Wednesday, April 06, 2005

A Personal Shangri La

There are places that one dreams about but never gets to visit. Maybe it is for the best too. It leaves Utopia unblemished by reality.Mansarovar to me is the place that makes up the sum of all lost deltas in my life.

There is the past that I cannot change, the child I cannot be again, the innocence I cannot regain. I love to dream of Mansarovar, knowing that this paradise is real and within reach. I have only to choose to be there.

I like to believe this was the inspiration for Shangri La in The Lost Horizon - at least that is how I read it.

When J comes of age I would gift that book to her - I wonder how she would emote ( react maybe be inapt) to it. My abiding fascination for Lost Horizon must tell a great deal about my wanderlust and desire to escape reality.

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