Well, almost !
But what a sight they are. Neatly ordained. Well, merchandised. And the slippers managing to catch the attention of those that would walk in to buy flowers. Ditto with the flowers catching attention of the slipper buyers.
Isn’t it ironic ?!?
At a temple, the slippers are left far behind. Right at the entrance. While the flowers go on to adorn the deity ! So is the case with homes. And every other place where they are used.
But at the place of purchase, they seem to be fountainhead of communism and equality ! Just hanging on with so much elan and showcasing a commercial value, functionality. ‘Meaning’ and emotion are not here !!
So that strings that hold the slippers vie with the strings that hold the flowers. But here is a difference : when you purchase the flower garland, the strings go along ! Needless to say, the strings don’t come along when you buy a pair of slippers.
So…eureka. eureka. ( A zillion light year far cry from the brilliance of Archimedes, I am all clothed and still sitting in front of computer !) But here is my thought…Here is my lazy Saturday hypotheses :
‘It boils down the string !’
A string alters meaning ! A string of slippers can have other uses. Like this one. But without the string, well….
So, there it is. My eureka discovery and prompt discourse for the weekend: ‘ Find your string. And tether yourself to it. And hold strong ! It shows you in a different light !’
The moment you are untethered, you fall to the ground. Be it a slipper. Or a flower !!
And i guess one can still fly, yet stay tethered. See this decoration piece that hangs from the side view mirror…..
Phew !?! That’s one string full for what began as a lazy Saturday post on a snap that stayed on the hard drive for some time.
But that discovery (sic) has my head spinning…phew..I am stopping. Excuse please!! How do you copyright this..!! The commercial possibilities are mind boggling. I want to copyright this ‘Tether philosophy’ ! Oh yes…
My head is spinning at double the speed.
‘OK. OK. Get me a rope. I want to stay tethered.
I want too want to hang’.
5 thoughts on “Saturday Lazing : Staying Tethered.”
Blowing in the breeze, yet tethered; a nice secure kind of image, Kavi 🙂
Kavi! I am highly strung!
Language is such a beauty… making ALL out of nothing…
i now grant u the copyright…ill b the witness 😀
//Find your string. And tether yourself to it. And hold strong ! It shows you in a different light !’//
i have a question…we tether the string to us, who else do we tether it to so that we can get a full communication going? a role model, a way forward in life…
Braja : Thank you ! 🙂
Iyer sir : As usual..your is the last word !! 🙂
Babu : yes..it gives so much scope to make much about nothing at all..!!
GP : Thank You !
And you ask me a question..and i take it that at some level this philosophy (sic) has set you thinking !
Whoa !! Whoa ! I didnt expect his to go that far you see ! But now that you ask..i am thinking too !!!