Friday, 9 July 2010

metamorphosis

it is a passion bubbling up from the depth of my being--
i just cannot describe it...

all my life i had hated eating fish.
but now, wonder of wonders,
i like nothing but fish--breakfast, lunch and supper!

and comes this pleasant shock after much pondering over:
a cat i have become, a cat!

*****

11 comments:

bluebird said...

I was reminded of the story of the same name by Kafka.

Do you keep dogs in the house, sir?

P. Venugopal said...

yes, kafka it is. i can give no other title to this piece.

Arun Meethale Chirakkal said...

Last night I too became a cat...!

kochuthresiamma p .j said...

!!??

bluebird said...

Or Poe may be!

P. Venugopal said...

Sometimes we change imperceptibly, don't we? We don't know the change that has happened until we suddenly realise we no longer react in the same way we used to react in a similar situation in the past.

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bluebird said...

you can't step into the same river twice can you? If we remain exactly the same as we were a while ago, where's the flow!

P. Venugopal said...

Exactly. And we don't know the flow is going on all the while, change to change, jerky and smooth, an ever evolving flux in which the jerky make scars perhaps, but the smooth go unnoticed, flowing smoothly, and when you become aware of that flow, you are pleasantly surprised.

bluebird said...

you have God on your offside if the realization is always a 'pleasent surprise', Sir!

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