Fragile Dreams.


"I worry, I weigh three times my body
I worry, I throw my fear around
But this morning, there's a calm I can't explain
The rock candy's melted, only diamonds now remain”

- John Mayer found Clarity, perhaps. I hadnt.

The words echoed in an infinite loop. Thoughts pressing hard against my skull, I feel pain. Images have that in them, the ability to bring to life, situations or emotions that words don’t do justice to.

A family portrait? A roller coaster? Dad in it? A kid in him? Strawberries, the moon, my first bicycle, car keys, the last moments before a new life, so much more. Sometimes you hope to get used to life. Many times we live that life just hoping to cope with it. May be I belonged to the second category.

Stuck in time, fearing the void that’s swarming all around, tearing away from that helpless feeling I turn towards the window, and watch the glass sink inside.

I see a kid balancing an act on its bike, the dad running right behind.

I see myself nod as I say “there are some things money can’t buy”. Life smiles back at me. Peace.

14 comments:

Sathia 7:04 AM  

cool post:)....good,good but not so nice as some strong intensified words are expected when u r are trading off between love and money types of poetry...Appreciate your thoughts of money can't buy everything....
btw...wat happened to ur tamil blog?...no new addition?..ur think tank is not operating r wat ?...but do compile ur next edition in tamil words as interfacing eng ---> tam and then imagining the content will approximately lose 50% of kavithai's usual spirit.....my 10cent suggestions :)..awaiting urs earliest :)
-- Sathia --

Nivedhitha 11:53 AM  

thx, as regards the intensity - there is no ceiling on how ppl wanna see/feel it. This was perhaps an expression of the max i ve seen so far. n hence the flow :)

My tamizh blog is on, the link is on the page. Currently occuppied with transliterating the existing ones, shall resume when done :)

nice to know there is someone following these works.

thanks again for that!

cheers!

Sathia 4:51 AM  

gud reply ...
i know ur tamil blog...have completely went thru it some time bak but haven't sent any kind of appreciation due to my procrastination
'm sorry for that. itz again a gud piece of work :)
-- Sathia --

Vekram 5:48 AM  

That's some intense writing. I wish I could get your sort of intensity in mine :-)

Nivedhitha 9:05 AM  

:)

Murali Rajendran 1:46 PM  

hopped on your page recently....well some images convey a lot more than what meets the eye
the pic you've posted here is pretty cute...can totally relate to it....as i've run around with my nephew riding his way to glory on his super cycle :-)

Nivedhitha 11:07 PM  

the pic was googled. Always enjoyed posting pics alongside the text.. thanks!

Surya 12:29 AM  

hey nice blog... enjoyed reading it... keep goin

Nivedhitha 4:00 AM  

:) Thanks Surya.

Arun Sethuraman 6:12 AM  

:)
i know.

Nivedhitha 6:24 AM  

sethu!!! long time, :P danky!

Vinod R Iyer 10:29 AM  

Hi ...first time in ur blogspace ...nice post this ... hope it is what
keeps us going !!

Nivedhitha 11:02 AM  

Vinod : Ty! :)

venkatram 8:03 AM  

This is far better atleast readable.something goes into the brain.

"When words become unclear, I shall focus with photographs. When images become inadequate, I shall be content with silence" - Ansel Adams

In this space you will find images and words. It is upto you to weave 'em together and see what I see.