What do you say when you have the verve for life, and the inertia of living? You say “ververtia.” I like coining new words, I just realized. Vladimir Nabokov too had a particular fondness for creating new words. Esteemed company indeed! So, what do you do when you suffer from ververtia? It’s a peculiar state […]
That’s my word of the day. It’s a combination of Wrong+Right. I intend to use these for those times when we really don’t know if we have done the right thing or the wrong thing. In my case, WroRig can be used to pretty much describe everything in my life, including my rather free-floating, free-falling […]
The cat crawledinto the seawatching the wavescarry its lifeit still had 8 more to go. Watching the catthe man crawled into the seaand watched the wavescarry his lifeHe still had infinity to go. For some bizarre reason, this seems to resemble Khalil Gibran. I don’t want to write like that masterful writer. Sigh. I only […]
I investigated my soul and found that it had fled yesterdayI looked beyond yesterdayand found that it had nestledin wait in the future. I looked at the futureand found it disappearing into the dust of today. In this dust I float. Am I Cruel? Yes. Am I Mean? Yes. Am I Vain? Yes. Am I […]
Sometimes you find shock when you don’t expect. The kind of shock that creeps up slowly on you, and jolts you like a tender bucket of coffee dumped on a sleeping brain in the middle of the darkest hour of night. I went to Copyscape. Entered this blog address there. Why? I don’t know. An […]
When you look at the surfaceYou wish to go deeper When you go deeperyou only findwhat was always on the surface Is it how you look? Or how far you go?
I weighed myself today. And found I was still the same. Those scales though only measure the body. For if they were to measure the mind, then they would find, That I dropped 10 pounds off today.
Ragged edgeson a serrated knifecan cause no harmunless they meetyour hand. Knives are harmless. Unless they meet skin. People are harmless. Unless they meet skin. Or so you think. People are harmless unless they meet skin, or unless they meet mind. Ragged edgesof people’s mindscan cause all harmeven when they nevermeet your heart Dedicated to […]
Life came to me the other day, and said,”Hey! what’s the matter?” Perplexed, I asked in return, “What? Nothing is the matter.” So life asked me, “Why then are you walking with your back so bent and your head so bowed? Is it humility?” I laughed. “Humility? You would need to have something that you […]
Today, I received a mail from a stranger. A good friend of mine once passed on this quote to me: there is no such thing as strangers, only friends never met. That quote has stayed in my head and today I was reminded of it again. This stranger stumbled across an article of mine on […]