Thursday, May 19, 2011


Me1: Imagine No Possession, I wonder if you can" said Lennon in his popular track. It overnight became an anthem of sorts. I sometimes wonder if you ever could leave possessions.

Me2: Forget leaving everything, even parting with the smallest of things, sometimes, is a heartbreaking process. Don't things we surround ourselves with, define us in a way?

Me1: No, Spardha, its all in the mind. You're too materialistic.

Me2: Are you serious? Isn't the smallest thing that you've ever picked up have a memory attached to it? Isn't it a horcrux of sorts? I always found the Hogwartian concept of Horcrux fascinating. Though I wouldn't go as far as to say that a part of your soul is captured in your possessions but don't they have some bitter-sweet memories attached, some hint of character?

Me1: You take yourself very seriously. You present life and your little toys. What do you do to nourish your soul?

Me2: Me1, you die now. I might plug you out.

Me1: You give too many Matrix/Harry Potter references.

Me2: Salim's mother was afraid of photographs, believing that they capture one's soul. Reference : Rushdie's Midnight's Children. I think its another rather extreme concept. For if it were true, I doubt if all of us with Facebook profiles would even have any souls left.

Me1: Get to the point.

Me2: I think you can tell a lot about a person by analyzing the things they surround themselves with. This may not be an accurate measure of anybody's personality but it sure is very interesting.

Me1: Sure. You have no hope.

Sizil Srivastava always surrounds himself with beautiful things. Being a one part Libran, he enjoys the arts. He can paint and sketch to an arguably medium skilled level. He reads when he has time, listens to music when he runs or is drunk. He unfolds paper shopping bags to sketch and paints on the reverse side. In fact, he can start sketching on pretty much anything. He was very attached to the guy who framed his art works and mourns his death. He is 26 years old. These are his 'horcruxes'

What are your Horcruxes?

Much love,


Sizil said...

Im impressed. Never saw myself from another standpoint... and i sure dont sound like a bad guy ;) OR do I?
Love you

nishi said...

You make this post seem like a dream and Sizil an artiste living in a quaint village in Garcia Marquez's world.

Spardha Malik said...

@ Siz - yeah well I had major space constraints, therefore the bad stuff shall follow in another post. :D

@Nishi - Dude its when you say things like this that Sizil starts flying in the clouds! :P

Madmade said...

I think this is one of my fav posts! Spardha..u can create magic out of the simplest things I love how you capture complex emotions and romanticise such real everyday details. What I find most intriguing is that you're such a deep thinker! That u don't come across as one is another matter :p
after almost 7 years of knowing the boy (we can still call him that right) in question I think I've fallen in love with him all over again :) Sizil, Chill.

Rhea said...

I have always avoided to comment on blogs so far.. And this is going to be my first 'cause I simply couldn't resist myself from expressing that what a wonderful post this one is...tell your Me1 that you have a Beautiful Mind.. :)

Spardha Malik said...

@ Ananya - Message delivered to Me1. Me1 doesn't agree. Me2 Thanks you for the kind words. :) I'm glad you liked it.

Sizil said...

Well i feel like a super star, no matter what...
@Spardha.. baby you are a sweetheart, we dont want another set of pics here.. the gud news is that im working on another canvass, just picked up new acrylics.. its called LOVE.
@madster.. i love u for all the kind words. one day i will write songs about u and till that day, every song will remind me about u!
Spurs n mads you guys are my bestesht in d world.. chumma!

Arathi Cherian said...

hey,just came across this post...nice poetic feel with an arty vibe...uve touched a chord wth this one...