50 Soul Stirring Stories by Shrikant Prasoon

By Shrikant Prasoon

50 Soul Stirring tales is a set of pleasant tales designed to increase the brain, loose it from distortions and fasten with the interior spirit. The protagonists listed below are traditional humans faced with their very own delusions, weaknesses and unaccountable wants. The tales evoke the dilemmas, soreness and weird joys of formative years and maturity.

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The chapter after that may well contradict both, present a very different man in the next after that. That’s what change does: it changes your perspective. It changed mine and me. Watch. t wo Changing Changes L ooking back ( from early in 2009), I see that even as an adolescent, I was careening through life, not examining, not questioning, just doing. Changes in how I lived, what I did, were constant and quick, one tumbling after another; any change in me was rare and minor. In those days, I was unaware of any reason to change: we were what we were and I enjoyed careening.

That we weren’t at war made me resent being drafted even more. My mother had worshipped FDR, we all did; now he was a warmonger. The army was going to end my career just as it was beginning. As it turned out, I was wrong. My career flourished in the army, faster than it might have had I not been. It began with my transfer from Fort Benning, Georgia, where I had been sent by mistake, to the army’s film unit in Astoria, Queens, to write training films. That I had only written for radio and television, that I knew nothing about writing films was simply one more snafu in the hasty assemblage of ill-fitting uniforms hopefully called an army.

That was the first time that had ever been done with West Side Story. Acting became as important as dancing and singing. That changed how musicals are done, and it changed me. I re-examined my own work, I re-examined how musicals were directed, I loved directing them as I never had before. This is clearly a memoir about change. But I don’t want to just talk about change, especially how I have changed. You have seen some of that in this chapter; you know who I am today. But I want you to see me as I was and then witness the changing.

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