Category Archives: special places

Vertigo and the quest for self

Alfred Hitchcock’s Vertigo (1958) is one of my all-time favourite films.  It has everything in it: a mysterious enigmatic heroine, a messed-up hero, romance, the American West, a beautiful deserted rose garden in the cemetery of a California Mission, unanswered questions, … Continue reading

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In the shadow of a moment

— For Madhu and Viv Sometimes, in a life, there may be a single moment out of time, when a connection occurs that is breathtaking.  It leaves you speechless and you feel your will bows to something greater than itself. … Continue reading

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Coming or going?

When you are going somewhere you love and you know it’s the last time, you look at it differently, with great care and attention.  You want to take it all in.  You want to imprint it on your mind’s eye so you … Continue reading

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‘The Time Garden’

  ‘The garden was long and rectangular, and every bloom of June brightened its borders.  Fragrance hung on the air, birds sang, and from somewhere nearby came a drowsy, humming sound. ‘”The murmur of innumerable bees,” said Ann, who was … Continue reading

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