Some weeks back there was some kind of Star Wars marathon on Star Movies, where they show a Star Wars movie every weekend. One day because there was nothing else to see on TV watching Attack of the Clones I was, and never really watched it before I had. It turned out to be not as bad as I had assumed. The next week watching Revenge of the Sith I was, and surprisingly interested I became, mostly because of Hayden Christensen's smouldering looks. (Do guys have smouldering looks, or is it reserved only for sexy sultry women? And what about us normal unglamorous women- can we ever hope to smoulder? Or should we just be content with seething and fuming with rage, the closest we can get to smouldering?)
Life is not easy for us average and below-average lookers, the world is getting more and more obsessed with beauty, youth, and looking good. What about moral values, what about decency and integrity, and just being good human beings? Live and let live? Today on the way to work we stopped at a traffic signal, and amidst the chaos that is Hyderabad traffic, I saw a traffic signal hawker helping a blind girl cross the road. In another sighting, I saw an old man maybe above 70 years old walking a big dog. It was clear from the uniform he wore that the dog was not his. And the saddest part was that the dog ran quite fast and the old man had to struggle to keep up with it. The recent bombings make me think about life and death. All we see and hear on the news is war, death, murder, bombings, kidnappings, the list goes on, all preventable and as far as we are concerned should not happen. It made me recall a conversation from a Calvin & Hobbes comic book: Are people basically good with a few bad intentions, or basically bad with a few good intentions?
But wait a minute I am digressing. Now I forgot everything I was to write about Star Wars. Yes, I also liked the way Master Yoda spoke. "Meditate on this I will." And recall everything I forgot. Many years too late a Star Wars fan I am I know, but didn't the proverb say better late than never? This old dog can still learn some new tricks, if liking Star Wars a trick you would call.