Shadows of memories from the land of Sand and Snow
Two magnificent yet obscure churches and some well-observed nuances of life
Today I want to tell you a story of two different girls - one whose innocent smile is trapped in time within the snow-clad landscape of Landour, and another one whose empathy still lingers on the backwaters of Divar Island. Separated by distance and time both taught me the power of experiences. It is also a story of hope and freedom, loss and separation, and of the eventuality of life.
Have you ever wondered how time warps around itself and creates this weird dimension where similar things happen to you twice? Have you ever visited a place and thought, I have been in this mood and this situation before? Have you met a new person and thought that maybe you knew them from another place and time? Have you ever seen something for the first time and felt a surge of nostalgia? A pull so strong as if you have caught the fleeting time by its arms. At the risk of sounding crazy, I will narrate a set of two very different real-life incidents where I experie…