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HUT AT THE EDGE OF THE CLIFF

by Uttam Gill (writer), BOMBAY(MUMBAI), May 31, 2014

life is a part of such effusive wonders and we need to take light as well darkness with equal consent…The fusion of darkness and light holds all the power to remove the alien from us

I was at the emotional edges with my confabulating mind, which incessantly was coercing me to redraw the lines of disposition about the existential core of my belief. My elemental core was never questioned so audaciously by the invasive gestures of thoughts. I got alarmed by the constant recruitment of thoughts of subversive nature in me, whereby my own sanity can be taken over. I asked myself…Am I possessed? Why such alienating thoughts creeping in? I questioned the very validity of such invasive build up in me…
To inhale the truth, I many a time takes a recourse, whereby I embrace the Mother Nature to reconstitute the fault lines within me. And that day…one evening, I Left the main land with an insatiable urge to find an abode where tranquility can subtracts the added burden of alienating thoughts., I followed the ridge line and never knew in my negotiating thoughts, when I took a trail and drifted, I realized I am at the edge of the cliff…In the margin of my thoughts suddenly I realized that there was instinctive force which could make my halt almost at the edge of the cliff…one step more I could have fall thousands feet down …
I looked towards the side and in the twilight of the day I caught the breath taking sight of the hut at the edge of the cliff…I sensed the life exist at the edges too…
I followed the distinctive trail, as if the trail waited for years to lead me to that hut… I reached there...Door was open with most welcoming gesture…The darkness around and the light from the hut indulges my mind to an effusive wonder of darkness and light…
I understood the purpose of my journey to this hut...And I went back with darkness and light in my heart…I realized that the life is a part of such effusive wonders and we need to take light as well darkness with equal consent…The fusion of darkness and light holds all the power to remove the alien from us…
And that’s how when I feel my wretched emotions castrating me, then, I always walk up to that hut, at the edge of the Cliff and I know there hope lives..There life begins…



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Uttam Gill is a writer for BrooWaha. For more information, visit the writer's website.
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By riginal on June 01, 2014 at 04:14 am

truth be known Uttam we all dwell in a 'personal' hut of refuge with our thoughts be they conscious or unconscious,whether or not we care to admit it. Cliff hangers of the mind, then reason weighs in but even with that weight it can't obliterate the embrace of the hut which is vital to maintain an equilibrium of soul and spirit...the balancing act of mental sensitivity. You can dismiss it as whimsical but somehow it sits benign...can't be questioned smothered or argued with. It's there,that tangible feeling that promotes belief and peace. Maybe the knowledge that the safety net of reality stretches a little to accommodate, and welcomes those thoughts...not a luxury...maybe a safety valve neccessity of life. We all drift...part of the human condition i guess no matter what the reason or circumstance. Cheers Uttam. You are not alone...

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By Barbara MacDonald on June 01, 2014 at 12:32 pm

As always , a thought provoking write...you're ability to introspect is what makes you uniquely YOU...I love when I read this part of your soul Uttam...don't ever let that change..it will keep you real and whole.

This quote so totally brings to mind what you have written

" Memories and feelings of nostalgia are nothing more than cruelties; they are the most beautiful lies we will ever convince ourselves to believe. We chase the false hope so fiercely that we nearly push ourselves past the edges of our sanity, longing for that which can never be in our possession again. These edges are blurred by our regrets and desperation all throughout the darkest hours of the night, until finally we are set free from the illusions and the ghosts of our past with the rising of the sun... and we are changed in some small, yet permanent way.” Margaret E. Rise

Your heart is the light of your soul shining in the darkness... and without darkness there could be no light...so let us welcome the darkness with oopen arms, knowing in this we will find truth and wisdom too... beautiful post Uttam.

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By Uttam Gill on June 01, 2014 at 07:43 pm

Thanks Riginal

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By Uttam Gill on June 01, 2014 at 07:43 pm

Thanks Riginal

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By Uttam Gill on June 01, 2014 at 07:44 pm

Thanks Barb

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By HomeRearedChef on July 22, 2014 at 04:37 pm

Hello Uttam! Unless I sit to write my thoughts on paper, which usually takes me a while to do, (going over and over it), I am not good at expressing myself. So let me try:

This post was beautiful and enlightening. How well you are able to convey what you see and feel. It was, as always, a true pleasure to read your post. :)

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