Friday, December 12, 2014

The River

Unimaginably, madly happy! Unquestionably in your debt of gratitude. As it is true that I am, as  the sun which rises and energises this world of ours, as the mighty river that never ceases to flow into the seas endlessly, timelessly 

And as I perceive this glorious night, like another river that flows across the boundaries of time and space every ticking moment, every breath I take. There is a me which is forever in you, as I watch with rapturous wonder, as I must have been for eons past

Ananda Shankar (1942 - 1999) was the nephew of Pandit Ravi Shankar and one of the pioneers in East West fusion music with his funky sitar. The River is one of his sweetest compositions, along with Missing You in memory of his father the legendary Uday Shankar, Radha etc and some of the other pieces being a bit psychedelic like the Streets of Calcutta ..



  1. Beautiful words and a spectacular video - the images against the background of east-west fusion definitely lifts the heart. I love how alike rivers are, wherever on the planet they make their home. Ours has risen to the very top of the banks during the winter rains and there have been sections of town flooded on especially stormy days. So nice to see you posting again, my friend.

    1. Thank you, blue! Keep flowing with the river of time!

  2. I love the images of the raging river. And I remember seeing Ravi Shankar perform on TV a long time ago. Nice post!

  3. And you do have some of the most wonderful rivers in America don't you!

    Once I was almost at the point of being washed away by the icy waters of the Bhagirathi at Hardwar, still remember the greenish blue vista from down under. While the rivers sustain civilizations, sometimes they bring death and destruction in their wake. Even then, there is everlasting, flowing poetry in them.

    Thank you for visiting, Rita