March 2024

/have a little patience

/have a little patience March 7, 2024 A phrase that is ubiquitous, be it while cooking a dum biriyani, waiting for the result of a test (scholastic or biological), or standing in the queue of a public office. A lot has been said about this agency of endurance. One of my favorites is a line I read in a blog somewhere on the internet, “The courage to start. The discipline to focus. The confidence to figure it out. The patience […]

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/sublimity March 6, 2024 Sublimity, you know what that is? It’s the instant when one thing is about to become something else. Day to night. Caterpillar to butterfly. Fawn to doe. Seed to sprout. Liquid to gas. Experiment to result. Boy to man. Clay to pottery. Sandcastle to waves. Moment to memory. Memory to nostalgia. Nostalgia to tears. It’s in the physical and the metaphysical. It’s all the light we can and cannot see. It’s momentary. It’s transient. It’s beautiful. […]

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/hauntingly beautiful

/hauntingly beautiful March 5, 2024 What is often considered an oxymoron, is actually an adverb-adjective combination employed to express the feeling of encountering something remarkable. Something that resonates. Something that reverberates. Haunting relates to having qualities that linger in the memory: not easily forgotten. And beauty, what can I say of it when it is the crown jewel of the prose and poems of the greats? In the words of Ralph Waldo Emerson, “Beauty is God’s handwriting.” So when you […]

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/life’s best moments usually happen unplanned

/life’s best moments usually happen unplanned March 4, 2024 Take it from someone who subscribes to the notion of planning to the ‘T’ when it comes to realizing photo concepts that lie outside the immediate control of the human life form, that there is such a thing as unexpected luck or its ubiquitous representation, serendipity. While tracking, mapping, charting, and planning have resulted in some photographs that stand tall on the impostor syndrome edifice—me pinching myself, did I really create […]

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/how many shades of pink do you want? yes!

/how many shades of pink do you want? yes! March 1, 2024 The one thing I longed for during my sojourn in Paris was to have a vantage point wide enough to witness the rumor of pink skies hidden behind the beautiful stone jungle of neo-gothic facades. There was a hint of autumn in the air, the streets, the river Seine, and even the Parisian sky. Every evening I’d be at a spectacular location, not to discount the distressingly good-looking […]

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