Saturday, July 14, 2007

The Witch of Portobello - Excerpt 1

This book was relatively less mature when compared to 'The Zahir'. I felt there is too much stress on 'The Witchcraft' and 'Wizardry' and a slight slip of what is indeed meant - The Mother (Nature?) Earth ruled and is the Goddess. I don't understand why Female Worship is repeatedly attributed with dance, flowers, sex, trance and magic, but nevertheless I believe in nature worship, energy and aura and do not attribute a gender to it.

Anyway, there are a few good things I liked and realized from this book too and thought should blog a coupla excerpts. The following is the best of them because I could literally associate myself with most of what is being said.

I've always been a very restless person. I work hard, spend too much of time looking after my son, I dance like a mad thing, I learned calligraphy, I go to courses on selling, I read one book after another. But that's all the way of avoiding those moments when nothing is happening, because these blank spaces give me a feeling of absolute emptiness, in which not a single crumb of love exists. My parents have always done everything they could for me, and I do nothing but disappoint them. But here, during the time we've spent together, celebrating nature and the Great Mother, I've realized the empty spaces were starting the get filled up. They were transformed into pauses - the moment when the man lifts his hand from the drum before bringing it down again to strike hard.

OK, that was something. I like the term blank spaces. Though the concept of celebrating The Great Mother or whatever is not what I would do, I understood that there is something we all miss, the something that all of us do not know and keep searching for thro-out life. It is that thing which will fill these blank spaces that everyone has in life, those silent idle times inbetween what we do to keep ourself occupied! In my case, I think these blank spaces can only be filled with something that makes me feel I am being loved, wanted and cared for. It may be a person, some lifeless object or probably even a dog! I do not know yet. But till then, I think I will keep searching, continue to be restless and overlook the blank spaces by trying to fill them with some activity!

The one below (Excerpt 2) is a good-read and a thought-provoking write-up too.

2 Comments:

Blogger Tsu said...

I like the first one... I am restless.. Am I in love? or Am I just trying to find new ways to be happy!!
Mood: Contemplative!
Write more on the book to get a better idea of what it is about! :)

6:46 AM  
Blogger sravan said...

restless cos u r in love r, r u tryin new ways 2 b hapy ??? i thnk tz 2 much workin on d diss. finish it soon ;)

therez not much else 2 write abt tiz buk, it was only ok-ok types. wil keep postin excerpts tat i like tho :)

9:42 AM  

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