Tuesday, December 13, 2011

They know and do not know.....

" They know and do not know......that the pattern may subsist, for the pattern is the action and the suffering, that the wheel may turn and still...Be forever still."  
      - T.S.Eliot . (Murder in the Cathedral .)

To fathom the deapths of these lines is not very easy for me , but since I feel like trying , so I'll try to put forth all that I've grasped from them .
       Let's begin with life in general. As Hardy puts it in his ' Jude the Obscure '-
" All laughing comes from misapprehension. Rightly looked at there is no laughable thing under the sun ." It may sound pessimistic but probably it is only realistic . Or as Shelley says -
               " We look before and after
                 and pine for what is not 
                 Our sincerest laughter
                 with some pain is fraught ... "

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Aasmaan neela ho ya peela ...

Just found my old diary in which I wrote this article , many years back in January 1997 . Probably I was less of a pessimist that time :) Loved reading it and so am sharing it with you .

                                I am .

" But what am I ? 
   An infant crying at the night .
   An infant crying for the light .
   And with no language but a cry ! "

            Many a times these lines by Tennyson appear so very meaningful . A simple question that has roused itself again and again in my consciousness is ' What am I ? ' Am I just a name , a tiny dot in this big , wide , mysterious world , existing without anything like a design or purpose !

Monday, October 03, 2011

For Heart's sake .

" For art's sake I would not face the toil of writing a sentence ."
                                                    - Bernard Shaw . 
There was a time when I completely disagreed with this statement, though I am an ardent admirer of Shaw's crisp and undiluted wit !! To me writing was a form of release . Its only use was to pour out my frustrations , pains and confusions ....emotions which tend to make you bitter and you can't share them with any one . Till you smile, people will smile at you ; but the moment you shed a tear , they will laugh at you .So in my growing up years writing saved me from being a bitter and rebellious teenager . And....that was all .