Thursday, October 27, 2011

across the dull creek
a million stories unfold,
as flickering lights.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

There is a Light that never goes out.

As my social and ritual life has moved on from it's yesteryear ceremonial glory to earthly professional normalcy, and as grand festivities continue to awkwardly make themselves felt by their absence, it was an usual, adequately well-spent day lit up by two simple oil lamps quietly adorning the doorway. That flickering light is all one needs, to see, to travel miles into the unknown, and to come back home.

May the Light bless you and me with the strength to seek it!

दिवाळीच्या हार्दिक शुभेच्छा!

Sunday, October 16, 2011

the red etch'd in love
now bleeds, as a poppy gash'd.

Monday, October 10, 2011

A Marriage Made in Heaven

I: Your age?

Pt: 35yrs.

I: When were you married?

Pt: *smiles shyly* Umm.. It was long ago, I don't exactly remember...

I: Ahem.. It was you who got married, wasn't it?

Pt: *smiles embarrassedly* Yes, yes.

I: Well, maybe you remember how many years ago, approximately? Kindly try to remember?

Pt: Ummm.. Must've been around 40yrs ago, I guess?

Thursday, October 6, 2011

The Hallowed Corridor

On this day, five years ago I sat on the bench outside the dean's office, gazing wide-eyed, for the very first time, into the hallowed arcade that seemed to stretch on endlessly, with it's magnificent stone arches scheming an a-b-a-b rhyme with the sunlight streaming between their pillars. I was looking down a path which seemed beautiful but also, at that time, very strange and with no end in sight, a bit intimidating - a lot like the journey I was about to commence with my enrolment at GSMC. I was flooded with thoughts of awe, uncertainty, fear, curiosity and excitement. I sat there waiting for the paperwork to be done, thinking about many things, but I could hardly wait to walk down that archway to discover what lay beyond!

Since then, over the past five years, I've walked and I've kept walking down that long archway countless times and I've discovered not only further into the beyond but also further within. I have transformed and grown, enabled to transform a li'l the world around me, and so has the college building transformed quite a bit post-renovation. Nevertheless, even after all these years and countless walks, those stone arches and pillars continue to leave me awestruck with their beauty, everyday, just like they did the first time.

psst.. Back then, I guess, there used to be a blood-sample collection facility at the other end of that archway. Funnily, five years hence that's where one ends up, isn't it? ;)

Sunday, October 2, 2011

I guess I could be pretty pissed off...

"I guess I could be pretty pissed off about what happened to me, but it's hard to stay mad when there's so much beauty in the world. Sometimes I feel like I'm seeing it all at once, and it's too much. My heart fills up like a balloon that's about to burst. And then I remember to relax, and stop trying to hold on to it. And then it flows through me like rain, and I can't feel anything but gratitude for every single moment of my stupid, little life. You have no idea what I'm talking about, I'm sure. But don't worry. You will someday."

Lester Burnham, American Beauty