04/11/2018 The year is turning soon. From the highways, it was as though South of this country is a glasshouse, separate from the Northern landmass. Days are pleasant here. Sun is soft. October and November are windy and the landscapes appear fluttering like flags in wind. With December, as Brigade Road lights up for Christmas … Continue reading Returning from a ride
My man! To live that way and think good of it decades later.Vellore comes to mind.
Five minutes this morning that grip! Photography talk with someone late last night which led to thinking about what is it that photos do to our conscience. Nan Goldin’s brief words, not on photos but on life and its ways. There is a removed poise and an acknowledgement of the human condition… and yet empathy and … Continue reading
Jim Harrison’s poem ‘Barking’. I imagine the man lived a full life. BARKING The moon comes up. The moon goes down. This is to inform you that I didn’t die young. Age swept past me but I caught up. Spring has begun here and each day brings new birds up from Mexico. Yesterday I got a … Continue reading Barking
On Failure Not sure how these readings surface on the screen. Seems like a mean little divine algorithm running in the background which throws up writing with parallels to current life situations. Not complaining. This is enriching if anything.
“Friends, Romans and countrymen… Ambition should be made of sterner stuff.” Immediately brings back EconHist professor from university. He’d start his day’s lecture by addressing the bunch with this line… Dude would play Beatles in the brief minutes before lecture and during breaks. Remembering the romantic! And drawing lessons to move ahead with. It is remarkable … Continue reading CS
(Via Rachel Moravia on twitter) Gets the grain of life’s experience. To let it go requires work every damn day. And yet, every following morning it is back to square one, where one fails to imagine life in the absence of what one loved.
03/07/2018Nussbaum. More I discover, more she feels familiar. A Himalayan sky, close to the Annapoorna trail only deepens this feeling.“ If you hold your commitments lightly, in such a way that you can always divest yourself from one or the other of them if they conflict, then it doesn’t hurt you when things go badly. But … Continue reading
Skipped run last evening. Need this podcast for the morning to get back there and train some. Des Linden speaking about her Boston win -But more than anything, this is a conversation about the power of showing up. Because when you simply keep showing up for that which you love, you make room for the … Continue reading Keep showing up
25/06/2018 BLR Donald Hall, your words serve a beacon for this one who is progressing along, trying not to intensely gaze at each passing month, at each year… and just live. With the force of a Himalayan stream, Alaknanda may be, and flow down to Haridwar and spread out in the plains to meet the … Continue reading Clocking time on earth and the experience of it