Monday, February 27, 2012

Accidents will happen

Ajit makes a wild gesture in his friend's house and C-R-A-S-H  at his feet are the shattered pieces of a blue bowl. Who had kept it there on the fridge? He looks around helplessly
No problem says the friend's wife, a false smile in place, ... accidents will happen.
It is ok yaar!

And then at a family get-together Ajit is sitting next to Meena Aunty. They are drinking juice and have exchanged smiles twice already. He is desperate to make some conversation. Oh Aunty will you be going with Seema when she moves to Mumbai? Aunty looks wide eyed - Seema is moving to Mumbai? Yaa she told us when she came with us to the pub. Aunty splutters - Seema came with you to a pub??
Oops! Accidents will happen.
Ajit beats a hasty in aam English that means - he ran away.

Farhan Akhtar with his endearing broken voice looks at the camera in the hindi movie - Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara - and says nonchalantly "shit happens" 
He is talking about walking away with his best friend's girl-friend!
Sometimes despite our best efforts things do not work out the way we planned it. 
It's like a hand has swooped down to place a rock in the path of a stream. the stream struggles against the rock and finally makes a new path to surge ahead. The stream does finally leave the rock behind.

Shit happens is the 'cool' modern equivalent to Accidents will happen.
Like the stream that does finally make its way. It is indeed a good idea to say Shit Happens and just move on.

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