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Today, more than ever, needs writers who let their ideas run free, to inspire the world. Here is an ode to the writer's dilemma - to be or not to be free?
Today, more than ever, needs writers who let their ideas run free, to inspire the world. Here is an ode to the writer’s dilemma – to be or not to be free?
One of the top 5 entries for September’s Muse of the Month writing theme, with the cue “I am no bird; and no net ensnares me” taken from Charlotte Bronte’s Jane Eyre.
A writer is a sensitive thing
Thinking up strange scenarios.
Envisions a story
Others don’t see
Inhabiting a world
Whose reality is remembered scents,
Bursts of forgotten music
Wisps of mist.
Of the light
As it shines through a leaf
Berry squelch burst of taste.
Emotions watched and heard
What goes through your head
Before you are beheaded?
Who cleans the sword…does anyone?
Soft ephemeral thoughts
May dance onto a page, pinned there by a pen
Or may forever float
Like motes of dust in a sunbeam
A writer’s mind
Has no space
Other people’s opinions
For my dragonfly wing delicate ideas.
I can either write…and show no one
Or write, as Charlotte Bronte did
Under a pseudonym.
Was her writing so courageous, open and uncensored
Because she veiled who she was?
Is this the way?
In a world where children berate writing mothers
For publicizing emotions and events,
Mothers enjoin adult daughters
Not to touch upon certain topics
The strongest experiences
Crying to be voiced
Does a writer have the energy to confront
Mother, partner, offspring?
Should she ?
Or should the burkha of anonymity
Float down upon her writing
Allowing it to be
Fearless and free?
Anonymous out of a dislike
Of being criticized ?
It’s like a mother giving up her baby
But if you must, you must
It’s better than killing the baby.
Or not writing at all.
Let my writing be free.
Pic credit: mrsdkrebs (Used under a CC license)
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Mostly Normal is a book of innocence, longing, filial love, angst and acceptance, encapsulating a gamut of human emotions within its lightweight edifice. The book touches the human heart and will stay with you.
Some books enthral you till the last page, and then there are those that you stop reading after turning a few pages. Some books are a one-time read, while you carry some books with you long after you have read them. Then, once in a while, a book hits you so close to home that you find it difficult to slot into any category.
I will put Priyadeep Kaur’s Mostly Normal (BookSoul Reads, 2022) in this last bracket.
At a little less than hundred pages, Mostly Normal is a testimony of the power of words to inspire, irrespective of their length.
Most women do not get to live their lives the way they want, on their own terms. So why should they be tied down in their old age?
Every morning, while dropping the kids at the bus stop, I find a grandfather waiting with his granddaughter. I see him again when I fetch the kids. This has been the pattern for the last few years.
He is seen actively participating in his granddaughter’s activities, from morning and evening walks to attending her parent-teachers meeting, sending her for extracurricular activities to even planning her birthday party. He is admired by all. He is appreciated for making himself useful in his old age. People rave that the doting grandfather is doing his duty towards his children and grandchildren. The much-admired grandfather is also a widower, having lost his wife years ago to chronic disease. It’s also to be noted that both his son and daughter-in-law are working parents.
Every day, the onlookers appreciate his sense of duty and dedication. They say that this is how the elderly should keep themselves occupied. They should bring up their grandchildren while their children go off to work.
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