What is this life if, full of care,We have no time to stand and stare. — from “Leisure,” by W.H. Davies

Can one of the nation’s great musicians cut through the fog of a D.C. rush hour? Let’s find out. – By Gene Weingarten Washington Post Staff Writer , Sunday, April 8, 2007  in Pearls Before Breakfast

Many of us have seen a video clip on YouTube of Joshua Bell playing violin “AT THE L’ENFANT PLAZA STATION AND POSITIONED HIMSELF AGAINST A WALL BESIDE A TRASH BASKET. ”

This report in Washington Post has quite an intersting analysis on this event.


In July 2011, I opted to retire from my active career as a practicing management professional. In the 38 years that I pursued this career, I had opportunity to work in diverse capacities, in small-to-medium-to-large engineering companies. Whether I was setting up Greenfield projects or Brownfield projects, nurturing the new start-ups or accelerating the stabilized unit to a next phase growth, I had many more occasions to take the paths uncharted. The life then was so challenging! One of the biggest casualty in that phase was my disregards towards my hobbies - Be with The Family, Enjoy Music form Films of 1940s to mid-1970s period, write on whatever I liked to read, pursue amateur photography and indulge in solving the chess problems. So I commenced my Second Innings to focus on this area of my life as the primary occupation. At the end of four years, I am now quite a regular blogger. I have been able to build a few very strong pen-relationships. I maintain contact with 38-years of my First Innings as freelance trainer and process facilitator. And yet, The woods are lovely, dark and deep. But I have promises to keep, And miles to go before I sleep, And miles to go before I sleep.

3 thoughts on “What is this life if, full of care,We have no time to stand and stare. — from “Leisure,” by W.H. Davies”

  1. One of my favorite poems. One of the first posts when I started my blog was reproducing this poem,

    1. Indeed a great coincindence!

      I started blogging becuase I had far more leisure once I called off my active professional career.

      I yearned for leisure when I was professionally engaged for 38 years.Hence, having got the abundance of leisure, I certainly did not want that to be wasted , by passively following my hobbies – my hobbies can easily help me gainfully utilize leisure and I can still maintain my introvertism.

      But I have chosen to float my views on the internet, and in the process, am indeed very happy to build such relationships, as this one with you.

      Thanks, indeed.
      A great pleasure to interact with you, and other vsistors to this blog, who essentailly think alike – unconventinal on conventional – and put across the views in kaleidoscopic arry.

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