She looked as peaceful as the ocean but no one could see the eternal storm in her soul. Everyone wants to know her closely but not enough to be brave and jump in the middle of the ocean, in her magnanimous heart. Everyone gives up at one point or the other. They suit themselves. Or maybe it is all her fault. She never let anyone in. She is scared of the realities hidden under the masks which is why she had built walls around her. So that the one who would be fearless enough to climb the walls, jump inside and explore all her scars and bruises will surely experience the splendid beauty of that serene ocean. And he was like the sky, constantly fighting the urge to meet the ocean. To naked eyes they meet on the horizon. But nobody knows that it was never meant to be….
Life is terrible at times. Sometimes you want to make things happen in a certain way but you end up messing it all. That is when you realize how incapable and powerless you are. That is when you find out that everything will happen as it is destined to happen and not according to your wish and will.
Human beings are super selfish creatures. They hurt others. They break others hearts. They make them vulnerable. We all have been selfish one way or the other. We make the choices we want without realizing how it is going to affect others. But the burden of hurting another person will rest heavy on your shoulders at some point in your life. There is no running from it.
This does not mean that the whole human race is comprised of heartless monsters but the truth is at some point of life even the people who care the most will do something that needs to be forgiven. We hurt people because life is all about choices. At every step of your life you have to choose. And with every choice, there is a possibility that someone around you will be hurt with what you choose. Usually we end up causing the most pain to the people we love the most. That may be because we know they will always stick around no matter what happens, no matter how we treat them, no matter what we choose over them. However, they deserve a lot better than this. But if hurting them becomes inevitable at some point, try to minimize the damage as much as possible. Pray that the pain you are about to give them makes them tougher and stronger. Hope that it does not break them. Because whatever you are going to give, will eventually come back to you sooner or later. This is how exactly the nature works 🙂
For those of you who get hurt by the people you love the most I want to say one thing. It’s okay to be afraid of being vulnerable in the hands of someone you love, if it weren’t that way, it wouldn’t be worth it!
You all must be thinking what made me get started with writing. Those who know me well might have to think twice to make themselves believe that I have started a blog. Not only that but I am also expecting my closest buddies and siblings to say Tu aur Writer?! *bursting into a crazy laughter.* But here I am…
I have been into reading since quite a long time now. I belong to a kind of family where parents usually believe that their responsibility ends after they send their children to attend the best school and college in town. They expect them to turn out to be the best because they have provided them with the best opportunity in their capacity. Unfortunately, most of the middle-class parents fail to realize that the initial learning of a child begins at home not school. And that the parents too, in addition to the teachers, have to invest some time in bringing up their kids.
That does not mean i am complaining that my parents did not invest their time and energy bringing me up. NOT AT ALL! Their lives have literally been revolving around three of us since day one and they have brought us up in such a way that if I manage to be half the parent to my kids that they have been to us, I would be one crazy proud mom!
Oops! I think I got carried away.. Anyways coming back to reading and writing. All I wanted to say was that along with teaching us to eat with a spoon and fork, respecting elders, keeping our fingers out of our noses and using expressions like please, thanks & sorry much often, parents usually forget to work on developing reading and writing traits of their children. Probably that is the reason it took me almost 23 years to realize reading and writing play such a significant role in shaping one’s life.
About the magic of reading, I found out that it takes you into a whole new wonderful world. Lets see what wonders writing does… CHEERS!