I have a few things to say and I am gonna say them here ...
I have crossed the halfway mark just now in my race to finish 10000 words by the midnight of 31st March 2005, EST. I just created a rather nicely worded 1000 word entry in my journal "Some Writing and Writing Work in progress". The entry is based on the real incident of a family of three that jumped out of their high rise apartment building in an apparent suicide pact. You must read this! Look under the said item which is in my "My Books" folder.
As I think about the incident that has shaken Mumbai for the second time in six years, I am prompted to think how good or bad I have treated my own parents, from whom I separated at the time of marriage. I do continue to provide moral and financial assistance to them as well as medical assistance - which is also a significant one, since I am a doctor too.
However, the fast pace and lack of time that have continuously plagued me now make my visits to my parents a bit infrequent. Even when I do go, I stay for a very short spell and I am out of there as soon as the work for which I went there is over. I do feel guilty. After all, both of them are over 71 now and need more from me and my two younger brothers.
That's it for now. I am feeling a bit sleepy, so I must close now.