What you see with your eyes are transient and ephemeral, what you see through your heart is everlasting and eternal.
Author Archives: Indira
Five Sentence Fiction – Engulf
I was so immersed in my thoughts of loneliness, of suffering, of suicidal thoughts, oblivious to the sea waves trying to engulf me that I didn’t notice the 14 years boy coming and sitting by me until he said,
‘ The world is so cruel to people like us neither male nor female, we are also creation of God but no education, no employment, no one likes to give us even household jobs, either we have to dance at weddings or on childbirth or beg and without money you can’t survive so I have come here to drown myself in the sea like you.’
I looked at his misery ridden face and suddenly an idea crossed my mind.
‘Why not come with me, I’ll adopt you, give you education and we will take care of each other.
‘Let’s go there is so much legal work to do.’
Holding hands we retreated, life has given us a purpose to survive.
The moss ridden place, complete with a wishing fountain attracted her. Human like moss structures were watching her. She looked in the water and said’ I wish I could live here forever.’
Suddenly the place came alive by the sound ‘ Welcome to moss land dear, now you have become one of us.’ Moss structures came near surrounding her.
She panicked ‘ Who are you?’
‘We are idiots like you who make all kind of weird wishes.’
The moss started growing on her feet. Screaming with horror she tried to scratch it away but it started growing on her rapidly.
‘ Make friends, make friends,
Or weak maybe:
Recall the captive elephants
That the mice set free.’
~ The Panchtantra
“Strong walls can crack, just like the hardest heart can break, Cracks are just reminders that you can fall apart no matter how strong you are.”
“Love builds up the broken wall and straightens the crooked path. Love keeps the stars in the firmament and imposes rhythm on the ocean tides. Each of us is created of it and I suspect each of us was created for it.”
Love is an amalgam of many emotions. It has different meaning for different persons.
One thing is certain that love is the binding force between every creature in this universe.
“The best love is the kind that awakens the soul and makes us reach for more, that plants a fire in our hearts and brings peace to our minds. And that’s what you’ve given me. That’s what I’d hoped to give you forever.” ―Nicholas Sparks
I can’t define what love is but I can definitely say what is not love.
प्रेम क्या है मुझे पता नहीं प्रेम क्या नहीं है वो बताती हूँ |
प्यार रास नहीं,रंग रोमांस नहीं
मन में पल भर को उठा
कोई खुमार नहीं|
प्यार सौदा नहीं,कोई व्यापर नहीं
तू ना दे तो में ना दूं
ऐसा कारोबार नहीं|
सृष्टि बस मेरी,किसीऔर का अधिकार नहीं
जब हो सोच ऐसी
फिर तो वहां प्यार नहीं|
प्यार अकृतज्ञता नहीं
इर्ष्या और स्वार्थ नहीं
कटुता और हिंसा से
इसको सरोकार नहीं|
इसके बाद जो भी बचे वोही तो प्यार है
तुम स्वयं प्यार हो बाकि सब बेकार है|
All poisonous thoughts of revenge are mushrooming in my head.
When I confessed this to my pastor, he gave a lecture on forgiveness and peace of my own mind. He explained further that If one is always burning with hatred and vengeance, it is definitely harmful for self, mentally and physically.
‘But I beg to defer’, I argue, ‘I think unconditional forgiveness tantamount to Acceptance of wrong doings. How can my soul be peaceful if I surrender meekly?
NOTHING CAN BE MORE PATHETIC and DISTURBING to me if I have to REPENT throughout my life having FORGIVEN an UNDESERVING ONE.