Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Mountain person?

Are you mountain person? Asks Kaleidoscope to the river. The river was too busy to reply but gave away fountains of scattered intoxicated droplets as Kaleidoscope and his friends climb up the mountain through the early morning lights. The forest only accepts those who seek refuge in the canopy, creepy soundscape and definite waterfalls. As the car speedup and pines started to replace sal a brief goodbyes to the plains Kaleidoscope thought. Where else would you see the morning lights, cloudscape, whispering birds, moss, ferns and colourful people making love with each other - than the Darjeeling!

The day started with his favourite sausage, becons and a cup of tea in his favourite corner of Caventers, juxtaposed by the chilli-beef with a hint of beer in the noon. Before the night it was to see the love making and the evening show by rock bands on the mall could not have been better with rounds of whisky! All just for the river that brings memories of love in the mountains.

Before the day breaks Kaleido leaves, he thought he can born a thousand times just to see the silhouette of the mountains always ready for the love... the eternity - like the river born.

Sunday, September 15, 2019

Namthing - place where nature steps in

Wonder if Kaleidoscope should let it settle in the deep sea if his heart and let it be for the rest of his life - like a long lost love! Namthing - at the heart of the Sitong reserved forest about 4000 feet above the sea level, centering around the cute little lake where Salamanders live a peaceful life before they are completely wiped out of the planet, is the place of solitude with the Stars in the night, monsoon rain during the day and a game with sea of September cloud.

The place is about 50 kilometers from New Jalpiguri through a near deserted road which complements well with the trees and  steep altitude is waiting with open arms to conceal you from your life - for as long as you want, perhaps for the eternity.

Here are some photos of what Kaleidoscope could experience with a group of like-minded others

Saturday, September 14, 2019

A balcony towards liminality

At the midst of nowhere, there seems to be an endless transitional space where Kaleidoscope now inhabits. A varanda, that offers more of a macro cosm with micro details. The trees outside offers the perfect wilderness, the miss in the bark, the never ending furn on the bark is a timeless memories that mesmerises one's soul. Kaleidoscope can quitely sit on a chair and listen to the loud sound of birds and whispering wind that blows through the monsoon soaked old Kadam tree. He could live a thousand lives just by looking at the trees grwing old, and the end of civilisations that could imagine to paint the walls Blue-White.