Tuesday, November 17, 2009


Do you believe in fate?

That sneaky old lady who creeps upon you when you least expect it? Startling you and then laughing uproariously at her own dirty joke. That mean, cranky old hag who carries all your good fortune in that dirty sack over her shoulder and laughs menacingly at you as you stare at the empty packets of nothingness she hands over to you when you beg? You know, that stern crabby woman who raps on your knuckles with her long walking stick, pulling out a scraggly list of all your misdeeds, remembering your many flaws long after you’ve forgotten them. That grouchy old rat who is impossible to please.

Do you believe in fate?

She just curled up her wrinkled lips and smiled at me today.

~vagabond~ © 2009


Vamsee Modugula said...

EXCELLENT!! What ever good news fate brought, enjoy it. You totally deserve it.

Winnie the poohi said...

My my! someone is angry with fate together!

Poor lady what could she do? She has to do what the big boss says :P

~vagabond~ said...


Thanks. :)


Oh, fate and I have a rocky past relationship. We dont really get along, but lately we've decided to just let each other be. I accept fate and she has finally accepted me ;)

Adi said...

Its funny fate is perceived as an ill thing. What about luck? Do you believe in good luck and bad luck or there is no such thing as luck?

bindu said...

That's a great caricature of fate that your have painted with your words!

~vagabond~ said...

I never used to believe in neither fate nor luck. Lately though, I've conceded that life is 90% what you make of it, and 10% what life makes of you. So perhaps there is such a thing as fate/luck.

Thanks :)