The best way to know the self is feeling oneself at the moments of reckoning. The feeling of being alone, just with your senses, may lead you to think more consciously. More and more of such moments may sensitize ‘you towards you’, towards others. We become regular with introspection and retrospection. We get ‘the’ gradual connect to the higher self we may name Spirituality or God or just a Humane Conscious. We tend to get a rhythm again in life. We need to learn the art of being lonely in crowd while being part of the crowd. A multitude of loneliness in mosaic of relations! One needs to feel it severally, with conscience, before making it a way of life. One needs to live several such lonely moments. One needs to live severallyalone.

Thursday 29 September 2011


“I do believe, rather naively perhaps, that the human heart is same everywhere, though our histories, cultures, classes and individual stories make us different and I deliberately wished to write about love but not to put it on a pedestal. Love attaches itself to objects, because collecting, gathering, cataloguing, categorizing lend meaning to objects. They bring past back to us.”

Pamuk at the Jaipur Literature Festival 2011

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