The Line

The Line

Motley
I have always been fascinated by the unparalled beauty of the first dimension. Yes, I am talking about the line. The fact that an entity can extend in diametrically opposite directions towards infinity from a central point has been a central point of my existence. When I was a kid, my dad would come back from office and often find me either drawing a straight line or staring very intently at a line segment I had drawn. "Look, Daddy .. here's a line I have drawn". I would proudly show him a near perfect line I had drawn. "Very good", he would say and smiled appreciatively. I would get motivated and tried rendering still more accurate lines. One fine day, he pointed out "What you have drawn is actually not…
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Break Free

Break Free

Motley
Break free and run. Tear off the shackles. These were the thoughts running through my head after I saw the Dog. I was on my way from Karunamoyee to Technopolis. The traffic suddenly slowed down because the 3-lane road converged to 2-lanes - the middle lane was empty. We all looked at the middle lane, wondering why, when suddenly I saw the Cause. It was a Dog. Running like hell. Right through the middle of the road. Without any thought, any fear, any apprehension - totally focused on a destination whatever it might have been - the dog streaked by. The supreme indifference with which the Dog treated the nearby traffic was a visual delight. The dog had broken free and had torn off all the shackles. It ran like…
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