Monday, December 27, 2010

"My Life"

December Story-6

“And that there is no flaw or vacuum in the amount of the
truth—but that all is truth without exception;
And henceforth I will go celebrate anything I see or am,
And sing and laugh and deny nothing.”

--Walt Whitman [Leaves of Grass]

“Life is not always what we expect. So it is not always different too. Because sometimes, even though we expect things to happen differently, nothing changes and everything follows the routine. And therefore, it falls within the limits of the attainable, to make life secured,” the girl said with a well-learned air. The young man looked at her, in her eyes, bluntly. The girl did not stop.“You must not waste your life idle in front of books within the closed doors of a library. Learning happens not in closets but in the vastness of nature. Be open that is what I want to tell you, be open and try to mingle with others. Take things lightly as much as possible. You always jump into things. Never.

“Be patient. Never do what your mind says. Follow your logic. You should be there for every one. You should not consider yourself the only one responsible for your actions, I mean that too is important, but you should not be individualistic. See, I am not criticizing you, but you should--”

“But I thought--” the young man intervened. He made a pause. “Shall I cut in?” he immediately asked excuse for his random intervention.

“What? What did you thought?” the girl gave him room.

“No…But, but…” He looked into her eyes again; unable to complete his sentence, as if it carried a deadly weapon that if went off could destroy the whole earth. Then he saw a carry-on node from the girl.

He said: “I thought…I mean…please don’t feel bad. I thought that…that it is my life!!” 


Kay said...

the (excuse my language) the F'd up thing about life is finding the balance, some things are learned through social graces, some through books and study, some through jumping of the high board, bridge, airplane....

ALL are expected to fully understand how to live...

wonderful sentiment.

Anu Lal said...

Thanks Kay. You are right, (language excused), for most of us, the life we are proudly living on might just be someone else's ideas, thoughts, instructions.

Living one's own life is a blessing. And as a matter of fact, no one of us knows what it means!