The physics of quest: for a trunk

1:01 AM

Hey everyone, while I am still struggling to make time for blogging, I have asked my friend Upasna from Someplace Else who is also a blogger [and a fellow Delhite!] to step in for me today! She is such an engaging and insightful writer. I always enjoy reading her posts [thoughts?] and I am sure so will you! 


The physics of quest:  for a trunk

I was in the train when I checked my mail quickly and saw Tanvi’s note & she asked me to do a guest post here. I am not famous or infamous, but rather regular, so, writing here feels like Josie Gellar being crowned the prom queen* (Never been kissed).

The one thing that charms me the most about Tanvi is how I somehow seem to agree with most of what she says especially the way she says it- we all love to relate to one another. And, I’d assume that’s awfully rare if you’re 8000 miles and a lifetime (we haven’t met –yet) away.

So since this blog often asks and reflects on a lot of fun questions, I thought of one as well.

It began from a movie (Eat, Pray, Love). Liz asks her friend just when she knew she was going to have a baby. The friend takes her to a room to show her a trunk she has kept for a long while containing baby clothes. Liz realizes that she has such a trunk as well. And her trunk contains maps and national geographic features on travel.

This made me think. So, what would my trunk contain? While on the subway I kept asking myself, till the time I could visualize my trunk. It might shock people (I couldn’t believe it myself) that I actually see a house. I mean the walls, the paintings, the books, the music, the drapes, the couch, the shoe rack, the desk, everything about me and an extension of my personality and my own space.

It’s amazing how simple (and liberating) it is as a thought. I mean of all the fancy things, the travelling, music tours, writing, work- somehow all that culminated for me in the construct of four square walls. Ha! I amuse myself. All I really want is rooms and to deck up my urban space!

Of course this is a product of my conditioned consciousness [couple of my close friends are setting up homes, I am reading a book called “Room”] though to my defense, as a kid a wall and three pillows were my absolute favourite things and I would happily (de)construct space for hours.

Did you see your trunk yet?

*Oh and I weren’t wallowing in self pity- just that I don’t do a fashion blog :). Currently I live with my parents- not uncommon in India to live with parents till you get married. Wait up till I do up my room then! |Walks away with a scheming head :)|

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22 comments

  1. Nice post Upasana...thinking abt it now, need to sit and imagine my trunk. I think in most likelihood i would see a house too since i am getting married next week and i'll soon be setting up my own home. :)

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  2. Really thought provoking. I don't have a clue what my 'trunk' would contain. Definitely something to think about.

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  3. Nice post! :)
    Now that I think about it my trunk will contain lots of books, book shelves and lots of other stuff which I have not thought about!

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  4. Nice post Upasna. Have to go look you up now.

    This looks like a fun exercise-have to figure out what my trunk holds! :)

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  5. Thanks Tanvi for putting this up and helping me reach out to your amazing readers!

    Thanks everyone for being kind :)

    PS: Tanvi I miss you all the time on the blog, get back soon

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  6. really interesting guest post and thoughts!!!!but still i miss u T!;)
    xoxoxoxo

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  7. It was fascinating. :) I just recently discovered what my trunk would contain and I was totally sobbing after the realization...its so liberating to see your whole life materialize before your eyes and to understand many of the things you've thought you always wanted are not what you really want. :)

    Love

    Tashrin

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  8. Wow...what a lovely thought Upasana......thanx for sharing this with us all! I'll on the case right-away!!! Let's see what my trunk is hiding! :))

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  9. Interesting post!! will have to spend some time figuring what it may contain. have to say that room looks really inviting.

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  10. That is a nice book case.

    windowshopz.com

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  11. Wow! Great guest post and fabulous urban space. Love those book shelves! xo style, she wrote

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  12. Hmmm, I think I already have my trunk, and that is a really cool thing! Nice to meet you, enjoyed your guest post! XX!

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  13. ummm yes, I totally saw my trunk. Immediately, in fact. It is filled with soccer balls. No surprise, there, I suppose. Great post!

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  14. You seemed so relaxed Upasana while you were typing.
    Now.. i have to have a look in what my trunk is hidding
    Lee x

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  15. That is such an interesting post and I think I have my trunk too:) Hugs and kisses

    ps: I am hosting a sweet necklace GIVEAWAY today :) ... Please, join in!

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  16. Lovely idea dear! It reminds me of the tradition of the hope chest! One that is built for a young girl to make her life with precious things once she is on her own. Very sweet! xo

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  17. A lovely post. You made me stop and think about my trunk.

    Will shortly visit your blog. You sure sound interesting.

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  18. My trunk is full of wonderful and exciting adventures and momentos! Also many more to come! Very nice Upsana!

    Also, I have a Great New Giveaway from Blydesign! Come and enter!

    xoxo
    Karena
    Art by Karena

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  19. Very interesting.

    I am never one to pack light and my trunk is a representation of that...the list and things stuffed in it would make me eligible for excess baggage!

    But on the top of the trunk I see a cosy home and one room converted to a photo studio with half of it white washed and half bricks..interesting props and that dream bookshelf!

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