Spaces are very important.

Spaces - their quietness, their whiteness, the freedom they give you to be what you are.

Spaces that let feel your breath and hear your heart beat.

Spaces when all the confusion of life and relationships smoothes out into neat understanding and acceptance. Making sense of it all, like the pauses in a sentence.

Spaces,comfortable and beautiful in their emptiness blending all the cacophony and all the varying shades into a quiet harmony.

Spaces where you meet yourself in an honest encounter and become who you are.

Spaces,short spans of time and moments for eternity.

Spaces, empty and serene - so destressing and so full of meaning.

Spaces without which you could lose yourself in the stampede and suffocation.

Spaes, that are "the breath of art" and of all life.
16 Responses
  1. Shashi Iyer Says:

    wow! i could actually feel my space... breathtakingly good

  2. Pradeep Nair Says:

    It's an indication that you are organised.

  3. Kishore Says:

    Call it a Silent Eloquence! :)

  4. Anonymous Says:

    someday i'll like to write on spaces and its relationship to humans but neither i can organize my thoughts very well nor do i have words like you do!

  5. Anonymous Says:

    ya spaces are good - in relationships as in sentences. Too much togetherness is what is making people blind to reality. Give some space, step back and see it for what it is. Remember Gibran?
    "let there be spaces in your togetherness,
    And let the winds of the heavens dance between you.
    Love one another but make not a bond of love:
    Let it rather be a moving sea between the shores of your souls."

  6. Kishore Says:

    @sahana: (ask me!) Distance makes the heart grow fonder...

  7. Usha Says:

    wow...frankly, when i wrote this, I did not expect anyone to relate to this as I did not talk about the context. It is so wonderful to be understood without having to elaborate.
    Thanks all of you

  8. Kishore Says:

    Abstraction is a wonderful thing. Things that cannot be explained by the often unnoticed inadequacies of a mortal reality can be explained through an abstraction... and "spaces" as used in this post is a classic example of that...

    A little abstraction sometimes makes a point clearer than reams of lines trying to explain it...

  9. Usha,

    That was such an amazing post!


  10. Anonymous Says:

    Very profound post, Usha! Certainly needs more than one reading to grasp what you are saying.
    BTW, if you have some time, please check out this link on the concept of 'walking space'! Its interesting to say the least!
    Cheeers & have a good day!

  11. Mohan Says:

    Such a brilliant post..I came here through Vaish. I have a few to add of my own..

    * Spaces that support the shadows of our past and the fears of the future.

    * Spaces that appear in our dreams but are nowhere to be seen in daylight.

    * Spaces that we talk about in our partners but no one seems to give.

    * Spaces that silence us and force us to admire nature in its awesome power and beauty.

    Felt very nice reading this post..

  12. Usha Says:

    Kishore: a little absatarction is a wonderful thing _ I agree

    Vaish: :)

    Ravi: Thanks. Will chek it out.

    Mohan: Oh yes, those too...Thanks

  13. Anonymous Says:

    Sorry, Usha missed out on this link. Here it is:

  14. Mahadevan Says:

    'Spaces where you meet yourself in an honest encouner'and become who you are'

    'Spaces without which you could lose yourself in the stampede and suffocation'

    These two lines, certainly stand part and shine like the Polstar.

    The last line is a cliche and does not go well with the lyrical beauty of the rest of the lines.

  15. Spaces, and how much we need them - tell me about it!
    Great post, Usha!

  16. Anonymous Says:

    And I am so afraid of the blank spaces really.