August 26, 2010

The Pendulum Of Life

Posted in Life, thought tagged , , at 12:35 am by silivalilife

Up, down, up, down, up. Down, up, down, up.

Pendulum of Foucault

Start from the down again, with decreasing amplitude until the down cannot become an up anymore. Everything alive and in life complies to the down-up-down rule. The knowledge of this in an experience we the creatures gain during our lives.

 Always too late. Even then, we never give up the hope to trick the Pendulum and defy the laws of gravity. Just a bit more force, it will take the pendulum higher, and maybe then the down will become an up again, as before, as we used to be. One more time, this time it will work. But, in fact the time is the one we will never win the race with.  Time will never be on our side.  

Nevertheless we, the humans will never give up the hope  to invent Perpetuum Mobile and stop worrying about the ups and downs. 


May 14, 2010

To My Old Friend

Posted in Life, memories at 12:14 am by silivalilife

Thank you for being by me for so long.

Thank you for sharing with me memories of good and bad times. For knowing my strengths and weaknesses from the time past, for not sharing them with anybody now, when I learned to disguise them. For telling me about other our friends lost in time and distance. For having your children to be trusted friends to mine. For understanding me without words. For being so forgiving to my mistakes.

If I knew from the beginning how much I will be afraid to lose you, I would have dome something then. I am afraid to see a new wrinkle, hear about your failing health.

Nothing warms heart like an old friend. I hope you feel the same to me.

May 2, 2010

About the Importance of Grades

Posted in Life, thought tagged , , at 1:05 am by silivalilife

You start getting them in elementary school. Middle school ones are not that good usually. High school ones become important. Then more, and more, the more the merrier. Usually they are not fair.
Grading becomes even more unfair at workplace. Bosses are not as liberal as teachers and professors.
Over years the grading and all the feelings connected to it becomes a routine.

The grades stop causing inconvenience, or let’s say the worry becomes less bothering once the ladders of success becomes longer and higher. Grading those on lower level feels fine, though it is not confessed.

At one point there is a feeling of freedom from grades.  And right on time when the height of the ladders seems comfortable enough to not be afraid of falling down, a reminder comes. Not from the below but from someone situated at the same comfortable level. A reminder that the grading is still there and being a loser is as actual as in college. And whole lot if people starts discussing that, more than in college.

Not pleasant huh?

Courtesy of Cultural China

Courtesy of Cultural China:

March 23, 2010

Time and Again

Posted in Life, thought tagged , , at 10:12 pm by silivalilife

Did you notice that once a fashion on something has gone, it looks so much outdated and the sight of something  one used to see in past era calls old memories?

Nowadays I notice how young fashionistas are wearing dresses and shoes similar to the ones from 70’s and 80’s without a knowledge they were the favorites of their moms, then young.

The shirt dresses seem so narrow and the wedges seem uncomfortable, but that maybe to their parents and grandparents, not to them. 

The Cycle of Life.

February 16, 2010

Business People

Posted in Life, Random, thought tagged , at 5:54 pm by silivalilife

We like the coffee in the neighborhood Peet’s.

The startup people like it even more. There is always at least a pair or two of them by your table, usually speaking so loud that you cannot help listening to their conversation.

The pair consists of a speaker, I call him the convincer and a listener. 

Sometimes the pair has only two cups on the table.  This is a very early stage and the speaker’s job is tough. He has to convince how good his startup  is, what a great product it is going to develop and how many millions of potential customers are dreaming to have that product immediately. Right now half of the world’s population is looking just for that product and cannot find it. The mission of their startup is to put it on-line, ASAP. And the job can be done only if the listener joins the startup-savior. The listener usually asks clever  questions, but the impression on his face does not confirm he gets the answers.  

There are also pairs in more intimate relationship. They are armed with wide open laptops, with the screens visible to each other as a sign of mutual trust. The business is the same – convincing, but with numbers. The listener’s  impression is again the usual disbelief. But the speaker is much more aggressive.  He is advertising a product the future existence of which is a big question. If he can convince this guy, there is high probability that he can do the same with the customers. But most important he has to convince himself that his plan is going to work. This is the hardest of all. He would need the passion to guide them all through the coming years.

January 7, 2010


Posted in Life tagged at 10:08 pm by silivalilife

I was walking on the back side of the huge shopping mall when two 6 to 8 year boys ran passed me laughing and competing. A little girl was yelling and trying to keep up with them as careless for the driving cars as a 3-year-old could be.
“Watch for her”, – a man cried from behind, quite in vain, so that he had to reach for her himself.
The group disappeared from my sight for few minutes.
“Mommy, mommy”, – I heard the children’s voices and saw them next. All three were hugging a female janitor who was tidying the humongous metal garbage containers the store backyards have. The husband was waiting nearby patiently.

The mother’s hugs made the children hundred times happier.

I felt a very kind envy for that group which was the essence of a Family, a little unity connected with unbreakable ties, and the surroundings were only emphasizing that.

January 6, 2010

Posted in Life tagged at 7:58 am by silivalilife

Watching reality shows I wonder where those strange young women, and men, are coming from in such amount. I haven’t seen any around. Must be fun to meet one and see if they behave the same way, or they are just pretending there?

January 5, 2010

Thank you note

Posted in Life at 8:39 am by silivalilife

I want to thank James Cameron for the pleasure I got recently viewing his new film.  Not only it looked like a beautiful dream and it made me feel like the real life was the one he created, not only it touched me with its romantic note,  and made me feel the pain at first and then the relief of the Na’vies at the end.

He had a very clear view of what he wanted to tell us with his art, whether with comparing  the beauty of the “Blue Monkeys” with physical weakness of the humans, by also making them much taller, allowing a positive character a big no-no of our time, an awful thing, a cigarette, putting coffee cup into hands of every bad guy so that we can feel better the link, there certainly are others I failed to mention.   

For those who think the story is plagiarized from the other famous ones, should it be reminded that if immortal classics like Shakespeare was not afraid to make adaptations without referrals, we can be less strict to a mortal living among us?

As long as it helps to deliver the message the author intended to.

December 31, 2009

Hello world!

Posted in Life at 12:10 pm by silivalilife

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