Wednesday, August 22, 2007

A life less stationary

Copper sulphate. Its a shade of blue. And that's how identities are. One used as a reference for another.

It was always like this. An illusion of freedom. There was a world out there which I could see. Glass cages all of us are trapped in. Go... but where? The answer to this question is never sought. Just go.

A life less stationary was all I asked for. Fate is a cruel joke as always. One must be careful what one wishes for.

Bubbling away and going nowhere on orange-violet flames was the freedom with a string attached. A life less stationary.


People all around me went everywhere. And I stayed right there. If there wasn't so much of a hustle around me everyday, I might not have minded all that much. But wanderlust... and its urges. I didn't want to be the one to die where I was, with the travel inside me.

A life less stationary, that's all I asked for. Less. That's the wrong word I used.

The lay new railway tracks. Now I lie all alone. Unused. Unrubbed. Untouched. Noting around me moves much. Except the pinched-cheek, runny-nose children who carried rusty tins of emptiness and the yellow withering flowers that grew around to die. A life less stationary.


Anonymous Anonymous said...



3:28 AM  
Blogger Alok said...

loved the whole concept of
"life less staionery" - but Poornima, life is always a search irespective the prism u look frm

well written!!


6:15 AM  
Blogger Chaitra said...

on letting go...

incidentally, Im Libran too and a wednesday's child as well...filled with woe too.. for a long time , till I realised - I didnt need to be one.

What you can do with positivity is amazing..something to be experienced and felt :)

You have a wonderful gift of writing, please use it to spread smiles instead of sharing despair. Please dont get me wrong...this is wonderful too....just gives a feeling that you're using your bitter / bad experiences as your sunglasses to look at the world. Take them off...the sun will do good to you and you'll like too :)

To paraphrase what John Lennon said "...all that Im saying is give life a chance " :)

All the best to you...this remains one of the best blogs i've read.

- Chaitra (Born as libran, on a wednesday,a changed person, positive and more importantly - HAPPY :)

good luck and god bless !

12:21 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hey dear...
wow..a real good one this was...sheer articulation & abstraction but this was something close to me....a filtered reflection...u got a beautiful and clear mind.....:)

9:23 PM  
Blogger Poornima said...

D: :)

Alok: Life is always a search.

Chaitra: I am a very happy person- no worries. But somehow trying to capture the less pleasant emotions through writing has always been a weakness. It has to do with Salinger I tell you!

Anon: Ty!

9:55 PM  
Blogger Lazith Aziz said...

like a "Life Less Ordinary"

Life "less" which means arithmetically "subtract"

subtract "ordinary" from life..which is your extraordinary life and not i complicating it ? no probably trying to bring out the optimism in a pessimist statement and mind!

"Life Less Stationary"
apply the same thing here will open yourself to wonderful world rather than always biting about bygones!

Loneliness , Sympathy , Tears sounds to be buzzword if you are reflecting your mind here...sorry to say this...
But one needs to be breath in fresh..cause life is full of newer things everyday and look at the sun it does not matter it rains , thunderstorms , it does not care shines so perfectly timed!

Friends care for each other..thats all!

All the best!

10:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lady you are getting repititive and boring :(

2:21 AM  
Blogger Poornima said...

Lazith: Two men look out through the same bars: One sees the mud, and one the stars.

Anon: So who's asking you to read me?!

4:27 AM  
Anonymous Reshmi said...


12:30 PM  
Blogger Poornima said...

Reshmi: :) TY!

9:47 PM  
Blogger greenhorn said...

is there a shade of blue on the rails or...

1:37 AM  
Blogger trishna said...

i too wanted a life less stationary but that is what it has turned out to be. but the saviour element makes it going.

2:55 AM  
Blogger AKS said...

hey sweetheart.,,,..
a life less urge inside me......
why make it staionary for there always is a hidden door in all glass cages..jus tat some take ages to find it while the lucy few take no time.....but whatever be it...we shud never stop searching for that least the hope that the day we find it our life's gonna change....tats wat keeps us going rite??????
(konjam over aayelley??sorry:-))

1:19 PM  
Blogger Preetha said...

Loved it :)

6:09 AM  
Anonymous one among the crowd said...

hi poornima,

"salvation through self-denial" a Protestant ethic juxtaposed with the calculated recognition of "illusion of freedom" sums up a kind of delight in existence - untouched, unused, unsung....(vintage..... )

liked the post...

12:08 AM  
Blogger dharmabum said...

life less stationary va? wouldn that make it boring?

6:05 AM  
Blogger cindrella.2727 said...

Well written but i would be more than happy to read some "full of life" article from your side.

3:30 AM  
Blogger Poornima said...

Greenhorn: I see it too.

Trishna: If it wanst for that...

Aks: Hope floats. Always! :)

Preetha: :) Hug back!

OAC: Have people who actually converse with you, without the lag, ever commented on your style of speech?

Balu: A stationary life is boring darling! Unaku concept purila! :P

Cindrella: Oh, but do best with these!

5:33 AM  
Blogger Sudarshan. A. G. said...

12:40 AM  
Blogger Poornima said...

Sudarshan: Should've read it... :)

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