Friday, June 12, 2009

You don't need to understand...

What i am trying to say...

these days i'm so charged and on high alert at work. i mean every milisecond of non-focus creates utter chaos. so at the end of some days when i log in to my blog page and stare blankly at the screen with millions of words hurricaning inside my brain i try to achieve some sense in all the entanglednesses. and then i resign myself to the fact that i neednt try to achieve sense. and hence i started by saying that you neednt try and make sense out of this either.

i contextualize the above sentiment with an art exhibition that i visited the other day at jehangir art gallery. six artists from a school in pune had showcased their work. one of them was untitled. the canvasses covered one entire wall of the room. the paintings looked like a satellite view or an aerial blueprint of a slum or a scrapyard. the colous used were as varied as a bright red to a soothing blue and a crisp violet. there were the dismal greys too. the strokes were forceful, they spoke of an energy and a volatility...i had a chat with the artist and i asked him what were his paintings all about. he said that his paintings had no message. they were pure abstracts and were done with a mind that was devoid of thoughts. he had the canvas, his paints and his brushes. his energy flowed from his body into the canvas and created the work that was being displayed. Hmmmnnn.... lofty, ain't it? but pretty simple too. i mean there are times when you want to be meaninglessly meaningful...

the other night (i was on a late shift) when i was walking to the station i passed a crowd of men. i threaded my way through them. it was like one of those ballets where the dancers weave in and out through their co-dancers like garlands. without touching them. yet the movements are so graceful. i sometimes wonder what it would feel like if i were to close my eyes and walk on the road. everything seemed to move in slow motion at that moment. even my thoughts.

10 comments:

rabbit said...

you wrote something meaningful at the end.
i try this once in a while in a blue moon.

tc n have a nice day

Sam said...

straight from the heart. nice blog.

Pesto Sauce said...

Now those were some ramblings

Esh Dec In said...

"i mean there are times when you want to be meaninglessly meaningful..."

Seconded.

It's been a long time, since I've been here.

And how do you add the Twitter Updates thing on the blog? I changed my link, and I can't recall how I added the app on the blog. :s

shnkrnryn said...

abstract paintings my ass i could have done that painting blind folded and have people like you admiring it

Preeti said...

VICKU...

you have always been a very meaningful writer.

SAM

Thanks a ton! :-)

PESTO SAUCE

They were werent they... :-) there's more.

Preeti said...

EDI...

Hey boy...how have you been???

you know...i just cant seem to remember how i did the twitter thing. i think it was somewhere in the settings.

but what's happening with you. dude..?

Preeti said...

SHANKS...

shaddap!!! hmph!!! you're just jealous that you cant get more obscure or vague than me...hah!!!

Still thinking said...

Close you eyes and walk and then write another post regaling us with your experience ;)

TC dear.

Preeti said...

STILL..

i will

:-))))