Nov 30, 2009

Freedom.

We've forgotten what you have to pay for and what's free. I was reminded of it recently and I thought I do a good deed and remind you in turn. You pay for a motorcycle. The enjoyment of riding it is free. You pay for a meal. The tingle of your taste buds is free. Are you getting my drift?

There was a time when I used to complain about how some websites I liked weren't updated often enough. I mean, they were such good reads that could the author not update it every twenty minutes or so? And then I stopped. As much as I like books, I realised that some of these sites, updated annually as they were, were still free. Whereas I was obliged to pay about a thousand bucks for each book I bought. And I bought a heck of a lot of books. I still do.

There was also a time when I used to tell people to be safer on their bikes by doing this, that and theo other. I stopped doing that as well. I realised that advice was as free as your right to use your life in any way you please.

There was, further, a time when I used to wonder how old I'd get before a manufacturer would launch a motorcycle that I could dream about, and then in rapid order, afford. And then own. And then settle down with. I stopped doing that as well. I guess wobbling around madly in love when I'm sixty will still be good enough. And the bitterness of the wait simply isn't worth the gall.

There was a time, when I used to blog heavily. Don't know why I stopped doing that. And then I realised that I used to be free. Heh heh.

14 comments:

rearset said...
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Sankoobaba said...

miss your regular articles...
especially the ones about riding skills/strategies/safety...
looking forward to more stuff from you...even if it is not regular

Prakash said...

its a pleasnt suprise to c an article posted by u aftr such a long time....as 'sankoobaba' said, we wud luv to read ur articles even if they are not regular...

ur articles on beers are also missed.. :D

Shaiju B said...

I agree to both 'Sankoobaba' and 'Prakash'. I really enjoyed ur articles. Keep going rearset !!

madhan said...

nice to c u back :)!
i love ur articles! Er, and ur language more than that :)

Sid said...

Nice to see a post after so long. This was the reason why you were always and will always be on my feed reader. Do post when you feel like it :)

Kritarth said...

it is a pleasant surprise to see a new post from you, got to know of it from twitter where you were silent too i think, no surprises :) ... hope to see a new post here or there from you going forward, as i did enjoy them quite a bit , cheers.

EvolutioN said...

There was, further, a time when I used to wonder how old I'd get before a manufacturer would launch a motorcycle that I could dream about, and then in rapid order, afford. And then own. And then settle down with.

really? this sort of a dream never happens to me. guess I cannot settle down with just one thing. have wheels. will ride. own. give off to another one similar. get another set of wheels. :)

Loves,

Evo

rearset said...

Clarification: That first comment (deleted) was my own. A test comment because someone said they couldn't post a comment. This person hasn't returned to post that comment. Which is terrible form.

rearset said...

@Evo
I thinl it's also called age. I'd say maturity. But they tell me I haven't any.

Bhavesh Lodaya said...

Hey.. I love your blog and click on ad's religiously.. I hope I am contributing my bit to your knowledge sharing..

Cé$âr said...

Looking forward to more posts!

VcKiD said...

come on man! u know ur good at this! way better than all those so called bloggers who shamelessly copy paste from major sites!uve got ur own flow in writing which makes a lot of sense in the indian perspective...i still quote and recco this blog to all helmet noobs...u really have to think abt this seriously
!miss u bro!

Julian said...

Still around!

still agree (mostly) with your perceptions, perspectives and opinions.

we all get old...