Friday, November 18, 2011

Anto Rocked!

It is good to be back here. And from now on, you can call me by my new name: Ananth.
Finally the notion of writing a blog named "antorocks" seemed so absurdly self-congratulatory. I have been wanting to right it for sometime but i could'nt. I guess now, it will be much easier. This will be my last post in this blog. This blog has chronicled my every step with Isha. Along the way i had met a lot of friends through this blog who continue to support me in so many ways. And for that: Thanks!
I always thought I wanted to create some poignant literature. Something which is a little bigger than myself. Call me an immodest prick if you want to, but right now the experience of my life is poignant enough. This is the end of this blog. However I hope i continue to take those small steps in the 'face of all that life throws at me'.
Anto Rocked. Anto is dead. Long live Anto.

When I was young, there was an amazing publication called The Whole Earth Catalog, which was one of the bibles of my generation. It was created by a fellow named Stewart Brand not far from here in Menlo Park, and he brought it to life with his poetic touch. This was in the late 1960's, before personal computers and desktop publishing, so it was all made with typewriters, scissors, and polaroid cameras. It was sort of like Google in paperback form, 35 years before Google came along: it was idealistic, and overflowing with neat tools and great notions.
Stewart and his team put out several issues of The Whole Earth Catalog, and then when it had run its course, they put out a final issue. It was the mid-1970s, and I was your age. On the back cover of their final issue was a photograph of an early morning country road, the kind you might find yourself hitchhiking on if you were so adventurous. Beneath it were the words: "Stay Hungry. Stay Foolish." It was their farewell message as they signed off. Stay Hungry. Stay Foolish. And I have always wished that for myself. And now, as you graduate to begin anew, I wish that for you. - Steve Jobs ended his Commencement address at Stanford on 2005 thus.



anto certainly rocked.. good luck ananth!

Nila said...

Hi I had been your follower for a very long time .I would even say i feel in love with the way you write.But its really hard not seeing any more of your posts.I just wish you write again.