Sunday, November 23, 2014

That Rhyme And That Story

Way before I started relishing the science fiction stories of H.G. Wells, or the well crafted Hollywood films that quench our thirst regarding knowledge of the outer space, I was drawn to the night skies, and the stars that floated on it, beautifully, silently. As a small child, my interest in space and astronomical objects were fueled by one nursery rhyme - "Twinkle Twinkle Little Stars," and the thirst hasn't waned since then. What the rhyme did to me was ignite a curiosity, to seek answers beyond the obvious. Are there lives in planets that revolve around those stars? Will they ever come to meet us? Even today, when I walk in solitude, words playing on my mind, I often travel back in my time to my childhood, reciting the rhyme with my other class mates, animatedly, weaving a hundred dreams in constellations and galaxies. This rhyme was certainly one of my favorites, flooding the inquisitive bend in my mind with the thirst to know more and more.

So often in this fast paced competitive world, we are bogged down by failures. We sit and rue and curse our fate. However, we ignore the fact that the key to get out of tough times lies on us. In moments like these, the story of "The Clever Crow" inspires me to move on. Just like the bird found the answer to his thirst by putting pebbles one after the other in a jar of water that was half full, so can we too solve all our problems by working hard, and thinking of innovative ideas that might help. Life is a risk, and if we never fail, can we ever enjoy the taste of success? Hard work definitely pays, and with patience and perseverance, we can open the door to new opportunities and favorable circumstances. After all, every problem has an answer, and only by our willingness to solve the puzzle can we find the right solution, and unearth new happiness.

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  1. That's a wonderful write up :)
    all the best dear.

  2. These nursery rhymes made me nostalgic. They are even older than me,but still fresh.

    1. They are always so vibrant and pleasing :-)

  3. It's so nice to look back to our childhood :) This post took me back to the songs and rhymes I used to sing

  4. "baba black sheep, do have any wool"

    lol! That's my fav rhyme :D

  5. 'Twinkle.. and Ampily ammava ..( Uncle moon-in Malayalam) never fade away from mind.I think the other planets do not have lives or at least humans because had there been humans, they might have come here and evicted us.Nice write up, Amrit.

  6. You have summarized the Clever Crow story beautifully. Life is what we make of it.