Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Vincent Van Gogh once said:
"I dream my painting, and I paint my dream."
Shah Jahan built the Taj Mahal for his beloved wife Mumtaz. The monument is now considered the world's greatest monument of love. Dashrath Das' monument of love may not be as beautiful, but in a way, it is more awe-inspiring than Shah Jahan's feat.
Thousands of labourers took more than 20 years to build the Taj Mahal. Dashrath Das took 25 years to single-highhandedly bring down a 360-ft long, 25-ft high hill and create a 16-ft wide pass in place of an almost impassable gap.
To cross the mountain, one had to traverse a narrow and treacherous pass. One day, when his wife, Phaguni Devi, was crossing the pass to bring him his lunch, she slipped and hurt herself. This incident disturbed Das deeply and that very night he decided to destroy the hill which had injured his wife.The next morning, armed with t a hammer and chisel, he started off on a task that was to become an obsession.
When the hill was brought down, the distance between the sub-divisions of Atri and Vazirganj was reduced from 50 km to 8 km. The pass has become so wide that vehicles can now pass through easily. Tragically, Phaguni Devi died before she could see the miracle her husband had created.
The villagers also realized the remarkable feat that Dashrath Das had achieved and starting calling him Sadhu Baba. But as if moving hills was not enough, Dashrath Das then decided to walk all the way from his village to Delhi along the railway line, gathering signatures of all the station masters whom he met on the way in a diary.
The story of Sadhu Baba is an epic one -- a story that could easily be thought of as a fairy tale but for the fact that in village Gahlour stands his modern-day Taj Mahal. It may not be as beautiful, but it certainly is as great as the original wonder.
To you whom I have met, It is not very long since I have known you, but you have changed me and my life after peeping into it. I have given you the best position in my heart and my life.
Though it has not been long but still we have been so close to each other in just a short span of time. I hope to have a very loving and long life with you.
384 love letters still couldn't describe on how much I love you with all my heart, Sabrina. Looking forward for the day you can be with me forever and always.
The Half Moon Serenades.
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
Khalil Gibran once said:
"Trees are poems that the earth writes upon the sky."
So I've been waiting. Waiting for inspiration or some brilliant thing to come upon me that would certainly be compelling enough to warrant a piece of writing.
Today I saw a cute Chinese girl standing next to the road on my walk to office. Her father surprised her with a nice gift which I believed is for her birthday. It was a pleasant surprise for her. She hugged her father and opened the gift with a big smile. She could not stop those beautiful tears on her cheek, and for me, I think her father was the happiest person watching at his daughter.
You see, for me life is a beautiful surprise. It gives us many surprises every moment of our life. Many unexpected events are part of our daily life. We also love to give and take some surprises. We plan some surprises for our loved ones and keep them secret. And we wait for the correct moment and present the surprise.
Sometimes, most of the times, all such surprises deserve some beautiful tears. And those are the moments we remember in our life. Even when I think of every memorable moment in my life. I remember all pleasant surprises I have given or all surprises that I received, all were unexpected and memorable.
Would you believed me if I said summer is in my heart? Because to me, everything is beautiful, as beautiful as you.
To you whom I have met, life is always full of surprises. It is just time that knows which and when to give a surprise. Life plans bigger and bigger surprises, to make us more and more happy.
But at the end of the day, I realized that you are the surprise that I am long to have in my life. 383 love letters still couldn't described how much my love for you, Sabrina.
The Half Moon Serenades.
20th of March 2013.