Ineffability of Our Minds

Ineffability of Our Minds

Ineffable
(adjective) too great or extreme to be expressed or described in words.

Dear Readers,

In this wondrous weather, where the worries dissipate into nothingness, the magnanimity of the world strikes you with full force. A sigh means so much more than exhaustion stirs the inner workings of your brain and heart which had become stagnant for a good while, you feel ethereal.

Ineffable, is this day, this moment you are missing out on, the crisp reality of it. There is so much yet to be loved and pondered over. Classical books, movies that touch your aesthetic heart, poetry that moves you, memories that revel within you.

Imagine the colour blue, the loveliest of its kind in your mind and I bet it is different in each one of your minds. Ineffability is a gift that makes you feel the extremeness of everything. The extreme thirst to be next to a loved one, the extremity of beauty that you see in lush green meadows with dews adding sparkle to your world. The gentle humming of your mothers, the simplicity, and neatness of your being. It is hard to believe in certain moments- whether they are real or not.

It is a feat of a lifetime to shed away hatred from you that had once seeped in subtly. The opposite of love isn’t hatred, it’s just the simple absence of it, to know no familiarity, to be incredibly disconnected. Hatred implies the potential to love, to banish something you had once abhorred, and sculpt in its banishment another ineffable emotion of liberation.

“She liked the word ineffable because it meant a feeling so big or vast that it could not be expressed in words.
And yet, because it could not be expressed in words, people had invented a word to express it, and that made Liesl feel hopeful, somehow.”
― Lauren Oliver, Liesl & Po

We are a multitude of thoughts, with unexplored splendour residing in ourselves. It is essential to step above the tedious routine and pay attention to each fleeting moment with infant-like wonder. And lend your imagination to the moment. Perhaps, recreate it with assortments of new characters, or in the absolute absence of them. Play a mellow melody in your mind, and then experience the grace magnified.

Prishanti Pathak

Prishanti Pathak - An Oxonian in making, with immense love for classic and feminist literature, and a true potter head.