Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Who's the cat?

Alex loves his job… making presentations, client meetings, onsite tours, and a king size status. Of course he is happy. He spends his time improvising his skills or with his three friends - Marty, Gloria and Melman.

Melman stands out in crowd but is indifferent to everything and takes pleasure in nurturing his fears. He can live in despair forever; it is hope that scars him.

Gloria is a hippo-go-lucky, laid back and extremely supportive of her friends. She knows her mind and acts it too.

Marty lives in his monochromatic dreams of greener pastures. He is not brave or intelligent but a determined optimist.

It is on Marty's birthday, this September, that the lives of Marty and party take a sharp turn. They end up being in a wild frenzy …nothing to depend on but their friendship. Marty is the only one happy now. His long cherished dream of freedom from the shackle of worldliness has come true. Gloria and Melman accept the reality soon but Alex has grown immune to any change.

Sitting in the backdrop of panoramic beauty, Alex finds it hard not to miss his well heated abode, his dinner of filet mignon steak, and his audiences. He is desperate to restablish his routine. While Marty, Gloria and Melman are enjoying the warmth of the sun rays, gusts of the wind, swimming thru clear water and the limitless sky.

Marty persuades Alex to think beyond his banal life and to think out of the box before giving up. He tells him it is human to become accustomed to once surroundings and then spend entire life feeding the urge of feeding; to give up every dream in achieving something that was never the goal and then live that life in vanity; to have a routine life that serves no purpose. Marty gets dramatic and urges Alex to revive his animal instincts, to become a born lion again. Alex roars and finds the cat in himself.

And then they live happily ever after. Here is a group photograph (L2R) of Marty, Alex, Gloria and Melman taken when they reached Madagascar escaping NY's Central Zoo.

1 comment:

Kirubakaran A said...

I laughed out loud at several places... :-D