Dream A Little Dream
Better Photography|August 2020
Our thoughts are a lot like the moments that we encounter and record using the camera.

They appear without any intimation and dissolve just as quickly in the deluge of other intercepting voices in our heads. Like moments waiting to happen, our thoughts are always at the precipice of materialising. All it requires is a little instigation to awaken it from its slumber.

For Ruskin Bond, it was writing beside a window (in his home) overlooking the lush hills and foliage of Dehradun and Mussoorie that brought in a torrent of ideas for the stories that we’ve all come to know and love. The window became the conduit to daydream and reminisce. For those of us residing in gridlocked, sprawling cities, the view outside the window may not be as placid as Bond’s, but is endearing and mesmerising in its constantly evolving discord.

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