IN MINOR CHILDHOOD…TO BE IGNORANT, IN MAJOR CHILDHOOD…TO BE PLAYFUL, IN MINOR TEENS…TO BE OBEDIENT, IN MAJOR TEENS…TO BE OBSERVANT, REASONING & LEARNING. IN TWENTIES…TO BE SPECIALISING, IN THIRTIES…TO BE JUDICIOUS, IN FORTIES…TO BE WATCHFUL & THOUGHTFUL, IN FIFTIES…TO BE FORGETFUL, BUT ALWAYS TO BE ENJOYING & IN THE REST of LIFE TO REMEMBER & CHERISH THE MEMORABLE MOMENTS TO MARCH MAJESTICALLY INTO ETERNITY.
It was a pleasant sight that dawn, when I was out in my gallery, to check out how the day looked like. I saw two little birds, kingfishers they were, with their bright blue wings and a shiny red beak, attracting my sight and possibly the other’s too. With a pale white body and two brown feet that went unnoticed, there they were, preparing a nest for their living.
I saw them once and couldn’t take my eyes off. The sight was unusual. I had never seen a bird actually making its nest, its home! It was indeed delightful to watch both of them alternately helping in carving out their house. They were making a hole in a broken mud-wall, digging out the extra unwanted stuff with the strong beak and the two quick feet.
Then, there came a time when both birds were tired and were still trying hard to complete the job. Finally, one of them couldn’t continue and stopped. Now, both of them were looking at each other and wondering what the other wanted to say. Or may be that I was wondering and the two little ones were actually conversing, in their own silent way!!! After a while, one of them again decided to continue and it did the job alone until the other joined, very soon. For a moment I wondered which one of them was the female bird. Surely, it must have been the hardworking one
The job was not that could be done in a day’s time. So, the next day I again went out, this time…to SEE if the birds were still there. And YES, they were, doing the job silently and dedicatedly.
Now, I thought, why were they building a NEW nest? May be that the old one was struck by a windfall, or was invaded by some other powerful bird, or the hot climate might have caused their migration, or that they felt the NEED for a brand new nest, just like that. Whatever the reason, they taught me one thing – that, LIFE MUST GO ON…with the same vigor and zeal as it had first begun.
Indeed, they were to each other, A Perfect Companion, I concluded!
My heart is not in pain, Without those moments of gain; I hope to shine sometime, Even before I become thine; Please show me the sunshine, Before I loose my mind; Please let the rain drop, Before my eyes stop; Help me hold on… Until this life goes on
An oasis I want to be, To someone who really needs me; A useful part I want to become, To every body that includes me; A happy soul I want to remain, Even when everything else is drained; Just like you O divine, Let my little light shine; Help me hold on… Until this life goes on
Waking up in the morning with an open mind to see what the day has in store for her, beginning the day with a regular visit to the nearby church, doing the same household chores and giving tuitions to the little ones. This is the daily routine of a 65+ years old woman called “gori-aunty”, who does not feel bored even for a while, who does not complain of any of her adversities, who considers every moment of her life as the will of God. She never expects any favours. Instead does favours for others, may be her friends or neighbours. Sharing, especially the tasty dishes she prepares, has been her unique act which everyone in the neighbourhood must have observed. Taking one day at a time and finding joy in those activities, which she has been doing since years, is one wonderful quality in her, which I truly appreciate. Then why do I just being a young college student at times get frustrated when things don’t go accordingly, feel disappointed when I’m not accounted for my work, get angry when my younger sister does not listen to me, feel bored in my vacations and complain when there is so much to do? Can’t I, being educated for about 15 years now, learn a simple lesson from the not so highly educated gori-aunty?
I have a talkative mind..it goes on n on..non stop! I like to speak it out to someone or the other, n when I don't find anyone, I write :)
Well, thats the only source of my writings, n so I call it a hobby :)