This is a blog where I will share my experience and thoughts. The goal is to share relevant topics such as leadership, management, career goals and other topics that I feel would help with individual overall development. Also plan to share musings, poetry and nature photos.
My Lyft driver did not speak much English. She was courteous, smiled, and answered questions with an “ok”. She struggled a tad bit with directions but took my suggestion to turn right, in the right sense. And then there was this simple sign in front of the back seat. I requested her to increase the air in the car, which she did.
Not many words… just deeds and a sign. I think customer care is indeed in deeds!
An airport that is an ocean, by the bay. Two iterations to find the spot where ride share pick ups are… and then two hotels nearby with slight name variations. I alighted, thanking my chatty Lyft driver. At the lobby, the attendant told me I am in the wrong hotel. “The other one is walkable”, she said.
While I walked, weary from a long day’s travel, I stopped at this little spot to take a shot and reflect!
The line from FOTR rang clear as I later thought of a caption.
Corollary: It is by wandering that we find ourselves!
My earliest memory of a palindrome is in my mother tongue, Tamil. My dad cheerily said, “mo-ru po-ru mo”, meaning, “Is that enough buttermilk?” (read each syllable as a letter as that is how appears in Tamil) and my older sister explained that it’s the same backwards. I was fascinated for sure.
Later, in high school, I fell in love with the topic again when we were taught to programmatically check for a palindrome using functions in BASIC.
I was thinking about this topic just a day or so ago and today chanced on this really neat video on palindromes. The narrator has a good sense of humor and talks about palindromes in many languages, and with spatial variations (reflective, rotated etc).
When I was in college, I mentioned to a friend from a different state in India, “Languages are different ways in which we twist our tongues.” I now think languages are different variations of how we twist our minds and then tongues. Palindromes give a nice twist to the words! Hope you enjoy this video.