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Notional Silhouettes

Updated on November 20, 2017

Thoughts for an uncle ...

Memories fade with time. Details get blurred; minutiae, slurred. What remain are foggy notional silhouettes that may seem irrelevant but have been instrumental in shaping our physical and emotional selves of the present-day.

I too occasionally project many of my notional silhouettes upon the canvas of my present-day mind, attempting to recall the days and events gone by, when there is nothing else to keep it occupied or when it is tired of what is and yearns to take a flight of fancy into what was. An email from my ninety-year-old uncle started one such bout of projection, with him being the focus of contemplation. This page records the minutes of that short imaginary rendezvous.

Your thoughts on notional silhouettes, please ...

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      manatita44 3 months ago from london

      Colourful reflections. The age bit I feel myself at a young 65. Nice job.

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      grannysage 5 years ago

      Awesome as always. Coming to one of your lenses is always refreshing to the eyes and gives the mind a workout.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Notional silhouettes...you stretch my mind once again to the place of pleasant places of dreams that were....what a flood of memories you have opened up, little moments in time no longer forgotten....hmmm! You do have quite the gifting!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Enjoyed stopping by and reviewing.

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      goo2eyes lm 5 years ago

      they are so inspirational and interesting to read. you are really a poet. keep up the good work.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Interesting layout and concept! Your imaginative way of writing and thinking will surely set your voice apart in this online world! All the best to you!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      A wonderful ode to a wonderful person. With everyone spread far and wide, such lenses makes you stop for a moment and savour the past and take pride in being part of a great family.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      excellent thoughts and ideas

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Generosity in spirit and grace in action is his lineage

      Growing in wisdom, just does not come with age

      (I should know, having crossed half-century sometime back!)

      The gentle manner, conceals an iron will

      Built on yearsâ of sacrifice and practiced skill

      (Ask Perimma, she has a different name for this!)

      For him each one is special

      His motto âLove one and allâ (simbly !)

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      wilfredpadilla 5 years ago

      Visited again one of your lenses. I like it.

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      jaishree-subramani 5 years ago

      What a tribute!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Super as always. Only you can think in this way.

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      lalimanju 5 years ago

      Loved it!

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      dahlia369 5 years ago

      Such a beautiful, meaningful, personal lens. Loved it! :)

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I can't help thinking of the appropriateness of Douglas Adam's words - âTo give real service you must add something which cannot be bought or measured with money, and that is sincerity and integrity," - whenever Chittapa's image comes to mind.

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      grannysage 5 years ago

      Love it, as always Ram

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      very well written. people who live well and fit till later on in life have stayed focused and active and occupied with their own interests.

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