She Seeks is the fifth book of short stories in the “She” series. Written by women around the world from various backgrounds, this book explores the methods people use to “navigate a complex world”.
A desire to revisit the past, or nostalgia, is one aspect of this discovery process. Another is the investigation of a problem and the various solutions available, maybe even gain some self-realization for future growth and capabilities.
The SHE project’s main aim is to provide a creative platform for women’s voices and their reflections from daily lives. None of the authors come from a ‘purely literary’ background – and yet, as scientists, bankers, professors, engineers, managers and homemakers, they all have a story to share.
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The Other Her – by Jesleen Gill Papneja
The Other Her is an interesting story. It grips your attention almost at the very start and holds you in its fantastic world.
The story telling is descriptive. As it probably needs to be. We have a well-defined image of the psychiatrist and the patient, and their respective demeanors. The question of dreams and their interpretation is a thought-provoking one. The fantasy of another world, and one true love, as an unfulfilled destiny is another fascinating subject. The story takes elements of such as these and mixes it up with the “alien” love interest. Quite a tale, well told.
I thought the ending was a tad abrupt. I was hoping to go along with Jezzie on her journey with Dr Selvan. Overall, a good story, nicely done.
The question that remains, though, is the question of dreams. I have often wondered at the random nature of the images that flit by in dreams. As a slightly idiotic techie, well, ok, largely idiotic person, I have often thought that dreams are the brain archiving thoughts, experiences, images into neat filing cabinets. What we see as dreams are the old Windows style animation of files flowing from one place to the other, as we copied or moved files over to a new location. Except that we actually view the contents of the files being moved.
What do you believe dreams are?