Life has a lot of ups and downs. Never lose hope when you hit a downward curve for there is soon going to be upward swing. Isn't that what we have been told? Never tell this to my friend who is going through a very interesting period. He gives a smirk when you mention about the ups and down. Thankfully, he has not yet resorted to violence on hearing this. Even if he does, I wouldn't blame him.
For the past two weeks, my friend is racing against time to find an assignment. He had three weeks when he embarked on this quest. Everyone around him were assuring this was going to be a cakewalk. So, my friend wasn't overly worried although there was urgency in closing a deal as soon as possible. When he started the first week, there were many opportunities, some of them showing a lot of promise. Although he pursued all of them with vigor, all the opportunities were lost as the week inched towards Friday. So on Friday evening, he was exactly where he was on Monday morning. In a place where there is a lot of hope but no opportunities.
In the second week, he picked himself from the ground and marched ahead with renewed energy. Luckily for him, there were new opportunities. As luck would have it, even this Friday evening left him at the same stop where he started on Monday morning. No opportunities but a lot of hope. Now for him, it is a race against time. How can I tell him about the ups and downs of his life? We experience these in a span of months or ,if lucky, in a span of years. My friend has been thrown up and down in a matter of two weeks. It is almost like as soon as he reaches the shore, a strong tide sweeps him back into the ocean.