For me, the late Dhond was one of those 'Macaulay's ten people'. Or was he the 'one or two'?
( Dhond appears in multiple entries on this blog. You may find all of them on the FB page I maintain on him. Find the page here.)
Although we spoke on phone and corresponded by letters, I never met him in person and therefore I am free to imagine him the way I may.
He was NOT agnostic but atheist, just like Shelley quoted at the top. So after his death, I wondered where he was gone.
Here are the two postcards among a few more letters he sent me. Note the moving line in the letter dated December 15 2001:
"आयुष्य उतरणीलाच नव्हे, तर घसरणीला लागले आहे ." (The life has started not just descending but slipping away.)
After reading this line, I read a line in Shelley's poem, quoted above, as "Listen to the passing hell."