Thursday, November 03, 2005

Recline

As the music dissolved into the muffled lights, I lay back. The curtain fluttered, creating psychedelic patterns against the yellow glow.



I was back again. Same place, same position. Things repeat themselves. But this wasn’t a déjà vu. It was a conscious choice. Sometimes, we want things to repeat themselves. To relive old memories. To taste a moment of the past again.


44 comments:

Mrudula said...

Wonderful perspective.

Anonymous said...

are you a woman?
tvp

Sayesha said...

//Sometimes, we want things to repeat themselves. To relive old memories. To taste a moment of the past again.

AMAZING lines! So so so true!

livinghigh said...

hahahahah! someone asked if u were a woman, august! lol... talk abt stereotypes.

by de by, watsup with ya these days? i c de creative cells are working nicely. ;-)

NicoleBraganza said...

you do take beautiful pictures....some which leave me overwhelmed...like this one!

Casablanca said...

How I wish I could relive some of the moments from the past... but we cant always get what we want, can we?

J said...

It's amazing how the little things in life make a difference.
It could be a fragrance or a word, a cuppa on a couch or drive to the beach, a missed call or a Sigh! there i go again....... they all bring back memories dont they?

Jay said...

"Sometimes, we want things to repeat themselves."

Nice!

But on second thoughts ... would U really want it to happen that way? Doesent it loose its significance if it repeats again and again?

Krishanu said...

really...life does boil down to the minutest of details. overlook them, and you overlook a part of yourself...

Prerona said...

whats th e diff between reliving an moment past and pulling up and soaking in a memory? its incomplete ... isnt it?

happy diwali / happy eid / happy halloween - choose one or take all three :)

btw, i never asked, why 'english august'?

Zee said...

our attempt at making the wonderful moments go on forever.

What a great picture!

Anne said...

repetition, I could go for hours about this. Your photos just get more and more beautiful...

jason evans said...

Reliving moments which define us...very powerful and intoxicating.

aristera says said...

a very personal point of view, but one i think its one of your nicests works. happy diwali to you too.

Silvermoon said...

Compelling and captivating photograph. It's like the tunnel of life you contemplated here.
(I breezed in via Garnet's Glittering Muse blog. That 55 word poem sounded like a cool challenge.)

Sue hardy-Dawson said...

Strangly this reminded me of being a kid and building tents out of sheets, watching the lights and shadows through the fabric

Shubhodeep said...

i'll just echo nicole's words. breathtaking photography!

mermaid said...

Funny, how sometimes we choose to relive the past, or the past chooses to filter through the curtains of time in a slightly different shade again. I always ask myself, why? I'm beginning to realize that I don't need an answer.

Jaxe said...

Unbelievable photo .:A:. Just the image itself sets of an intensity. So glad to get over here again ;-)

Geetanjali said...

Warm - it touched the frozen parts of me and made me feel nice inside. Merci August...

Dreamy Eyed Gal said...

The pic's beautiful AS USUAL!!;-) Luv the last 2 lines...true...sometimes infact a lot of times we want nuth more than to relive a few moments of the past...at times we wish we wudn't have known a few things which we know at present...but doesnt alwez happen like that...life alwez moves on no matter wot...keep up the wonderful work!!!

Brood Mode said...

"To taste a moment of the past again"

true.... there are times when we want not just to taste it again, but hold on tight and never let go of it....

gulnaz said...

the picture reminds me of arabian nights and their faboulous tents! lovely perspective and original too. :)

i was wondering, is it ever possible to taste a moment from the past again? does it ever taste same again?

shyloh said...

So true so true. We only live them again through memories.

Love the colors in the picture.

finnegan said...

At first I felt like I was looking up someone's dress. Probably just a déjà vu.

Pecos Blue said...

If only it were as good as the first time.

Blue Athena said...

I like this.

Just quoting something I'd written a few days back.

retribution...

sometimes,
we believe not
in forgiveness
we keep those memories alive
scarred,
faded, jaded...
in the dungeons of our heart
and, punish ourselves
for loving thus...

:)

Avi said...

the moment had swept past
a perspective remained
disquiet the calm
in the non happening of life
all that moved
was a veil...aflutter

transience said...

that was such a beautiful picture. it's amazing. i looked and looked at it, convinced i would see something more.

Rare Blue said...

Sometimes, images are enough. Sometimes the words do the image an injustice. Not this time. It's haunting....

I must get out my camera with a new eye.

G

stan laurel said...

great pic! Looks very comfortable, and yes, I do want things to repeat themselves, especially last night.

atomicvelvetsigh said...

sometimes tho the past clings to us and never seem to let go. and often when it happens, i succumb.

bert moth said...

Ingenious words to complement the picture. I looked at the picture first and was uncertain. You painted a feeling to replace the uncertainty. Splendid!

. : A : . said...

Mrudula, Sayesha, Nicole Braganza, Zee, Anne, jason evans, aristera says, Silvermoon, Shubhodeep Pal, shyloh, Ô¿Ô - Thanks.

Anonymous - Does it matter?

livinghigh - Yes they are. Am doing good.

Casablanca - Not always, but sometimes we can.

J - They definitely do!

Jay - Depends on what the event is.

Krishanu, Sue hardy-Dawson, mermaid, mysterygal, Brood Mode, atomicvelvetsigh - Thanks for sharing your perspective.

Prerona - I'll take all three and wish you the same. Not much behind the story.

Jaxe - Thanks and welcome back.

Geetanjali - My pleasure.

gulnaz - Very interesting thought. Worth a post in itself.

finnegan - :-)

Pecos Blue - Sometimes, if we let it, it is better.

Blue Athena, Avi - Thanks for sharing your words.

transience - There is more. Always.

Rare Blue - Thanks for dropping by and for your comment.

stan laurel - I am sure you do. ;-)

pinkblog78 said...

Great picture..loved it!

Lorena said...

so true! we want to replay our memories for comfort and sometimes unfortunately with regret.

love your writing.

. : A : . said...

pinkblog78, Lorena - Thanks.

venus said...

so truely u've described: "psychedelic patterns"
what a beautiful angle!

SoupLad said...

Strange perspective...abstract...pardon me ...but what's the subject?
Still...I believe I will continue reading ya blog....yes....all...everything before and after November.

SoupLad said...

BTW, mind if I link u?

Prat said...

Feels like I was there too. Flat on the ground with one vodka too many.
And as my head reeled, the Buddha just whispered something in my ear.
And to think it all started with a photograph..

!xobile said...

we want them to repeat... and repeat and repeat.. until... like always.. they loose their taste and then we move on to new tastes.

for eg. this pic
v nice when I looked at it for the 1st time... but.. the next time.... and the next.. and the next... hehe

yvaine said...

You have a fantastic eye for photography. AND your words are fascinating. You are truly a gifted artist, my friend.

. : A : . said...

venus - Thanks.

SoupLad - Thanks for dropping by and commenting. Look forward to seeing you around. Don't mind at all if you link me.

Prat - I like your perspective. :-)

Ze Exaggeratorr! - Thanks for dropping by and sharing your perspective.

yvaine - *bows*