Choices!

I grew up listening to the phrase,

Choice makes confusion.

How true is that..

Everyday we make choices,

lots and lots of it..

Choices does come in all sizes..

From waking up to alarm

Or hit snooze..

Till give in to sleep

Or one more page of reading..

From working for a living

Or towards your destiny..

From opting for a profession

Or for a passion that drives you..

From having a healthy life

Or giving in to peer pressure..

From living for yourself

Or for other’s expectation of your life..

From being lazy and procrastinating

Or completing it right through..

From prioritising your needs

Or giving up to silly wants..

From giving in to temptations

Or standing up to convictions..

From choosing to have a choice

Or choosing to not have any..

From fearing what it might be

Or to facing what it could be..

From pondering on what could have been

Or to steering to what should you be..

Of all the choices

Big and small,

Makes you what you are!

Choose wisely,

Just so that, tomorrow

Blooms with no regrets

Nor inconvenience to any!

Laugh hard,

Make others smile

And choose to always

LIVE your life!

For choices are what

Makes you, YOU!

Language of communication

Few conversations
Are beyond words
And silence
Is as effective
As eloquence
When the communicators
Know to interpret
And understand them!

Shadow

Is the tree casing it shadow on the sky? Or is the cloud imprinting it’s presence on earth for a longer life span?

The merger!

Water, one of the dearest subject for Ripples and for me. Here is another dimension to water.

The water, in most forms, is rarely considered as the final stage and rather used as example to seeking the destiny in next stage. Like a river attaining destiny while reaching the sea, a drop attaining destiny by becoming a pearl, the drop on lotus leaf and so on..

The crust of earth is basically split into two, surface covered by water and land.

Just like the water being omnipresent in many ways, the land / soil could be represented in many many ways. Rocks, boulders, mountains, sand, soil and so on.

When water meets many of those, the water retains its nature as water, just as the other component retains its own nature. Or the reaction happens to one of them while the other remains the same.

Whereas when water meets a certain kind of soil, the water and soil bonds together and becomes mud, where the water attains the color of soil and the soil becomes almost liquid, losing its dry and solid state.

Thus, merged the heart of two, in love, inseparable and into one, by losing itself. And together they could be created into new formations, which isn’t possible to be attained by either water or soil independently.

This is the example given by an anonymous poet to describe love at first sight. And the richness of the thought paved way to name the poet after this example.

யாயும் ஞாயும் யாரா கியரோ,
எந்தையும் நுந்தையும் எம்முறைக் கேளிர்,
யானும் நீயும் எவ்வழி யறிதும்,
செம்புலப் பெயனீர் போல,
அன்புடை நெஞ்சம் தாங்கலந் தனவே.

-செம்புலப் பெயனீரார்.

What is my mother to yours?
How is my father relatednto yours? Although you and I knew not
each other in any way,
just as red earth and pouring rain:
the love-filled hearts merged.

(Kuruntokai – 40)

[https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kuṟuntokai]

What lies ahead? 

Is it the end,
Where the path of the past
Bids adieu
As it ceased to exist?

Is it the bend,
Where the path takes
A new turn
As it enters new horizons?

Is this the beginning of
Another new month?
Is this the end as
The year comes to a close?

What was in the past?
Few promises were broken!
Few new promises were made!
And in between life did happen!

What lies ahead?
Isn’t that the billion dollar question?
Blushing blooming buds?
Fragrant fluffy flowers?

What’s out there could be
Seen, heard and felt from there…
But not from here, for
Appearances are deceptive!

So step ahead..
Even if it’s towards an end..
For the road bends and there lies
Another new beginning!

Could you stop for an instance?!

Movie: Iruvar
Poet: Vairamuthu
Singers: Unnikrishnan, Bombay Jayashree
Music Director: A.R.Rahman
Song Sequence: (1)-(2)-(2)-(3)-(2)-(2)-(4)-(4)-(5)—(5)-(6)-(7)—(7)-(8)-(1)-(4)-(2)-(9)-(9)-(10)-(11)-(11)-(12)

(1)நறுமுகையே நறுமுகையே நீ ஒரு நாழிகை நில்லாய் 
செங்கனி ஊறிய வாய் திறந்து நீ ஒரு திரு மொழி சொல்லாய்

Narumugaiyae, narumugaiyae, nee oru naazhigai nillaay
Sengani ooriya vaai thiranthu, nee oru thirumoli sollaai

Oh fragrant bud that is ready to bloom, could you stop for an instance!
Open your red honey dripping lips and utter a few precious verses!

