Thursday, December 30, 2010

A Post for the Old Year

Going to Sleep

Now that the day wearies me,
My yearning desire,
will receive more kindly,
like a tired child, the starry night

Hence, leave off your deeds
mind, forget all thoughts;
All of my forces
yearn only to sink into sleep.

And my soul, unguarded,
would soar on widespread wings,
to live in a night's magical sphere
More profoundly, more variously.

-- Hermann Hesse

3 comments:

Fred Phillips said...

Mathangi, we danced together at Esquina last time I was in Austin. I'll go to Austin again soon, was glad to see you've graduated and found a spot at a great university. But, sorry you're no longer in Austin.

Compliments on your blog - some very moving stuff. My own latest is at http://www.science20.com/machines_organizations_and_us_sociotechnical_systems/clusters_technopolis_and_new_industrial_policy .

Regards,
Fred

Mathangi said...

Fred, how lovely to hear from you and thank you for your kind words and encouragement. I remember dancing together and it's such a wonderful surprise to hear from you, especially on the first day of the year.

I miss Austin and Esquina too and am hoping to be able to visit sometime soon. Do come by more.

I also just went by your blog and would love to perhaps have more of an extended conversation about your work. I see you haven't blogged on conscious manager in a while and was wondering how best to reach you.

Wish you and your family a wonderful 2011.

Warmly,
Mathangi

Fred Phillips said...

Hi Mathangi,

I hope you have wonderful travels in India. After the Texas trip (visiting my daughter in Tyler), I go to Peru to teach a short course. Then I suppose it's back to the grindstone for both of us as the new semester begins.

I did go to Esquina with two Austin friends on New Year's Eve, and it was great fun. Monica is pregnant and glowing.

My Maastricht School of Management address, phillips@msm.nl, will be my most stable university email, and fp@generalinformatics.com for outside.

Glad to see we also have academic interests in common - I will ask you to referee the occasional paper for Technological Forecasting & Social Change. (You were kind to reply to me, and now I'm going to take advantage of you ;-)

Best wishes,
Fred