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‘River’ named ‘You’

December 5, 2020 | By

Alphabets make words….but each alphabet is a word itself.

Boisali _Tapestry (Piu Mahapatra)

The blue line passing through is a River!

‘Which River?’

Any that starts with ‘Y’.

‘Why of all ‘X’ you have to choose ‘Y’?’

Y is So beautiful to look at. Isn’t it?

‘I never gave it a thought!’

I find it hopeful. You see in ‘X’ the lines cross only to move on on their own path but here in Y the lines meet from two different ends to become one!

‘Hmm! How about if I say one line splitting in two?’

Oh! That’s all the more beautiful isn’t it?! Moreover ‘You’ starts with Y. You is just as wise as the alphabet….. it can be one or many but never me.

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‘So this River is ‘You’?’

‘I’ cannot be a River, can be an Island probably, floating and yet never leaving the main land. But ‘You’ yes, ‘You’ can probably be a River. Because you and your tributaries meet only to flow into one.

‘But this is not a River neither You. It is a Tapestry.’

Tapestry! The threads flowing through, passing by, running together only to become one. Isn’t that what Rivers do?

‘Probably! Probably.’

‘You’ is so better than ‘I’.

(Artwork: Tapestry by Boisali Biswas)

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A painter, facilitator, and art consultant by profession, Piu never let go the opportunity to work around and along with the ‘Curious little George’ of different schools in India and abroad. Her articles on art education and awareness have been published in different contemporary art journals of India and Virginia for more than a decade. She loves to let her hair go down and often makes pathetic attempts to write poetry and short stories for children. The only thing she has ever done good is letting her son soar high and low with his wings open wide and fear-free.
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2 thoughts on “‘River’ named ‘You’

  • A Bharat

    Stunning! Piu. A vignette that makes you dizzy and simultaneously wise. Can they go together? I guess so – if they happen to be rivers (I have Piu’s word for it!) and meet by happenstace. Which is how meetings happen in life anyway.Meeting is Life and Parting is death and both are in the Y tapestry!So now you know why they put Y in the alphabet.

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