Friday, October 5, 2012

FACEBOOK TRYST with screenwriting student, Vajra Krishna


Stoneking

Here's an excerpt from a recent online conversation with a former screenwriting student and friend of mine, currently residing in India, Vajra Krishna


 
VAJRA:
When I first met you, I said to you, before even coming to your course... that I had a lot of experience with screenwriting teachers, and listed what I had learnt... you said, "Just come, and be open."
I did that.
I let go of everything I believed.
when I sat in front of you.
I opened myself to knowing NOTHING
in front of you
to absorb your wisdom as NEW

STONEKING:
You were carrying some baggage for the trip

And you broke it down. And I went with it.

i remember... 
and waiting for some cosmic train
you had booked yourself in to a sleeper as i recall
it was a single
and look as you did, you could find no legitmate conductor
so you put the bags on the train yourself
and eased down into your seat

Before I met you, I was excellent at the narrative... yet during the first course, you pointed out that I was offering everything BUT the narrative....  
And at that point, I was so open that 
I didn't accept any definition of the narrative 
except for HOW YOU defined it!

You didnt even have a ticket
i admired you for that
travelling without papers furthers the artist in you
and you went all the way to....
india?
that great wasteland...

lol

that is the world's backyard

smile
Yes.
It is.
I was drawn here. I couldn't help it.

I have always known its smells
they have been with me from birth

I know what you mean!
Being with you from birth! Ah, that is the most beautiful, and MOST ACCURATE description
of the smells of India!



Vajra Krishna

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