Saturday, October 20, 2007

life goes on, uncaptured

much as we try to capture the best moments of life,
in photographs, in words
in our hearts and in our minds...
much of life passes away, uncaptured.
i wonder, what it is that we hold onto.
everything and everyone seems ephemeral.

the more i learn and know of life, the less i seem to know of it.

no, life is not intimidating, its only humbling...

Monday, October 01, 2007

And now, I hear it more than once in a day...

Last year around, the ambulance siren dint go off this often.
Over the last couple of months, I hear the ambulance siren go off atleast 2-3 times a day!
Might sound weird, but what's with so many sirens going off in a day!?

Its almost like my day isnt complete without hearing that heart-displacing siren.

This I jotted last year around...

A damp morning and the waning siren

The morning mist made way for the damp wind.
People chugged along in the daily rut of routine.
Wake up in the morning, rushing for the 10 seconds of green signal waiting for you before a sea of wheels and heads.
I chugged along too, with a watchful eye.
The grey sky, almost colourless, loomed gloom.
The leaves refused to rustle and the wind blew uninhibited.

Some paved the way for others, some for themselves.

Then came along death.
Sounding its siren loud.
Pulling out everybody from the humdrum of thoughts.
The ambulance went ahead,
Trailing behing questions to ask and answers to seek
With its waning siren.

And everybody limped back to their humdrum of thoughts,
As the siren died silent.

Change agents, where are we?

A thought- tomorrow is Gandhi Jayanthi, the birth anniversary of Gandhiji.
I was just wondering if this had come to mean more than just a national holiday.
If all of us were to pledge this one day in nation development, collectively as a nation, the country in its last 60 yrs of independence would have reached another level, probably on a level of refined equality amongst, classes, castes and creed.

Its not too late. Change agents, where are we?