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Moments of truth

Since divorce and subsequent bad experience with people around, I was into lot of introspection. Sometimes I feel I should pursue multiple things, as I hated to define myself with one aspect, which is my profession. Consequently I joined a dance class, I frequently created lot of paintings and registered in many social set ups. Somewhere deep down I started feeling I am losing focus. I was not doing justice to any of these aspects. I realized I am lagging behind everywhere.

Guess that was just a phase of mine. I feel, at times it is good to have a diversion. But diversion should not be a way of life. I justified my diversion as keeping myself busy with lot of things and not just job. Because I don’t need to feel empty when I retire. Yes, it may look logical. But now I feel I am giving too much of emphasise to future than the present. Even in a relationship, I look for longevity than how good he or she is with me at present.

Present is more important and real. Present is the moment where we can create or make a change. I think we should all make use of it rather than questioning how much result it can give u in future..

The little Mermaid

Siddu loves to listen bed time stories. Everyday, I read out one story from a book and create one story on my own. He is just four, he may not capture the intricate details of stories like Ugly duckling, Golden egg or the little mermaid. Still, I do it as he seems to enjoy it.

Last week, I was reading “The little mermaid“, the story of a mermaid, who gave up everything she owned including her life in the sea and her identity as a mermaid for her love. It is a fairy tale written by the Danish author Hans Christian Andersen. 

The Little Mermaid was the youngest of a widowed Mermaid king. Like her sisters, when she turned fifteen, she gets to glimpse the world above. There she falls in love with a handsome Prince, who is celebrating his birthday with his friends on a ship. Ship was hit by a storm and Prince gets drowned in that mess. She saves him by calling and delivering him to the shore where his lady friends takes him back to his kingdom.

The Little Mermaid, longing for the prince visits the Sea Witch and the witch helps her by selling her a potion that gives her legs in exchange for her tongue and beautiful voice, and she warns her that once she becomes a human, she will never be able to return to the sea. The mermaid was willing to let go of her voice and fins because, in her perception, she was trapped in the wrong body. Ultimately, Prince will never find out it was her who rescued him first as she had lost her voice to make him understand. Mermaid, losing herself and everything she had owned, fails in attaining the love she wanted.

It is depicted as selfless love as she could not kill the prince with the knife, (given by witch to regain her mermaid status). She chooses to dissolve into foam and become an immortal soul. Love is a beautiful emotion, but if it requires you to lose yourself, can it sustain? This thought always bothered me, and every single time, I end up clueless.

I hence painted a homecoming mermaid, as I felt, our identity is more important and precious than anything in the world, unless you harm another person with your identity. IMG-20171028-WA0034