The spa ambiance is nothing much to write about, but the massage!! Oh My God! I truly concur with the belief that the blind have a heightened sense of touch, and when you loose one of your senses, the others are sharper and more acute. The  hands of the masseuse as they moved over my stiff legs, kneading and loosening each nerve gently and firmly had me transported to another world…my dream world 🙂 For I was soon snoring softly.

I left a brand new person, just a little ashamed of myself for my earlier conceited thoughts, knowing fully well, that for some time I was the puppet in their hands.

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Posted by on October 30, 2011 in lifestyle


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I have been working as a project manager and graphic designer for so long, that I have forgotten what life was before. What started out as an exciting journey of self discovery fulfilment, has started morphing into frustration and boredom over the last few years. The urge to do “something new” or “different” has become more persistent. Now that my daughter is away in college and I find I have a lot more free time, I am hoping I might rediscover myself, and actually be able to put a name to the “different”.

So, the first thing I did was to list down things I like doing. The result of my STEP 1 is this laundry list.

  • Reading – It can be fiction, mythology, history, non fiction, biographies …. and the list is endless. I have been told that once I start a good book, I might as well be dead to the world :-).
  • Travel – As a kid I remember telling my dad I would like to be in a position so that I can travel 11 months a year. Once a month I need to come back to “home”. Though this desire has by no means been realised, I rarely miss an opportunity to pack my bags. Unfortunately, it is not as often as I would like to do. Discovering new places, cultures, spending time just watching people …can keep me going for days.
  • Theatre and Movies – Love watching a good play or a movie. However, my patience with these are quite low, and I have been known to walk out of many films, considering the trash that is doled out to the audience these days.Actually a postmortem of a good play or movie amongst like minded people is sometimes more exciting than the event itself.
  • Arts – I love going for art shows, meeting artists, writers, photographers…basically people who are really creative. Creativity seems to bring out a different perspective to even the most ordinary day to day things.
I plan to use this forum as a brainstorming platform with myself. Who knows…I just might find as aspect of myself which was so far hidden.
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Posted by on October 27, 2011 in Uncategorized

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