Sunday, 29 May 2011

I love the clouds. Do you?

Saturday, 21 May 2011

Never Let Me Go (movie review)

A heart-rending, absolutely and painfully harrowing tale of a patiently-waiting, impossible love that is undermined by fate the very moment it appears to overcome obstacles and reach fruition.

The acting is absolutely superb; one cannot help but stand in awe with the performance of Carey Mulligan (Kathy), who expresses profound love in such a sublimely understated way, that is only feasible by a British actress. The tears half-shed, the untold disappointments and the feelings which appeared to be requited, but for some reason, and for so long, so unrequited.

Thursday, 28 April 2011

Cancer Ward (Solzhenitsyn)

I read this book when I was 18 or so. It is one of these books so imbued with a profound human feeling, so harrowing, that it makes you wonder why on earth you had been reading these other books all along and whether there is any point in continuing to do so. Indeed, that resonates with this comment by Solzhenitsyn:

Literature that is not the breath of contemporary society, that dares not transmit the pains and fears of that society, that does not warn in time against threatening moral and social dangers—such literature does not deserve the name of literature; it is only a façade. Such literature loses the confidence of its own people, and its published works are used as wastepaper instead of being read.

Monday, 31 January 2011

To Fall in Love or to Rise in Love? (Osho)

To fall in love is so easy. Why is it so difficult to fall out of love? So many discussions, tears, fights, fears…. I don’t want to hurt the person I’ve been with, because it’s not that there is no feeling. I’m so confused. And the love for you is a different feeling altogether. Can you say something?

Only those who have personality and emotions know what it means to want to escape from these things

Poetry is not a turning loose of emotion, but an escape from emotion; it is not the expression of personality, but an escape from personality. But, of course, only those who have personality and emotions know what it means to want to escape from these things.

T. S. Eliot