Monday, November 20, 2006

DISTANCED
In his usually incisive column (Sundays , Janmabhoomi Pravasi) Suresh Dalal writes about the traces of yaksha and yayati inherent in each of us. Yayati as in the thirst for everlasting youth, for life, for a reason for living, for change, for new, for a glimmer of hope and seeking a reason, no matter how fragile, for tomorrow to be better than today. Yaksha as in emptiness; that feeling of being a spectator, of watching from the outside looking in, clapping where appropriate and saying the right lines on cue. A feeling of transientness, playacting-".. and they have their exits and entrances..". The word he uses is “ jhoorapo”, quite useless to try and translate, but somewhere it hints at that sudden no- reason emptiness that hits you unannounced. You then hear the raging song of the bitter desert wind, and walk on, listening quietly to the dips and soars and singing along in your mind, for you too know the notes of that song too well. And you know in your skin that this is right, for this is the way it is.

6 comments:

E said...

I have heard that song too often ...and no it does not feel right. Not yet at least.

PipeTobacco said...

Austere:

Is "jhoorapo" somewhat similar to meloncholy? Or is there additional qualities to it I do not understand?

I am sad for you at this time. You are such a wonderful and special person. I want you to only feel happiness and joy.

If you would find it helpful, we could talk via e-mail if you were to feel comfortable doing so.

PipeTobacco

Soleil said...

mathu maru. transient e bee. and kitkit na karta. bas.

Prerona said...

Hmmm

austere said...

e- Wish i could say something smart like "diff strokes" but I will not. Know what you mean. Perhaps it never does get ok?

PT- sir.*thoughtfully* A genetic kind of melancholy perhaps, slightly scot? Will mail, but I'm back to fine and kicking, and what ho! almost.

soleil- nahi karu mari ma, nahi karu.. uff :)

preronaben- uhmm hmm?

Anonymous said...

ya ya tis making sense :)