Posted by: Anu | October 27, 2009

Story Of A Droplet…


Once upon a time there was a drop…beautiful and shiny it was. It stayed in a big big ocean…swaying and travelling everywhere it felt as vast as the ocean itself….

But one day it thought alone musing on a sunlit ripple of the ocean…. “I am a drop….I should be small and nice round shaped…glittering and I should be myself!! Being part of this vast sea is so boring….I must go out and explore the world….I must find my place in the world.

But the ocean smiled calmly…little droplet, you don’t have to go…I am as vast as the world you wish to seek….you are safe here and you are as big as world with me!!

But once struck with sense of self…the droplet got angry and swaying with anger he jumped out of its boundless abode. Free at last in good fresh air it jumped and tossed itself in that nice round glittery shape it had dreamt of….how beautiful I look! The drop exclaimed!! Shining in the morning sunlight the drop laughed and jumped more and more…

It flashed its brilliance and looked up at the sun…. the self luminous sun too smiled at his bright face…elderly appreciating the borrowed brilliance of the droplet. And then the sun moved on….for its daily work of parcelling heat down to the earth…..

AS the morning turned into afternoon…heat grew dominant….tickling and playing with the little poor droplet, heat laughed at his minuscule might….. Little droplet started to feel weaker…sadder….. Its shape went on shrinking…..and soon it realises that the proud roundness was gone by noon….it was light and floating and…nobody noticed it!! Everyone said…the little egotist droplet got evaporated!

In its lost state…the droplet soon realised…his abode was way too far now…he went flying and flying up in the sky…..

It felt sad…lonely….and homeless…. Poor droplet had no strength….it floated wherever the rude wind took it…swaying and flying without control the droplet started to regret now…but the way back home was closed now…

Feeling hapless and so minuscule in the vast world the little droplet was so scattered inside…..

And then being rushed by wind it moved….further away and far away from his dear home…higher and higher….with the wind….it met many more egotists alike….some were still adamant on their desire to fly….some were missing home like our little droplet… some were still trying to regain their drop shape… even if it was difficult with that rude wind tossing them unceremoniously…..

The droplet watched the chaos silently….wise it was. And it realised suddenly what the old ocean was trying to tell was right! The world was as vacant as this chaos….and he being a droplet belonged to the ocean….from where the droplet floated he could see….the vastness of the ocean….yes….it was the world….how foolish of me to leave the vastness for just a shiny round shape!! How foolish of me….

And here the wind was such a satanic monster! It hailed the droplets even higher…..into cold and rough weather…..living the miseries of drop life….he realised everything he needed to know…..

In silent determination he recalled the ocean….it prayed and prayed for the rescue….please ocean father…bring me back home. I was wrong…my ego was an illusion….please spare me of this punishment now….let me come back to you…let me be as vast as you are…let me sway in your glowing infinity……

As the weather worsened the droplet prayed even more fervently…..in the lashed of lightening and in swipes of cold wind the droplet did not cease to pray…..

Deep below down there…the wise ocean was watching…. Hmm…enough of lesson teaching thought the ocean….you can come back to me, son….but the way home will not be easy…..

And then the ocean summoned its mighty currents….cold and hot they created a harmony of weather….they ruffled the air and ruled the wind….wind flowed meekly following their command….and he delivered the droplets in the lap of mountain…..mighty mountain took all those tired droplets into its soft earth…..

Tears of salvation….its round and glistening drop shape did not matter anymore….rushing in the journey, the droplet jumped to ground…..eager to go home….

It did not care of the dirt and soil…it did not care of the worms and insects dwelling abundant on the ground…. From the laps of mountain he rushed down….finding fellows alike they all sang the songs of their ocean father…..jumping down into waterfalls and singing in springs they all rushed ahead and ahead….

On the way they were watching the world….helping many to cleanse their sins the droplets slowly started to flow peacefully with the river…..their drop-ness was fading…and their vastness was rising……

Gathering many with it….salving many others the droplet flowed silently…..the heat and anger had gone…the pain was gone and it felt bliss of cool vast river basin…..glad pleasure of being useful to others filled its ever expanding heart….

And slowly it knew that the abode was not far anymore…craning over other droplets it sniffed and smelled the air….yes…same salty father ocean smell…. We are home brothers….!! We are home…!!

And there was the immense ocean father with his many many arms coming to welcome…..he took all the droplets in his infinite hug…..welcome home sons….!! There was warm smile implicit in the ocean….and dancing waves to celebrate the reunion….and again the drop felt the same vast sway…..unbroken bliss of being ocean itself!! The drop was not a drop….it was ocean….infinite and untamed….reaching everywhere and owning everything…….story of a Droplet...

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