Thursday, March 12, 2009

The Unfinished Ones


During the long span of silence on this space, I’ve written many unfinished posts on the pages of my mind. Now, there is an arrear of posts stacked inside and I’ve got to clean them up before I start on a fresh one. So, here they are.
  • The slow beauty and grace of Naguib Mahfouz’s ‘The Cairo Trilogy’ which kept me enraptured for 3 months
  • The joy of discovering Orhan Pamuk’s brilliance through his political but humane novel, ‘Snow’
  • Several Sunday Jazz afternoons at Barefoot with Rohit, appreciating the music, trying to catch the stories floating around, while sipping on white
  • The splendor of Colombo’s English theater in the form of a great adaptation of Shakespeare called, ‘Hamlet at Elsie’s Bar’
  • The happiness of watching the inspiring tale of human spirit, ‘The Diving Bell and the Butterfly’
  • Alexi Murdoch’s lovely album called ‘Time Without Consequence’ which gave us the musical company on our way back from Mirissa
  • The conversations with Pooja’s grandfather on subjects like ‘Money, ‘Profession’, ‘Life after Retirement’ etc.

Now, it feels like I’m ready to move on.

6 comments:

Rahul Jauhari said...

Mr. Hasan, how many times have I told you I like the way you write?

Pooja Nair said...

heh! good for you Hasan!

meraj said...

thanks again, Mr Jauhari...makes me feel like writing more.

thanks Pooja

Rahul Jauhari said...

You are welcome sir :-)

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ilegirl said...

My husband rented The Diving Bell and the Butterfly last summer. Accustomed to Hollywood pollyanisms, and having misunderstood the real life situation, I was shocked at the ending. It was great film-making. Though at the time I had not read the book, the film was so intimate I felt its truth.

Namas said...

waiting eargerly for all these posts!!happy writing..