Treasure Trove

THE BRIEF

Objects have stories. Structures have stories. All complex material constructs have stories. Kagan possesses the superhuman capacity to extract these upon touch.

The mutant has only to make physical contact with an artifact or a relic or a monument to discover its substance.

Kagan isn’t the only freak around. After all, Witches and Wizards made these works of Art.

As he dives right into their narratives, incidentally travelling through time and space, the wizardry in design, the witchcraft in architecture, the devil in the details and the sorcery of the art we live in and are surrounded by are revealed to him.

Touch this Treasure Trove and it’s yours!

The Story
For a lot of us, life is an effort to leave something behind after we’re gone.

Something the world is better off, more beautiful, more wonderful with:
A wall built, a wall broken, a house, a tree or a tree house, a building, a cottage, a church or a mosque or a temple – any peaceful place of worship, a garden, a palace or a palace surrounded by gardens, a vineyard, a castle on a hill, a structure or a statue in the water, a fortress, remains and ruins and relics and residue from bygone eras that take you back in time, traces of contemporary times that bring you back to now, to its creators, curators, architects, into their imaginations, to their sense of purpose, the reason these exist, the reason they were ever made – the tales their fences and leaves and flowers and pillars and flooring have stored and tell when touched upon – in the limitlessness of a moment.
You came. You left. But what did you touch, where does your soul lie, what will you be remembered for?
Kagan, with a sixth sense for stories, discovers your touch upon his touch.

Look around you. We’re not such a bad species after all. We may have the ability to break. An ability we have often engaged. In our infinite wisdom, things of beauty have been destroyed, snatching away so much of our joy forever. Our own doing; Our immense, collective folly.
That supreme folly, however, has also come with the superpower to make.
When exercised, it translates into mankind’s marvellous contribution to the world.

We all come into contact with these marvels. We touch these treasures. We admire them – the painstaking effort it took to craft something so exquisite. Kagan goes a step further: With the superhuman capacity to tell its tale upon contact. It’s a mutation that allows him to mark the journeys of these material compositions – their creation and construction.
A mark has been made. A mark remains. It’s a treasure. Treasure it. Save its story. SHOUT! its story. It’s history. It’s the spirit of creation. And it’s every bit worth preserving.
A trove of mankind’s superpowers unearthed.
Only a superpower could reveal it.
And, because we have one, maybe we have many!

Podcast: Treasure Trove

TOUCH FOUR

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TOUCH THREE

Location: The Strait of Gibraltar Point of Contact: A jewel ensnared in a solitary coral on the seabed, deep in the water.   The Blue underworld is...

TOUCH TWO

Location: The Kalidasa Memorial in Ramtek, Nagpur. Point of Contact: An old-stone gazebo in the courtyard from where you can stare into the wild blue...

TOUCH ONE

Location: The Lakshmi Vilas Palace, Vadodara. Point of Contact: A painting of Raja Ravi Varma. Or two. Promiscuity is a multilayered word. When a woman adopts...