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“Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. Whoever believes in me, though he dies, yet shall he live, and everyone who lives and believes in me shall never die.” –John 11:25-26
I still remember, when I wrote and published the first series of i-poems in The Indian Commentator one of my best friends had asked me if I could tell her about the story behind the poems, such as what inspired me. So I sent her a detailed mail explaining some of the events that inspired me to write them.
It still did not strike me how wonderful it would be to listen to the stories of creation, the movement of the stream of life, into which merge the words, spaces, signs of pause and half closure, abrupt endings, periods and the distances between thoughts. But only until recently.
On a fine morning, a few days before Easter, I was taking a bus ride to a nearby small town Chakkarakal for buying beef and groceries for Easter celebrations. In the bus was playing an audio.
The interval between the songs was filled by a narration by the music composer.
Ilayaraja, a legendary Tamil musician was humming the tune in his own voice with arbitrary words and fragments of the song in its creative process—a direct record from the day when the song was being composed.
It was great to listen to that moment—the moment of birth, the moment of clearing the mist of inertia and achieving resurrection from death.
This event inspired The Resurrection—the story behind The Geometry of Loneliness.