July 27, 2005

Mysterious two days..

There is a legendary anecdote that goes on about this guy, whose life is apparently described in 7 simple sentences as rhyming verses. When I first heard and understood this piece of literature, I was amazed at how could someone do all this in such a short time. Later on, in my life, when I became little older, a great intellectual friend of mine explained it is not actually short time, but the person's lifetime had important milestones on these days signifying the steps.

Yesterday, myself and my wife were discussing about our 16 month old son understands some of the words we utter, and tries repeating them. So, I was singing (not exactly singing, somewhere hovering between monotonous tune narration and pure plain talking) 'Twinkle, twinkle little star', 'Rain, rain go away', 'Johny johny yes papa' and 'Baa Baa Black Sheep'. In that context, I was reminded of these verses….yeah, Well, some call these verses as actually nursery rhyme.

Am talking about the popular "Solomon Grundy". So do you remember his life story from your primary school days?

Solomon Grundy born on Monday
Christened on Tuesday
Married on Wednesday
……….on Thursday
………on Friday
Died on Saturday
Buried on Sunday.

I don’t remember what happened in his life on Thursday and Friday! But whatever happened, it was not for good, because just after his wedding on Wednesday, something happened, and he eventually dies on Saturday!

Those two days are still a mystery to me!

1 comment:

Lalitha said...

Solomon Grundy,
Born on Monday,
Christened on Tuesday,
Married on Wednesday.
Sick on Thursday,
Worse on Friday,
Died on Saturday,
Buried on Sunday,
That was the end
Of Solomon Grundy.