Category Archives: Words

In search of lost time

“Everything is maya, nothing is real.”– Sri Shantibindo I opened one of my diaries from the seventies, which seemed real enough, dust & slightly musty smell and all, and read bits and pieces about things I’d done, read, seen, felt, … Continue reading

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Rome, Easter Sunday 2020

A dog barks somewherein the neighborhood. Otherwiseeverything locked down. – Niebla (© 2020)

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Many years ago

For N. B. I played you my newly burnt CD with Kanika Banerjee songs You said She sounds like a dying goat and laughed and laughed – Niebla (© 2019) NoteKanika Banerjee (1924 – 2000) was an Indian Rabindra Sangeet … Continue reading

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You are the call and the answer

“You look pathetic with your fangs half-bared, preparing to moan. I get your drift anytime.”“Pathetic is not in my vocabulary. Self-image is not in my vocabulary. When I see myself in the mirror, I think it’s some other cat.”Sometimes I … Continue reading

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On finding oneself

“I’ve been finding myself for many years and keep discovering an elusive character.” – Sri Shantibindo

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Jasmin

I wish I could record the fragrance of its flowers and send it to everyone. – Niebla (© 2018)

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A variation of Murphy’s law

Anything that can get snagged will get snagged. – Niebla (© 2018) Based on empiric research.

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Far Eastern Teachings II

“I am extremely depressed these days,” the disciple said. “My girlfriend is now my former best friend’s girlfriend, and she took the cat with her as well. I have a degree in Social Sciences and a job frying hamburgers that … Continue reading

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Silence

Things are as they are and do not need poetic embroidery. – Niebla (Haven’t been writing much poetry in some time, and this may supply some explanation. Quite apart from the fact that I’m opposed to poetic embroidery in principle.)

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My precarious existence

I’m relying entirely on the fact that my computer remembers all my various passwords. – Niebla (© 2016)

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