Like. Love. Life.

One can spend a lifetime in love without knowing how to truly love another. One can spend a lifetime trying to find love in possessing or belonging. One can spend. One can love to repair. One can be the rogue that another loves to repair. One can build walls of institutions to hold on to what one believes is one’s own. One can break walls so that new walls can be built only to be broken down again. One can bruise and cling and ache and still not know the freedom that lies beyond.


Sometimes a bell rings or a bird sings outside your window or a traffic light changes and you do not notice. Sometimes you do. Sometimes, like a dream within a dream, no matter how hard you are shaken you do not awaken. Sometimes it takes another person to wake you up to who you were meant to be. Sometimes, life waits and waits and waits. Sometimes a bell rings.

Love like oceans can drown you in delusion or reef you till you glimpse the rocks you are about to be smashed down upon. Love like deserts can hypnotize you with its beauty till you parch and slip knowingly into the reality of your delirium. Love like mountains can be humbling. Love can show you how helpless and small you are before its greatness.

On this wonderful day, I give thanks to life for teaching me with love.

31 comments:

  1. Anonymous11:39 PM

    Fantastic.

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  2. This is such an awfully sweet post :)

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  3. Very nice. Yes, love is both a confusion and a revelation.

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  4. What a wonderful tribute to love and its various manifestations. And wish you and your love to have many years of togetherness. That was a simply sweet post.

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  5. Yes! I couldnt have said it better myself :-)

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  6. Like a ride on a roller coaster!!

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  7. Magical! I wish I could write like this, but the sentiments are so true and universal. Let's just say that I feel one with you. And, God bless the two who have explored the many fascinating facets of love.

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  8. Wonderfully expressed ! Cant help at this juncture quoting my favorite from Khalil Gibran -

    "Love one another, but make not a bond of love: let it rather be a moving sea between the shores of your souls. Fill each other's cup but drink not from one cup. Give one another of your bread but eat not from the same loaf. Sing and dance together and be joyous, but let each of you be alone, even as the strings of a lute are alone though they quiver with the same music.
    Give your hearts, but not into each other's keeping. For only the hand of life can contain your hearts. And stand together, yet not too near together: for the pillars of the temple stand apart, and the oak tree and the cypress grow not in each other's shadow."

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  9. awesome and my regards to the love in your life and god bless the both of you today tomorrow and alwayssssssssssssssssssssssssss


    Bikram's

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  10. brilliant writing!! please post these more often.

    actually i thought it's a post for the contest. so came here to vote :D.

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  11. So poetic. So beautiful. Here's wishing you loads of love and loads of inspiration to write lovely posts like this. Have a great week ahead.

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  12. this was a worth read article :) :) you have written beautifully :) :)

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  13. It takes a man to make his emotions so transparent.
    Best to both of you :)

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  14. Fantastic indeed......

    http://debnature.blogspot.in

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  15. such a beautiful post for Madhavi...truly mature and coming-into-being post. Makes more sense as I just complete reading Paul Coehlo's Eleven Minutes. As you say: "One can bruise and cling and ache and still not know the freedom that lies beyond." and then as you say..."sometimes the bell rings."
    Lovely lovely post, Subho...and inspirational in a quiet way. Bless you both -:)

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  16. May your love live long,one who thinks so deeply about it cannot go wrong.

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  17. Sweet and refreshing!

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  18. This is poetry in it's most beautiful form.

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  19. This is so sweet. All the best to both of you. :) You described it perfectly. Love is all that and more.

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  20. Lovely post, and expression of love!

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  21. "Love can show you how helpless and small you are, before its greatness!"

    Loved these lines and the entire post as well! One of your best posts ever :)

    Merry Christmas, Subhoji :)

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  22. Very poetic! Congratulations on the Blogadda win.
    And my best wishes to you for a great 2013! I am looking forward to it for all the great writing that you will bring to us!

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  23. You give the word "poseur" new meaning. But on second thoughts, this is actually quite funny (most of the comments are hilarious too). Definitely tickles my superiority complex no end. Congrats on the "Blogadda" win. Hoping to see you soon disseminating on Gyan Darshan, Aastha, or the like.

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  24. Very refreshing post, Shubhorup:)

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  25. Anonymous4:20 AM

    One can bruise and cling and ache and not know the freedom that lies beyond...So true... Nice writing btw... :)

    -Priya

    www.priyadel.blogspot.com

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  26. Loved the beautiful description of life and love ! Wonderful !

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  27. Many youngsters fall in love and they lost their love for many reasons and disturb from our life many are trying attempt to suicide but not used a solution We can take help of astrologer to solve our problems they used many techniques.true love is getting fat together

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