Onomatopoeic dreams. Painting with words. Dancing.
“I am silver and exact. I have no preconceptions.
Whatever I see, I swallow immediately.
Just as it is, unmisted by love or dislike
I am not cruel, only truthful –
The eye of a little god, four-cornered.”
-Sylvia Plath, “The Mirror”
I titled my college application essay with a quote from Sylvia Plath’s poem, The Mirror. At that time, I was going through two phases: an obsession with Sylvia Plath’s poetry and an obsession with Ray Bradbury’s There Will Come Soft Rains. So I decided to combine these two and a la Bradbury, take a line from Plath and under the pretense of being intertextual, make it the title of my essay.
At that time, I was slightly scared of the four cornered eye of the little god. It was the time of formation of the self, the time when the bud of the flower is still soft and prone to damage. Yet, it was also the time when features of adulthood, modified by the experiences one has had in life, began to settle in as permanent as molten rock turning solid.
Over a year has passed since I submitted my Common Application essay. I have expanded into new frontiers, made plans and dreams and seen those plans and dreams destroyed either by mere chance or my own stupidity. I like to think of life and existence in every moment as a system, like a kettle full of boiling water for example. The essence of this system, the “kettleness” of the kettle can hardly be captured. Instead, the system can be described in terms of parameters: the colour of the kettle, the amount of water inside the kettle, the time it takes for the kettle to heat water to 100 degrees and so forth.
So in short, here are some parameters about me: I am a college student majoring in chemistry, aspiring writer and a recreational ballet dancer. I also enjoy watching films, reading screenplays and listening to film soundtracks. So what can you expect from this blog: posts about film soundtracks (though I am by no means a professional musician or a music critic, heck I don’t even play an instrument ), posts about science, posts about writing and book reviews, as well as posts about my most dear hobby, ballet, as well as mélanges of all of the aforementioned.