My father has had a Gillette razor (I’m not 100% sure, but I think it’s a Gillette Fatboy) for close to forty years now. It looks like this: It took a double-edge razor blade, the kind that’s sort of getting to be less prevalent, or at any rate, less in vogue these days, in India, replaced by the ever-expanding array of products with ever-increasing number of blades, each promising a better shaving experience than its predecessor which had itself been marketed in the past as the best thing a man could get. I’d shaved with it on a couple of occasions, and I remember it as being quite amazing; it was quite exquisitely hefted, which meant one simply didn’t need to apply any pressure while shaving. The razor was also an adjustable one, but back then, I’d just used it at the least aggressive setting and that had been more than sufficient.
First day of a new year! While I’m not the resolutions kind of a person, I do believe that days like one’s birthday, and the last day of the year/first day of a new year provide good opportunities to do some quiet introspection and take stock of how we’ve changed over the past year, and try and make some course-corrections.
We all have our own ways of handling hurt, frustration, anger, depression, and loss. Sometimes we are in control, and other times not. Today, I lost a friend to suicide. If you are reading this, and are ever in need of somebody to just listen to you without offering advice/judgment, or somebody to try and help unmuddle stuff in your head, don’t hesitate to ping me. I promise to get back to you as soon as I can. Try and remember this; you are NOT alone.
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Vad är i flaskan? (What’s in the bottle?).