The whirling dust flies like a dancer,
The wind is invisible, known only by trust,
The foam moves all about you,
But without the sea no whirling takes place.
Thought is hidden, speech is manifest"
Sherry Duggal is a naturopathic doctor who is now delving herself into her creative side. Her works are performance oriented. Sherry presented her comedy script "Love Therapy" at the Masala Mehndi Masti! festival, the biggest South Asian Festival in North America. One of eight featured writers, her one woman act "Epiphany" was presented as part of the Pull Festival in Vancouver, B.C. She has also written for prominent magazines such as Darpan Magazine, Celebrations Magazine and the Canadian Immigrant Magazine, a branch of the Toronto Star. She presented her play "Eve: A Balancing Act" at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and has also performed at the prestigious India International Center in New Delhi, India.
She has been a featured writer for "World Poetry", "Writers International Network" , "Poetic Justice", "Pandora's Collective", "Holy Wow poets" and "Surrey Muse". Sherry has performed for the Rabindranath Tagore Festival and the Sufi Legacy Conference. Other festivals she has performed in include : Diwalifest, Summer in the City festival (Coquitlam, B.C), the Mother Tongue Festival and the Wild West Poetry festival (which took place in Edmonton and Jasper, Alberta). Recently, she also performed and did a talk for the International Conference on "Why EcoCriticism?" in Sikkim, India as an invited guest.
Sherry has performed in India, the UK, the US and Canada.
Sherry was also the lead in a feature film called "Plus" and has worked on a number of short films and music videos, while training at various acting studios in Vancouver, B.C.
She is currently hosting a health segment for Access Television, Channel 4 telecast on Shaw Cable.
"The Power of Now"
Like an actor on stage, take each moment as it comes.
Taste each emotion.
Savor the present.
As mind, body and spirit come together
your soul will shine through.
On stage, you don’t try.
You just do.
Let it happen.
React, and move on.
First, respect yourself.
Then, with each rising sun
you’ll get chances
to be in the limelight.
Once put on the spot, you’ll have no choice
but to see what’s happening
in the now.
As you do this,
you realize things
you learn, you grow, you change.
You get a chance to admire the beauty around you
the colours of life.
As an actor, vulnerability lingers backstage.
A harsh reality
full of pain, suffering and disease.
But when the curtain opens in front of you
you let go.
You don’t know what happened.
The moments pass by, leaving a mark
they form a part of your being
Art can’t touch you;
Life shouldn’t either.
Flirt with the audience.
Have fun, enjoy!
Leave this earth with a smile on your face
that you’ve lived each moment
to the fullest.
No regrets. No insecurities.
Breathe deeply and take in the air,
for the whole world is inside you.
Let it shine through your eyes
so that the audience can see.
copyright @ 1994