“True love comes quietly, without banners or flashing lights. If you hear bells, get your ears checked.” ~ Erich Segal
I happened to read this quote somewhere today. How true it is! Love just slowly washes over you; consuming every inch of your body and soul. You are not even sure how or when you fell for that stranger. You just did.
Ever since I read today’s prompt, a short story by Ruskin Bond “The Cherry Tree” has been on my mind. I remember reading the story during my English Class in school and I instantly fell in love with the story, the author and the mountains! So much so that I wanted to live in Mussoorie and have my own garden of cherry trees. Each story of Bond has made me fall in love with him and his portrayal of rural India.
Lord Shiva is one of the most peculiar God of the Indian Philosophy. He is a Destroyer and a transformer, a Passionate lover, a Ferocious warrior, the Lord of the Cosmic Dance and the very personification of the dynamism of our universe!
At the same time, Shiva is also regarded as formless, limitless and unchanging absolute Brahman (Ultimate Reality) and the primal Atman (soul, self) of the universe. Shiva is the name given to consciousness that dwells in us all, our true identity, our soul!
Running around in the paddy fields they spent their evenings practicing for the Army recruitments. Together they dreamt of becoming Soldiers to protect and fight for their beloved motherland, shoulder to shoulder.
But little did they know that their country would be partitioned one day and that fate would bring them face to face in the most unaccepted manner…