Sunday, October 09, 2005

Two lights



A moment later, there will be no light. But you don’t know that.

At first, you can only see the light. Then, you can see a little bit around it. The warm glow of the reflections filter in, muffled. You remember home. And the lights. The memories stream in, in rays. You run your hand over the frosted glass and create patterns that let you look back into your past. The residue clings to your fingers, but you let it pass. What is more important, is getting a clear picture and seeing where the light is coming from.

But you can’t.

Your side has been wiped clean. The burden is on your hands. But glass has two sides. And you don’t have control of the other facade. You can only see what she wants you to see. For now.

A moment later, there will be no light. And she too, doesn’t know that.


33 comments:

Slice Of Life said...

lovely pic...
lights remind many things..diwali..festivals,happy occassions... past ....present...
uma

venus said...

doesn't this picture give us an example, ho we should live? Yes, I agree with chennai pages, it's festive time!

Dreamy Eyed Gal said...

the pic is really beautiful...there's smth abt it that reminds me of so many things...nice post!!!

gulnaz said...

the picutre is Oh-my-god WOW!!!
setting the world alight in your own unique way!
there is no knowing of what is to come and perhaps that is how it should be. even our mistakes make up our lives and if we knew what lies ahead we would not make those mistakes and just think how terrible that would be.

jaded said...

great picture
btw where is this place?

Łóòň Ġãĺ said...

Whoa!!

That was a lovely post and i agree with all the ones who commented above.

But i guess therez something more to this post...something else tht was going on in ur mind before/while u were writing this post?? Sorry if am wrong.

Cheerz!

mumbaiwallah said...

What a nice blog! First time here and I'm really enjoying reading your posts. You write well.

Ash said...

Gorgeous ! Loved the photo .. very cheery and festive :)

Gypsy Girl said...

.:a:., really nice work here. I am enjoying your lean towards prose. Sometimes I think the picture is enough but then I look at your sight and see that the words are what make it so meaningful.

Erin said...

Wow, your pictures are always breathtaking, and this piece of prose is simply wonderful.

Casablanca said...

Saw this pic on your flickr album, and was waiting for a post on it :)

As always, vivid and beautiful words.

the woman said...

There will be no light... You sure of it?

Hmm...

Impressive.

Brood Mode said...

beautiful pic and as always the words give it all the meaning!

Prerona said...

awesome ... u weave ur spells :)

chaos said...

beautiful capture...

lights = life... and we don't know what's next! :D

Phoenix said...

but why worry about a moment later!

live life, moment by moent, this very moment!

Anil said...

of late I've noticed that your pictures have entered a higher realm....I absolutely love this pic...perhaps you should consider starting a separate and proper fotolog (not just flicker I mean)...btw I'm curious what camera/s do you use?

venkat said...

Amazing picture..
You really have a way with words also reminds me of how i miss festivals like diwali

Geetanjali said...

It's that time of the year again - when streets are lit up with rows of lights and shops decked in streams of lights...I'll happily ignore the commercialisation for sights like those of a long street bedecked with thousands of little lights.

Free Spirit said...

As if the picture wasn't enough, you just had to come up with some brilliant writing. As usual. =)

stella said...

it feel that sometimes, we have to follow the lights wherever they lead us.

even when they go out.

thanks for posting the picture. it goes so well with your words.

thoughts said...

Why?

mermaid said...

Will not burden this one with analysis. Amazing metaphor, it speaks for itself!

Paul said...

Sounds like it could relate to a person or a place - either one. Desiring a connection greater or more lasting than can quite be made. Beautiful candles.

Sue hardy-Dawson said...

A breathtaking picture as are the words

feminine expressions said...

pure poetry...

you take us from the surface and pull us deeper into the message...

Wbix said...

awesome. you are only getting better and better.. how do you do tht!

finnegan said...

I'm intrigued by the formal quality of your pieces. It seems you are captivated by a certain symmetry, where two sides of things don't necessarily agree, even though they appear the same.

paddy said...

light is as big a mystry as life.

. : A : . said...

chennai pages, venus, mysterygal, venkat, Geetanjali - Thanks. Glad you could relate.

gulnaz - Thanks. Agree with what you have said. The beauty lies in now knowing what is going to happen next.

jaded - Thanks. Just some dangling lights along the street I was passing by.

Cheesy.Termite - There is always something else. ;-)

MW - Thanks for dropping by. Your profile seems to be restricted. Do drop a link the next time you are around.

Ash, Gypsy Girl, Erin Monahan, Casablanca, the woman, Brood Mode, Prerona, chaos, Free Spirit, stella, mermaid, Sue hardy-Dawson, feminine expressions, Wbix - Thanks. Glad you liked it.

Phoenix - Exactly!

Anil - I guess as I practice more and get more interested in photograpy, it improves. Though I couldn't possibly start another log - too much effort! I use a Canon G6 for most of my shots.

thoughts - Why? What?

Paul - Thanks. They are not candles though.

finnegan - Formal quality? Can you elaborate?

paddy - Yes it is.

Delphic Oracle said...

the candles remind me of the finest birthday i ever had...it was in 1990 4th nov....curfew in dhaka,,....i had two cakes for my birthday...people of different even antagonistic political parties took refuge in our house...my birthday was really grand...was all captured in vidoe with "East Meets West" album music as background........lovely.....no tubelights only candles......
and the excitement of curfew around!

thoughts said...

why don't we know whats going to happen ..? we know what happened. part of me never wants to know whats goning to happen.. part of me always wants to know whats gng to happen....and for better or worse both parts are ME.

. : A : . said...

DelphicOracle - Thanks for dropping by and sharing your experience. Very enriching.

thoughts - There are always two sides.