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Friday, November 20, 2009

Sponge!

Virginia Woolf said - “The eyes of others our prisons; their thoughts our cages.” So true this is. Few months back when I went through a similar experience, I had to break free from it through expressing it out as an article. Here is a short read –


Sponge


“A sponge, when squeezed, lets out a gush of water”, a busy person would say with the least possible time and thought involved; a tired employee would see it like sweat pouring out of a tortured body, where as a day dreaming poet might see a river or a natural spring erupt from an invisible source. For someone who may be colour blind (or someone willing to ignore the colour); a depressed perhaps, it may appear like blood from a traumatized soul or for an environmentalist who would love to relate everything to nature and man, even by ignoring the physical states, would call it a pathetic and disgusting act of man to shamelessly extract out natures every available resource from the very core. So, there can be as many different perspectives as the population of humans on this earth, of course considering no two people look , think and feel alike except when they are standing before a mirror (If that is not true and two exactly similar people exist, according to me they should never meet in a lifetime). Some of these are good, several bad, few funny, little ugly or from something very less in sense to some pathetically nonsense; but again either of these, on the basis of your own perspective. What perhaps should be more important is that at times when we are squeezed out like a sponge, all we need to remember is to get back in shape and begin absorbing things that our soul is touched by because at sunset when you are left alone without your gown, all that matters is what “you think” is right. So never allow some external force to make you feel that you are wrong. Even if you budge for few minutes, don’t forget to recollect your confidence because only you who can decide what is wanted and not some opinion formed by a perspective, alien to you and the emotions that the soul has absorbed.

Ajeya.
26-Aug-09

11 comments:

  1. Ajeya, your thoughts are very relevant. I particularly find these lines true-

    Even if you budge for few minutes, don’t forget to recollect your confidence because only you who can decide what is wanted and not some opinion formed by a perspective, alien to you and the emotions that the soul has absorbed.

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  2. What a beautiful thought, Ajeya. I wanted to say the same what Mridula has said, so will not repeat. I also liked the same lines.

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  3. an interestg perspective..recently i went through an expce too tho i would say here one uses the other as a sponge when required and then dumps it..

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  4. Mridula, NIsha - Thanks.

    Lakshmi - Thats bad. Well hope you are out of it.

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  5. The message is loud and clear! If only we implement it!

    Well written!

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  6. I've sponged that post. It should play in my head a few times. :)

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  7. a very subtle experience written with clarity. well written ajeya!!

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  8. Shit this is deep man:P and you tell me about my being a 'poet' of sorts:P

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  9. Very nice perspective.

    Sponge has a wonderful ability to absorb new stuffs only after it relinquish existing things. As we move out of the old thoughts, then we can immediately acquire new ones with ease really rapidly.

    :) :) :) My piece of "pitil".

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  10. Rakesh - Well true, but i think it should be easy to ignore.

    Ajai - Sure. :-)

    Anupama - Thanks

    Sundar - Thanks...well yours is a different approach to sponge...

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  11. Excellent.

    Life depends on your own perspective, right or wrong, its you who has to accept (budge rather).

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