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Saturday, May 9, 2009

Love makes this world go round!

As I get to know people and make friends from different countries...religions...cultures...lifestyles...here in Paris, I realize that we are worlds apart yet similar in some really basic sense! As we discuss our lives, love, upbringing and views about people and life, it seems like we are not so different. There is an underlying common thread that binds us - we all ultimately want the same things, you know - Love and Happiness!

As their( people from other countries/cultures) lives unfold, it all drives down to simple wants - LOVE, to remain in love and to be loved in return and happiness forever! The words seem so simple as I type, but seems like a huge struggle in some people's lives. I guess everyone is not lucky in love.
As I listen to my friend's woes and all the hurt and resentment that has ruined her life, I fervently hope the inimitable love is waiting round the corner, and she can feel the snuggly warmth that I experience!

At the same time, a shiver runs through me, and I send a silent prayer for all the love and happiness I am blessed with. I can't feel anything but gratitude. I think maybe I have done atleast something right? ;-) Often, when I enjoy something or feel happy about something, for that matter anything remotely positive or good news, I just can't wait to tell S ( I am counting the minutes to see or talk to him). Now that I have him, I can't imagine what I did before him? I used to give a verbatim account to my Maa. I still do, with elaborate details :-). Come to think of it, I am glad I have someone who shares my enthusiasm and happiness. Of course, these epiphanies happen only once in a while. Most times, I am greedy and want EVERYTHING! :-)

I guess, that's when God says, my dear child, 'Have Patience, I will fulfill all your desires at the right time'. When I feel its the RIGHT time :-).
So I am learning to be patient. ( Damn, its difficult sometimes)

For once, let me try to think beyond myself and I say a lil prayer for you my friend, I hope you find warm fuzzy love and happiness in abundance, that will keep your spirits up, when you have your lows! ( Life is full of highs and lows, we all know that! Nothing is constant!)

4 comments:

Einsame said...

Hi Janani,

I have been a regular reader of your blog for years

On this post i have an opinion Love - Hatred - Revenge form an endless cycle.... there is no definite origin / end for them...

Detachment in the attachment is the key to happy life... to free ourselves from this sea of Agony...

Wishing your friend all happiness

Cheers

Einsame

Pretty Woman said...

Hi Einsame,
I am so glad to hear that you have been reading my blog for a long time :-) Thank you...

You are absolutely right...detached attachment protects you from getting hurt, but have you heard of the phrase 'It is easier said than done'? :-)

thethoughtfultrain said...

Beautiful post Janani. I have written something similar here. http://thethoughtfultrain.wordpress.com/2009/06/08/lasting-happiness/

Pretty Woman said...

Thoughtfultrain,

Welcome to my blog. Thank you so much for your kind words. I read ur post and commented too :-)