Art Festival, Manali (May 25-27, 2018)
A gathering of about 40 artists from different art genres (painting, sketching, photography, cinematography, illustration, writing, poetry, storytelling, music, dance, and yoga) coming from across the country. Organised by @platformforartists and hosted by @thelosttribehostels (ideally named)
For pretty much everyone of us, it was three days of bliss. There were multiple individual and collaboration activities.
While I thoroughly enjoyed all activities, like anyone else there, the activity that has stuck with me was the very first one, in which we were asked to pick up a random object from our surroundings that defines us as an individual.
I won't go into the details of which objects were picked, neither I remember them all, but the thing that stuck me was - when we were asked to explain how the object defines us, I could relate to everyone else's object so easily. It was like they are living a part of me, and I am, theirs.
As thinking individuals, how disconnected we feel from others in general. But how surprisingly aligned that sense of disconnection is - and how closely connected we actually are.
People say it is rare to find like-minded people. But sometimes it's so commonplace and comes in abundance. And such moments, however simple and casual they are, can bring profound experiences.
@harshith_sallow_ (sorry brother, couldn't keep you in the frames :( )
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