Sunday, October 25, 2009

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I wonder if I should start running a suggestion box for titles. I am running out of them. I can usually write passage after passage without too much difficulty. But then it all screeches to a halt when the time comes to fill up that ominous space following Title:

One of the reasons why my blog is still called What To Name It. When the time came to fill in the title block, Chinmayi Sripada is just as expected as expected can get. Musings is as common as coffee in Chennai. Any title suggestive of music would also be just as expected. And hence the very highly intellectual, erudite What To Name It. Just in case you think I am being highly kind on myself. Hark. That was sarcastic.

At times, I wonder on the people I know. On the transient nature of fleeting characters that play a certain role and leave. But then it doesn't leave me asking for permanency. Permanency with people is more than a rarity these days. But then when it does happen, its almost as if a near extinct creature has appeared in its entire glory in front of a wildlife photographer. And for a short while whoever in the world cares, rejoices that there is a possibility of seeing this being other than in illustrated books. Rejoices in the hope.

What makes some people special? What makes you remember some? A gesture? A Helping hand? An emotion that they made you experience? The wisdom they shared? The dreams that they make you see? The paths they reveal to you? As long as I am concerned it is sometimes one or a combination of these.

When I think of these people who I can count with the digits of my right extremity (coming to think of it, my left one too) it is not necessary that I smile when I think of them as greeting card writers have immortalized. It is not necessary that I know that they will be around for as long as time exists for us. It is not necessary that I can call them for a comforting word. To me it is the memory that they created that stored in my LTM directly. The specialness. The warmth it kindles when the memory plays out. The weird belonging I feel with the universe when I was there, and whenever I remember the incident.

For you - Even if you are blessed with people you can always count on, your pillars of support, the people you can call if in dire straits, I wish today, that you come across these people who make you feel detached and attached at the same time. Before you pooh-pooh this detached attachment as mumbo jumbo that you could/may/will come across in philosophical/new age spiritual literature, its a very real feeling. Its not unsettling. But its quite something. And it weaves into the tapestry of life yet another glorious skein.

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

Chinmayi,
A good title for your Blog will be "If I could change the World...."

Vijai said...

Hi Chin...
nan oru sugestion solatumaaa?
next time u can put the title "AS YOU WISH"
heheheheheheeheh.......

soin said...

i started to read ur blog coz of its title at first. then i realised who the author is.i guess how to name it and nothing but wind are some of the best works of music in the last couple of decades.listened a thousand times.pity many dont even know about it.free

Madhumitha said...

You are blessed with the power of words, to precisely express what you want to, something that instantly strikes a chord with like-minded souls. I am one of that kind - someone who is constantly amazed by you, and by everything about you. If i might say, I try and emulate you, though that might be a tad unsettling to your modesty. I really cant believe - juz when i struggle to come out of the impact "thayir saadam" post had caused on me, this one comes along.. Your psychology degree has really worked wonders! Truly! Keep up the good work! Not everyone can connect with the souls so easily!

Chinmayi Sripada /Chinmayee said...

:) thank you. will try to live up to i.

Banupriya said...

WHAT TO NAME IT!! is indeed a beautiful title to ur blog. The way you handle multiple type of words in your blog and succeed in expressing yourself well is mind-blowing.

Mathavan said...

@Chinmayi
Your blog covers lot of topics. Your posts shows us the happenings of the (your) world through your eyes. Though you are the person who sees, we can visualize with the help of your posts. :)

Your blog can have titles such as - The world as I see/The world through my eyes/How I see the world. I mean the word 'see' with a much broader sense than just related to sight.

Ramki said...

I have spent most of my life trying to find friends but all in vain.
I totally go with Madumita "Not everyone can connect with the souls so easily". Human life is gifted and you have something more. Use it...

EsKay said...

just sound bite...vaarthai thOranam. Makes little sense

friendsterlogin said...

Hi chinmayi akka.I would like to thank you for the varayo varayo song For the melting song akka.Gud luck we all will pray for you and all the best akka.THank You.

Deepak said...

Why to name it? If you could make posts like thayir sadham ;-)

Mahesh said...

"oru theivam thantha poove" would have been a quite apt title for the blog, celebrating the gift of music or even your trademark "goodspeed"!

WhatToNameIt sounds more like HowToNameIt which the tamilians are too familiar with.