Saturday, December 12, 2009

earth without maps

"My darling. I'm waiting for you. How long is the day in the dark? Or a week? The fire is gone, and I'm horribly cold. I really should drag myself outside but then there'd be the sun. I'm afraid I waste the light on the paintings, not writing these words. We die. We die rich with lovers and tribes, tastes we have swallowed, bodies we've entered and swum up like rivers. Fears we've hidden in - like this wretched cave. I want all this marked on my body. Where the real countries are. Not boundaries drawn on maps with the names of powerful men. I know you'll come carry me out to the Palace of Winds. That's what I've wanted: to walk in such a place with you. With friends, on an earth without maps. The lamp has gone out and I'm writing in the darkness." Katharine in The English Patient

looks like I'll have just one more post this year, a 'goodbye 2009' post. I am indulging in many other things other than blogging though I know, I'll always come back here.
Lot's of things happening in my life.

11 comments:

Diwakar Sinha said...

God o God...this was the best or what...
this movie is going to be with me for as long as I can think right now...it is definately a creations of creations..

austere said...

What's keeping you so busy, Arunima?

venkat said...

I hope wonderful things are happening to you, you are doing great and enjoying life,keeping you busy with fun and pleasure and some work.Wish you and your blog readers Wonderful holidays and great New Year.

~Lopa said...

Awww, wonderful words... an earth without maps, planet without boundaries!

That reminds me of a globe like the one they have shown in "PAA" which makes Auro win first prize ;)

So what are you busy with?
Happy 2010 then :)

AmitL said...

Hey,Arunima-welcome back..so good to see that you're fine, and it's just 'other activities'(*eyebrows raised*) that are keeping you busy..any elabora-tion?Some 'good news'(as the elders would say...LOL):)

ramya said...

Loved the composition! :)
And my-oh-my, Arunima after SO long! I hope you are busy with all the good things! Hope to see more posts from your end :)

Meena Maami? Meenu Mommy! said...

I really dont want to read between the lines. but the way you seem to be describing, I am surely getting excited.. :) Will mail you

claytonia vices said...

Lots of things happening! Cool! :)

White Magpie said...

Indulging? Chalo update karo.

Canary said...

HAppy NEw YeAr! :)

Shobana Jayaraman (Srikumar) said...

wish you all the best Aru!

Merry Christmas and a very wonder peacock coloured new year!!:)

Cheers.