Wednesday, November 07, 2007

Comment ca va?

A post after a long time – for those who know me well, they must be wondering how come the cranking sound of thoughts sounded so silent for so long a time, and ah from John – is everything alright?

As I look back over the hiatus, something I really learnt to appreciate (or rather embrace) – silence. Silence, something that needs no words sometimes and avoids words sometimes, and both have their place and time.

In this period of silence, I have seen “adults” write me off, as being na├»ve, “happening” guys give gyan about life, “morally upright” sign me off as evil, professional equations change based on perceptions, personal equations change based on impressions of “accomplishment possible”, and a few (for whom I remained the same) for whom nothing else mattered, even silence.

Ecoute le silence – a French phrase I use occasionally, and it just about sounds so good – The literal translation of the same – “Hear the silence”.

In what seems to be a tumultuous rage of changes, memory echoes a profound statement, ironically set in the worst chaos mankind has seen – “Success is not final, failure is not fatal; it’s the courage to continue that counts.” (Churchill)