Saturday, July 27, 2013

Taboo of the Ordinary

We live in such dire times where normalcy has become a plague that the globe is trying to vaccinate. No longer can people walk down the street, just minding their own business, without breaking into song and dance. It has become a norm to sport mismatched socks, buzzed haircuts or a picture-perfect outfit, fit for the glossies. We simply must not live a life where we juggle home, work and a few odd days out. There are grave consequences to those who unwittingly say that travelling is not their cup of tea.
                                                                                                                              We are consumed by quirks, irregularities and the unusual so much so that we can't figure out which is which any more. Being creative and having something unique takes precedence over a kind heart and a boring old job. It is acceptable for me to not know where my life is going and indulge in kitsch art and heart-wrenching poetry but not quite acceptable if I decide to spend the day home in front of the television instead of reviving a dying art.

Friday, July 12, 2013

The Pearl Coefficient

A lot of us can't afford to buy pearls, so we resort to a variety of different solutions. Some put the idea of a pearl above the pearl itself and adorn their throats with faux pearls. Others wait patiently to be able to fight all odds, unaware yet hopeful of whether they will emerge victorious with the glorious necklace around their neck. There is yet another segment who find a thick strand and invest in a single pearl. They walk around, encouraging piqued glances towards this sole-pearled necklace and delve into a wondrous narration which will only end when the stringing culminates into a bauble that was truly worth the wait...