Duality of Life
The concept of Yin and Yang has always left me awestruck. There are other concepts that persistently teaches life is all about light and dark, sun and moon, good and bad: The Duality. But, Yin and Yang, in light there is a dark and in darkness, there is a light and we have power over who we become with the options we have. It is also a duality at the end of the day but with a choice. Strangely, this photograph which I took in Kanyakumari gave me these thoughts.
Nature’s Duality! (Shot on Fujifilm XA7)
It’s Not End Until It Ends
It was 2017, the year when I disappeared. The year I didn’t know what was happening on the outside. The year when the entire neighbourhood decided that I am withering away. The year when my parents prayed and cried. The year I fought the longest battle. The year I learnt life.
The year a tiny jackfruit plant was growing in our garden. The year I heard from my parent that they are planning to remove her, though she wouldn’t survive. I asked them to wait till I could start to walk again and see her.
We wanted to believe at that time. It’s Not End Until It Ends. We desperately wanted to survive. She and I.
We survived slowly and steadily. We will survive. We will live! Me and my Jackfruit Tree.
And She Grew Up! (Shot On Fuji Film XA7)
How do you fall in love with art?
It was raining that day at Sikkim when my brother and I entered this really tiny shop to get some souvenirs. I folded the wet umbrella. I turned to the right. And there I saw these Two cups! very attractive!
The shape of the cup and the unfamiliar art the strange colours won over my curiosity. Curiosity, to touch and feel it! I immediately took it in my hands, closed my eyes and felt the unevenness of the surface caused by the painting. 3 days later it was travelling with us by train.
Now, 3 years later. I am still in love with it for taking me back to the streets of Sikkim by its mere presence.
Senses and Art (Shot On Fujifilm XA7)
Everyone has a life to survive
I was watching this colourful fly while I was watering the plants. I was attracted to it because of its strange colour pattern. Working so hard doing something in the basil leaves which I don’t understand. After all, they have a life of their own which we still won’t consider as important as ours.
Everyone got a life with a meaning no matter what their size and shape are…
Fly got a job to do too! ( Shot on Fujifilm X-A7)
TIMID LITTLE EYES UNDER SURVEILLANCE
The life of a stray cat is much more difficult. I have been observing this little guy. Trying not to meddle in his life while his mother is making sure he survives. Because she almost lost him once. He fell into the same borehole protector in which he was sitting in this picture. We closed it now. His mother moved other kittens during rain not knowing fell inside them.
The next day, while I was planting a seedling, I heard a small meow. I thought I must be imagining. Thanks to my hearing and my dad’s trust in my hearing we saved him. And after passing half a day alone, his mother saw him while passing by and took care of him until he managed to climb the walls and leave on his own.
Survival! (Shot on Fujifilm X-A7)
How solitude is different from loneliness?
Is it based on perspective? Are you intimidated by the fact that you are alone while riding in the metro or are you going to enjoy the moment and be being conscious at the same time?
Me, Myself and the empty seats of Chennai Metro. (Shot on Nokia 7 Plus)
Do you see the soul or feel the soul?
Can you feel it whenever you see it in their eyes? Can you?
Then why is it you say they don’t have souls? Is it an excuse you make to look down at their life? Is it your reason for hurting it?
Every eye Has Soul! (Shot on Nokia 7 Plus)
Have your jealousy touched the sky?
I used to sigh every time the clouds fly across the sky. Always wondered if clouds are swimming in the sky. There is always a mystery. Mystery of what lies beyond it.
And beyond the cloud. I saw this. I saw a world without humans a world so white, soft, comforting with all the clouds holding their hands so tight.
Beyond the cloud! (Shot on Nokia 7 Plus)