If you write, they will come.

Dr Roshan Radhakrishnan
"If you build it, they will come."- Field of Dreams

I was reminded of that quote when I thought of this post.

In that movie, Kevin Costner has a vision of a baseball field in the middle of his corn field and hears a voice telling him the above dialogue. And annoyed/afraid of the stagnation in his life, he proceeds to do just that - build a baseball field, all by himself, right in the middle of his only livelihood .
"Build what ? And who will come ?" asks his wife. He doesn't know what to tell her. He would by the end of the movie.

Godyears turned 5 last week.. 5 years of fiction, fact, romance, humour, outrage, life.
Of being a doctor, being a patient, being a friend, a movie reviewer, a gossiper and a comedian.

2 blogs, 5 years, 322 blog posts, 3333 comments,72702 page views.
That reminds me. For the guy in the middle of the Pacific Ocean (according to my CLUSTERMAPS) who has viewed my blog... I'm kinda guessing you're lost in a deserted island. It is indeed gratifying to know that you chose to read my blog while stuck... but I really think you ought to have used the laptop battery charge to Facebook a friend to get you off the island. Anyway, if you're safe, REFRESH this page a 100 times so that the dot in the Clustermaps turns bigger. ( Geez, is there no limit to how low we bloggers stoop to get page views !?! )

I believe the concept of 'The Field of Dreams" is relevant to us bloggers. We too start writing, not knowing if anyone will read our work. We too have our doubts about what to write, whether our words matter and whether to continue. We hear our fair share of criticism for being bloggers from those who don't care for it. When I started this blog, I never expected it to go beyond a few weeks. Just figures that I'd be wrong again. But this time, I'm happy I'm wrong. Because it's given me an outlet to do what I love ( write ) and also to make so many like minded friends I never would have had the chance to meet otherwise in between the ticking clock of 'the real world'.

Anyway, looking back, I couldn't help but notice that in trying to be mature (?!) with my posts, I'd stopped a section which used to be a big hit earlier - the movie reviews. So coming up next week, we're returning to the basics with reviews of a few films. ( Manoj Night Shyamalan's Devil, for starters. )
Year 6 of Godyears... Here I come.

"People will come Ray. They'll come... for reasons they can't even fathom. They'll turn up at your driveway not knowing for sure why they're doing it. They'll arrive at your door as innocent as children, longing for the past. Of course, we won't mind if you look around, you'll say...For it is money they have and peace they lack. And they'll walk out to the bleachers. They'll find they have reserved seats somewhere along one of the baselines, where they sat when they were children and cheered their heroes. And they'll watch the game and it'll be as if they dipped themselves in magic waters. The memories will be so thick they'll have to brush them away from their faces. People will come Ray. The one constant through all the years, Ray, has been baseball. America has rolled by like an army of steamrollers. It has been erased like a blackboard, rebuilt and erased again. But baseball has marked the time. This field, this game: it's a part of our past, Ray. It reminds us of all that once was good and it could be again. Oh... people will come Ray. People will most definitely come. "
- James Earl Jones, Field of Dreams.

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  1. Oh wow...that s gr8...first of all congrats n mentionin abt dreams is just awesome..yes would come :)

  2. Congraaaaatz for the completion of 5 years !!!
    Always envied and enjoyed your writing !!!!
    Awaiting movie reviews :)

  3. Hi congrats!!!!!

    Also, good luck to complete many many more years of writing!!! :) :)

  4. Congrats doc!!! Keep 'em comin!! :-)

  5. BH, thanks man :)

    Anita, envy ? Really ? Gee.. thats a the best compliment a writer can get :D

    SS, let's hope so.. never thought it would last more than a few months.

    Rohan, as you say, dude..

  6. Wow!!! 5 years???????? Pretty impressive!!!

    I am one of the Zillion followers who came, read and were conquered

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  8. your baby has grown to 5. Thats great...congrats...
    send the birthday cake parcel..!!!
    keep the good work going...

    has been always fascinated by ur stories and ... memories...

  9. Nilu.. I always wondered who the zillionth one was.. now I know :)

    Sir, Hopefully will come and deliver directly to you all next year myself or with RR2 :) And thanks, you've been reading my crappy thoughts for years.. that means a lot.

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  11. Congrats!! Glad you stuck to writing! I started long ago too, but irregularity drove my readers away :(

    Good luck and happy writing...

  12. first of all, very many congratulations to u on completing 5 years of blogging :)
    and secondly, since i m a new blogger and a medical student too,u inspired me in 2 ways. and here i come as one of ur followers :D
    good luck 4 d future!

  13. Varsha, thanks.. keep on writing.

    Same goes to you SS.. have faith and keep writing..

  14. Whoa..congratulations n celebrations...
    I missed a whole lot of the previous years n upteenth number of good posts...someday if I have the time...there's gonna be a sojourn through this space to catch u in all your sparkling brilliance!

    but from now onwards u'd catch me anywhere n everywhere here:-)
    it's one of my favourite plaves on blogville:-)
    btw..loved the take on that poor guy in the Pacific ocean who's lost n yet so devoted to u...
    only u can conjure such madness...
    just wondering Roshan, what fun it would be to have u around...

  15. please do go through the past article when time permits.. there are lotsa fun ones, even if i do say so myself..

    and whatya mean madness ?? CLUSTERMAPS don't lie.. that poor soul is trapped there letting ship after ship go by cause he's too engrossed reading my blog.. makes perfect sense.

    True, even I imagine it would be a laughter riot - you and I ragging the crap outta people !!

  16. Hey!! Congrats!!! and keep writing :-)

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