“But,” shouts Hymie, “the Titanic was sunk by an iceberg.”
“So,” says the Chinaman. “Iceberg, Goldberg, Greenberg – what’s in a name?”
Komala, you can torture anybody – what is in a name? For two months continuously you have been harassing a silent man, who has no time at all. From one morning till another morning he is concerned only with photography.
When my other photographers have a session they ask me to “somehow avoid Niskriya.”
I say, “Why?”
They say, “If Niskriya comes he does not bother about anybody else. He jumps from this corner to that corner. He does not care that other photographers are also present. He stands in front of somebody who is photographing, he crawls on the floor…!”
When he started crawling one day, I also wondered what he was doing – he was finding the right angle. He does not bother anything about what people will say. He is such a devoted photographer, you could say he is a born photographer.
For his whole life he has been doing that. He came here tired of photography, and finally, he saw such a great opportunity. He forgot all about…brought all his equipment, his whole studio! He had come here to meditate – but where is the time?
Now these kinds of people – scientists, mathematicians, artists, painters – these people are not interested in anything else. Their whole interest is in their art. It is possible that once in a while, casually – they may have run out of film or the camera is broken…and then they may think of a woman – but more than that you can’t expect.
There is no need to wait two months. Here things happen so fast that people don’t even ask each other, “What is your name?” because what is the point? Tomorrow you will have to ask somebody else, “What is your name?” Just do the thing and be on your way. Niskriya has to be saved, but it will be very difficult now.
One witch has even written, “It will be good to open a witches’ coven, so anybody who cannot find a woman can come to the witches’ coven.” I like the idea! It will be an interesting place. In India it has never existed; only England has known witches’ covens. They still exist there…again they are arising, spreading….
So I am already looking for a place, and perhaps people like Niskriya can go – just to take photographs! But don’t torture him.
And just now I have told you that a witch is sitting by his side. She will follow him; she is not going to leave him – camera or no camera. You can have a good look!