The warrior stood.
And the door towered over him.
This gigantic, wooden door reinforced with steel that still glinted. Some things time cannot dull.
There were no walls on either side of the door. Just an endless stretch of dark. And amidst all that
black, stood the door, holding the amber and pink of the rising sun.
The warrior stood in front of her immenseness. And behind him lay the dark forest of thick, large
trees, coiled with vines and shrubs that competed with each other. The warrior had emerged from
that forest sometime ago. Had forgotten when. How many days had it been?
Each day was the same. He would wake, hunt, eat, wait, sleep. The only time he was awake was
when he stood waiting… every other moment seemed dream-like, fluid, non-controllable…
That worried the warrior. Control was at the core of his being. He had eventually learnt that an
effective way to control the other, was to gain control over the self. So, he had trained to master
control… but, here, while he stood in front of the door – his years of practice dissipated like rising
He was awake, but not in control.
The door was.
She had called and he had responded.
He had followed the signs, for there were no maps to follow – not in ink, or legends, or song. The
signs were all that were. Revealing to the ones who sought. In his journey through the forest, he met
many like him. Each, following signs that only they could see, each, speaking of the door.
A massive, wooden door reinforced with steel.
The warrior stood. Alone. Except for the soft murmur of the breeze in his ears, there was no other
Inside, was different.
Shrieks, screams, wails, gurgles, whispers, moans, cackles, sighs, hums, laughters…a deluge of
sounds, which had lost all meaning because contexts had become hazy.
The warrior stood and waited as contexts began to disappear, one by one.
Till only two remained.
(excerpted from a myth building exercise that each of us undertook during the Unreserved journey)
This blog is an attempt to capture, in written form, some of our thoughts and conversations as we build the Unreserved performance.