I am at this restaurant, dim sepia light glistening the peripheries of the ambiance, a private beach & music I hear in the background is murmurs of the waves. I have a book as usual, & it tells me about all the tribes of Andaman & Nicobar, their untouched civilization, their definition life, livelihood, science, culture, art, entertainment & all that sort of things.
Facts are mind boggling about TRIBES- for example all the tribes settled down here around 60,000 years ago & still hunting-gathering stage of economy. Most of them survived Tsunami, but Sentinelese is one tribe that remains absolutely oblivion to the world outside & THEY CHOSE NOT TO! With astonishingly few in number between 50 and 200, they fire a shower of arrows at anyone who comes nearby. Everyone so profoundly intrigued by them as they are the last pre-Neolithic tribe in the world to remain ‘a Blank to be explored by our world.’
I find a pen, a tissue & start scribbling random facts, ART sketches.
My friend asks me “What are you writing?”
“Facts! So much stuff worth noting here!”
“You are a Writer, right? ” adds sarcastically.
“I guess so, why?” now really annoyed.
“What do you feel right now, I mean what will you remember from here?”
“Here! Well the feel here, the white sand like soft diamonds & salt in the air with the aroma of Coconut everywhere…. And the wind, it is sorf crypt, always have something to say… And Yes! YES, us together, I don’t when will we all be together yet so tranquil! WHY DO YOU ASK”
He smiles,and say “Write that, aren’t you supposed to capture memories, perhaps moments in your words!”
I exclaimed, “But there is so much to remember, so much I don’t know! How can I actually write something before knowing it all?”
I hate it when he is right but here is what he said-
“You will always miss something or the other if You actually want to LIVE here, in NOW!”
I am stunned, something has hit me hard, and it is Yeh Jawaani hai Deewani all over again, when Meera (Deepika Padukone) declare to Kabir (Ranbir Kapoor)
“Jitna bhi try karo, life me kuch na kuch to chootega hi, to jahan hain, wahin ka maza lete hai.”
Only this time it answers a Curious Mind, Artists all over world think they don’t know enough, that Perfection is a must…. .
“The more you know, the more you know you don’t know.”
Aristotle was a phenomena, an opening eye for the world. He said it like centuries ago but forgot a FULL STOP, a pause to breathe & let it out!
You cannot know it all, do it all, save it all or explore it all…. But YOU CAN ALWAYS START, YOU CAN ALWAYS CREATE YOUR ‘OWN’ – set of absurd presumptions, chaotic universe of thoughts for the world to know.
Let it out, and make more room for your Curiosity to explode in distant horizons. For nothing ever will be enough but you are a start, you are the end and THE JOURNEY HAS TO BEGIN NOW, all you need to do is TRUST WHO YOU ARE!
So Write, Sing, Create, Design as an amateur for legends are made just like that, not being scared & waiting to Know it all!