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Monday, September 7, 2009

There’s no such place as far away…

The last few days have been odd. Suddenly, from a hectic, bustling life, it seems as if I’ve been sentenced to solitary confinement. Seriously, it would be no exaggeration to say that I feel a little like ‘Linc the sink’ from Prison Break.

I was reading this old copy of ‘Illusions’ by Richard Bach – one of my favourite authors, and came across this line,

You're always free to change your mind and choose a different future, or a different past.

Is it really so? I know I would probably not want to choose a different past. Some of my major blunders in the past have taught me valuable lessons, that I wouldn’t want to part with. But, can I choose a different future? Can I take my life in the direction that I want to? Can I break away from the shackles of the present? Can I shake her out of her reverie, and make her realise that I love her? Can I choose a future of togetherness for us, Mr. Bach?

A soulmate is someone who has locks that fit our keys, and keys to fit our locks. When we feel safe enough to open the locks, our truest selves step out and we can be completely and honestly who we are; we can be loved for who we are and not for who we're pretending to be. Each unveils the best part of the other. No matter what else goes wrong around us, with that one person we're safe in our own paradise. Our soulmate is someone who shares our deepest longings, our sense of direction. When we're two balloons, and together our direction is up, chances are we've found the right person. Our soulmate is the one who makes life come to life.


Well, is that seriously true? If it is, then it means that she and I are soulmates. We care for each other, despite the distance between us. We pretend that there’s no chemistry, though the sparks fly each time we interact. Soulmates... is it really possible? I adore her, love everything about her. I could just spend a lifetime listening to her, or watching her smile at my clumsiness.

I feel uncomfortable and unclean, because there is some part of me that I’ve always kept hidden from her. She still thinks the world of me and it scares me.

She doesn't know that I keep pining for her, on those sleepless nights. She doesn't know I could do anything to be with her, even for a fleeting moment. She doesn't know that I replay each conversation we have, over and over again. Or does she?

Mr. Bach, you also said that ‘There’s no such place as far away.’

I wish that were true.

15 comments:

A journey called Life said...

dont you want to tell her Sumit? what you feel for her..

floreta said...

that is a sweet sentiment about soulmates :)

Nandita Mathews said...

swweet :),just say it.

mystish said...

'Tis better to have loved and lost, than never to have loved at all..
go for it mate :)
hugs

Blue said...

yeah...do tell her.

meanwhile, my personal take on life: there very much does exist a land called "Far Away". and once somebody goes there, it's very rare that'll you'll see him ever again.

Sumit said...

@Aparna... I did. She turned me down. But, she still calls. I met her a few days ago too. She and I depend on each other for wake-up calls, reviewing assignments, crib sessions and what not! The only thing missing is that she doesn't feel for me the same way... :)

@Floreta... :)

@Nandita... again? :)

@Mystish... agreed. :)

@Blue... possibly your personal take is bang on target. Thanks for dropping by! :)

Nandita Mathews said...

ooo,thumbs up! :)

mystish said...

awwww Sumit :(

Sumit said...

@Nandita... *high five*

@Mystish... :)

Corinne Rodrigues said...

Sumit - Started a comment that turned in to a post - hope you don't mind that it links to you.

Hugs

C
http://www.everydaygyaan.com/2009/09/when-love-comes.html

Choco said...

Oh! It all makes perfect sense now..Somehow I missed this post...
I am so glad Corinne wrote that amazing post and that you are feeling a lot better now...

Sumit said...

@Corinne... I loved your post. And my respect for you and EG has gone up many, many notches.

@Choco... :)

Roshmi Sinha said...

Awwwwww!

Megha said...

turned u down ? sad..but world is too big, you'll find someone better :)

Everything happens for good...i don't know who said that...but I believe it's true

Shreyans Mehta said...

There is no place like far away. If there is NO distance between the hearts, you are always where you want to be. It works like telepathy! Or perhaps like soulmates!

You say you would not wish to change the past but to frame the future. And one day, the future will be past, something you wouldnt want to change, which means that at the time being you want to change the future as you dont know whats in it for you, but as soon as you know whats in it for you, you would not want to change it. So, why dont you just leave this change business for change itself to change and meanwhile know that as your past is perfect so will your future be as the future will be past some day!

A lot of blabber for one comment. Hope you live happily and cheerfully always!