Monday, December 8, 2008

Sound of Silence….

[Picture along side is one of the most expressive work of art, a painting by Edvard Munch (titled 'The Scream'। Need I say more!] I saw this man holding his cell-phone to his ears tightly। He seemed as if trying to listen to faint sounds. But he was holding it for so long, he may just be listening to silence. What does silence tell us? Silence talks to us about our own self. It only holds mirror to our own weird thoughts and ideas, which sound bizarre sometimes. It makes us look intelligent and thoughtful or perhaps only intelligent and thoughtful can listen to silence. It crystallizes our thoughts, tells us of our standing in space and time and in relation to world at large. Silence tells us so much only if we care to listen.

Silence is indeed deafening in Mumbai carnage context................


P.N. Subramanian said...

I was trying to co-relate "silence" with the painting you have shown and miserably failed to arrive at any meaningful interpretation. Thanks for sharing.
Incidentally one should avoind keeping 'word verification' for comments. This discourages people from putting down their views.

Kali Hawa said...

I am not tech savvy; how this got here I don't know.

And you are right, the whole text is lop sided and completely off tune. There was no silence in the context of Mumbai massacre. In fact it was a very noisy, not just noisy but hysterical.