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Will be back soon: Gone Lookin’

Fear is a good thing[…]fear is what drives us to take risks and extend ourselves beyond our normal limits, and any writer who feels he is standing on safe ground is unlikely to produce anything of value.

– Paul Auster, “Invisible”

Dear Void,

I have felt fear this past nine weeks. A lot of fear. I smelled the sulphur breath of a dragon still many miles away but surely snorting in anticipation of meeting me. It was healthy until…

…I stopped writing every day. You may have noticed. The fear became stale and crippling. The sulphur had plugged my synaptic junctions.

My thoughts now stray so far that my hands are always playing catch-up without ever catching up.

So here’s a pensive pause.

I’ll miss looking into you, dear Void, but I need to look into finding fresh fear.

I hope you’ll miss me too.

I shan’t be long.


To feed on fresh fear
confidently go Pale Fish
to water’s surface

Pond (c) Sam Rappaz


I am Off and On and Off

If you are reading this it probably means it’s too late.

no-conection-512I am off to a place where only the original meaning of the word signal remains.

I contemplated leasing a universal bus that allows me to occasionally travel to the blogosphere, but I finally decided it would be for everyone’s good if I contemplated some more.

A week only, dear friends.

I have scheduled a haiku to be posted each day till January 31st, dedicated to the year-end.

I would rather there be no post when the new year begins than have something show up that I created last year.

I hope I am, as you are reading this, giving my mental processes enough time and space to create and recreate.

I apologise to all the new followers and the scores of ‘liker’s from the past few days who I haven’t been able to thank personally. I will do so once I get back. You have all contributed to me receiving the ‘Elite’ Like badge which is another ‘feather in the cap‘. God I hate clichés!

'LEET' or 'ELITE' badge of Likes for Another Voice. Thank you for the most brilliant Christmas gift. You all are such lovely people.
‘LEET’ or ‘ELITE’ badge of Likes for Another Voice. Thank you for the most brilliant Christmas gift. You all are such lovely people.

That is my New Years’ gift to me: a tired cliché to motivate me to write about the relevant but rare; to write offline and off-line.

It has been a strange month. It brought with it many emotions: good and bad. All the good came from this blog; from connecting with you. Thank you all for welcoming me into your worlds, even if it was for a second.

I am already missing reading your wonderful reflections.

Please feel free to leave me your messages and I will respond when back.