It was thought that the gods blew on creative people, who would then inhale the god's breath and have an idea. This is the premise of "inspiration": inhaling divine breath and ideas.

Saturday, October 24, 2009

August evening!

I opened my hand to check if anything remained. It felt empty! I rubbed them off on the park bench and got up, it was already late. As I walked homewards, something felt light within. I looked at my hands again, they were open. They didn't hold on to anything anymore. What had I dropped off on my way? I couldn't say, but what ever it was. It was worth losing!

A security gaurd was passing by, whistling in to the night. The sound seemed haunting! The August winds blew driving chills down my spine. I increased my walking pace. The roads were deserted, people are locked in their homes on sundays in a place like this one. My mind wandered to the realms of the past. What was I trying to escape from? The present, obviously. Isn't it so easy! It's like a blanket, the past. Cover yourself and pretend to be invisible. But, I tell you what. This blanket is heavy. You can't always carry this one.

Too many memories. Good ones and bad ones. Memories? But I seemed to have lost them. No, they seemed to have lost me. They no longer remained loyal to me. They slipped from my hands like droplets of water. I tried to hold them tightly, but they escaped at a faster rate. I was out of the blanket now. Everything seemed new.

I came to the end of the lane, it was a cross road that was marked 'Past' and 'Present'. I stood there for a long time. There were things I forgot to forget! I stayed there and searched within for every scrape that was meant to be dumped. And then without turning back to say good bye to my past, I walked the road of the 'Present'.


  1. Very nice and very well written.. "the burden of the past is the first one that has to be dumped and the present would be the lightest".. Amen

  2. Oh my, that's a cool quote Sleeyface, Enjoyed the article too - thanks:)

  3. Wonderfully Written!! Would love to read this when ever Past chases me... Book Marked!!