Monday, August 18, 2008

It’s been a good three-day break. Glimpses remain.
-Realizing how light from incandescent bulbs can put one to sleep as early as ten in the night.

-Realizing that one will never quite fathom the sacrifices so many have made for us to live on free land, breathe free air and speak out. Looked through scribbled notes from the essay, to try and understand that mettle, wondered where it all disappeared.

-Connecting with family on raksha bandhan, now the email and phone way.

- Looking spellbound at the Silk and Spice route story on Discovery. So many have come and gone, the march of ages, et al, and one day so shall we. Lovely shots, but.

-Began reading White Oleander- beautiful words, its the kind of story that you think of when you wake up first thing in the morning.

-Tons of friends, long distance calls lasting an hour or more, a vision of the flat with the distant sea view and slums next door.

- tough sub, but I did it, 400 and done.

10 comments:

manuscrypts said...

saw a cfl lamp with the same dull yellow tinge as an incandescent.. planning to buy some :)

norrbu said...

i wish we (tibetans) had something like raksha bandhan.

Tiger said...

White Oleander is a good one.. nice thoughts... yes family and friends are what matters.. go on..


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PQ said...

Sacrifice, yes always reminds me of the Cellular Jail visit in Andaman...freedom fighters were so self less and great really...

austere said...

Careful, Manuji that it doesn't put you off to sleep. Its sedating.

Norrbu- well, why not? Borrow.

Tiger- My copy has an author interview, all the more interesting. Will drop by.

pq- and do we even imagine what it must have been like, to sit in a cell day after day?

manuscrypts said...

it does, but it also triggers nostalgia bouts and some sense of peace :)

Quin Browne said...

do not view the film! it taints the book.

Portia said...

Sounds like a tremendous three days! Congrats on another sub well done, I'm sure:)

AmitL said...

Hi,Austy-seems like you had a nice 3 day weekend...makes me envious-but,now!I shouldn't be...from 01.08,we have a month of working two hrs less,ending with a 2-3 days break.:)

austere said...

Jalsa karo, boss.

:)