Saturday, August 22, 2009
unbearable heaviness of joint palms
have drawn dozens of characters for Parva like the one above, arms folded at elbow, palms joint in 'namaste' (नमः ते i honour you) - many of them with their head bowed, body language supposedly soft with submission and humility. after a recent visit to a gurukul, though, one thing becomes clear - my drawings are patently unsincere. am such an unbendy hamster - it's incredibly hard, impossible even, to pull off a single such display with any degree of sincerity. needless to say, 'namaste auntyji, hello uncleji' brand of flyaway gestures merit no headcount. unless i fix something closer home - what feeling, what रस could i possibly bring into the work?