- With a Doodle, one says everything when he says nothing. Here, Silence split Its sides with a Laughter we are all dying to laugh : a Doodle called the GRIN :
The Doodle here asks nothing of you. It just is.
Perhaps it is Atlas Shrugging*. Is it Spunk & Peace- equal twins of an Earth swiftly forgetting to remember, we are best when we are like this – smiling? Nah, Grinning, at Life, at Death and at the Grateful Dead returning with hallelujah busted lips .Yep. Grinning at all the rest of us , from Renaissance forwards-backwards, sideways ;
it is the face of a young man who began life as a son, a brother : who rose above every odd and rode that wave, as an unconfessed musician and a reluctant saint,who could ( Quote his sister**) without a second thought give away the shirt he was wearing, to a half-naked homeless man in the streets of Bangalore.
**( one of three amazing sisters , each a strong influence in society, both home and abroad).
Samuel Dhanraj wanted to be Doctor, but would go further. There was Love and marriage, three strapping sons, ( the first would move on at age 5 days, to that other world we do not see yet…); 18 years as an NRI in Oman, etched between growing family and friends, breathing, living, balancing it all in these- the most challenging Decades the Earth has ever known.
Last night we briefly spoke, and he is a man of few words – so I asked his wife ( my sister Thelma Samuel ), if she would send me more details about this Doodle, they also call the ” Lopsided Grin “..… because ?
I hear them laughing ..”because don’t you think it is Lopsided ? ”
Am laughing too. To me it is the Left brain grinning at the right. Creativity out-sourcing Logic. Vice versa. Modern Man grinning back at Life. This is no chubby-sweet simper( apologies Mona Lisa). It shrugs at pretense and pretty pouts, created by a person who calls himself ‘an ordinary man’ .
I live in a little world of kids,and a few verses. Often I try to paint, or write about people who truly inspire me. The older I grow the more I am startled by brilliance. Baffled by it. By people who are the best of both worlds ,downright good professionals , living lives we will never meet, unless Life grants us that favour.
Am deeply honored to write this post.Thank you God, for not just Talent & Good will, but for all your Good Men who without even realizing it, teach us how to smile.
- When Professionals ‘doodle’ .. (raeindia.wordpress.com)