November 05, 2008

The Answer

When we were together, we mostly played with words and tried to laugh away our best opportunities to see each other clearly… Whenever there is the least sign of the nest becoming a zealous rival of the sky, my mind, like a migrant bird, tries to take… flight to a distant shore.

Not my words. But I am too small a person to comment on this. Find out who said this to whom and it will give you new insights into relationships.

10 comments:

Anand Kashyap said...

Brilliant work, Banjo!!!
Btw, to whom did you say this?

sayrem said...

rabindra nath tagore.....is it not??

Madhurjya (Banjo) said...

@Anand - I know you like me, but even then you should not have expected that I could come up with something like that :)

@ Sayrem - Correct. But would you know the background?

sayrem said...

a letter of sorts....to an english lady i believe...love also had its involvment,but thats a disputed claim...might hav been just freindship....the interpretations are ours to make......

Rahul said...

Yeah, has to be Tagore.. he was in love with the bird-flight metaphors!

Madhurjya (Banjo) said...

@ rahul - had to be you to get the bird flight metaphors of Tagore :)

Rahul said...

@Banjo - :D.. what's the background/context though? Did Sayrem hit the jackpot above?

Madhurjya (Banjo) said...

@ Rahul - Yups he did. I guess Bongs have it easy when it comes to Tagore. This was a letter to a lady called Victoria Ocampo, who clearly was fascinated by our bard. Tagore's side of the story has been told by too many people and all versions different from the other :) Though he did dedicate a book to her calling her Vijaya, the Sanskrit/Bong for Victoria.

PS: normal bongs who idolize him refuse to accept that he might have any other interest than that of a muse and the creator. recently only platonic references have been allowed in conversation.

Anand Kashyap said...

I'm happy for two reasons about you staying in India rather than going to SA.
The first is that you are going to stay in India.
And secondly and more importantly, you are not going to SA.

I'd not worry too much about a person who would think I just said the same thing twice.

But Banjo....I know that you know exactly what I meant.
Respect to the man ;)

War - war said...

I never thought I'd be able to identify with that sentiment, Banjo. Today, though, I do. Sigh.
P.S. SA? :O Banjo!!