Have you ever wondered, dear reader, what it would be like to go back in time and meet the child that you were- and tell that happy, innocent, and carefree person, that things would, and will, change; to look right into the eyes of your past and say that the people who seem invincible, would become distant; those who you adore blindly, would disappoint you a little more each day; some would leave and some be taken away completely… and the bliss born out of ignorance would be checked, because you will have learned; have you ever wondered?
Yet wouldn’t it be such a relief and joy to inform that you will have survived through all of that and created for yourself a spectacular life?
And then maybe, you could just close your eyes and offer a silent prayer to the Heavens, for the ability to live in the purity of that moment, without tainting it with thoughts of the future or the past, for in that moment you are happy, and in that moment there is peace, and magic, and philosophy- it is a present from the future, and that present, is all that matters and all that should matter.
Then, being only a dream that cannot last forever, you’d take leave, and mount the magic carpet to your own present, travelling over clouds and skies to be one with your own self… For you cannot stay there, and even if you did, you’d not be able to change anything about the past. For the past has made you who you are.
If you hadn’t fallen then, you wouldn’t have been on your feet today; if you hadn’t lost then, you wouldn’t have learnt to value presence today; if you hadn’t burned then, you wouldn’t have found your light… everything is as it should be… it’s all, all, ever, as it should be.
Until next time,
© Isha Garg
Doodle by Isha Garg