Wednesday, March 30, 2011

At a Certain Age


We wanted to confess our sins but there were no takers.
White clouds refused to accept them, and the win
Was too busy visiting sea after sea.
We did not succeed in interesting the animals.
Dogs, disappointed, expected an order,
A cat, as always immoral, was falling asleep.
A person seemingly very close
Did not care to hear of things long past.
Conversations with friends over vodka or coffee
Ought not be prolonged beyond the first sign of boredom.
It would be humiliating to pay by the hour
A man with a diploma, just for listening.
Churches. Perhaps churches. But to confess there what?
That we used to see ourselves as handsome and noble
Yet later in our place an ugly toad
Half-opens its thick eyelid
And one sees clearly: “That’s me.”
                                                                       by Czeslaw Milosz



Monday, March 21, 2011

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In heaven all the interesting people are missing.
                                            ~ Friedrich Nietzsche


The Devil has the best lines: How Satan has informed much of our great Art.
                                                                                - Article from The Independent
                                                                                      





Saturday, March 19, 2011

Butterfly Clover



My new favourite in my garden :-)

Take a look at Megha's fabulous ones over here. 
Thanks to her, I know that the correct name for this is Oxalis.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

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Finally I'm glad to be back at my desk making progress on an illustration once more...

 I'm getting back to sketching regularly. This one was done over the week end.


I keep thinking about the film Babel which showed seemingly unrelated situations and characters and how through actions, choices and events they become interlinked through the course of the movie. I am sitting here at my desk blogging and drawing while in Japan people are reeling under devastation and calamity. It seems unrelated to me right now with Japan so far away but I cannot help but think that disasters like this will end up affecting us all in ways we do not know and cannot fathom yet...

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And I get to display this which is more than I ever expected - The Hair Myth hob-nobbing among all those deep and meaningful writings ;-) 
This is as far as it will go since the top 6 will be chosen from here. 
So thanks a million to all those who voted for me. I am really touched.


Friday, March 11, 2011

Monday, March 7, 2011

Please Vote for Me!


My blog post The Hair Myth has been nominated at 3 Quarks Daily for a prize. It has been listed at No. 40. If you've liked reading my blog and if you like that post, I humbly request you my supportive blog readers to leave your vote over here>>>

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