Saturday 17 June 2017


In the middle of a YouTube interview with
Zadie Smith, and therefore the middle of
my own imaginary conversation where it's
really me interviewing Zadie Smith or being
interviewed beside Zadie Smith, I pause.

Birdsong is emanating from my father's room. 

(C) Shaista Tayabali, 2017


Frank Hubeny said...

It looks like interruptions go in two directions. The YouTube video is interrupting the birdsong and the birdsong is interrupting the video. Best wishes on dealing with your illness.

brudberg said...

Maybe we all need that break to find that birdsong...

Sherry Blue Sky said...

I love it. Was your dad whistling?

Shaista said...

@Sherry He wasn't whistling - he listens to a programme on radio about different birdsong, and how to identify birds by their song :)

Unknown said...

Best wishes on dealing with your illness.


Kweli said...

Thank your for the moving sentiments. "And then just as quick, everything stills." this really highlights the drama of the pace of change. My your immune cells turn on foreign invaders instead of self components.

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