Feeling no urge to sleep. Can feel my heart wants to enjoy the silence of the night. And why not? The soft and soothing wind is playing outside fluttering the curtains of my room every now and then. The mind is playing with the thoughts and scenes of the book I’ve just finished reading. It’s Coelho’s Eleven Minutes. A nice story that kept my emotions flowing all along. Alas! couldn’t find a single cigarette in my bag. It would have been great to take a few puffs.
Anyways in Eleven Minutes I found a line that goes like this…
‘a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing…’
The words have everything in them. The joy of love, the melancholy of separation and the very cliché of human nature…. confusion and contradiction.
Why is it that in spite of experiencing the tremendous sense of peace and possession in one moment, we refrain from it at the other. Is it because we want to experience another side of LOVE… the joy in suffering. The pleasure we derive from utmost pain. Or is it the way we tend to understand the importance of our companion. Or is it because LOVE is destined to fall asleep on the bed of union. It always wants excitement of the new, the joy of discovery. Or is it because LOVE, with time, gives birth to the inevitable – distance. I don’t know which one is true… maybe some, may be all, may be none. But it’s true that we do refrain.
But one thing’s for sure… those moments of togetherness, the ecstasies and the peace, the sense of giving and possessing, the rush of blood through your body never gets lost. Hope the very authority present in those lines — the TIME will give me the answer or is it…
…blowing in the wind?
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