ANALOGIES #4- A TREE

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I am a tree, standing firm in the middle of a field, ready to take everything that will come and offer everything that I possess.

When the wind blows harder on me, I don’t confront that. No, I don’t, I won’t, I can’t. I know, that would be a failure. I just conform to wind as long as I can and then I surrender as confrontation is not my disposition. The wind blows me with itself with all its pride and power. My little leaves detach from me and I just see that happen helplessly. The wild wind takes me to places and I, lifeless and leaf-less, yield in its direction, agreeing on what winds says to me and what it wants from me.

When the wind calms downs, when its power gets drained, it leaves me in some unknown grassland where there are no standing trees, just the dead ones like me. Then I wonder why wind did this to me? And I find no answer to my affliction.

So that was the spring for me, the autumn has yet to come. But I, being a tree, will take what comes to me and will offer what I possess.


A little about Analogies: Does it happen to you that when you see an object or anything around you, it gives you a thought that defines the life quite perfectly and leaves you contemplative for a moment? Well, that’s what Analogies is all about. By simple things around us, what can we perceive about life. Can we really see life through what is already visible?


 

ANALOGIES #3- A ROAD

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As he moved ahead in his path he saw a long road ahead, a never-ending pavement going up and down at successive summits and valleys. At some places, the road was taking turns and getting straight again. At the both sides of the road, he saw long grassland. The knee-height grass was waving in the direction of the wind and coming back to its position again. He looked at the sky, a few birds were flying in circles, neither going up, nor coming down, but a certain bird on the earth was taking its first flight to the sky.

He started to walk with long steps and in no time he realized where did he want to go? What was his destination? Where was he heading? And in this utter confusion, he saw a hut almost at horizon, illuminated by torch from inside. ‘That is my destination.’ He decided. He progressed in his path quickly. He kept on walking and walking and when his legs started to ache and back got stiff he reached the hut. His hand and face had wrinkles and nerves were protuberant on the skin. He was old now and the road was not taking any turn after that house. It was such a dead-end.


A little about Analogies: Does it happen to you that when you see an object or anything around you, it gives you a thought that defines the life quite perfectly and leaves you contemplative for a moment? Well, that’s what Analogies is all about. By simple things around us, what can we perceive about life. Can we really see life through what is already visible?

STILLS #9

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The sun is burning the sweated black skins of a bunch of two dozen people gathered at the back side of a delivery mini truck. A man is standing on it. Throwing food packets. Each person’s hands are waving in his direction as a packet of biscuits is still in the air and everyone’s gaze is fixed on it.

Not far from the mini truck, there is a naked child sitting on the hot and dry land. His soft skin against the eroded surface like butter on a rough toast. He is eating a loaf of bread but you can still see dried tear trails on his both cheeks.


Through STILLS writer would portray various phases and faces of life in the form of stills. Like a photographer. There would be no movement but each element would say its story. There would be no dialogues but emotions would be communicated.

So the concept is very simple. a photographer can capture a moment, but can a writer do the same?

ANALOGIES #2 – A BENCH

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There is a bench at the other side of the river. Sitting at the bank, I always look it. It always remains vacant. Nobody comes there, nobody sits there. Albeit loud river stream passes in between us as if teasing us for what we don’t possess; life.  Yet bench never shows any discontent, however, I throw some stones into the river sometimes.

Sometimes a few people come at the bank, they look at the bench but ignore as if it doesn’t exist. They prefer to sit at the bank while their legs hanging above the cold river stream. But bench always remains vacant.

One day looking at the bench, I conform my disposition to the vacant bench.  Nobody likes the bench, nobody like me either. Nobody comes there, nobody comes here either. Out of compassion that I have formed for the bench over past few days, I decide to go there and may be sitting on it, for the mutual eradication of solitude. Hardly had I got up when I saw the one leg of the bench had been ruptured from it and the sawdust was floating in the loud river stream.


I proudly announce that the above sketch is an original work of artist Chakit Sharma. You can checkout his work on his Instagram handle@chakit.sharma


A little about Analogies: Does it happen to you that when you see an object or anything around you, it gives you a thought that defines the life quite perfectly and leaves you contemplative for a moment? Well, that’s what Analogies is all about. By simple things around us what can we perceive about life. Can we really see life through what is already visible?

ANALOGIES #1 – A WINDOW

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When he woke up that morning in his bed, his face was still deprived of the sun rays as the window on the wall opposite to him  still closed, like on many such mornings. He looked at the window through the eyelids slightly ajar. He kept lying there for a while, thinking, unlike most of his mornings when he got up overlooking the closed window and ignored his craving for the sun rays. He never dared to open the window, but sometimes he did look at the panels, the layer of dust on it and the bolts which were tightly penetrated into the sill. And then, the next moment, he flushed all those thoughts out of his mind.

They had said to him that there was another world on the other side of the window and he didn’t belong there. This was the world enclosed by four walls and a roof and a window where he belonged. But somehow he knew that it was not true.

They had warned him that there were high mountains, long & cold rivers, piercing sun-rays and the air too fresh to be inhaled. The warnings were critical enough to scare him.

But today when he got off the bed, walked to the window, unbolted and pushed the panel, he saw high mountains, long & cold rivers, piercing sun-rays, and fresh air. He was now aware that he belonged to this world.



I proudly announce that the above sketch is an original work of artist Chakit Sharma. You can checkout his work on his Instagram handle @chakit.sharma


A little about Analogies: Does it happen to you that when you see an object or anything around you, it gives you a thought that defines the life quite perfectly and leaves you contemplative for a moment? Well, that’s what Analogies is all about. By simple things around us what can we perceive about life. Can we really see life through what is already visible?

STILLS #8

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On a plain land where there is no sign of life, not a single one, you just follow hard terra firma, dry and cracked. The continuity of dead land is being broken by a tree in the middle of the plain land. It is leafless and lifeless. The brittle branches are attached to the tree as if sympathising the tree for what is gone and never promised to return. Just a few yards away there is another tree standing in the same cruel surrounding. Both trees are almost similar just that the second tree has a yellow leaf still attached to it as if deluding the tree for what it possesses.

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Through STILLS writer would portray various phases and faces of life in the form of stills. Like a photographer. There would be no movement but each element would say its story. There would be no dialogues but emotions would be communicated.

So the concept is very simple. a photographer can capture a moment, but can a writer do the same?

ANALOGIES: COMING SOON

 

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TAB presents yet another series, ANALOGIES

 

Does it happen to you when you see an object or anything around you, it gives you a thought that defines the life quite perfectly and leaves you contemplative for a moment? Well, that’s what the Analogies is all about. By simple things around us, what can we perceive about life? Can we really see life through what is already visible? Well, answers are not very far as TAB has announced ‘Analogies’ for you.