Monday, April 27, 2009

Love Is Always Right...Always


There is a lot of love in the air… and a lot of pain…

Love, that ever elusive wretched feeling goes unrequited, almost always…like the white cloud sailing in the sky towards the horizon, away from you…no matter how hard you wish the winds would change…no matter how hard you wish it would rain…even though just a drop…

Kiran Desai says in “The Inheritance of Loss”, ……”Could fulfillment ever be felt as deeply as loss? Love must surely reside in the gap between desire and fulfillment, in the lack, not the contentment. Love is the ache, the anticipation, the retreat, everything around it but the emotion itself”…

And that’s the kind of love that’s preponderant everywhere…especially during these modern times…

I say modern times because individuals have become more powerful than the society … the society that used to play an important role in permitting or restricting the ways of the vagrant heart has lost its voice before the aggressive slogan of “To each his own”…

With the crumbling down of all the high walls, the winds blow in any direction …in many directions… and the vagaries of the heart know no bounds.

The heart is not deterred any more by the fact that someone it desires is already taken by another…that someone it loves already belongs to another… it simply takes the plunge…knowing fully well that there is a dead end before it, it drifts towards it slowly, then marches and finally races towards the dead end, until it crashes… and then it bleeds profusely.

In the midst of the futility of such an odyssey … there is the question of moral correctness that sometimes compounds the confusion of an already tormented heart…

But that does not stop the heart from weaving dreams day and night…around itself…and the one it desires…until it becomes inextricably entangled…in a web of silent suffering…

One has no control over these feelings…and coming to think of it… there is no need to control it…
As for the question of correctness, I would only say… love is always right…
Promiscuity may be right or wrong…adultery may be right or wrong… but love? Love is never wrong… it is always right…always…

The heart knows no boundaries, no laws laid by the society, …it just knows to love… and when it falls in love…

Oblivious to the fact that there is no future together, the heart throbs, … the heart alone throbs…all other organs become limp…a fever burns you day and night… the feeling gains strength day after day… and consumes you totally, body, mind and soul…every day ends with a resolve to stop this love…..every morning is flooded with a million thoughts of the beloved that shatter the resolve of yesterday… the pain is so excruciating that it takes a skeptic to God…a silent prayer for union at least in next life…

The last song that envelopes your being before you close your eyes every night…and the first song that plays in the morning as you open your eyes…

…ek pyar ka nagma hai
maujon ki ravaani hai
zindagi aur kuch bhi nahin
teri meri kahani hai…

It’s a story of love…
Eternal like the waves…
There is nothing else to life…
But you and me… just you and me…


9 comments:

Shoonyata said...

the eternal dilema! like your writing...easy and flowing.

Satish said...

When somebody asked Socrates "what was the cure to love at first sight".... He said take a deep second look.

Love has both constructive and destrucitve powers... not sure if you would concur on your view after seeing its destructive powers.....Just extending the arguement further and including love for all things, not only for human beings....

Sowmya said...

Shoonyata,

Welcome to this space ... thank you for your nice words...

Satish,

Destructive powers... hmmm... yeah... when all other organs become limp and useless(as the heart takes control), one cannot be very constructive...

Preet Kumar said...

Without love nothing exists!!

Even the God expect love from us!! - written be Neale Donald Walsch in his book "The conversations with God.

Rishi said...

Sowmya,
Good article, best was the song which you brought in the end.

If I remember the song is a perfect combination of lyrics, composition and the actual scene (guess on the seashore) to express the sorrow of the expression.

Another song by Lata-ji gives out the feeling is "Lagje gale ki phir kabhi yeh raat ho na ho, shayad phir is janam mein mulakat ho na ho...."

Do you think anyone can loose this feeling due to bitter experiences of life or it is a fundamental one which comes back.

- Rishi.

deepocean2k said...

Hey,

How do you manage to weave something like thiskn so beautifully? I sensed a little bit of sadness but made wonderful reading. I'm also referring to the quote by Kiran Desai - "Could fulfillment ever be felt as deeply as loss?" So very true this is. Yet another thought provoking stuff. Good one. Cheers. - Pushpa.

Sowmya said...

Welcome Preet Kumar...

Rishi, I have been thinking of "Lag Ja Gale" too... what a coincidence...

One cannot loose this feeling...donno abt others.. but I cannot... No matter how many times you are wounded, the feeling comes back... and everytime, it feels like the first time...

Pushpa... Thanks sweetie :)

CK said...

P-R-O-L-I-F-I-C !!!!

Sowmya said...

Thanks CK :) Keep coming here...