I enjoy reading Pico Iyer. The other day while trying to sail through the madness of the newsroom and stiff deadlines, I took a little break and ordered online a copy of Pico Iyer’s The Art of Stillness. I decided to give my favourite Amazon a miss and chose another site (No, not Flipkart). Well, I chose this site because it was offering me a price which was Rs 22 (when you convert, it’s far far lower than one dollar) less than the offer given by Amazon. The lure of saving money.
This was my first purchase from this site. My heart says it will be last too. Little did I know that this site took the title of my book very literally. They true to the title of the book decided to be STILL for many days and weeks. They taught me to practice The Art of Stillness in real life. I waits and waited.
The stillness turned into movement when I received the book two days back after I had forgotten about it completely.
The slim book is a pleasure to read. I m not rushing through it.
Like slow cooked mutton biryani, I m savoring it.
Slowly. And slowly.