My “SAYINGS” appeared in February 2011. It was well received by my friends and well-wishers to whom I sent complimentary copies. I have not so far sold any copy at all.
Every work comes out with an inbuilt destiny.
I once told my mentor Tiruloka Sitaram that my cacoethes scribendi is irresistible. “Good;” he said and added: “Do not publish what you indite. That is none of your job. If, however, you resolve to publish, be prepared to suffer more than substantial loss. At any rate do not blame the reading public. They did not demand your work”. How true, yes, how distressingly true!
This work is entitled: “UTTERANCES.” I know it will share the kismet of its predecessor. Let it. My foolhardiness defies past experience.
Maybe my utterances are merely mutterances and bitterances. Yet, they are forced to see the light of day owing to my perverse persistence. Nulliparas are delighted to deliver Calibans.
Nonsense can be salubrious. More often than not it is educative. It enlivens tete-a-tete which is why I invest it with a quasi-permanance. In this connection, I am not the only one in the field. This thought offers me neither solace nor consolation. I am aware of the impotency of consolation. I seldom offer it to any.
With Ozymandius of Egypt I say:
“Look on my works, ye mighty, and despair.”
Well, I keep my despair in a good state of repair.