Hundred Lives

“Even if I lived a hundred lives, I still wouldn’t be exhausted.”   ~ Claude Lanzmann And there are people feeling exhausted with first life’s first three decades. Lanzmann, did you leave some notes that we don’t know of?

Words“Words are events, they do things, change things. They transform both speaker and hearer; they feed energy back and forth and amplify it. They feed understanding or emotion back and forth and amplify it.”And you said words don’t mean anything. Time is getting you around.

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

Actual factual life2/07/2018KathmanduA three day forecast of heavy rain begins today. A day and a half mine, of these. As I sit waiting for it to ebb, reading and catching up on what babies are upto in the wider network. And then, this one hits. A personal statement, from an individual, reflecting hard on ways … Continue reading

‘Ms. Oates is striking-looking and slender, with dark hair and large, inquiring eyes. She is highly attractive but not photogenic; no photo has ever done justice to her appearance, which conveys grace and high intelligence.’

On Writing Well - 2Reading Zinsser on writing. On words he has these lines to leave the reader with -“Remember that words are the only tools you’ve got. Learn to use them with originality and care. And also remember: somebody out there is listening.”Zinsser is laying down the world of expression and writing for me, … Continue reading

Struck by this thought from illustrator Maira Kalman, during a conversation -  “We hope. We despair. We hope. We despair. That is what governs us. We have a bipolar system.”