Friday, March 4, 2011

Quitters Do Win!

Mark Twain said “Quitting smoking is easy. I’ve done it a thousand times”

It takes me by awe at the way smokers have ready-made statements in their defense as you count the ill-effects of smoking. Yes someone rightly said that ‘A cigarette is a pipe with a fire at one end and a fool at the other.’ I have done a lot of research on Smoking and ways to quit smoking in my attempt to help Abbas quit this addiction. But I sadly admit that this is one thing that I’ve failed at in my life. I am not a quitter and I keep trying to make my dear husband a quitter!

When in Kolkata, I told my niece Ummi that I can make a dog out of cigarette packets. And we asked Abbas to get some empty packets of cigarettes from work. Everyday Ummi and I would collect and count daily as to how many we had collected. Ummi would innocently ask, “How many more do you need, Pi?” Once we attained the desired number, I made this dog which I had learnt from my neighbour in Kundapura – Poornima Aunty. This was one of my first early exposures at craft. I’m told I was too small when I actually made my first Cigarette packet dog.

Finally another quote for all those cigarette addicts out there -
The cigarette does the smoking - you're just the sucker.  ~Author Unknown

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  1. Wow dog with cigarette packets looks great, wish i could learn from u..

  2. I actually came looking for an authentic Bengali chicken recipe (didn't find one)...and look what I found.
    My grandma would love to see this art 'cos she makes and has made many things with cigarette boxes. Very one one.
    glad to follow you


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