A few moments in life need a background music, like in the movies…
Life moves ahead through many corners of phases with highs and lows, strikes of pain, spark of happiness and loss of fine emotions.
It seems like yesterday when I used to sit on my dad’s shoulders and he used to take me around everywhere, tirelessly, with a broad smile and a sense of pride. How me and my sister used to spend hours together just laughing at many nothingness, sharing every bit of what was going on. And how I used to cuddle inside my mom and just listen to whatever she used to tell. Life used to be so simple. I still remember how small emotions used to matter the world. I can’t forget how me and my sister used to nurture a belief that Santa clause will come and put a gift in our socks which were hidden under our pillows, and then one fine day we realized it was our dad who kept that emotion alive by being our Santa clause. I was so upset then that there was no actual Santa clause dressed in red and white. My god!!! I created such a scene…hhpphh!!!. But my sister as usual, gracefully smiled at it. Now I realize, how true that emotion was, is and shall always be. My parents have always been that magician Santa Clause who have always granted each and every wish that came out of our hearts (loud or silent!), be it a small chocolate or the first gadget in fashion, be it my favorite little black dress as I grew up or getting me married to the love of my life. Yes! There was background music. Sometimes the violins played, many times the trumpet and yes there were flutes too.
Today, life is different, quite different. But my constants are still there with me steady, silent and strong. Life takes surprisingly different turns and we skip a few emotions. I keep grumbling, I wish I was a child again, life would have been so simple. There wouldn’t have been any competition pressure, I would have been free from balancing stunts and relaxed like a flapping bird in the clear blue sky. Few days back I asked my mom, why did I have to grow up and leave all my favorite emotions behind and lead a stressful life now? Why did I have to leave my home? Can’t I go back to the little bird I used to be? Can’t I be a child again? Can’t I just stay protected in your shell forever?
She replied- My baby! Your blue sky will always be yours, no one can ever snatch it away from you. Your emotions are with you, they cannot leave you and go away. It is just that few things have taken a backseat and few new emotions have evolved and have taken different positions in the priority list. And that’s life. I was still not convinced. I hugged her and I said, I wish time just stopped.
She hugged me back and said- We are always with you, just like how the wings protect a bird, you will always be protected, you will always stay warm under our wings. We won’t let any storm touch your tender dreams. Look! If time had stopped, then how would you have reached your dreams? If time had stopped, how would you have met the love of your life, who has shown you a dream world of love?
There was background music again…
She continued- that’s the way of life. A beautiful sweet n sour soup, which has tastemakers of fun, challenge, love, pain and many other emotions mixed in it. Swirl with the flow and enjoy it.
Though I kept on rumbling, I was smiling again because I realized, Stars are always there in the sky as bright as ever, it is just that sometimes they get hidden behind the clouds. But they never forget their imprint, their brightness and their promise!
And, there was background music again, quite loud and clear with a musical muse on a sailing cruise…