Wednesday, June 07, 2006

One day.....

I waited eagerly and desperately for this day and it felt like a real long wait indeed. But maybe as Einstein said “Everything is relative” and so this tenure seemed much longer than it really was. When the d day arrived it felt as if someone opened the door to a bird’s cage to let it fly real high. I have lost count of the number of times I shouted “I am free…………” If I would have written this piece 5 days back I feel it would have had a stronger resonance of elation to it but maybe it was the incredulity of the event that stopped me from writing and I preferred to spend the nite listening to “I have a dream “and “Tryst with destiny” Nehru’s words “A moment comes, which comes but rarely in history, when we step out from the old to the new, when an age ends, and when the soul of a nation, long suppressed, finds utterance.” seemed to make more sense than ever and maybe I realized what people in this country felt they got “independence”.
Russell said “Freedom in general may be defined as the absence of obstacles to the realization of desires” and I seem to live this freedom everyday!!! It is not the conspicuous absence of accountability that is elevating but the absence of authority, prying and dominance from my life sure seem like a whiff of fresh air. I could compare it to the jubilation of getting soaked in the first rains or watching the sun dawn but the truth is that the feeling of extrication is ineffable. So as I bask in the glory of my “independence” and feel the indescribable, I say to myself….
So say it loud and let it ring
We are all a part of everything
The future, present and the past
Fly on proud bird
You're free at last.

1 Comments:

Blogger sid khosla said...

realy nice job. u even inspired me to pen stuff. gud inovative style of writing

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