Sunday, August 12, 2018

a gathering of drops on moss in a liberal democracy


every drop
has her own point of view.
the village of clouds that raised them is a liberal democracy.

even today
when they gather together
on a mossy bench,
they share their stories
the way their rain mother showed them to:

Fearless.

Free.

Un-filtered.

a complete collective
of eclectic points of view.


It's been a long absence from blogging for me. I'd thought I'd take a couple of weeks off after the April blogging challenge and get back to my regular pace in June. But June became July and July turned to August and apart from my short shares on Insta, I haven't written much at all this summer.

It's been a summer of amazing reads and graduations and short trips to those graduations and one to a monsoon soaked western ghats (near Bangalore) where the above two pictures are from. 

I hope you've been well and happy.

Travelling opens up ones horizons, they say, but it also highlights the polarization of thoughts among people who choose to feed on news as their source of intellectual nourishment. If I had my way, I'd put this statutory warning on every news item that peddles the us and them junk: "This is injurious to your and your planet's health." 

It's been a summer of listening and absorbing so far. And if political narrow-mindedness has shocked me for I found it in the most unlikeliest of places: on the lips of an evolved dear friend, some attitudes and stories I've witnessed have made me jump with joy for their open-mindedness and acceptance, even though I found those in unlikely corners too--far away from the city, in the words of ordinary and not very educated men. More about that in my next post.

Have a super Sunday dear readers and I do hope to get back to blogging a bit more regularly and visit all of your wonderful blogs too:)

6 comments:

  1. Yeah... I was never a huge news junkie but I can hardly bring myself to check it these days. Between the absurdity of the facts and the spin-doctoring around those facts, it's a wonder any of us have any appetite at all...
    I'm just going to admire the beauty of some moss in close-up, instead.
    (And be very glad to see you. :-D)

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    1. Hey Jz. So happy to see you here:) hugs. xx

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  2. Hari Om
    Lovely to see you here! It has indeed been a frenetic summer - still is for me a bit. September may be quieter! YAM xx

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    1. Lovely to see you here Yamini. My September is gonna be busy too (University drop this time) so looks like I'm going to be an intermittent blogger for some time. Thank you for stopping by. xx

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  3. Time of fake news ! One has to take each and every news with pinch of salt unfortunately .

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    1. So true Sonali. Thank you for visiting:) hugs. xx

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