Time stands still on a warm, balmy day on the western coast of India. The air hangs low. And beads of sweat crown the brows of passersby. Goa)
It’s as if Life is passing by, but you have been plucked out to watch the proceedings. Just like a mirage in a desert, one gets the feeling there is nowhere to go. Or maybe it’s reality.
The players appear — not too scarcely nor in abundance — to be reflective, motivated both by solitude and companionship.
Waiting for the next thing.
Watching the action take place
or Wishing for a quiet second.
Such is the juxtaposition to India’s trademark bustle, captured across the states of Kerala and Goa:
Waiting, Watching Wishing was published in Alma Magazine in December 2020.
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