Saturday, September 16, 2006


Life is so strange. One day you feel top of the world. Exuberant. Uppish. Beautiful. Next morning you find yourself under a fine mist of mistrust. Rejected. Sick. Down. Alone. In pain. Lots of it. One may contrive to find some meaning to it. There is none! I think only one slender flicker keeps the world go round and round: And that is Hope. It keeps the sick sticking to their bed. The dying from being almost there. The rich in good mood. The poor in enough cheer. Those alone in the needed wait. The unloved strangely gleeful. The loved wanting for more!

It also keeps the humor intact. Through humor, we soften some of the worst blows that life delivers. And once you find laughter, no matter how painful the situation might be, we can survive it, Bill Cosby feels. I feel the same. One must never let hope die. Isn’t it curious that when we have nothing, we still have a wonderful thing in us? Hope. The most exciting thing in life. If we honestly believe that love is out there, it will come. And even if it doesn't come straight away there is still that chance all through our life that it will.

As humans we often get glum. Thinking we have lost everything in life. It is in these difficult moments that people, who really like us, come to brush a tear away. You suddenly discover cute angels, you never knew existed. A friend of mine said a million dollar thing, over a cup of coffee, the other day. Sam, he whispered, in all things it is better to hope than to despair. Never feel sorry for yourself. Have faith. Hope.

Interestingly, the most introspective moments in our life are not the so-called days of success, but rather those days when out of dejection we feel rise in us a challenge to life, and the promise of future accomplishments. We count what has to be counted. We pledge. We think. We sob quietly. We get up next morning -- not great -- but not sorry as well. Still aching softly in the heart but hoping nonetheless!

I remember, an angel saying,” Those who wish to sing always find a song.”



Karen, Stssgard. said...

hey, sam

This is such a lovely inspiring piece. Kp up the good work.


Fradia said...

You have put it good when u say, those who wish to sing/always find a song.

wish all of us could think so clearly. you are such a gifted guy.


Dr Anil K jha said...

I have been noticing a serious touch in your two last write-ups. while it is ok to sit and reflect in life, I think a smart guy like you must take things in stride and these accidents must serve as an impetus to learn from mistakes.

lovingly yours

joat simeon, CA said...

You have just written another piece of superb non-fiction.


Joat said...

well written sam.


yana, Nasik said...

THis is a very good blog. I have learnt style in your write-ups. Researching blogs for some time, I think many Indian bloggers have made their mark for content and clarity but you have not only both but a lot of style also.

keep it up

Yana, 25, Mah'rashtra

Erik, London said...

gd to hav sam back