Give Wings to
love, & our earth's a tomb". When we say or express
"I LOVE YOU", it means, giving you totally minus ego,
minus 'I'. Love's a flower & a river that needs to spread its
fragrance & waters to all barren hearts. Holding love too tight
makes it lose its sanctity & freedom. This story is about me.
I longed desperately
for love. As always, one evening when I was taking a stroll
in the gardens, I found a two starving birds that were craving
for love & attention just as me. I took them home &
put them in a small gliding cage. Nurturing them with love,
care, attention, which I had been craving for, I gave all
to them & they grew strong. Every morning I was greeted
with a good song. I wouldn't say, I was falling in love but
love was making me rise. Though I had a full- fledged family,
I still craved for love attention.
Madan is busy in his world & he has hardly found time
& given his love to our child & me. Yet I have been
waiting like a barren land for his showers of love continuously
for 3 long years. Absent mindedly, I left the cage open one
day. The larger & the stronger of the 2 birds flew off.
I was watching anxiously as it circled around my head.
that even this love would go away from me, I held it very
tight. And then, it was I noticed that the bird had gone limp
just like me. "Why did I do it?" I wondered. Wandering
in my thoughts, I saw another bird twittering in the cage.
And it was at this moment; I realized that the bird needed
to fly. There was a great need for the bird to soar into the
sky along with his loved ones. All that mattered to me now
was freeing it.
twice, thrice, the bird sang one of the melodiest songs of
selfless love I had ever heard.
My heart was no longer
concerned with its loss. I was giving my share of love. Watching
all this mutely, my husband, Madan walked away even after seeing
all this. I have learnt my lesson. The fastest way to lose love
is too hold on too tight, & the best way to keep love alive
is to Give Its Wings!! I have given wings to my beloved husband,
Madan. Hope he gives me the "WINGS OF LOVE". Friends,
in this techno - fast pacing world, we at some end or another phase
tend to take each other for granted, claiming that we have ladders
of success to climb; but fail down to see, that success follows
you, I or Madan only when we love, bear, share, care - the 4 ingredients
of a happy life. So, the next times dear wives, your husbands fail
to give attention relate them this story and make your life happy
& lovable. I'm still trying to have his love and waiting.
Shubha Mangala, a single parent Email: firstname.lastname@example.org