Host of Honor

Today, life brought me to meet a human incarnation of artistic passion. An 85 year old sprightly man, Kavalam Narayana Panicker is a writer and lyricist whose passion for his art can put many a young amateurs and their creative egotisms to shame. Including mine.

I saw the legend at work today: effortlessly producing words of lyric that marvel and delight his audience. I couldn’t help but feel the pinch on my heart thinking of how I and my countless comrades of the creative realm claim to be ‘passionate’ about our art. And it also kept me wondering, whatever happened to priceless virtues like humility, undeterred dedication and passion that reflects in an artist’s every action.

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