Saturday, May 10, 2014

The search...


Today was the last day of the search. She had searched everywhere. Everywhere that she could think of. She had looked at the streets and houses on palm tree road last week. And the week before that, she had searched every single house behind the huge village well. This week she had spent searching the houses near the school and the old kali temple. She hadn’t found it anywhere yet. Today she had tried looking in the houses and streets near the banyan tree and post office.

But like every day she had drawn a blank today too. She let out a sigh and sat down on the cemented patio outside her house. Perhaps she wasn’t destined to find it anyway. She wondered if she should just give up. No, she couldn’t give up so easily. There might be some other place she might have missed looking. She would think about it tomorrow.

Now where was the key to her cupboard? She needed to store her torch for use some other day. At least till she found ‘it’.

Ah! There was the key, saddled to a thin string of wire hanging by a rope on the wall. She hadn’t opened the cupboard in a very long time now. There were cobwebs and dust on the cupboard, a sign of utter neglect. She dusted the cobwebs off the door and opened the creaky little cupboard to keep the little torch away until she needed it later.

It was then that she saw it.

So here it was! Lying just behind the jar of happiness was the little rusty lamp of love!! What a fool she had been! She had been searching for that lamp of love everywhere. It had never occurred to her that it might be right under her nose. Only if she had tried opening the doors a little earlier!



16 comments:

  1. Enjoyed reading this about finding love and happiness.Keep blogging

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  2. :) liked it the way you opened she opened the cupboard to find the rusty jar of love.. yeah open the heart .. love will follow

    beautiful inspirational story ..

    Bikram

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    1. yep...the story is purely symbolic.... and glad u understood it the way imeant it to be!

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  3. slip one's mind .. very often this happens with me .. but the joy of finding the things after that is inexplicable .. very nice portrayal :)

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  4. I can not see the story in this. I can only see the pure symbolism here ! Neglected cupboard, cobwebs, unused keys - I can see everything in front of my eyes. When I look into myself, I feel there's a hidden cupboard. The Love is inside me. Only if I open the doors !
    Hats off for this one, Titli :)

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    1. u read so well Sreeja.... thank u so much for liking this one! yea i meant this one to be symbolic.... just a reflection of us...and how we spend time looking for happiness elsewhere, when it is right inside us!

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  5. Like they say, the foolish man seeks happiness in the distance; the wise grows it under his feet. This one is so beautiful and so thought provoking too!! Loved it, S :) ♥

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    1. beautifully said Shilpa!! thanks for reading!

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  6. Love the symbolism in the post!!

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  7. What a beautiful and rich imagery you have painted here about our search for love and happiness....loved reading it. Beautifully done, Titli!

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  8. Many of us look for love and happiness all over the place except the one place where it actually is: within ourselves!
    Beautiful story with a powerful message!!

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At times our own light goes out and is rekindled by a spark from another person..deep gratitude for those who have lighted the flame within me!! your comments will be appreciated..

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