Amitabh Bachhan after 2000 years!
I had a dream this morning. I was interviewing AB, he is having a makeup with long hair, looks fairer and younger, but had some words of wisdom. And the super active dog Plomo running around restlessly.
I was standing on the thresh-hold of crossing over to 2000 years from hence, it is the year 4020, at the other end. I had a choice of going to and fro few times. And I just used my first chance.
Plomo uneasy about me crossing over, as that will be the end of the company between him and me.
But I shall not lose myself! So I was not as much worried. Will Plomo be still a dog after 2000 years?
When I woke up this morning, the question still lingered.
What was Plomo? Who did I see myself after 2000 years, at crossing the bar? Who AB was?
The curiosity is about a dream life!
For most of us, perhaps the present life doesn’t look like it.
Recently I shared a face-book memory post which was 10 years old. And had a look at a projection excel sheet at that time.
I was barely managing and had a dream of a raise which looked impossible that time. I thought of financially independent and have my company. Since I could put any outrageous number and proportion out there. I had just typed those numbers without knowing the ‘how’. How would it be achieved, since there was no visible chance at that time.
But 10 years after, I have achieved more than that, have spread out more than what I had anticipated, when I looked at that spreadsheet.
I have kept myself in the game all the while….
Without knowing where I would be reaching. As it has been going, I am approaching my dreams.
So I was in Meghalaya 11 years back, and at Hyderabad a year after at the head office of the company I was working. One hardly thinks about any other place once at the Head Office. May be it different kinds of responsibilities, but it was pretty sure that I would be there for the rest of my career.
Six months later, something happened, and I had to decide on shifting. So I came to Patna, Head office of another company, and before settling down, I was off to the remote country-side of Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserve, Eastern Madhya Pradesh.
4 years later, I was a recognized for my work, and it was a signature project (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1935ER3AXsI)
A milestone achieved….
It obviously did not happen in a day, it takes small successes everyday. Continuous engagement.
And that was not the only victory. The timeline remained upbeat always, at regular interval. It is a long journey. Small hiccups do not really matter. I took certain decisions because of some troubles, which I otherwise would not have thought of at all.
I got rid of status quo..
Because some difficulties compelled me to think about those aspects of life. It took me a while to let go, eventually I could. I am still on practice.
After 2000 years, I wonder if there will be a prominent mention of Amitabh Bachhan at all. But the ‘Experiment with Truth’ will still continue, and Mahatma Gandhi will still be studied.
As an actor in one of those afterlives, I am expected to google about prominent actors of yesteryears.
It is the ‘vision’ which makes one important for ages.
So it is time we revisit all our goals and yearnings and efforts.