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Friday, September 23, 2011

Anais Nin

Someone gifted me a volume of my fav Anais Nin's Diary as a farewell gift..I'm moved by the gesture :) I can never tire of reading Anais Nin..


“You live like this, sheltered, in a delicate world, and you believe you are living. Then you read a book… or you take a trip… and you discover that you are not living, that you are hibernating. The symptoms of hibernating are easily detectable: first, restlessness. The second symptom (when hibernating becomes dangerous and might degenerate into death): absence of pleasure. That is all. It appears like an innocuous illness. Monotony, boredom, death. Millions live like this (or die like this) without knowing it. They work in offices. They drive a car. They picnic with their families. They raise children. And then some shock treatment takes place, a person, a book, a song, and it awakens them and saves them from death. Some never awaken.”

Anais Nin.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Countdown

The countdown begins. 18 more days of Pune. Am I happy ? Sad ? I have no idea. All I know is that life is not over. The curtains are drawn. But it's for the preparation of the next stage.