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A collection of poetry about human emotion, mysticism, nature, and the eternal dance between seeming opposites in the search for harmony.
"I wish I knew the words adequate enough to describe the delicate yet so truthful and wise work of art this collection of poems is. Its charm will move anyone sensitive (even to tears, as it was in my case) and soothe the persistent questions about life's priorities and meaning. There's something both inevitably humble and gently elegant in the author's way of perceiving Life and nature, and the link between the two, and the images, described with so much subtle authenticity, respond to the most important existential doubts and searches. When reading the book in the city, one feels automatically transported to the natural environment, and while reading it surrounded by nature, the poems invite to a meditative state of wonder and self-observation, a vast, gleaming space of interconnectedness." (Review, 7 February 2019)
"Life itself is intangible. It is like love, happiness, the soul, passion and emotion, and so many other such ideas that we think we can hold onto in order to sustain us, but which, ephemeral, escape between our fingers the more we desire to fasten them to ourselves. We feel the need to ensure a continuous flow of sensations in order to compensate for other feelings which abruptly shake us, until we become accustomed to having them close by yet without the capacity to properly discern how to control them. In the same way that science speaks of dark matter and energy, whose origin and nature are unknown to us but whose presence we are aware of (albeit indirectly), what we call the 'inner life' arouses the suspicion that there is something inside us which moves according to its own criteria, not entirely accessible to our knowledge or command. What some interpret as simple electro-chemical reactions of substances circulating in a supposedly, up to a certain point autonomous organ called the brain, others consider as an undoubtable link not only with the physical surroundings, the body, and the socio-cultural and environmental conditions that encircle us, but also with other 'in-stances' that indirectly hint of their possibility. Contra to the desire to make increasingly tangible things which in fact are not, with the hope of being able to retain and make permanent those concepts which 'go together with life' (identity, status, family, nationality, etc.), there are currents of thought which, coming from diverse ideological positions, attempt to offer a less 'solid' expression of life. Thus, through art, philosophy, or religion there are suggested other 'less limiting' options, if they must be described in some way, although in these cases we also resort to models that enclose our ideas within certain defined spaces, aiming to differentiate themselves by marking out territories through which the entry of certain groups of people and not others is allowed, and we therefore fall back upon the same narrowness which we wanted to avoid. In the concerned text, the author, Didi Ananda Tapasiddha (A. Tapasiddha from here on), opens up for us a perspective that unites the Eastern spiritual tradition with the world of forms and processes which we identity as 'nature', and through the projection of deep emotion, ensconces us in a unique 'mind-body-spirit' realm, the final goal of all these 'unifying' tendencies that search for an integrated theory explaining the existence of life in particular and the universe as we understand it (so far)...." (Forward, Fransisco Guerra)