Month: January 2012
Every vacation comes with an unsaid list of chores, which no matter how much we try to ignore we know we’ll have to get done.. This winter vacation was the same as the previous ones, and therefore, there were a few things to get done in this time before i return my routine life.. Specially if the vacations are after a stretch of exams, it is most likely that you have planned a movie, or anything else.. But the problem i discover myself in, is that i am most prone to laziness.. When it comes to getting done the tasks you do once a few months like cleaning your bookshelves and drawers etc, I become very slow on the uptake.. Despite the nagging feeling of foreboding within me, a “vacation weariness” comes over and i either end up doing it in the last week, or leaving it completely to the next vacations.. Life is to resume from tomorrow for me and i am still left with a few chores to get done.. But then again, we always have another vacation in the line.. even if it is after a fair few months… ;D
Different people with varying interests are all around us.. Some read books, some go for movies and others opt for music. But the thing which appeals to me the most is mythology. This interest was activated, of course, by the popular movies we watch these days. But after reading the real mythical bacckground behind them, i started to lose my enthusiasm for them. The true myth, i anticipated was not composed of love sick vampires and sensitive demi gods..
The interesting part, in my view is rather about the true nature of all these creatures and their historical background.. so far my favourite is the character of a banshee, a woman with long hair, sighted by the lake and ponds washing a blood stained shirt, which belongs to the one who is going to die. The legend is associated with four major Irish families and her cry is also famous for the one whose death she predicts.. There are other finer details which can be found online easily..
Greek mythology has its own fascinating realms which can be highly enchanting if you are interested.. It is therefore pretty much of an engrossing read if you have a taste for it..