Monday, September 22, 2008

Post Perfect

Numbers are one of the greatest puzzles to human mind. They can cause excitement, anxiety and fulfillment. There is something complete about whole numbers. You feel little satisfied and at peace on achieving something, however small it is. That's why I always used to get an itch when Bata used to price most of its shoes at Rs 99.99.

Anyone striving for perfection knows that the journey from 99 to 100 is more difficult than 0 to 99. You can feel the anxiety and excitement built when a cricketer gets closer to century than any other score. I remember when Nadia Comaneci attained a perfect 10. Though the digital displays were not ready to show the score to the world, her splendid display made it crystal clear. In many fields, it is a landmark. Once you have achieved it, no matter how long you go, you know you have earned a marble in the jar.

Once in my student life I had experienced the ecstasy of scoring a perfect figure and years later the disappointment of missing it by few points. Today, I became little dizzy when I realized this is my 100th post. It took me 15 months to write this, a little longer than I expected. But as it is said, joy is found not in destination, but in the journey. It has been a wonderful odyssey indeed and am honored to be bestowed with such good blog friends and the awards – one from Suma and other from Monika. Thank you and I herewith pass on the “Brillante Weblog” to (that is if I could find any who has not received it yet):

Archana – She has a knack of creating an interesting post from almost anything.
Archana – Her tidbits about life and the way she looks at it is very refreshing and encouraging.
Sumana – Her tiny and little not only brightens her life but our day too.
Ceedy – His short stories need to be compiled into a book. Very well thought over and beautifully written.

14 comments:

Archana said...

Thank you, thank you :-D! I am super thrilled :-D :-D :-D!

And congratulations - 100th post :-). You have scored a perfect century - here's to many many many more repetitions of the same *clink*!

Prats said...

Congrats!!!
100th post is indeed a wonderful feeling.
And your awards just go to show that.

ceedy said...

Wow.....thank you for the kind words...makes me humble :)

this is a real boost to the flagging ego ;)

will surely accept the award and hope to live upto expectations from now on....

also will visit the other fella bloggies sharing the same status...

hope they do come and read the story and enjoy it too

and congrats on reaching the 100...hope many more to come.

(just pardon me - but the spelling for nadia's last name is Comaneci)

Thanks again....

ceedy said...

BTW - put up the award on the blog...

Joy said...

Archana: You are very welcome. So have you started carving your pumpkin?

Prats: :)

Ceedy: Thanks for correcting me. Changed the spelling in the post.

ugich konitari said...

Joy, Congratulations on your century and the awards !

(Its interesting, but I just realized that i had posted my 114th post ! I grew up in a milieu (like many others of my generation (one before yours), where you just had a "look" at such happenings, kind of shrugged, and carried on blogging/living/cribbing/ whatever. :-)

Tells you how different generations view things (without postulating a big theory about it), doesn't it ?

Enjoy your century , and best wishes (or should I say aashirwaads ?:-))

Monika said...

congrats!!! reaching the 100th post feels great :)

--xh-- said...

wow, congratz on hitting the ton. :)

Suma said...

as usual you bring your own unique and refreshing perspective to something and i always love reading your posts...

and here's to many more centuries...:D

Sumana said...

Congrats on the 100th post J. Ooh thanks for the award. Will treasure it.

Joy said...

Ugich ji: 114 post and no celebration? you are truly humble as expected :) Thanks for your wishes. :)

Monika: :)

XH: Tx:)

Suma: Thanks for the lovely words. You are always encouraging :)

Sumana: :)

Archana Bahuguna said...

Congratulations on your century! :-) Keep up the good work ;).

And thanks ;-) for adding me to the hall of fame ;-) ;-). Mogambi khush hui :-)

Joy said...

Arc: The comment itself certifies why you deserve the award :) :) :)

Vandana said...

Congrats on your 100th post, J! Keep it up!