Wednesday, 9 February 2011

The Geography of Love

A man in perfect attire walks towards an elevator besides him is walking a woman in somewhat ordinary outfit, both put their feet same time on the elevator and at the same time start to ascend. The man looks at the woman and smiles; his smile is not a gesture of greeting the fellow human being but is a freakish one that meant how miserable you are and how fortunate I am considering your state of affairs. The woman responses by smiling and blinking her eyes which meant I understood what you actually meant. The elevator is ascending taking both upwards but the man is ascending to a different height than the woman. Man is engrossed in his state of well being that has an air of arrogance, so he is elevating to a pompous height of ego, on the other hand, woman a simple humble individual recognizing that the man seems an egocentric person and would feel happy if she shows her humility and humbleness that would make man feel proud and he would feel his stature mounting, so she makes the man feel like that. At that time the woman ascends to a different level of elevation as she let's go her ego and is fully immersed in the sea of love in which she loses everything and gains all that is there to be gained: a simple and unconditional state of love, that showers like a blissful light.

When they both alight from the elevator they both have gained from the fountain of love and both are in state of ecstasy that was made possible by one smile :)

15 comments:

  1. hmmm....a nice post Dar Sahib.

    Some people are so simple hearted that they can't even see the evil in other people....

    Judgement is not what they look for...

    I enjoyed it till the end.

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  2. Its so brilliantly written, Sir Akhtar. I enjoyed its reading very much especially the last lines,"When they both alight from the elevator they both have gained from the fountain of love and both are in state of ecstasy that was made possible by one smile"

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  3. Thinking basically people are simple and soft hearted on few occasions they show some meanness which we can ignore and accept them and embrace them with their little faults :)

    Thanks for your comments.

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  4. Thanks Urooj for your reading and commenting, your appreciation is taken very well :)

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  5. Moona lis's pic must have more deeper meaning for the readers, can you please add some words on its significance?

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  6. Peerless
    Mona Lisa is a mystery, Leonardo da Vinci was master craftsman and one of the most gifted artist that ever lived, but he was also a mystic, his portrayal of Mona Lisa is one of the mystic acts. The smile of Mona Lisa is so faint that the mystery of this smile has a cult of its own. Woman is considered as a part of man that was united in the beginning and was only separated when man felt a desire for a companion. The smile of Mona Lisa is actually smile of Leonardo, in her the artist see himself and through her the artist see the world and the faint smile means, did you see what I saw?

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  7. Very nice dar sb, thanks a lot.

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  8. niceee... you think deep..i likes:)

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  9. Thanks Asma, you have a fabulous blog.

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  10. Sir I really enjoyed reading this master piece. And what a description of Mona Lisa's smile! How perfectly it goes with your writing... I am engrossed!

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  11. Komal thanks for your appreciation I feel honored.

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  12. Somehow I wonder if this same situation could have turned out different ways depending on the deepest intent of both the man and the woman? On the other hand, we humans may often take something simple and potentially beautiful and be too selfish or complicated to offer another a simple gift such as a smile.

    I like reading some of your deeper thoughts and understandings.

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  13. Yes Connie this could have turned out in many way, human beings are simply compicated beings.

    ...and I am experimenting with my writing, to see how I could write differently...

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  14. Greetings,

    This is a beautiful post. It left me with: The man rose, in height. The woman descended, in depth. In depth is height. The woman is serving, creating, and influencing the environment. The man is served, the woman is served. Both reach the destination together.

    All good wishes,

    robert

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