Just a small note to contemplate the power of books. Unlike weapons of mass destruction, the power of books is transformative in a positive way. It builds and nurtures rather than annihilates. Perhaps that is why repressive regimes across the world have always sought to crush books and book-readers. On this day, a small prayer … Continue reading World Book Day
Every single night I make the bed Every single morning I make the bed And one day I'll be dead
I looked back at some photographs. And I am already bored of all the years to come. It's the same old same old same old same old
"What place is this, what kingdom, what wounded world?" I was re-watching the movie "Girl, Interrupted" when I noticed that Vanessa Redgrave was playing the role of Dr. Wick. Unbelievably, I had never noticed this in any of the previous viewings! When she quotes the Latin words "quis hic locus.." in her gravelly and measured … Continue reading Quis hic locus, Quae regio, Quae mundi plaga?
Happiness, or rather a sense of achievement and tranquility are all so intertwined. For me, they are beginning to come increasingly through art: writing, painting, music and yes even sewing on a pair of button eyes for my bedraggled teddy. From art and from giving.
What separates then the afternoons I could spend in a garden not realising the end of day until my back got colder, from the ones where I lie in stupor before the television?