Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Edge of the world



Standing at the edge of Europe. With the vast expanse of the Atlantic ocean behind me made me think of Douglas Adams and Lord Krishna. Queer combination. Let me explain. Yashoda had the celestial vision after looking into Krishna's mouth. Zaphod Beeblebrox survived the machine that showed him the entire universe. Like them, I too couldn't help but ponder about my place in the world. It's not very pleasant to feel tiny. A microscopic speck in this huge world. It's not just the open spaces that bothered me but the fact that time is fleeting. The Subhodeep of this moment is not the Subhodeep of the next.

2 comments:

Adidas said...

Aha! :) I know exactly how u feel! I often feel like that when I'm alone and quiet at iitb lakeside! it feels, yes, small, lonely, but it somehow humbles me. u can sometimes feel the entire damn universe looking down upon you, the one insignificant speck on earth, and yet, u feel good and big when u walk away :)

Kolor said...

@ adidas ....

I call it 'Putting your life in perspective '