April 29, 2007

A few notches up the Alpine Path :)

To the Fringed Gentian

"Then whisper, blossom, in thy sleep,
How I may upward climb,
The Alpine Path, so hard, so steep,
That leads to heights sublime.
How I may reach the far-off goal,
Of true and honoured fame.
And write upon its shining scroll,
A woman's humble name"
~featured in L.M.Montgomery's "The Alpine Path"

There are dreams you dream persistently... no matter how many setbacks you receive!
:)

There have been times when i've been so low on confidence with my writing, suffered a million tortures with a few cutting remarks from a few people of merit!

One English teacher in my college on reading my poem told me, "your words are too old-fashioned! They don't appeal to the modern people...they WON'T! Make it more realsitic, more true...don't bring in fantasy and imagination".

She's right.. i'm too old-fashioned! But I still believe in the lovely old-world charms, simpler lives etc! I DO lead a simple sweet life where trifles matter so much! I DO have time to stop and stare atleast for a second! :)
And guess THAT reflects in my writing!

But somehow, the way she put it hurt me heaps and I had to fight back tears! I did attempt at a little less fantasy from then on and I DID see a world of difference! More people began to be able to associate with my words! I thank her her... Mrs.Usha... Your casual comment has helped! :) Thank you!

And today, still nourishing my dreams of someday publishing a book and reaching across to people with it, touching their souls and making them feel better about life itself after reading me, I can proudly declare that I've climbed a few notches up my Alpine Path today!

reason:
http://thedreamydryad.sulekha.com/blog/post/2007/04/chennai-chitthiram.htm

This post has been selected by Sulekha and got published in The Deccan Chronicle-Chennai Chronicle pg.19 today! :) They even carried a short intro for me! :) Man... it feels happy!

And the happiness is not the mad yelling happy bouts that I get into...but the silent sweet deep happiness that makes you hug yourself hard within but just show a smile on the outside!!!

:)

Ah! It's a big big boulder-sized Brick that's been laid into my foundation!
I'm glad...

I hope I continue to get these li'l boosts on my long arduous struggle to the top! I've taken many wrong turn, wasted much time... but now... I need to propel ahead without looking back and getting discouraged!

Time will tell me if these dreams will find their day!

Till then, as always, I keep,

Dreaming on....

:)

Thank you all for your sustained support and encouragement for whatever 'trish-trash' I write! You motivate me! :) God bless! :)

6 comments

badari narayanan said...

Someone found fault with your writing? Just shows that plenty of dull wits abound this earth. : )
Keep writing and best wishes.

Aravind said...

hey Sandhya,

congrats!!! Kalakku!! :D

treat eppo?

Neha said...

congrats :).

Ceruleus said...

Oh Sandhya, you are one heck of a girl! Gawd bless and I wish from the depths of my heart that all your dreams come true.

I DO lead a simple sweet life where trifles matter so much! I DO have time to stop and stare atleast for a second! :)
And guess THAT reflects in my writing!


Well, I certainly do believe that you live a good life. And I'd rather you followed your own heart... Like Aries woman Scarlett O' Hara, remember... ?

Nithya said...

Amazing...Congratulations :) Ur written works never fail to enthrall us...
There u go..a small virtual gift frm ur blogger buddy :)

http://www.canadaroses.com/shop/
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s_h_r_u_t_i said...

congratulations!! yay! this is soooper :) after everything , you definitely deserved this gal.. muuah

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