Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Brick Wall that disappeared......

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When I was little, I used to have a dream. It was recurrent. In the dream, I would be walking on an unknown path and in front of me stood a red brick wall. It was shaded with beautiful trees. It would beckon me with its mysterious beauty. I would try to reach it but before I could cover the entire distance between me and the wall, the dream would end, and I would wake up. I don't remember when I stopped having this dream. I did not discuss it with anyone since I believed that if I do that, I would stop having the dream. It was as if I wanted to face that wall in its alluring charm again and again and again. 

I never tried to read into the dream too. My dad had a book about dreams and their meanings which I would stealthily read every time I had some weird dream. But for this one, I did not want to. I wanted no interpretation of that path I was taking, of that wall that seemed to stand in between, and the color red. Now, after all these years, I could interpret it in many ways. Perhaps, my dreamy heart wanted to venture into the unknown horizon and live the adventures it had to offer. Perhaps, the wall stood for the many hurdles I would face in my journey which I would have to overcome. Perhaps the color red signified danger or rashness or aggression or passion. 

The path never appeared  uninviting. I never sensed an unease during or after the dream. I wanted that brick wall to appear right in front of my eyes so that I could cross it and see what lay on the other side.

I never met that brick wall. Or may be I didn't seek hard enough. In some shady nook, in some fanciful corner, it might still exist, waiting for me to reach it, touch it, cross it. 



तुम्हे शिकायत है कि राह में दीवारें बहुत हैं 
मुझे दुःख  इस बात कि चलने की कोशिश ही न की 

(You crib that there are many walls in the way
I regret that I never tried to walk....)




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40 comments:

  1. Walls can be blocks or protection. Or, as you imply, an invitation to new horizons.

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    1. Yes....Thanks for giving it a read....and for understanding what I wanted to say.

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  2. Walls are no reason to stop walking. Very inspiring post.

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  3. Whenever I am faced with a challenging brick wall if I can't go thru it I will go up and over it. If however that brick wall is meant to protect me I will huddle against it and wait for the storm to pass. - Lovely piece.

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  4. Beautiful! I liked the way your dream is open to interpretations. Loved your shayari, and quote on the wall.:)

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  5. Some dream are better left without interpretations. Nice post! :)

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  6. Beautifully said, Sunaina. Positive and inspiring thoughts... :-)

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  7. You are a positive being for you thought that brick wall beckoned you for adventure and exploration rather than stopping you in your pursuits. I want to tell you- everytime I visit your blog the positivity in me gets a boost. You are inspiring Sunaina.

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    1. That's such a sweet thing to say Anamika....I am so so happy to know that my posts inspire you.

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  8. After all some do require bricks to give meaning to the existence of the meaningless hurdles of life. Motivational :)

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  9. The wall is a symbolic of hurdles you may face if you choose to walk on and on

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  10. wah....the hindi lines took my heart away and since the path never made you uneasy you have all the answers without asking anyone :) beautiful post :)

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    1. Thanks Shweta.....Your presence here is much awaited always....Good to see you here....

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  11. Beautiful post, Sunaina! I love the fact that you didn't encounter those stumbling blocks in the form of the wall...the wall was only a way of inviting you towards exploring and seeking the unknown. Loved the concluding lines very much!

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  12. Dreams and their meaning always fascinate me. But having a dream like this sure must have created a thrill and excitement in your life to discover new things!

    Cheers
    Geets

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    1. Dreams are definitely a strange thing....So mysterious...!

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  13. A beautiful interpretation. Dreams always pique my interest but also scare me. At some point, dreams indicated to me something and remember when I was in Mumbai, Dad would come in my dream but refused to speak to me. Months later, he passed away in real.

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    1. That saddens my heart....Stay strong!

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    2. That happened way back in 2006 when I was a student. Thanks.

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    3. It never stops hurting, does it.....not for me at least....

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  14. Loved the reflection, Sunaina and your maturity not to try and find out the meaning of the dream. May all the walls you encounter reveal to you deeper aspects of your beautiful soul. ♥

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    1. Those are such sweet words of inspiration Corinne. Thanks...

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  15. Beautifully written Sunaina. There is a sense of intrigue that is very appealing about the dream. May you get to reach the red wall and see across it someday walking through the beautiful path.

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    1. Thanks for the kind words Somali....I am so filled with a strange yearning sometimes....

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  16. Beautiful lines Sunaina. I think these brick walls never fade away....they are just there and keep coming throughout the life. We learn to climb them up gracefully.

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    1. I wish they don't fade away Upasna....they give meaning to life too.....

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  17. Your dream was so enigmatic and enchanting. And so are your words Sunaina! We all see such dreams. Some are beautiful, some are mysterious or some even harrowing but if expressed so beautifully, they become work-of-art. Loved it. :)

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    1. Thanks Sangeeta....I am just trying to find meaning on dreams, in life....about what me life means.....:)....crazy, right...?!!!

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