April 22, 2002

Sense

It is the magic elixir that promises the ultimate high........ a five letter word....... so simple yet so elusive......... it is called as sense.

Someday everything will make sense....... rather it has to... at least I hope it will......

It peeks at you from behind shadows that you have left behind...

From the promise of what lies beyond the next corner...

It is a girl who teases you with her giggle from behind a maze of trees.......

It is beautiful like the rainbow that lies beyond the valley, encompassing all that you can see and have known till that moment.........

But the moment you get near to hold it and know it better from close quarters, it just vanishes.

It is there in the flower that you almost held....

The elusive half breath that could have saved your life....

The word that always remained at the tip of your tongue.......

In the moment that you walked away from......

In the peak of your happiness that you did not realise.....

In the peak of sadness that you never thought you would survive...

Like the blind men and the elephant so many words and descriptions have chased her

Yet, she is the best manifestation ever of the phrase "so near yet so far"

One day she will stare at me........ right here in my arms............

Nothing will matter then.......

All the shadows, words, flowers and rainbows would vanish.........

I would become her and she would become me and everything else would cease to exist

Till then I would chase in vain..... wondering at the paucity of words and other things..........