Children are like kites.
You run with them until you are breathless.
They crash – you add a longer tail,
they hit the roof-top – you pluck them from spouts.
You patch and comfort, adjust and teach.
You watch them lifted by the wind
and assure them some day they’ll fly.
Finally they’re airborne
but they need more string
so you keep letting it out.
With each twist of the twine there’s
sadness and joy because the kite
becomes more distant and
you know it won’t be long before
it will snap the fine line
that has bound you together,
soar as it was meant to soar… independently free.
Friday, May 29, 2009
Children are like kites.
Thursday, May 28, 2009
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Monday, May 11, 2009
This beach has been the preferred destination for many western travellers, and Hippies, due to its location, suroundings, privacy, non-commercial flavour, etc.
A newly laid Tarmac Road takes us bang on the beach, and this has brought many local tourists, who generally do not venture to places not connected by a proper Road. Hence the crowd is more comprised by local tourists, who generally venture out inthe sea, without knowing ABC's of swimming.. it is estimated that at least one life is lost every week, this way.
Links - Gokarn Om Beach Gokarn-travel Beaches at Gokarn
Friday, May 8, 2009
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Wednesday, May 6, 2009
Early in the day it was whispered that we should sail in a boat,
only thou and I, and never a soul in the world would know of this our
pilgrimage to no country and to no end.
In that shoreless ocean,
at thy silently listening smile my songs would swell in melodies,
free as waves, free from all bondage of words.
Is the time not come yet?
Are there works still to do?
Lo, the evening has come down upon the shore
and in the fading light the seabirds come flying to their nests.
Who knows when the chains will be off,
and the boat, like the last glimmer of sunset,
vanish into the night?
- Rabindranath Tagore
In the picture is poet's statue installed at the Karwar beach entrance, and the beach itself is named as Rabindranath Tagore Tagore Beach. The poet, who visited Karwar in 1882, dedicated an entire chapter of his memoirs to this town here.
Sunday, May 3, 2009
This is for the current theme - May - Shadows.
Thought i would post this picture of my bike and my own shadow.... Took to serious biking some time back, realizing that my current office-chair lifestyle will hurt me... Have been doing a lot of biking since then.. and biking also affords me lot of opportunities of photography of landscapes, people, etc., and that way I also get some much-needed exercise....
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