Wednesday, October 7, 2009

I bond with the moon...


The moon is peeping through my window flooding the dark corners of my room and my heart. Its feels enchanting...especially today, as it holds a special significant, today being the 'Karva Chauth' night ~ the festival which celebrates the love and sacrifice of the relationship of a husband and wife. 'Karva' means clay pot and 'chauth' means fourth night after the full moon. The wife fasts the whole day without food or water for the long life of her husband. She breaks her fast only after moonrise. At moonrise she sees the moon through a sieve and then sees her husband's face through the same sieve, and only then does she take her first water sip of the day. The couple then lovingly eat food together.
The whole feel of the festival is fascinating and very romantic...loving someone so much that you sacrifice food and even water for a whole day to celebrate the love, togetherness and devotion to each other. And as the day enters into night, the couple waits together for the moon to rise and shower its moonlight on them for the bonding of the two souls...

Looking at the 'chauth' moon peeping in my room, I think of all this and imagine the happiness it must have spread tonight by peeping into hundreds of windows and balconeys where couples must be waiting patiently in love and togetherness for it to engulf them in its silver beams...

While I sit alone in my room, particularly aware of my loneliness, I wonder why is the moon peeping at my window tonight, when all there is in here is me, with no story of how I fasted the whole day and no face to see through the sieve and wishing that I had that special someone to get engulfed in this moonlight with. I keep looking at the beautiful moon and suddenly as if to answer my question, the moon shines just a little brighter, as if to say ~ "So what if there is no one? I am there in the sky, always with you...you just have to look". I smile back and engulf myself in that heavenly glow of the silver beams ~ and to celebrate the beauty, love and all that this day signifies, I bond with the moon.

6 comments:

the walking man said...

under a blazing sun or a full well lit moon, time walks the same pace no matter how we wish it different, Your love will call your lover when he is truly ready to hear.

Lakshmi -Celebrations said...

lovely write up.keep it up.

Jagriti said...

@the walking man: you are right...nothing happens before its due time...i guess time is yet to ripe for a lot of things to start happening in my life...but nothing to worry..theres nothing to lose..


@lakshmi: thank you :)

Shubhajit said...

You are lonely or alone? Decide clearly. Loneliness is painful but alone is fine for someone..in fact, one who is alone in his or her mind always, find happiness.

By the way, you are looking sharp and elegant in this photo. Karva chauth is not far from you I guess.

Hary said...

Hey Jagriti,

I was trying to find out the lyrics of "Mouthful of Sky" and found your blog....after reading your beautiful thought just wanted to appreciate your depth of imagination.

I pray to God that your loneliness ends soon.

Thanks and Regards,
Hardip

Jagriti said...

@ shubhajit: u are right ~ lonely and alone is different..i am definitely not lonely...and yes am on the journey of happines in my aloneness...i have always enjoyed solo journeys, and am doing so for the journey of this life too...but at times one wonders, how would the journey be if there was someone to share the beauty seen and felt...would it be more beautiful? But then the question doesnt mattter...whatever is there, has beauty and has to be enjoyed...


@ Hary: Thank you for your appreciation.

"Earth wind and rain and fire,
Wealth power love desire,
One goal to live for before we die,
One taste of glory,
One mouthful of sky..."