Feeds:
Posts
Comments

Archive for the ‘Ramblings’ Category

I heard this sentence from the movie “Into the wild” and it went deep and deep into my heart until it was absorbed into my soul and became a core part of my thoughts.

“Into the wild” , I watched this wonderful movie a few days ago and it amazed me so much so that i watched it three times  listening to all the dialogues very carefully and seeing the enchanting natural scenes over and over.

It is based on the biography of Christopher McCandless; for the most part it depicts the expeditions of McCandless into the wild from 1990 to 1992.

Jon Krakauer wrote a book “Into the wild” in 1996 and Sean Penn after wards directed a movie on it in 2007 with Emile Hirsch starring as McCandless.

The first thing that is notable about the movie is the selection of natural scenes that have been filmed with great care and delicate sense.

Then comes the story which indicates the human desire for adventures and traveling. The story also shows “how important a family is in one’s life.”

Into The Wild

The most important aspect of the movie is its dialogues

“I read somewhere… how important it is in life not necessarily to be strong… but to feel strong.”

“Rather than love, than money, than faith, than fame, than fairness… give me truth……..”

“Some people feel like they don’t deserve love. They walk away quietly into empty spaces, trying to close the gaps of the past.”

“If we admit that human life can be ruled by reason, then all possibility of life is destroyed.”

“The core of mans’ spirit comes from new experiences.”

“So many people live within unhappy circumstances and yet will not take the initiative to change their situation because they are conditioned to a life of security, conformity, and conservatism, all of which may appear to give one peace of mind, but in reality nothing is more dangerous to the adventurous spirit within a man than a secure future. The very basic core of a man’s living spirit is his passion for adventure. The joy of life comes from our encounters with new experiences, and hence there is no greater joy than to have an endlessly changing horizon, for each day to have a new and different sun.”

“You are wrong if you think that the joy of life comes principally from the joy of human relationships. God’s place is all around us, it is in everything and in anything we can experience. People just need to change the way they look at things.”

“The freedom and simple beauty is too good to pass up…”

“There is a pleasure in the pathless woods;

There is a rapture on the lonely shore;

There is society, where none intrudes,

By the deep sea, and music in its roar;

I love not man the less, but Nature more…”

Lord Byron

“I have lived through much and now I think I have found what is needed for happiness. A quiet, secluded life in the country with the possibility of being useful to people.” Leo Tolstoy

 

Advertisements

Read Full Post »

It was 8:00 p.m. or  9:00 p.m. I don’t exactly remember the time but it was the start of a night – the nights would start this time for me back then – neither i remember the day and the date but perhaps it was a normal  and comfortable night in the winter of late 80’s or early 90’s.  I was lying on a combined bed with my younger brother in the oldest and biggest room of my grandfather. The walls of the room were  made entirely of mud and its roof was made of wood and grass; the roof had  turned black due to the continuous smokes of  fireplace in the room over the years.The old dusty lantern was spreading its small, dusty, calm and fading light around the corner where it was hanging against the wall near the fireplace; the rest of the room was almost dark.  My grandfather and my parents, sitting around the fireplace in a corner, were taking green tea. They were drawling very slowly with a  long and a bit loud sounds of  sips of the green tea. It was raining outside. The soothing sound of the rain drops, against the roof, was dominating the drowsy talks and the long and loud sips in the room. I can never forget that sound of rain. It still echoes in my mind.

It is 8:00 p.m , the 10th of September in 2010. I am sitting in my room of dormitory. It’s raining outside and the rain drops are making a sweet sound against the outside shade of my window. I am taking a cup of green tea. I am intentionally making long and loud sips. My computer is playing a melodious song ,very slowly.

Today is our thanksgiving, the Eid. I am far away from my siblings and my parents. My grandfather is no more in this world. Right this moment, i am all around with my childhood memories………

I am thinking of the present rain and then the rain before this rain and then the rain before that and so on….

I am tracking back and back in the past to figure out how many rains do I remember…..

I am going back and back , and the earliest rain that echoes in my mind is……….It was 8:00 p.m. or  9:00 p.m. I don’t exactly remember the time but it was the start of a night – the nights would start this time for me back then – neither i remember the day and the date but perhaps it was a normal and comfortable night in the winter of late 80’s or early 90’s……

Read Full Post »