Friday, June 26, 2009

Longing…!!!!!

To long for something… its an amazing feeling… you never get tired of doing that..I have loved this too.. have always been fond of the silence of night.. the longing it brings along.. the hopes and dreams of a new sunrise that is covered in its unknown depths…where you set your mind at ease and let it flow…

Sometimes I feel that we are all prisoners in the glass house of dreams.. from where can see sunrises and sunsets and you live in the hope of being able to get into the world outside where you have always wanted to be…I have always wished for hope to be like stars.. the darker the night..the brighter they shine..and that you should live your life to the fullest that in the end..when it’s the sunset of your life…there will be nothing left for the inevitable to steal from you..

We should keep this spark alive.. the longing to live.. to smile..to love..to be loved..One song that has been haunting me…and which is so profound in its lyrics is ‘Shauk he’ from the movie ‘Guru’. It was used as Meenu’s (Vidya Balan’s)theme music in the movie and undoubtedly remains my favourite track from the album. Kudos to Soumya Rao, the exceptionally talented singer for her exceptionally brilliant singing!!! You are just fabulous..stay blessed!Gulzar sahib’s lyrics is divine it has that heavenly touch as ever!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZeOTYd2mSaE&feature

We are all here to ‘live’..not just to ‘exist’..Like Ayn Rand once said.. “Do not let the spark in your soul perish..in lonely frustration for the life you deserved, but have never been able to reach..The world you desired can be won, it exists, it is possible, it is real..its yours….” Instead of thinking about what we are missing let’s think about what we have that others are missing...life becomes much more pleasant that way..you feel blessed

Let's long for that spark..the spark of a dream in our lives..a new hope and a new sunrise..and when todays’ sun has set to sleep in the silence of another night..let me long to keep that spark of my dream alive..and close my eyes listening to the soulful song of my hope.... I long for!!!!

“Though my soul may set in darkness, it will rise in perfect light, I have loved the stars too fondly ..to be fearful of the night…”


Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Some ‘rainy’ thoughts..!!!!

Rain has always brought along with it some realizations and some memories.. It has been like that all these years. There is nothing fake about rain..it just shows things and people as they are..in their true natural self. This monsoon I got myself lucky enough to be staying at home… God’s and my own country ..lol : ) when I just looked outside my window and heard the rain my mind kept wandering looking for some answers which I know that I might never find…

As a kid I have always loved the rain…always wished that instead of raining cats and dogs..it rained pearls and crystals in everyone's lives..even now it doesn’t seem to have changed a bit. Hail stones is something which amuses me even now.. they just look amazing..from far though…still remember getting drenched in rain one day at Bangalore when I was getting back from a movie.. Hail stones were falling…and trust me it doesn’t feel so good when you are out in it.. some situations are such. You just feel that it might be so good to get there.. but yes when you actually get there…you realize that it was much better before.. things were fine as they were. This change was actually not required. But yes, another learning..another stepping stone for you…the only positive way of looking at it..

The rain, which had fallen quietly at first, is now pelting against the windowpanes, driven by a gentle wind..Sipping this piping hot tea and listening to the wonderful tunes rain is composing outside.. I am reminded of the fantabulous track by Ustad Sultan Khan..’ Kate nahin raat’. That was one ‘wow’ song which is soul stirring and will haunt you down the memory lane..Ustad has always amazed me with his unique voice and the way he creates magic with Sarangi..

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7a7xrlu4kH8&feature

‘kate nahin raat’ is all about the pain of waiting.. the much clich├ęd..the much discussed..the much written about waiting..but there is something about the lyrics which is so close to your soul…the tune is simple yet serene..and the entire flow of the song will make you fall in love with it.. Someone said it right.. ““Waiting is a trap. There will always be reasons to wait. The truth is, there are only two things in life, reasons and results, and reasons simply don't count.”But yes feelings are not rational or logical..I love to wait : ) yet again rain just washes of my mask off ‘practicality’. The air is resonant with melody..love ..and pain....my words got their voice from the rain..

“There are stars who's light only reaches the earth long after they have fallen apart. There are people who's remembrance gives light in this world, long after they are gone..This light shines in our darkest nights on the road we must follow...and this rain keeps our soul alive..”

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Conditions Apply!!!!!!

Is there something called ‘Unconditional’ in reality? Quite a loaded question! Some say that groundless hope like unconditional love is the only thing worth having even when you feel the sand under your feet is getting washed away every second... May be I belong to this category.. Some times it feels like the journey through a desert where you get carried away by the non-existent notion of an oasis… the more you get close to it..the more far it seems…but still you walk..thinking..someday sooner or later you will get there… “Hope certainly is not the same thing as optimism. It is not the conviction that something will turn out well..but the certainty that something makes sense..no matter what the outcome might be..” so very true…

These days everything and everyone comes with a tag attached.. most of the times is so.. The one good thing about such situations is that you then try to make the most of what you have with you..coz you know sooner or later..it is going to be your ‘then’..I feel what we all fail to realize is the fact that life in itself is temporary and uncertain..We are all visitors to this place..this time..we are just passing through..If we start viewing everything this way..life can be made a celebration .. something worth living..

It is very easy to say “I quit, I give up.. when am all alone nothing is good enough for anyone else.. it seems this is the best way to be..When am by myself no one else can say Good Bye..” what is more important is to be like Kahlil Gibran once proposed “But let there be spaces in your togetherness and let the winds of the heavens dance between you. Love one another but make not a bond of love.. let it rather be a moving sea between the shores of your souls.”

‘Rehna Tu’ from the movie ‘Delhi 6’ has this magnificent lyrics that will haunt you day and night. Prasoon Joshi has done a fantabulous job as always and the music by ARR needs no introduction. This one song will remind you of the need to accept situations and people the way they are and about the magic of unconditional love. Like Tagore once said.. “If you want to enjoy the beauty of a flower..don’t pluck its petals..let it be..” ‘Rehna Tu’ is fabulous and will just ease your mind and let it float among the unknown skies
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TkbrQcjiy10&feature

Let there be no tags attached. Let love not come with a date of expiry.. It is a wonderful feeling..a weird one :) when you know that the end of something beautiful is coming but you still want to hold on.. for few more seconds so that it can hurt a little more..when you sit back and think after years.. when you are in the dawn of your journey called life..So let it rain love.. let this drizzle last in our dreams..as a soothing touch of relief in the wounds once made..

“You can turn your back on tomorrow and live yesterday…or you can be happy for tomorrow because of yesterday..for it was not into my ears you whispered but into my soul…I hold it true whatever befall”