Personal Spaces – Of the man who has not died yet

Of the man who has not died yet. He has made his presence count. Holding on to nostalgia has given him purpose and a source of earning. Making money makes him relevant in his house where he lives with three of his children and a number of his grandchildren. The house is big enough for all of them but his room is quite small. Though big enough for a number of radios, turntables, records and other antiques. Some of them work, some of them don’t. Some of them will never work but they will still make it as a collectible in some house or a television commercial. He has turned his restroom into a store, with amplifiers, spool tables and radios lying on top of each other. There are more under his charpai. I open the door to veranda and I see more of them.

These antiques will be lost forever when he dies. I should perhaps buy as many as I can from him. It will make these antiques live for a little longer. Someone will perhaps think and write like I do sometime from now. The cycle of birth and death shall go on.

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2 Comments on “Personal Spaces – Of the man who has not died yet”

  1. November 5, 2017 at 6:38 pm #

    He better sell this rare collection in international market where buyers will take extremely good care of them. Selling them here in Karachi means sending them to scrap straight forward, which will be a lost.


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