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[juxtaposition by she who makes sing, the spaces in between]

in fragments,

there are spaces in between the disjointed and the disconnected and it is these spaces that give shape and contour to what is defined and angular. the without that defines the within. From in between bamboo stalk bars, words, बिदेशी, peer out like eyes above a fence, looking in or looking out. what is it about the petals of a flower, that when dissected, seem to create a pattern that was never there. moments that are fragmentary often do not add up to a larger picture, sometimes they remain just what they are: fragments. but patterns emerge, not of a unified whole, but of a series of ideas that shape understanding. like a sunflower sun that gazes down on the dissonant, like a childhood picture of happiness sliced in half.

is it enough to say this is beautiful? is it ever enough to say you are beautiful? beauty is an order, an assimilation of the disparate into an aesthetic whole. it is more profound to leave the fragments unjoined, separated like twins at birth. there is a different beauty in the spaces between what is said and what is left unsaid.

come, tear me apart, break me open. i shall never want to be whole again.

Written by Pranaya

June 8, 2016 at 3:05 AM

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  1. thank you pranaya.
    most people see pretty colors and shapes, and compliment it. compliments are always nice, even when they come from people who will cheer you on no matter what. a compliment from you, however, is more touching than all others combined. not just because you are my darling, but because you value art. you like good art, and I know it.
    back in december, you said ‘art has to say something.. it has to speak.’ your interpretation of ‘juxtaposition’ says in words what my visuals fail to convey (to some). you make it relevant and beautiful. you have very much influenced how i think about art, especially my own work and what i want to do with it.
    so happy you took the time to look deeper and thankful for your contribution. this has to be the biggest compliment I have ever received.


    June 8, 2016 at 1:58 PM

    • i could never have written this without your work. its all a response. i think you are always worth the time and effort to try and understand because there is always something there. you are not vacuous and neither is your art. you say you’re not an artist but i love everything you make. you’re the biggest compliment i’ve ever received.


      June 8, 2016 at 11:59 PM

  2. atti laaj laagyo ke hahaha 🙂


    June 8, 2016 at 2:02 PM

  3. I just finished your book and I wanted to say that it is one of the best things I have ever read. I have been reading your blog for many years so it is great to see your name on a book. Maybe I will run into you like I used to before. I’ll buy you a beer. Cheers!

    Girl in the Flammable Skirt

    July 29, 2016 at 7:59 AM

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