Innocence, Experience and Wisdom

Innocence, Experience and Wisdom

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BishalRai By BishalRai Updated Mar 09

"Wisdom is the recovery of innocence at the far end of experience" said a wise man to me once.  I'm halfway through the experience of life and still wisdom eludes me like a mirage in the desert. As I reminiscence about the past I realize that it is the little things that amount to the bigger picture and that there is no grand revelation or an epiphany at the end. It is the little things that count; the subtle vignettes of life.  

On reflection: These are a collection of some pretty funny and hilarious situations through my point of view.  Some are funny and pretty crazy incidents with some very colourful characters that life has to offer and some I have taken the liberty to embellish it with my imagination. The purpose of this novel is to make people reflect and learn from the experiences of this world and be a little wiser, a little better.  The truth of the matter is that we never appreciate what we have until it is gone and the saddest part is we fail to realize the blessings that are already within and in front of us and always long for that horizon where everything will be, "Oh! so perfect!" but sadly in an imperfect world; to seek for that perfection is an exercise in futility. So, the lesson I have learnt is to have gratitude for what you have and count your blessings and do the best you can to live this life God has blessed you with: by infusing it will happiness, fun, humour, joy and doing some good along the way because life just passes you by so swiftly. Countless characters and incidents are there to write the story about. Here are some that stands above the rest.

  • childhood
  • darjeeling
  • experience
  • innocence
  • kurseong
  • life
  • memories
  • wisdom