The first time you sacrifice your friends to time is traumatic not only for the schoolyard friends lost but for the trauma of losing the very conception of friendship we had formed around them. But we recover when we realise that we make can friends based on shared interests and less from pure circumstance, however, … Continue reading scholia 33
I want to track you like the Champawat Tiger and attack in broad daylight to the shock of all villagers in witness, sending into sharp flutter their long Kashmiri eyelashes with public displays of affection that would bring a blush to the lifeless carved likenesses of Rati's wooden cheeks. I want to drag you into … Continue reading a letter to no one 1
I would argue the reduction of writing, such as in the blurb of a novel, can still be considered art in itself and that it cannot be denied this title by the mere fact of its reduction. You might call it foolish if Reader's Digest published the Iliad in the one line monimer; "A journey … Continue reading scholoa 30
The saddest thing a writer could admit to himself is that his life's work is a monumental monument to mediocrity.
When Christ told us that the lowest would be the highest, that the meek were blessed and not wretched, he said it not for their sake but for ours. He said it so that should you ever find yourself paralysed by bougeiouse melancholia you may compare yourself to the man in the wheelchair, paralysed like … Continue reading scholia 29
The problem with a hyperconnected and globalised world which is primarily driven by a barbaric desire to consume, is the same problem with a fountain which one visits to take, and not give, a coin or two — bought, of course, at the cost of a wish.
It's for the best that most people don't know the decision to stop brushing your teeth is the first step towards destitution and death. It's a frightening thing to learn that the fate of the thing outstretched on the city pavement is only separated from yours by a membrane bristle-thin. Which begs the question of why … Continue reading scholia25