Saturday, September 03, 2005

Validation

If a tree falls in the forest and no one hears it, does it still make a noise?
If you make a beautiful picture but no one ever sees it, is it still beautiful?
If you write something brilliant but no one ever reads it, is it still brilliant?
If no one ever sees you for a year, were you dead or alive that year?
All good questions I think. I'm sure they've been asked before by other people.
I don't want to read a complicated book or go to a Guru to find the answers.
Do tell what you think.

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

u write well:)...keep up the good work!

anshuman said...

When a tree falls in solitude, it still makes a noise.

A beautiful picture and brilliant prose require only the validation of self.

Living in solitude is still living.

You live for your self. You are the sole testimony of you being alive, the rest are peripheral.

Anonymous said...

dear parul
my teacher asked us this in class and i said that the tree does make a noise. I was told i was a modernist...whatever that means.

Parul Gahlot said...

Were we in the same class?
Anyway it's only now that I've come close to understanding this intriguing question let alone be sure of the answer.
Who are you?

Shanty said...

If I could be you,
what would I see myself as?

A lover.
A loner.
A loser.
Perhaps.

If I could be you,
what would I be to you?

A pillar.
A mirror.
A shadow.
Maybe.

If I could be you,
what would you be to me?

Some questions beget no answers.

Atul Sabnis said...

I fell amongst my own, I wasn’t heard
I was a radiant beauty, no one saw
I expressed, no one heard
I was, but I wasn’t

My being,
Once asking for recognition
Once asking for being myself