“The arts are not a way of making a living. They are a very human way of making life more bearable. Practicing an art, no matter how well or badly, is a way to make your soul grow, for heaven's sake. Sing in the shower. Dance to the radio. Tell stories. Write a poem to a friend, even a lousy poem. Do it as well as you possibly can. You will get an enormous reward. You will have created something.”
― Kurt Vonnegut, A Man Without a Country
Monday, June 4, 2012
This is at the bus stop near the main National Chemical Laboratory gate. I was walking from home to the NCL shopping center to get a haircut on Sunday afternoon. Very hot. Gulmohur trees in the background. This road goes up the neighbourhood where I spent my teenage years. Now this road is incredibly busy in the evenings and mornings during office hours. Back then it used to be pretty much like this all day long. And you would see trucks from the National Defense Academy carrying horses with their heads sticking out one side.