January 03, 2011

Wandering Feet



Kolkata. West Bengal.


Some things changed,
Some things did not.

That which changed did not change everything.
That which did not change stopped nothing from changing.

Things meant to change did not.
Things meant to remain the same, changed.

In the lull between the push and the pull my eyes rested,
Suspended in the momentary equilibrium of my wandering feet.


25 comments:

Mridula said...

Those are lovely words Anil, wish you a very happy 2011.

Anonymous said...

"That which did not change stopped
nothing from changing."

you just say it so beautifully. vaishnavi

Riot Kitty said...

My thoughts exactly.

Rajlakshmi said...

thats true... loved the witty word play :)

Pal Sin said...

:) lovely. HAPPY NEW YEAR ANIL....!

charu said...

as always. beautiful images - both visual and verbal. have a wanderful, wonderful year. Anil!

Anil P said...

Mridula: Thank you. Wish you a very happy new year of wondering and wandering as well.

Vaishnavi: Thank you :-) Wish you a happy new year.

Riot Kitty: Thanks.

Rajlakshmi: Thanks :-)

Pal Sin: Thank you. Wish you a very happy new year too, Pallavi.

Charu: Thank you. A pleasure to learn you liked it. Wish you a wanderful, wonderful year too.

Lakshmi said...

Coming here after a very long time..beautifully written..wish you a great 2011

Sara said...

You do have a marvelous way with words. I am stopping by to wish you well in 2011. Your blog always gives me something to learn about a culture so very different from what I know. Thank you for sharing with us.

Nona said...

Nice

Merisi, Vienna said...

Very well put! (And we all know, don't we, that the more things change, the more they stay the same anyway!). ;-)

May the New Year bring you everything you wish for,
with warmest regards,
Merisi

Anil P said...

Lakshmi: Welcome. Thank you. Wish you a wonderful new year too.

Sara: Thank you. It's indeed a pleasure to learn you like the posts here. Wish you a very happy new year.

Nona: Thank you.

Merisi: Thank you for your wishes. Wish you a very happy new year, and many more wonderful picture moments.

Rouchswalwe said...

Anil! I hope your new year began well and I'm wishing for you many many more happy days ahead in 2011!

karen said...

Hi Anil
I have been catching up with your always intriguing blog! Some lovely photos and words, as usual..

wishing you a wonderful 2011!

Meenal said...

lovely capture!

Indian Bazaars said...

We went to Calcutta year after year when we were children, to spend our summer vacations there with family. Your words bring back some of those memories. Liked your last lines very much...

Anil P said...

Rouchswalwe: Thank you. Wish you a very happy new year too.

Karen: Such a pleasure, Karen, to know you were here. Wish you a very happy new year 2011.

Meenal: Thank you.

Indian Bazaars: Given how Calcutta is, I can well imagine the many memories the city will leave behind from your trips there.

Thank you.

Anu said...

Very well expressed, Anil!! Wish you a wonderful new year filled with travel!

dr.antony said...

Changes are inevitable.But which way,that is the question.
You said it right.Many fall victims to this kind of change.

radha said...

Very poignant. And once again a picture that added to the lines.

cyclopseven said...

Reality speaks well through your poem.

Ms.N said...

May I say very very very complicated. I wonder what all was probably racing through your mind!

Anil P said...

Anu: Thank you. Wish you a very happy new year too.

Dr. Antony: Didn't someone once say 'change is evidence of life'? or was it 'of growth'?

Radha: Thank you.

Cyclopseven: Thank you.

Ms. N: Actually, much. Much, much :-)

Pall Sin said...

New post? :)

Anil P said...

Pall Sin: Pretty soon :-)