Sometimes, life throws such seemingly menacing situations that seem like it will be the end of the world before they occur (something i am not ready for...it just can't happen to me...) and then like 'even this will pass'....or 'what else could I have done anyway...it doesn't matter'...or 'it did not kill me...i got through it....i made it' once it occurs..
Amusing....amazing....interesting....and what not! I recently went through one such situation....I had to throw away a lot of stuff that I thought I would never ever throw away...for even a million dollars...but I had to....thanks to the new airline baggage rules... :@...and thanks to some very 'friendly' and 'understanding' airline staff (ouch!...it is too hard to digest) from one of the airlines that is considered to be the best in some parts of the world (Middle east and Western region)! Boy, I simply closed my eyes and threw stuff like I'd been wanting to dispose them for ages while in reality it was anything but that. After the terrible experience, I happened to come across a newspaper cartoon quite coincidentally....it shows a guy with so many bags that he has to literally make use of his teeth to show his ticket and the caption reads 'Before 9/11' and then the second box shows the same guy without anything on and using just the ticket to 'clothe' himself.....if you know what I mean....! Boy, the situation couldn't be expressed better now I guess...and this is no joke.
At the risk of sounding highly philosophical, if you ever encounter a situation wherein you have to discard many a KG at the Airport and are either not prepared for it or just partially prepared for it....one way to look at it is as a spiritual experience. What will you throw? What is the criteria? How much did you pay for it? How much do you love it? What will you lose if you throw it? God! How many important questions to answer and how less a time to answer it in. A few minutes of hectic throwing and spiritual cleansing if you like....I'll probably come back and write more about this. But all I can say now is that life is just amazing at times....it loves to give you a surprise and see how you react to it....and however much you believe that you are not equipped for it, life also actually gives you the wherewithal for handling the situation. Believe in yourself!