Taking life as it comes

Her fingers trembled with hope and excitement. Her anticipated happiness seemed so contagious that even the wind caught its color and sparked with electricity. Her anxiety was killing her so much that she resolved to shut it out from her consciousness. She tried and failed miserably; it did not even remotely seem to work. Her soul debated if it was worth being so vulnerable like a child, to trust her instincts and act impulsively. Her mind warned her not to slight the lessons learned from the bitter experiences, that it isn’t easy to escape the pain once the door opens. She clenched her fists tight and spun around. She caught a fleeting glimpse of something whizzing past on the other side that her eyes did not register clearly just as the door creaked open and a ray of light fell on her face. She froze and her heart skipped a beat. Was that it? Was it what she had been dreaming all this while for, or was it something she hoped to never see.

Her heart beat fast as it urged her to go for it, to have hope, to trust and to take a chance so that she will never have to regret brushing inches past it and never having the courage to open the door further to find her treasure. But her grown up self paralyzed her body trying to remind her of the scars and the pain that might very well be waiting for her in guise on the other side.

The door was never as easy to open. It had always been shut tight and locked complexly. She had to struggle hard the other times, but now it stood gently and slightly open as if beckoning her to discover its contents. She had nothing but her alone to prevent her from taking a step further. She had her alone to blame for any course of events that would result. It was her alone that could change her fate, or has fate already decided what she would do? She would never know.

Her fingers trembled, her heart beat at its fastest. Her teary eyes quivered with a mixture of hope and fear. She is not able to stand this charged up atmosphere. She is waiting for the rain and calm aftermath. She looked up to sky for an answer for a sign, for a slightest movement to tell her what to do. Today was exceptionally still, or perhaps in her state she could not register anything happening around her. Should she take life as it comes, should she do as she felt right here, right now in this moment, or should she give up control to her body and soul which knew what pain felt like and give up on taking a chance? What should she do?? What did she do?


8 thoughts on “Taking life as it comes

  1. Okayyy…. let’s just say…

    She had trembled to push the door open
    She had kept her words unspoken
    And she had feared the world outside
    Coz she had not seen inside

    But then was the day her mind realized
    Her adventure yet undiscovered
    Her inner beauty unattended
    The pristine of her innocence unattended
    The glory of her simplicity unattended

    Her thoughts flowed like a poet’s expression
    Her body moved like a ballet dancer’s transition
    Her smile displayed her confidence subtle
    Her posture displayed her glory unsubtle
    She stopped thinking of the world outside
    Realizing the beauty inside

    She felt free in the present
    To see the present which is present
    And to find that the door was never actually locked
    It was just her expression that she had blocked

    She opened the door effortless
    And went outside thoughtless
    She saw the light from the sun above
    She saw the vast of the waters ahead
    She saw the calm sand below
    And felt the breeze of the wind around

    She sat there grazing into the waters
    The warmth of the sun gave her energy
    The undying clashing of waves gave her undying will
    The cozy sand gave her comfort
    And the cool breeze brought her peace

    Then she walked into the horizon endless
    To meet her adventures fearless
    To discover the beauty that is nature
    To write her story and her stature

    But did she really realize? What did she do??

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      1. Thank You Swathi for giving me an opportunity to revisit my creative side. I had been longing to do that or a while, it was liberating. 🙂

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    1. Haha Abhash, just some fictional musings of a mind with some time to spare and a laptop to type! 😛
      We were discussing about a woman who has to make a choice in an unknown realm based on the things she knew already. How should she choose? Should she be positive and hopeful (read instinct/emotional) or should she be cautious and restrictive (read practical). What do you think?


  2. Swathi
    First of all thanks for sharing your blog’s link in community pool from where I have found your this wonderful blog.
    Congratulaiton for creating this well-written and superb image rich blog.
    In fact, as a fellow blogger, I always like to communicate and be friend with other bloggers so, please feel free to visit my blog and if you feel I am worth of your blogging friendship without hesitation comment on my reecnt posts, remember, everything is optional.
    Wishing you all the best………………….

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    1. Thanks a lot! I am glad you enjoyed my blog. 🙂
      It was refreshing to visit your blog. Proverbs and quotes are often undermined and dismissed too easily in everyday life, but it is only when we take a moment to ponder on the underlying depth that we realize the beauty of truth hidden in those succinct words. To write on those timeless words in context of today’s life is indeed a taxing feat! I hope to go through them soon and imbibe in the thoughts behind the lines. 🙂

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      1. Swathi;
        Eagerly awaiting your arrival, because, going through your blog, I can easily see that you have tremendous talent and I always enjoy company of creative & talented bloggers and nice, sweet and humble human beings company, and you are one of them.
        Wishing you all the best………….


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