Serenity is golden… But sometimes a few ripples are needed as proof of life.
After twelve years in the blogosphere, I feel I must leave this page as a constant re-invention, perpetual de- and re-construction, just like the person, always a work in progress.
Some things never change though. Despite always restraining her fleeing impulse, Arti is still firmly rooted in Southern Alberta, Canada, trying to maintain a precarious hybrid identity in culture and language, and holding on to a fusion of eclectic interests and passions. Thanks to the world wide web, she can send her ripples out to all free lands.
In her previous write-up of this page, she had included many favourites. Those lists have simply grown too long over the years. So now they have been removed, but the comments are still here, for Arti treasures them even more than her own words.
And for favourites, they remain books, films, nature, and all things beautiful.
In this day of techno-social overload, solitude and serenity may be the most needed pursuits, and ‘slowness’, a virtue. But, sometimes a few ripples are essential as signs of vitality and proof of life.
As before, Arti excels in hindsights and delayed resonance, thus the name for this Blog.
I welcome you to throw a few pebbles in this Pond… stir up some ripples, or make a splash.