Here is our first instalment of the new “poetics” feature by Prabha Bathina. We hope you enjoy it and get inspired toward your own self-expression. Creativity is liberating and this is our mission. We’d value your comments and contributions too.
Deep thoughts when making breakfast
Ones beyond not being late
Where you wonder if there is any point or what will happen differently today
Filling the kettle and opening the fridge is no longer thought about
It’s just what you do subliminally
Is life like this too?
Getting up and living every day, essentially the same way
The same routine to structure your day
Staring into space as you wait for the kettle to boil
Plenty of time to reflect
On what you will avoid or how you will make your impact
The kettle’s loud switch breaks your thoughts and you automatically pour
Shoving bread into the toaster
Whilst you run around grabbing a plate and a butter knife before you catch the toast as it pops up
Duplicating this same concept as you get ready and head out the door to occupy your day
© P Bathina 032019
Poetics describes a whole range of engagements with life that are storied, reflective and filled with imagination and inspiration, as opposed to analysis in the strict sense. When science rules, the magic fades. When thinking ascends the throne, the soul may atrophy. Yet poetics is not irrational – it is a take which reaches into a different aspect of our humanity – one where we can celebrate that which moves us, not dwell on what limits us. Expect surprises. One or many may lead. None or a few may follow and then decide to take the lead. This is a fluidity to break the mould of rigidity. Join us on this journey. Let us hold hands boldly and join voices transformatively. Prabha will be leading us. Feel free to join us.