(2)அற்றை திங்கள் அன் நிலவில் நெற்றி தரள நீர் வடிய 
கொற்ற பொய்கை ஆடியவள் நீயா ?

Attrai thingal annilavil, netrith tharala neervadiya,
Kotrappoigai aadiyaval, neeyaa?

On a full moon night, with water droplets dripping down the forehead
the one bathing (playfully) in the waterfall, was it you?

(3)திருமகனே திருமகனே நீ ஒரு நாழிகை பாராய் 
வெண்ணிற புரவியில் வந்தவனே வேல் விழி மொழிகள் கேளாய்

Thirumaganae, thirumaganae, nee oru naazhigai paaraay,
Vennira puraviyil vanthavanae, vaelvizhi moligal kaelaay

Oh handsome young man! Oh handsome young man! could you look here for an instance!
The one who came riding a white horse, listen to what my spear like sharp eyes say!

(4)அற்றை திங்கள் அன் நிலவில் கொற்ற பொய்கை ஆடுகையில் ஒற்றை பார்வை 
பார்த்தவனும் நீயா ?

Attrai thingal annilavil, kotrappoigai aadiyaval, otrai paarvai paarthavanum.. Neeya?

On a full moon night, when I was bathing (playfully) in the stream – The one who laid his eyes on me, was it you?

(5)மங்கை மான் விழி அம்புகள் என் மார் துளைத்ததென்ன ?
(6)பாண்டி நாடனை கண்ட என் மனம் பசலை கொண்டதென்ன ?
(7)நிலாவிலே பார்த்த வண்ணம் கனாவிலே தோன்றும் இன்னும் 
(8)இளைத்தேன் துடித்தேன் பொறுக்கவில்லை 
இடையில் மேகலை இருக்கவில்லை

Mangai maanvizhi ambugal en maarthulaithathaena?
Paandi naadanai kandu ennudal pasalai kondathenna?
Nilaavilae paarththa vannam, kannaavilae thoandrum innum
Ilaithaen thudithaen porukkavillai
Idaiyil maegalai irukkavillai

Why did the arrows from your deer like beautiful eyes pierce my heart?
Why does my body become hysterical after catching a glimpse of the Paandian king?
The silhouette that I saw under the moon light, still lingers in my dreams!
I withered, I turned restless, and I could not wait any longer,
Even the golden ornament that adorned my hips did not stay in its place (and slipped due to turmoil of waiting for her lover),

(9)யாயும் ஞாயும் யாராகியரோ நெஞ்சு நேர்ந்ததென்ன?
(10)யானும் நீயும் எவ்வழி அறிதும் உறவு சேர்ந்ததென்ன?
(11)ஒரே ஒரு தீண்டல் செய்தாய் உயிர்க்கொடி பூத்ததென்ன?
(12)செம்புலம் சேர்ந்த நீர் துளி போல் 
அம்புடை நெஞ்சம் கலந்ததென்ன?

Yaayum gnaayum yaaraagiyaro, nenju naernthathaena?
Yaanum neeyum evvazhi arithum uravu saernthathaena?
Orae oru theendal seithaay, uyir kodi pootthathaena?
Semboolam saerntha neerththulipoal
Ambudai nenjam kalanthathenna?

Were my mother and your’s related to each other? how is it that our hearts blended together?
How did I and you meet and how did we bind in a relationship?
Just with a single caressing touch, how did you make my life blossom?
Just like the red soil (earth) and the water from the rain blend (beyond seperation),
Our hearts have blended together in love!

Your smile!

அணிந்த பொன் நகையின் அழகு தோற்றது..
நீ அணிவித்த புன்னகையின் முன்னே..

The beauty of jewels were a shade dull,
Compared to the smile you made me adore..