Friday, March 11, 2005

Somewhere today, a father is wondering how the roles have been reversed. He is wondering how he will never have his elder son putting him to flames, on his final journey.

Because today, the father is lighting his son's pyre.

Somewhere, among his people, the father is feeling lost. For the loss of his dreams, the loss of a heir, the loss of a part of himself. He grieves beyond grief.

Somewhere, a mother is sitting in stony silence. A silence that is not good. She has cried, she has laughed, she has weeped again. She still does not believe. Her little boy is gone.

And life will never be the same ever again.

10 Comments:

Blogger Pallavi said...

May they have the strength to combat the future.. it is so sad !!

3:39 PM  
Blogger Ad astra per aspera said...

Can't even pretend to understand their pain. This is one sorrow that even time cannot heal. :-(
I don't know what to say.....*Hugzz

6:33 PM  
Blogger Tricorn said...

Somewhere, where dew is drunk like wine, where the mere air is sustenance, a boy ponders.

Somewhere, the mist clears and Light illuminates each and every crown.

The boy smiles and is led into the Light.

Somewhere, a line disappears from a father's brow.

Somewhere, a tear cools a mother's frown.

An end harkens a new beginning.


My heartfelt and deepest condolences to all who grieve, Anumita.

6:37 PM  
Blogger Chakra Sampath said...

Typing this with a heavy heart. Let me pray to God to give enough strength to those parents. It must be terrible.

7:16 PM  
Blogger Twilight Fairy said...

can't avoid this sad reality of life...

Thanks for visiting my blog :)

7:20 PM  
Blogger Akruti said...

Life still goes on,but then life goes on,ya,but nothing can be same again.

8:52 PM  
Blogger alpha said...

This is truly sad. Take care.

5:05 AM  
Blogger anumita said...

Pallavi, ad astra per aspera, chakra sampath, neels: Thank a lot guys.

tricorn: Gosh! That's so beautifully written. One of the best things I have read in these two days. Thanks a ton.

twilight fairy: Thanks for dropping in. Been following your blog for some time and love reading it.

alpha: Your's is one blog I read religiously and have got some others too hooked onto it. Thanks for visiting.

11:01 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I hope the mother of that young man is ok under the circumstances.I can not imagine her pain and sorrow.Unimaginable.Mothers are very special people. God may give her the strengh to overcome this loss. No Father wishes to cremate his son. Rahul

6:46 AM  
Blogger anumita said...

Thanks, Rahul. The mother is still in a bad state. It will take some time for her, I guess, to start living again.

4:26 PM  

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