Thursday, May 01, 2008

I wonder

why I am not writing. It's not the case of being blissfully happy or shamefully busy. It is not the case of a paucity of topics or a drought of words. It is not a case of finding better ways to pass my time or lethargy. Probably it's ennui but why? I know not. I have tonnes of ideas and myriad stories to tell but I look at my blog and just want to look elsewhere. I read poems (and I shall surely write about the best weekend I had in several years) by a Jeet Thayil and I feel thoroughly disappointed with the state of present day writing and hastily conclude that it is probably something to do with my sense of good writing and my own writing that I am unable to see the reason why such writers/poets are even published. His poem about food habits in the mountainous regions was so pathetic that I rushed out of the bookstore and bought an ice-cream. So many other writers simply seem to get published and I wonder whether I should be adding to that mass without ... forget it. I will write for sure as that is pure bliss to me, but now I am basically limping through the streets of a foreign land (though I like the way Ottawa keeps its streets). But I wonder...

3 comments:

  1. Parvati10:33 PM

    There is always a reason for everything - anyway it is unpardonable that a person of your writing calibre write a non-event of a post reiterating what obviously your blog-visitors know - that you are not writing.

    # Just do it, Eroteme, and bring out in your blog all those ideas and stories that you have in you.

    God! - it drives me crazy with anger that you have the ideas, you have the stories and you know the language to tell them in, and still you are wasting your life doing nothing at all about them! What a shame!

    # Buck up and start writing. All other talk is just a lot of chaff of no value.

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  2. Do not be so hard on yourself..

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  3. Dear P,
    Geeeez!! You would sure make a wonderfully bad mother! Gosh! Think of coming home and having my mother whiplash me with this!! :-o

    Dear M,
    :-)

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