Pensieve 1

It's kind of strange how you are affected by people around you. By the people you like, and by the people you don't like. Alike. One single thought is sufficient to disturb the peaceful pond - your mind is. Ripples start coming and going - like a never ending process.

There's one senior of mine who is very, very annoying. Initially it was so tough that I used to fill with rage whenever I thought about him. I had even planned to teach him a lesson or two, but then I realized that the best way is to avoid him and snap back a sharp NO! whenever he asks something. Things are better now.

Likewise, there is one fellow of mine whom I was not comfortable with. He used to say things which I didn't like. So I decided to avoid him or to reply curtly whenever he asked or said anything. Temporarily things seemed to work for me, but gradually things became better due to my not giving any attention. I even forgot what I had planned. 1 year later, he is a good friend of mine and things don't go uncomfortable between us anymore. May be he realized that I was not liking his talks! May be something else.

Then there are things which have their impact on me in peculiar ways. More about them later.


pavit.juit said...

A Well written blog.
I completely agree with you ADI...

1.If you dont mind I wanted to know who these people were/are.
A new word for me : Pensieve.
so tried to find its exact meaning which i believe you need to have a look at.

A Pensieve is a stone receptacle used to store and review memories. Covered in mystic runes, it contains memories that take physical form as a type of matter that is described as neither liquid nor gas. A witch or wizard can extract their own or another person’s memories, store them in the Pensieve, and review them later. It also relieves the mind when it becomes cluttered with information. Anyone can examine the memories in the Pensieve, which also allows viewers to fully immerse themselves in the memories stored within, much like a magical form of real world virtual reality.
Users of these devices view the memories from a third-person-point-of-view, providing a near-omniscient perspective of the events preserved. This, of course, raises questions of how they are able to see things beyond what they have remembered. Rowling answered this question in an interview, confirming that memories in the pensieve allow one to view details of things that happened even if they did not notice or remember them, and stated that "that's the magic of the Pensieve, what brings it alive".[17] The "memories" contained in the Pensieve have the appearance of silver threads. Memories that have been heavily manipulated or tampered with to alter perspectives, or are simply aged and gone-spoiled (such as Slughorn's), may appear thick and jelly-like and offer obscured viewing. Memories are not limited to just those of humans, since at least one house-elf (Hokey) provided Dumbledore with a memory as well.
Dumbledore's Pensieve first appears in Goblet of Fire, again in Order of the Phoenix, and plays a pivotal role in Half-Blood Prince. It makes a last appearance in Deathly Hallows when Harry uses it to uncover the truth about Snape.

Aditya Patel said...

i m still not getting - "why i need to have a look at it?" ... because all that you tried to put forwrd by the dictionary meaning.. tht i already knew.. may be not in the true lingual sense but rather in a more genral, abstract sense!

i used the word pensieve as a symbol, for placing my memories in the blog(not necessarily in a stone though!) ..

just that.

anyways, thanx a ton for your invaluable comment!!