In 2011, I lost the original copies of my unpublished writings; diaries, stories, poems and book reviews. Two years of hard work, in a moment were vanished! I lost them in Red-line train on a Saturday evening! And they’re gone like the memories of Alice! In these times, there was a specific poem “One Art” by Elizabeth Bishop which helped me the most.
Last week, I saw the movie Still Alice, based on Lisa Genova’s book. Surprisingly, Alice, in a particular scene reads “One Art” by Elizabeth Bishop, a powerful poem which has helped many to deal with their losses!
The art of losing isn’t hard to master;
so many things seem filled with the intent
to be lost that their loss is no disaster.