Archive for September, 2010


The Bedside Book of Beasts

“There are books so alive that you’re always afraid that while you weren’t reading, the book has gone and changed, has shifted like a river; while you went on living, it went on living too, and like a river moved on and moved away. No one has stepped twice into the same river. But did anyone ever step twice into the same book?” – Marina Tsvetaeva

A spectacular anthology with stunning illustrations and literature from all eras and cultures, capturing the power, grace and inventiveness of both predators and their natural prey. There are myths, fables, poems, excerpts from nature and travel writing, journals, sacred texts and works of fiction – a fantastic compilation; “a fascinating exploration of the chain of life, of survival and mortality…evoking in us a profound sense of the eternal though often unsettling connection between the human animal and the free, untamed creatures of the wilderness.”

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Blogging and who really gives a crap

“If I am what I have and if I lose what I have who then am I?”  – Erich Fromm

It was in July 2009 that I came across sacredfig and two guest-postings later, decided to become a reluctant blogger. After the initial Opening Thoughts and other self-absorbed flush-outs, I find that I am back to the Bunions and all and no longer enamoured with this course of action. Not that I have reached cerebral senility (though many assume and hope that I have)…it’s just so tediously devoid of any stimulus for me. I wonder how people do it every day – blog, that is.

Also, I don’t know what I can write – that may have any meaning or relevance for anybody. I wish I had the kind of comprehensibility that most people posses – making life so ‘tackleable’ with no grey tones; that there was a ‘greater good’ waiting to be served. A ‘greater good’ not marinated in the sauces of ‘vested interest’.


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