'alltan' / brook, little stream, streamlet
In my first attempt at climbing Ben Vorlich (Scottish Gaelic : Beinn Mhùrlaig) a mountain located in the southern part of the Highlands of Scotland, I encountered this 'alltan' twenty or so paces along the pathway. I sat down beside this quiet stream, lost in reverie.
I took a 'diversion' up a very steep ridge and not even half way up the 3,232 ft mountain, was drawn and quartered -- but I'll be back!
In these gypsy travels from place to place, I am faced with the same sort of odds. The trick is not to focus on the summit (glory, fame, end of the rainbow, proverbial pot of gold), but to focus on the moment -- what philosophers refer to as the 'thing in itself' (perhaps Ramana Maharishi explains what I mean best?)
“After Realization, all intellectual loads are useless burdens and are to be thrown overboard.”*
So it is, that the new Blue Django project (not sure what to name it yet) is about to begin, while the new album अपरिचित भूदृश्य lies safely nestled in my producer's hands.