“The best endings resonate because they echo a word, phrase, or image from earlier in the story, and the reader is prompted to think back to that reference and speculate on a deeper meaning.” – James Plath
An in-depth review of ‘Through the Darkness, With Love (Vol. 1)’ revealed the following statements:
A Poetic Letter makes me curious about the person named Mrs. Penelope and the story behind it and the personal connection between Tripathi and this Penelope is again reinstated in the composition titled SandeePenelope
Was this affair just his (the poet’s) imagination? I think not, for only a man who has known love and loss can write with such sensitivity and insight, so poetically.
Je serai poète et toi poésie [I am a poet and you (my) poetry] – Introducing PA`ST (Penelope Alacosta` Sandeep Tripathi), the two vital elements of ‘Through the Darkness, With Love’. Compositions such as “With Love“, “Hearts in Motion“, “A Woman” – reveal Penelope Alacosta whereas “A Garden of Love” reads Many Many Happy Returns of the Day Penelope. PA`ST is embedded in Volume 2 as well.
“Appreciation is the highest form of prayer, for it acknowledges the presence of good wherever you shine the light of your thankful thoughts” – Unknown. Without a doubt, Penelope carried the torch with pride, integrity and utmost respect (so did the short-lived Oriental Stranger). Penelope was few and far between. Evidently, she had to go. And, she did. Partly it was my fault, partly it was hers, and partly it was ours. Yet, she left behind words, phrases, and images that still resonate, time and again.
“Through the Darkness, With Love” [the book] and “A Wilderness of Voices” [the screenplay], share an exquisite relationship. The latter is a visual picturization of the former. Penelope Alacosta is the main character in the screenplay as well as the book. The journey of “A Wilderness of Voices” symbolizes an abysmal love, a rare treat.
Someone once said: “to live, to love, to learn and then to part is the greatest tragedy of the human heart” or in Latin, it is said: Ubi Amor, Ibi Dolor [Where there is Love, there is Pain]. However, where inspirational love is reciprocated (time and again) by way of humiliation, disrespect, utmost abhorrence and abuse, it is a judgment call – whether to feel pain or rejoice (good riddance).
Finally, “anybody can put things together that belong together but to put things together that don’t go together, and make it work, that takes genius like Mozart’s. Yet he is presented in the play Amadeus as a kind of silly boy whom the gods loved.” – Lukas Foss