Tuesday, December 09, 2008

Anandam

Another day filled with silence and i just let it be, waking up late i tried listening to faint sounds of the familiar chirping. They come everyday, the sparrows, One in particular is like a good student, at 7am it comes, eats the grains i keep for it, drink the water and the perches up on to the mirror near the washbasin. And stays there till 6pm, Why the fascination for mirror?Maybe the image makes it feel there is another bird, Illusion perhaps.. But i let it be. He seems to be happy and content, He is been coming past 20 days or more, But then i got worried, It isn't doing anything, but just keeps looking into the mirror, all the time, i had to do something, i covered the mirror with a cloth and it came, confused, sat on the grill for sometime and then it left in the afternoon, and today i tried to hear his chirping, But it was all silent, I checked, it isn't there ,Maybe he will come later, but no, Its almost 4pm, there is no sign of the bird, the water and the grains are still there.
I guess it found a real companion, the one which can fly with him, chirp along and search for food... Maybe tomorrow they both will come back here in search of the grains... For today it left.....I made a bird house, left it near the grill, when they come in search of a home this might help them...

Strangely the whole episode sounded familiar, long back i lived in an illusion too, Most of us who thought we knew the definition of love, life lived like that, In an illusion, but one day it helped to fly, when i was hurt, i was denied that illusion ruthlessly, i thought i will die, i wouldn survive, but i did, i lived to tell a tale of a bird today, Nothing will make me give up in life, that one episode of fighting for survival, fighting the shackles of unknown illusion gave the strength, to get a new positive colorful vibrant life and today i hope the bird finds its true companion, i hope a friend who is hurt and down today and feels betrayed finds that true self soon.



The gardener said i cannot grow a Jasmine plant in a pot, he said i need lot of place, that i wouldn't be able to grow it in my apartment , But i know i would, all i needed was a little care, little more caution a bit of risk, and i was ready to take all the three, care, caution and risk, and today it is proudly sitting in my balcony, when i look at it i know i did the right thing, lot of life's decisions when i take i will do the same, take a cautious risk and be careful too. Life is simple, it just needs to be nurtured in style:)


Long time back a friend was down and dejected with life and i gave him a music cassette, i told him to listen to the songs whenever he is alone, whenever he is depressed, and after 6 yrs he came to Bangalore to be with me for two days and i put the same songs and we both had a knowing smile, which said we can go on, nothing should stop us from smiling and living again and again, no matter what, we wouldn't give up and i am proud of him, he dint give up, And we three friends stayed up late in the night and were listening to the songs, singing and talking and rewinding last 12 yrs, and the three days just went off in a jiffy. You can listen to the song from Anandam(meaning Happiness) here..


One person whom i owe my happiness to, one person who brings a smile so effortlessly in my life, He who does n,t remember his birthday, who cannot react when given gifts, who has a shy smile when given a card and never expresses in words, Wouldn care if it were a black forest cake or a vanilla, but needs to dig into it asap, who would never understand whats the big deal in wishing at 12am, and the one who turns older by one more year, Happy birthday Husband,keep rocking:)


17 comments:

jupallis said...

Happy birthday wishes for sri..

Awesome Alps.

Prasad :D!! said...

luved the sparrow thing
keep writing :D

starry nights said...

Loved the story about the sparrow, lifes lessons can be learned from simpe things.Never say never nothhing is impossible like your Jasmine plant.

Suspended Animation said...

Speechless!

Balaji said...

:)

Manish Kumar said...

Wah achchi lagi us pakshi ki daastaan..asha hai wo aapke bird house mein saparivaar laute aur aapke ghar ko gulzar kare

Anonymous said...

the sparrow bit is touching and congrats on the jasmine plant!
always find little gems in your posts.
on another note, sorry for not writing back yet. how are you doing?

anumita

Art said...

Happy Birthday to ur husband...

~nm said...

A lovely post.

I was confused if you did right or wrong by covering that mirror. One part of the heart said that maybe you took away its good friend and the other part said maybe that helped him find a 'real' companion as you wrote. :)

And belated birthday wishes to your hubby! :)

Pallavi said...

Happy Birthday to him.. and loads of good wishes to you.. :)

Hey tagged you.. do it if you think its interesting..

Arunima said...

oh, belated wishes to him. You seem to live in a nice area in Bangalore. my area is very noisy.

kaunquest said...

you have the gift of capturing moments and turning those into memories..and words!

Alapana said...

Satish, Thank you:)

Prasad, i loved it too:) I will write, till i can:)

Starry nights, You are right, they seem simple, but these things make us learn a lesson for life time. Thank you for the wonderful words

Alapana said...

suspended Animation, Thank you:)

Balaji :)

Manishji, woh laut ke aaya hain, ek saathi ke saath:) ghar banaayenge ya nahi, abhi tho nahi patha, lekin aathe hain milne jaroor

Alapana said...

Anumita, Absolutely no problem about not writing back, I know it happens:) Those little gems make us a better person:) isn't it.

Arathi, Thank you darling.

Alapana said...

~nm~ even i was not sure if i have done a right thing when i did it. I waited for a few days before doing it. It took the bird almost a day to come to terms with the fact that there is no one to wait for, but when it did, it flew away. And yes, as i wrote, It did come back, I hope that brings a smile to you too:)

Thanks for the wishes.

Alapana said...

Pallavi, thank you, i will do the tag soon.

Arunima, i live in midst of the concrete jungle only but for some good things in life. How have you been?

Kaunquest, and you have a gift to convert it into words which make dreams in the form of poetry:)

 

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