I have just changed the look of the mast on my blog.
I have removed the “hindsight” of the elephant and instead inserted a rear view mirror showing lightening in the back.
I had originally inserted the elephant’s rear in response to a reader’s query as to what I meant by “hindsight”. I had posted about it in one of my blogs to oblige another reader who has since then, stopped visiting and commenting on my blog. No, I did not kick her out.
Had my friend Conrad anything to do with that decision, (He has been dreaming of sailing away to the South Seas and retire on an island inhabited by only people like these.) he would have insisted that I use this one.
Now here is the challenge. Why did I choose the rear view mirror for the change?
Since posting this on the web, I have had the pleasure of reading Ursula’s comment which has inspired me to add a few lines more.
Ursula says, “Ramana, what a well rounded person you are.
I am sure your new (half) mast will grow on us. Though I will miss the elephant and its sweet, so very expressive, tail.”
Let me respond to her comment here to generate some humour, I hope, here.
Ursula, you haven’t seen me. But I can assure you that I am indeed well rounded. Not quite obese, but some people who have seen me and comment on my posts have called me Humpty Dumpty Rummy. Wait for a couple of days and another blog post on my well roundedness is likely to appear.
You must go back and read my post “The Lungi” to appreciate this picture below. We call this the half mast lungi. When I want a little freedom of movement, I wear the lungi, which is my normal attire, in this fashion. Alas, I wish that I could look like that model!