Tuesday, May 09, 2006

ASPIRATION AND ESCAPE...


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There, in the equipoise of motion, bird and pilot

Holding the substance and the shadow distant, rise

In the impossible element, expend their spirit,

Passioned by their own speed, till the spirit fails...'

WHAT FIRST OF ALL DOES FLYING SIGNIFY FOR THE SOUL OF MAN?

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Surely, in the first place: ascent, endeavour, aspiration.

Secondly: escape, release, freedom, the longing for pure, untrammelled, unobstructed movement, the longing to shake off the fetters of this earth. 'Oh, that I had wings like a dove! For then would I fly away and be at rest...',

Now these two impulses — aspiration and escape — were the two main springs of life and art.

*****BALLET*****

As a kid, in the schools' gym, I used to look at myself in the big mirrors, thinking, while performing, could I fly???

2 comments:

sumaiya zabwala said...

Great Stuff you got here. May Allah bless you and may all your dreams come true

sara said...

AMEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEN...
U TOO SIS :)