We are here..

We are here to witness the creation and abet it

We are here to notice each thing so each thing gets noticed.

We notice not only each mountain shadow and each stone on the beach but, especially, we notice the beautiful faces and complex natures of each other.

We are here to bring to consciousness the beauty and power that are around us and to praise the people who are here with us.

We witness our generation and our times.

We watch the weather

Otherwise, creation would be playing to an empty house..

That Instant

“In an instant all will vanish and we’ll be alone once more, in the midst of nothingness.”

~ Waiting For Godot

ज़िन्दगी क्या है अनासिर में ज़ुहूर-ए-तरतीब

मौत क्या है इन्हीं अज्ज़ा का परेशाँ होना

~ चकबस्त

By Myself

“I am now quite cured of seeking pleasure in society, be it country or town. A sensible man ought to find sufficient company in himself.”

~ Emily Brontë, Wuthering Heights

रहिए अब ऐसी जगह चल कर जहाँ कोई हो

हम-सुख़न कोई हो और हम-ज़बाँ कोई हो

बे-दर-ओ-दीवार सा इक घर बनाया चाहिए

कोई हम-साया हो और पासबाँ कोई हो

पड़िए गर बीमार तो कोई हो तीमारदार

और अगर मर जाइए तो नौहा-ख़्वाँ कोई हो

~ मिर्ज़ा ग़ालिब

Forget Yourself

Develop an interest in life as you see it; the people, things, literature, music-the world is so rich, simply throbbing with rich treasures, beautiful souls, and interesting people. Forget yourself.

~ Henry Miller