Friday, May 25, 2012

That little something

Why is it so hard to come by? I wish I could pay for it.. or trade some of my sister’s pretty outfits for it.. or give away my Civil Engineering text books for it (not that I need much pushing to do that)!

 Artists, writers, directors, for that matter creators of every kind while away a whole lifetime searching for it in vain. It’s like a deceptive little devil- lurking around the corner, waiting to unleash its voodoo on you.
 But you write it off, you turn a blind eye to it, you brush it away as an insignificant detail in the world that is so full of everything insignificant! And then you whine that your mundane life has a dearth of the ever so elusive- INSPIRATION!

 Inspiration, not karma is a bitch I tell you. You expect it to wear fancy stuff that catches your eye and draw you to it…but it masquerades in discarded rags, and hides in crevices that you royally over look! I tell myself- It’s been oh so long since I’ve written something. And I promptly sit down to write. I start pondering: What should I write about- love, politics, entertainment, day-to-day events that would mean little to any soul other than me? Then I look around…what inspires me? What inspires me? To tell tales of little consequence. To share an anecdote. To throw my head back and laugh maniacally. To sing myself hoarse along with the tv. To shout from roof tops. To perceive things that have always been alien. To create. To give words to my emotions. To delve deep in to my thoughts?? Err…I don’t know! Honestly, I wish I knew where I could find a cupful, maybe a spoonful, or even a teensie weensie sliver of Inspiration! I detest it…that feeling of being uninspired, of not having a passion stemming from something precious, something meaningful, maybe even life changing!

 Behind the beauty and majesty of any creation, idea or innovation there is Inspiration- Something that pushes you over the edge to finally piece the little things together and give them newfound splendor. Anything could inspire you- the glint a child’s eye as she devours an ice cream; the stars shining happily, oblivious to the mayhem happening down here; the simple silence on a lazy Saturday. It could be just about anything! And when you find yours, well there is no stopping you..

5 comments:

Abha said...

Wow, wow, wow! Awesome flow of language and the most natural usage of climax and anticlimax!
(1. To tell tales of little consequence. To share an anecdote. To throw my head back and laugh maniacally. To sing myself hoarse along with the tv. To shout from roof tops. To perceive things that have always been alien. To create. To give words to my emotions
2. the glint a child’s eye as she devours an ice cream; the stars shining happily, oblivious to the mayhem happening down here; the simple silence on a lazy Saturday.
)
Essence: You don't seem to be lacking inspiration at all! :D Though I wonder what the source is... :)

Sahil Kaul said...

Loved the line "To throw my head back and laugh maniacally cuz that's what you do all the time" :P.

Also, Abha, I think I know the inspiration!! Tell me it's food :P.. Please make my day! :P

On a different note, inspiring note and one that I can relate to, not in terms of inspiration to write but inspiration to excel in general! About writing, life inspires you the most, the tiniest bits of life around you, the embodiment of life, be it the glint in a child's eye or the stars shining high up above!! Life as we know it is the necessary evil! :D

kruthi gandham said...

wow!! nice shavi. well, one could be inspired from anything , anywhere, from a bird flying high or a farm house located in the suburbs, to a old man crossing the street by himself or the dog who is faithful to his master.Just waiting for ur next blog:P

Barun Ray said...

Now I am having to think of something to inspire me to write a few words that could seem like complements!

Anonymous said...

Randomly I was surfing on the net and I came across your article. I must say it's like a breathe of a fresh air. Totally 'Inspirational'! Flawless writing and the instinct that would push you to read till the end like you find it in 'Five Point Someone' of CB. Keep writing...!! :)