Monday, December 3, 2007

She dreams in a glass of water

I am editing a video based on misconceptions of children.

'Evaporation happens only in large water bodies like lakes, oceans, rivers. Can water in a glass evaporate? No, water in a glass cannot evaporate. How can it? It is not enough for rain,' says a fourth class student.

Tring tring. My sister calls from Goa.

'I had a strange dream last night. I dreamt that.....' She carries on for six minutes as I look at the paused frame.

'But of course, its just a coincidence,' she ends.

'There is no such thing as a coincidence. Everything is connected.' I say.

'I don't believe in all that stuff. A dream is a dream.'

'Yes, you are right, ' I tell her, ' How can water kept in a small glass evaporate? How can a mere dream have any connection to reality? The sun is too busy with evaporating large water bodies.
Why should he bother with a pretty girl dreaming in a glass of water?'