Serenity up in the sky. Puff of snow white clouds calligraphically-wafted against the enormous blue canvas. Centuries old; yet young mountains in complete silence stands in the distance. Thin quenching elixir meandering, blesses everything it encounters on its course. Golden rays of the king illuminating the tiny world keeps an eye from dawn to dusk until the queen-moon takes charge at night.
On the ripe time, be it mid-day or mid-night, spring or fall, boy or girl, you bless your parents and they bless you with a kiss on your forehead, “We just need you to fulfill your prayers and wishes. Be a good human being. May you always find peace.”
Walked on four legs a few months before, now you have already explored your backyard. You can write tables from one to twelve. Writing a letter is easy and excels in building a clay model. Running with a ball in the court or ground is a piece of cake. Note for note, you easily impress your music teacher. You know what you want to be in your life. You portrayed a focused man/woman on the mission attitude. Everyone is proud of you. Parents are really happy.
Now, you are as tall as your parents. Thinking is very different so is your action. You have heard we live just once and got to enjoy every moment, now you want to try out everything. Suddenly you got the urge to bunk classes. For the first time in your life you sipped on C2H6O, you don’t mind the head ache and hung over. Somebody gave you a sheet; they didn’t tell you the adverse affect but spoke so much of wild trips. Didn’t really want to take but out of curiosity and for the sake of trying, swallowed one. You didn’t realize, it’s been months you have missed classes. Parents have been summoned to principal’s office several times and you don’t give a shit. Because you are living your life!
Months have turned to years. Student became a drop out. School/college wanted you but, you decided to quit. Comrades have gone steps ahead and you went steps back ward. Didn’t see the lines on your parents face getting longer and your life getting shorter, parents hair growing whiter and your skin growing darker as clock sped minute after minute. Didn’t see parents crying for you have become alike you are going to die way younger. Parents don’t want to quit on you, but you don’t want to quit drugs. And you still think you are enjoying your life!
Its very sad, not always, but how we are getting carried away by: we live while we are young and we live just once. If we only take this positively, it meant nothing less than to do whatever we are doing whole heartedly and give in the best shot. When we have the energy to experiment and time to make errors. There is no wrong in trying and failing. It is wrong when we don’t learn from our mistakes and failures. Its wrong when we don’t listen to our parents, teachers, elders, families and friends. For these people rather than wanting you to grow, they would never rip your wings. Greatest failure of all is when you don’t listen to yourself, when you don’t believe in yourself and when you don’t rise form ditch you fell into and continue to walk again.
If you do, then nothing is a waste, they are all lessons.
The society has lost enough young people, both known and unknown. We cant afford anymore and this the time we support, motivate and inspire one another. We are living in a small world, this is not impossible, we are all brothers and sisters we can do this. We really need to make this small place a happy place to live in for you, for me and for folks yet to come.
Life is just beautiful……Learn from your mistakes and walk again!!
|Pic taken in Thimphu in my work station,
at 1.30 pm on Friday the 19th June 2015