Night terror, recently I had a chance to observe this phenomenon, which I had never heard of or seen before. A friend’s ten month old son woke up from his sleep crying, there was this look of terror in his eyes, and there was nothing we could do to calm him down. Eventually he stopped, after a good 10 mintues of crying, but it was confusing and new to us. Later, we learned that what he had gone through was a night terror.
Archive for February, 2006
This article can also be read at thelittleendian.com.
Hope is a good thing–maybe the best thing, and no good thing ever dies.–Stephen King (The Shawshank Redemption)
Just finished watching The Shawshank Redemption, for perhaps the 4th or 5th time. What struck me this time? Stephen King can really invent good and evil at the same time. More importantly however, what stayed with me was the quote about Hope.
Himachal Pradesh, the second state in our journey across India through flickr. It is situated south of Jammu & Kashmir, in the heart of Western Himalayas. It is also the location of Dharmasala, where the Dalai Lama currently resides-in-exile.
“Our life is shaped by our mind; we become what we think. Joy follows a pure thought like a shadow that never leaves.”
With all the hype over bird flu, I wonder about the truth, and the basics we should be aware of, in case of an outburst. With the World Health Organization projecting that 2 to 7 million people could die in a flu pandemic; how much should we be worried?
The problem—all this is based on projections of a potential pandemic. As of now, there are reported cases of the bird flu virus making the leap from birds to humans, but still lacking the capability to spread from human to human. When the virus can figure out how to spread from human to human, is a game of numbers and time, kind of like, how long it will take infinite monkeys on infinite typewriters to produce a perfect copy of Hamlet.
Socrates way to the truth was to engage in dialectical conversations, where you ran after the truth, with no destination in mind. To do this successfully, you have to be like Socrates, assume you know nothing, and be skeptical. The goal is not to provide alternatives, but rather to expose the truth in current ideas, thoughts, and beliefs.
This is the first of a series of posts called, Ã¢â‚¬Å“India Through FlickrÃ¢â‚¬ï¿½?. In these posts I will journey across India through the images in flickr, starting with the Northern most state of Jammu & Kashmir, and making my way down to the Southern state of Kerala. So join me in this little virtual journey across India trough the images in flickr.
“Time spent upside down every day is one of the best things you could possibly do for yourself.”
- Erich Schiffmann