Wednesday, October 17, 2007

The Wall Behind Us

It is a known fact that many of us crave for a sense of security and confidence behind our daily postures. We have rather accepted this as an ‘invisible wall’ of confidence. The more we think about it, the more active we become and bolder in our moves.

For some of us, this wall is like a mentor into which we always seek refuge. Some of these are ‘physical walls’ or rather people. For some of us, the recourse to a higher being, like God, forms a sense of belief. These are ‘spiritual’ walls. Our Gods, prayers like shlokas, idols, and other physical items, provide us a belief we implant in us.

Sunday, October 14, 2007

Happy Dussehra

The search was on. I searched everywhere. Where I should search for my glasses now? The ‘little brother’ was left somewhere some five minutes earlier.

My glasses are the ‘master’ of my self. I’ve got real prop from my ‘master’ to focus on the world as it presents itself - hard of good sight as I am.

If I sit on the glasses, or trip on them, they might get crushed making me blind.

I search around. A cleaning liquid bottle waits on the shelf. A neat, wet, velvety cloth, waits to be dried.

I grope everywhere, under the table, over the table, and on the bed. And lo, there lies my glasses, with its sighs, waiting for me, in a corner of the bed.

The day, finally, appears in its size, bright and proven.

It’s Dussehra time, folks! Yeah! Happy Dussehra!

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Shloka 1.1

I am a brahmin
I seek poison
to plague.