Friday, July 15, 2011

From Strength to Strength


With the Silent fear,
And the consoling heart
A step I take
 My soul speaks
And mumbles a few
But, I do ignore
For I have to run
 And to trot & to tread
A bomb may explode
Blood may scatter,
but life moves on
To whom it does matter
Life is at risk,
but can we halt
Everyday is a struggle
 To fight & to live
To jostle for space
 With courage & valor
From strength to strength
I must walk...I must tread
And I say to myself,
'Thy shall not fumble,

thy shall never fail!'

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Those Three Magical Words

'I love you'- Say these words to yourself and it will sound so funny. But, what when somebody says these words to you or you say these words to someone.Does that mean you mean the world to them & vice-versa? Well...the answer to which you may never know whether it is for the transient state or for the perpetual time!
Fortunate are those people who get to hear those three little magical words from the person whom, you like and admire the most. Everyone amongst us would have uttered those words either to our parents, sisters, brothers and get to hear from them, too. But, to hear from and say to the person whom you admire & adore is something you would thought in your wildest dreams. A feeling to be etched in your memories forever and to linger in your minds for time immemorial.
                   But, how do we come across such a person. By chance or as Coelho says, "The gods throw the dice, and they don't ask whether we want to be in the game or not." And we become a part of the plan and they, in our lives. "When we meet someone and fall in love, we have a sense that the whole universe is on our side. And yet if something goes wrong, there is nothing left! Life moves very fast. It rushes from heaven to hell in a matter of seconds",Coelho says. 
And what after that? Then, as Coelho says, "Life takes us by surprise and orders us to move toward the unknown — even when we don't want to and when we think we don't need to." You know you are in love and the person you love knows it. You tread toward an unfamiliar territory without even knowing what lies ahead in your path of life. You just know that you are in love and keep propelling yourself in that sphere.
What if the person behaves in a sporadic way & tries to portray a delusional image, which may be for the betterment of the other, to forgo all the feelings. Well,"In love, no one can harm anyone else; we are each of us responsible for our own feelings and cannot blame someone else for what we feel", as Coelho says.
In love, we realize ourselves and "Stop being who you were and become who you are", as Coelho says.Sometimes, I wonder at what this agape love is or what it's apt definition can be. In Coelho words,"Love simply is ---love is. No definitions. Love and don't ask too many questions. Just love."
                        

Friday, July 1, 2011

The World I live in...

I live in a world, where Internet wishes my birthday foremost, faster than dear ones and my friends. The stores where I buy calls me & wishes me, making it seem they are more close than others. People may remember or forget but the company's reminder serves it annual purpose perfectly and then the yearly habitue birthday-mails from the forums. Welcome to the modern tech-digital age.
                        I work at the place where I know everybody (not necessarily by name) around me but the fact is hardly anybody knows anybody. I smile at them and say the frequently used lie on being asked how are you, 'I'm fine', even when I know that it's not and they, too know it. I cheer myself up everyday saying, tomorrow will be a better day. But, the reiteration continues for days and days. I reckon, that's what reality is & teaches us,too!
            I live in a world where I long to sit and talk with my dear ones & family, have food cooked by my mother, who forces me, showering her affection, to have even when I am filled up to my mouth. But, I know that I can't have, only just think & wish I would have had. I long to have my favorite stuff but end up placating myself & nibbling on some substitute. I wish to hear the scoldings from my sister asking me to do this & that and,then I love to command my brother to get things done. My heart yearns for those things, Wish! I dream for a perfect day starting with a call from a loved one to dining at one of the elegant restaurant but end up dreaming only, for reality carves its way and brings me down.
The world I live in entirely different from the Utopian world, I dream and dreamt about. In this rat-race living, insensitivity abounds and I should necessarily accept the fact that gratitude and reciprocal feelings are not only rare but also that the opposites of these are only to be expected and are inevitable. Reality is harsh than our fiction and the things that we expect & think about should be limited in the scope of dreams,only. It's better I live in a fantasy world of my own, where some dimpled smile wakes me up and in a world, which rejuvenates me by conjuring up the surreal image of 'The very special One', whenever I feel a sense of lassitude. I live in a world where I don't fret, whine or expect, I just live & relish in a world of my own. For, there is and would be always a but...for everything!