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An end.

 

What stood strong and sturdy yesterday,

Today lies in a rubble,

So does the time spent on it.

And the memories…

To see how colorful my swing was, visit here.  It was devastating seeing it off the ground this morning, rain is the culprit.

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A conversation

After watching the horrendous natural mishap happened in the Uttarakhand state of India, I am devastated and shocked with the intensity of nature’s fury.

Uttarakhand lies in the northern region of India beautifully adorning mountain ranges. This state is popular for its hill stations and pilgrimage destinations. Like all years, this year also, thousands of people visited to the holy shrines at Kedarnath, Badrinath, Yamnotri and Gangotri only to witness death due to the floodings caused by the heavy rains and cloudburst.  The whole state as lies in the hilly region is prone to landslides. I watched the clips of the destroyed region on the news and they are very disturbing. People are still stranded in different parts of the state without food and any contacts as the road network got damaged and any sort of connection is not reachable to them. The rescue teams are in action to save as many people as they can however nobody can estimate the exact number of people who may have lost their lives in this accident. It is probably in thousands.

This video is just a fraction of the damage that has happened.

It is an intrinsic nature of us – to complain even without even realizing our faults. In this post I am trying to make a conversation between an affected pilgrim and the God.

What a pilgrim says to his God after witnessing this whole nature’s devastation.

“It was an epiphanic day,

I thought,

My materialistic pains will be alleviated,

If I see you,

I took a plunge,

Crossing rivers and mountains,

I arrived,

With folded hands, pure heart and teary eyes,

I prayed,

Not for me but for my family,

As I opened my eyes I was swept away,

I was drowning,

 Amidst the yelling people I was lost,

    Soon everything was in rubble

    I lost everything for which I prayed for

  And with that the faith in you

Are you really God – the most divine or a monster?”

How the God replied to this harsh accusation on Him:

“It is you who made me God,

And now you are making me a monster

I never asked you to come to me,

I never asked you to pray me

All I have asked you is to help each other,

There are others dying every day of hunger,

While you were feeding your family

There are atrocities happening everywhere,

And you watched them

It perturbs me more when I see,

What you did with the nature I gifted you,

You did not value it too

And you are asking me if I’m a monster

Don’t go find me at far off places,

You will not seek happiness

I am there where you don’t want to see

 Within you

I have given you the power to find solutions for all your pains

Once you’ll start valuing things I have bestowed on you,

And help people around you,

You will not need any GOD to help you.”

A Rainy Day

It’s been long since I last wrote. Think bad weather in Delhi was dissipating ideas from my head but finally God saw my misery and it poured!. And it didn’t just pour but it poured and poured so much that it caused flooding in my garden area. Nevertheless, I love rains, some magical drops of water and it revives the whole environment around. After today’s shower the withered plants are rejuvenated, the scrawny stray dogs got resuscitated and are walking again rather than sleeping like half dead under the cars and here I, once again with recharged brain, sitting by my window with a cup of coffee and reading interesting blogs by fellow bloggers.

The beautiful weather gives me an opportunity to take few clicks of my flooded garden area.

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A sweet dried up plant is filling its pot as if it’s never going to rain again 🙂

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This leaf, so complete in itself,
Is only part of the tree.
And this tree, so complete in itself,
Is only part of the forest.
And the forest runs down from the hill to the sea,
And the sea, so complete in itself,
Rests like a raindrop
In the hand of God.

-Ruskin Bond

Lover’s Delight

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Remember when it rained and you held me close,

My heart skipped a beat as the feelings arose

We kissed under the beaming full moon,

Only to part ways till another monsoon

Never thought you as a stranger,

Time and again you asked for favors

Though I stayed alarmed,

Gravitated as I was unharmed

You wooed me with your subtle charm,

And we waltzed as I was still in your arms

I often wear your fleece when I’m alone,

Which still breathes in your cologne

With that toast of Chateau wine,

You promised you’ll always be mine

But you left me in a wrangle,

And I tried hard to dissemble..

I still remember the letter I wrote,

It was never posted as you often misquote

Today the sky is again crimson,

And the stars show up in billion

I still wait for that rain of desire,

When you and I will kiss on the pier.

Our Musical Lives…

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Music is not only a gift but a savior to our oscillating troublesome lives. Thanks to all those artists who have created music that fits aptly for all moods and congratulations to all the music lovers, we now have applications to listen songs depending on our moods. Zillions of songs (I hate to call them “Numbers”) have been composed so far and it is certainly not possible for one soul to listen all of them in one life. I’m sure each one of us has their own playlists where we seek solace. There are songs that define us ditto and some you feel are made for you, for me it is She’s got a way about her by Billy Joel. And then there are songs that brings exact emotions at times, for example if I am watching a movie or reading a book on Jewish catastrophe by Nazis’, In the Ghetto by Elvis Presley, fits best in my mood or may be Buffalo Soldier by Bob Marley on Black resistance.  

I like to kick-start my day with an exuberant song like New Day by Alicia Keys, but my spirit sobers down by the evening and makes me listen a sombre song like Shaam Tanha (a hindi song) by Agnee. When I’m hitting the road, I am listening to On the Road Again by Willie Nelson. After whole day toiling, I need something such as A Good Day to Run by Darryl Worley to inspire myself on the treadmill and the feeling continues till late night when I end up with We are Young by Fun.

This is my best part, songs for every weather conditions (so they never leave you alone) a rainy day song has to be Raindrops keep falling on my head by B J Thomas or Rainy Days and Mondays by Carpenters; a wintry song California Dreaming by The Mamas and The Papas, a peppy Summer in the City by the Lovin’ Spoonful for summers. This makes me think I haven’t come across any brilliant autumn song as of yet. Do let me know if you have one.  

Relationship songs, now there are like infinite number of them but only quite a few stays in your heart, classic like Casablanca by Bertie Higgins, or a new world song Just a Kiss by Lady Antebellum. We also have quite nice break-up songs, the recent famous Somebody I used to know by Gotye and my all-time favorite You’re so Vain by Carly Simon. Certain songs are made in heaven (figuratively); they fill you with tranquility and high degree of spirituality such as Lazarus by Porcupine Tree. I can listen to this song over and over. And then stress-buster songs that soothe you and brings smile like none other than Don’t Worry Be Happy by Bob Marley.

So you see how music revolves and intricate our lives. Without it, I imagine this world be just like the movie Equilibrium. I’m thus grateful to all these music pieces that have consoled me at some point of my life.

Keep listening. Keep humming.