Friday, October 06, 2006


THOUGHTFUL

The hedge is bright with a million and one yellow-greens, and you realize it seems prettier than it has for a long time. But it is the same hedge, unevenly cut, lining the same slightly pebbly walking track that is soft in places where you have to watch your step. It’s the rare sunshine, perhaps; filtering in past the clouds. Or trying to see what this swarovsksi shrub or that rough-hewn rock with the chiseled surfaces would look like on a tiny lcd screen. Yes, the same hedge, but it dazzles.

The workshopped story has been shredded with a sharp knife. We shall persist. I wrote and pestered -as in asked politely-someone for a review- am shocked at this rather brazen behavior. Or perhaps not.

The markets continue to thrill and shock, by turns. BRKA crossed 100,000 y’day. Did I get those zeros right?

27 comments:

Cherie! said...

I hope you make that killing Austerji *sigh*...why is money so important?

E said...

K...what's the story this time?BTW swarovski shrub is apt. Loved the colours in the opening line too.

austere said...

cherie- no killing, nerves only.

e- the man on the staircase one. thanks re colors.

austere said...

cherie- no killing, nerves only.

e- the man on the staircase one. thanks re colors.

E said...

K...glad it wasn't me then *smile* (can anyone else hear an echo?)

austere said...

e- i mailed you the story a long time back, you didnt reply.

let echoes be.

E said...

A loooong time back? K let me see if I have it...will respond, if you think it will be useful...will it?

austere said...

yes, a story is always a work in progress.
forwarded the earlier mail.

PipeTobacco said...

Miss:

I wanted to let you know I have been especially happy reading your writings since you have moved your blog to its Blogger location. I unfortunately had difficulties reading the redif site where the blog would not load properly on my screen.

Thank you for being a wonderful friend as well! You speak of a "workshopped" story that you have destroyed.... why? Did you ever get a reviewer? I would be willing to review/critique if you feel it would help.

PipeTobacco

http://frumpyprofessor.blogspot.com

austere said...

PT!
Sir! I AM DELIGHTED!
your first comment here,sir!

It was dissected and commented upon by reviewers on the group- that's what I had meant. I would be honored if you'd read it and let me know how it sounds, will mail you.

You HAVE to comment now, ok?

Anonymous said...

Austy! Wot a pretty hedge :) meme

PARLANCHEQ said...

OK, then it isn't just me! I swore last time I visited your blog it was NOT in Blogger. I like blogger blogs because they are 'comfortable' seeing as how the format is just like mine! Glad you're here now. :)

AmitL said...

Oh,wow..kem chho?U post so regularly?I'll add u to my blogroll next time I post.:)I couldn't help grinning at the idea of a 'swarovski shrub'.

austere said...

heeeeeeeeeeeeeeey meme! are we who we think we are? LOVELY to have you here!

PARLANCHEQ! Hi! talk about misplaced loyalties, but loyalties to a blog server shd take the record. It took me a while to get fed up with rediffblogs...

AMITL! KEM CHO! ame majama, jalsa che. great great to have you read, splly since so many of my posts are abt joona rasta- char rasta, and now someone who knows those roads (almost) as well...baki apdi posts toh bahu deshi, tip taap nahi etla

abbagirl74 said...

It's funny how we can see everyday-things new again for the first time. It's like looking at the same tree every year and realizing that it has grown up so beautiful one day.

Arunima said...

I want to walk in that pebbly walking track.

Swati said...

You symbolize the artist with a pen (not a paintbrush)....:-)

GhostOfTomJoad said...

Sorry about the knifed story. But, was the reviewer then taken to task and shredded...even if it was figuratively?

Why's your hedge more colourful than mine? :-)

austere said...

abbagirl- yes, but isnt that rather strange? just the effort to notice, and the diff in perspective?


arunima- anytime- you're welcome!

swati- you're v kind! and thanks for reading. will drop by your space in some.

ghost- but that was the general idea, no, or how would i get any better? splly since rage and revenge are emotions that make me clam up:)

Cherie! said...

What's the answer to ghost's riddle Austere? "Because it's on the other side?"

austere said...

cherie- the reply can be what we want it to be, no?

maybe its a different lens?

Cherie! said...

You use coloured contact lenses, Austere? (Aside: Don't mind me I am just feeling particularly silly today *ha ha ha ha* *ha ha ha ha*)

austere said...

i dont need to use specs yet, cherie.

colored contacts wd interfere with my fearless stare-which is insolent or so i've been told .

E said...

Itni himaqat?Kiski zurrat!!

austere said...

Is that somewhat like himmat? Just passing marks in Hindi, y'know

E said...

Audacity....and this is Urdu lady :P! BTW Prerona has asked you a brillinat question on the other post...you'd better answer that!

austere said...

Arre! if I dont know my numbers, why ask me abt calculus?! Replied.
:))