An email from a reader about my book “Songs of the Mist”.
“When I opened the parcel itself I could find that a sort of peace surrounded my mind in a sort of awareness. As I started reading it, I felt very gloomy and sorrows filled my heart – I don’t know why. But as I continued reading I could understand that it was (may be) because of the agony Ashutosh underwent. Later on after few chapters my mind became peaceful and in the very next chapter itself Ashu could come out of that slowly.
Kyaka – a manifestation of the Monk in a certain mental plane to help Ashu to come out of his agony and Karma to enable him to renounce, is an interesting character.
When I was reading about the Kali at the Mountaintop, even before Ashu reached the peak, strangely tears started coming out of my eyes. As I went on reading Ashu also cried. It created a longing feeling that I should see Kolkata Kali once again.
The landscape of Badrinath – Kedarnath / Alaknanda was described wonderfully, especially the mountain paths the Monk preferred to take, as if the reader could visualize it. (I wondered why few photos were not inserted). It makes the reader to long for a lovely holy dip in Alaknanda. Really you are very lucky to have travelled far and wide in Himalayan Region.
Anishka – lovely character.
After finished reading the book, it gives a sort of fulfillment. To be preserved, I kept the book along with my yoga books to read again later.” – Revathi Chari