August Tidings

Its been 30 odd days since I started the Heart of Darkness. Haven’t been out of its tangled influence, yet. Maybe by today I’ll finish it off with the criticals and all. Will be starting Yugandhar by Shivaji Sawant afterwards. Mr. Marquez will have to wait, with his 100 years of solitude.

Why Yugandhar over …Solitude? Krishna has been enveloping my senses lately, in too many ways to be coincidental. As if, He wants me to read His story first. And Mr. Sawant is a master storyteller.

There is something unique about book reading. I mean, no two persons will read the same story alike. Everything that has shaped them till now, will be responsible for this. And one of the more remarkable aspects of this would be where they are coming from, in their reading journey. Like, I’m sure, nobody in the world would have read the Heart of Darkness after reading the Bridge Across Forever by Richard Bach. (With Ms Alice also tumbling in for good measure.) And nobody else, maybe ever is going to follow it up with Yugandhar and the …Solitude.

As for the HOD, I’ve been under its enchantment for quite some days now. The poem ‘Sawaal’ was a result of the first four pages of reading. There is another one, which I haven’t posted yet. And then, ‘The Inquest’ also resulted from its weird spell. A search for identity, for light amidst all the darkness that envelopes me, and what about the source it originates from, if it self is not the source, what is the energy, the reason, the consciousness, what is it actually. And what it IS.

I’ve quoted a passage from the book here, on our other blog, where me and dee, are putting together a collection of our favourite literary forays. There were too many favourites in this book though.

To finish this longish post, I would add that the last post, ‘Metaphor’ has a part two coming, as soon as I finish it. It’s a sort of antithesis to the one already posted. Hope you’ll like it.

Till then, stay along.

Keep dreaming, keep doing.

p.s. both of us are doing fine. i’ve settled in my new job nicely and waiting to start my education again. she has cleared her previous year’s examination and is balancing work, studies and family life as only she can. and am still amazed at the way life has shaped-up for us to meet, to love, to work towards a better life ahead, together.


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