Ok, time to tweak the mission statement a little. Here goes:
“If you want to really hurt your parents, and you don’t have the nerve to be gay, the least you can do is go into the arts. I’m not kidding. The arts are not a way to make a living. They are a very human way of making life more bearable. Practicing an art, no matter how well or badly, is a way to make your soul grow, for heaven’s sake. Sing in the shower. Dance to the radio. Tell stories. Write a poem to a friend, even a lousy poem. Do it as well as you possibly can. You will get an enormous reward. You will have created something.” ― Kurt Vonnegut, A Man Without a Country
We live in the present; but there is nothing like a present that we can catch hold of. Lest the moment slip from our hands and is lost forever, poets have tried to capture it within the limits of their imagination. Many have tried, some have succeeded.
We can only think of the past and dream of the future. The value of the past and of the future has been underestimated – we should devote more attention to them. The historian and the philosopher seek meaning out of the senseless march of time.
Beyond the needs of the ‘self’, our loyalties are not constant. It is therefore necessary to remind ourselves, once in a while, of the loyalties that we once professed, and renew our faith in them.
The posts are collected under seven groups – Travel, Humor, Office Humor series, Poetry, Photography, Doomsday scenarios and Random Thoughts. The Office Humor section has a series of related stories on a fictional character Mr A. A new set of parables shall also pop up from time to time. Random Thoughts are, (surprise, surprise!) quite random, and there is no promise on what may turn up there. Travel and Photography sections are there to rake in the visitors when the going gets tough 🙂
The posts are generally unrelated, seeking only to capture one moment at a time. Please choose a link from the menu on the left to navigate around. Your comments are welcome – they will leave a mark on this fleeting moment, and will enrich it.