Drifting slowly with dragging steps her confused being was wandering along the shorelines.

The breeze was blowing cold air bringing his fragrance from a faraway place not providing any respite to her soul. A seagull was hovering over making some uncanny noise appearing as if it has a story to tell. Right above the bird, a dark patch of cloud was looming, swallowing the evening from the earth’s exquisite hold.

Nature’s melancholy was adding to the juxtaposition of her mind blatantly. She was a sight of joy for a moment and a lost self in another one. A constant battle was aggressively building up in her inner being trying to comprehend the huge undertaking she had taken some moments ago.

Did not she want it all this while? And now when she had, why was she facing such despair moments. Her mind was crowded with rational thoughts but her heart was yearning for the newfound love. Love that she had realized for the first time, love that was sweeping her off her feet.

And in the midst of her brooding, she started reasoning with her to find measures to calm her restless fervor. She wanted answers but were nowhere to find. Was the confusion about breaking away from the time old superficial shield or was it about freeing her soul from human constraints? Was the fear of losing her anomalous happiness making her nervous? or was the possibility of an ardent tomorrow she was finding hard to handle?

Stuck in the conundrum she couldn’t find any respite despite being near the peaceful shorelines.  She found even the crashing of the waves or the seagull’s occasional creek as untoward disturbance, drifting her away from her battling thoughts.

Then she looked up and saw that the strong westerly winds slowly drifting the clouds away, giving a path to the evening sun. The spread of some colorful hue was splendidly painting across the vast canvas. The cloud had to give away to the serenity of belief, to the epitome of truth.

And suddenly magic happened, the Seagull, the waves, the breeze appeared to be in some perfect harmony like in some heavenly abode.

She smiled and her worries started to fade away. She knew a new world was beaconing her. The fragrance of her vibrant love lingered everywhere around and she couldn’t move away from the strong tremors of love. It was a sweet pain and she longed for him more than words could comprehend.

The path in front was not easy but she remembered what they agreed before “we will walk the path together with the committed soul.”

Copyright © Shantanu Baruah

7 thoughts on “Illusion”

  1. The theme of the post reminds me, one of the life lessons I was reading last night by Lao Tzu.. he says Nature doesn’t hurry yet everything is accomplised.
    From turbulence to serenity. Loved the transition.Nature and emotions analogy beautifully portrayed as always.

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