Thursday, September 16, 2010

Journey of life

Journeys have never evoked a feeling of dread in me.

But this time the idea of being abandoned in an unfamiliar world is the central fear I am trying to deal with;

As I know for sure that I will not travel alone rather my entire way of life will accompany me and I fear that it may have troubles fitting into the prevailing spaces I'll be offered.


(P.S. These days I am reading the book called “my pious lady’ by Santosh Desai. The book is a story about changing middle class urban India. In one of the chapters the author has mentioned about traveling and Indian journeys. Though the words written in the above piece are more or less similar to what Desai has written but I have changed the context by making it my own story)

8 comments:

Maya said...

prevailing spaces, i think, are not an entirety.. rather they are toe-holds... that one uses to grip and stay while one works with the space to expand and accommodate one's needs and ways...?

Arun Meethale Chirakkal said...

You've (or Santhosh Desai?) echoed my fears perfectly. I've been thinking of getting a copy of it

P. Venugopal said...

Beautiful! There is a lot of feeling in these lines.

kalpana said...

thnaks Arun.. you must get the copy its a lovely book :-)

@ thanks Venuji

Sid said...

sometimes,the fear of the unknown can be overcome by the joy of the known..i think since you realise the fear,the liberation from it can't be far away..:-)

Arun Meethale Chirakkal said...

http://anuradhagoyal.blogspot.com/2010/07/mother-pious-lady-by-santosh-desai.html

ஸ்வரூப் said...

:-)

manikchand said...

You are right in that you begin with a lot of baggage. As you go on, most of it melts away, give some, take some... and every journey has its rewards in the end but then there's really no end at least not the way I see it!