29 Nov

nature of our seeking

I was, as I had kept discovering, too soft his life. I could not quite keep up physically. More importantly, I could not cope up with the uncertainty: with the dislocation of not knowing whether I would eat today or eat tomorrow, or still possess a living – or a life – in a month’s time. The Maasai accepted wild fluctuations in their fortunes with equanimity. In one season, their cattle would darken the plains; in the next, drought struck and they had nothing. To know what comes next has been perhaps the dominant aim of materially complex societies. Yet, having achieved it, or almost achieved it, we have been rewarded with a new collection of unmet needs. We have privileged safety over experience; gained much in doing so, and lost much.

~ George Monbiot in Feral

11 Jul

so short!

oh! Imagine a regret, for living not long enough on a Earth which is shooting from one end of galaxy to the other end, instead of going round and round the Sun!

11 Aug

intensity

“I remember it just like a delirium — it was deeply spiritual. Beauty is some kind of laser connection to higher worlds.”
~ Voytek Kurtyka | Alpinist

25 May

for the soul

“We can marvel at the colours of a butterfly, the grace of a giraffe, the power of an elephant, the delicate structure of a diatom. Every time a species goes extinct, we are irreversibly impoverished”
~ Norman Myers

12 May

a neighbourhood tree

Sometime back the cement structures, tar road and good rains helped a tree loose its ground. It slanted to an angle and surviving in that angle. It’s so slanted that one could start walking easily, climbing it.

The houses around the tree has many kids, kids of all age. You could see them running around, playing cricket and stuff. Not a single kid is seen curious about climbing the tree, curious to see whats the tree is up to or what IS a tree!

Pathetic kids and more pathetic parents!