The Silent Cry

It was Friday night, Sanchi was walking towards her complex. She was late. She had to do overtime at her workplace as it was a weekend ahead. Exhausted and filledimages (2).jpg with lots of thoughts buzzing in her mind she entered her rented apartment. The 630 square feet area in suburban Mumbai was barely furnished and disorganized. Sometimes Sanchi never felt like cleaning up the mess. Feeling stressed, she sat down on the sofa with a sigh. She unpacked the cold packet of paavbhaaji lying on the table. She served herself and as she took the first bite, the tasteless paav reminded the yummy food her mom used to prepare for her. She thought, “May be it was mom’s affection that supplemented the food with taste.” Her mother’s absence impregnated the dim-lit dinning area with overwhelming gloominess. She was not feeling to have the whole slice of bread. She stood up and moved towards her bedroom.

The clock ticked 10:00, she could hear clatter of people singing and laughing. She recalled, ” Oh it was Krish’s birthday today. ” She couldn’t join the celebration as she was late from work. She picked her comb and turned towards the mirror. As she was grooming her thin entangled tresses she noticed her pale face. She recalled the vibrant tinge of her face whenever she met her fiance Aarav. He was a phenomenal person who loved and cared for her a lot. Both were absolutely perfect in their own imperfections. They had to bear the pain of the distance of their long distance relationship.

She realized that she’s lost in the race of success, survival and sacrifice of desires. Tears rolled down her eyes and cheeks. She thought, ” Why am I crying?? After all this was what I wanted….the ultimate independence and triumph. I should be happy. Why I am not satisfied?? What is that is missing?? ” The dead dark silence accompanying her in the room  was the only answer. She retired to bed feeling utterly frustrated of her loneliness. She tried fooling and consoling her heart and whispered, “…All is well….and..all will be well….it has to be..” She fell asleep embracing the numbness of the harsh reality. Her silent cry was the sole prove of her transient attempt towards fetching solace in sorrow.

 

 

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Negate the Negativity.. :)

Here’s a short poem I wrote on a sultry Sunday noon….
Just like,
Growing through thick and thins defines essence of survival,
Immense sorrow and ecstasy adds feelings to happiness,
Bleeding and healing with time adds meaning to pain,
Darkness and cold adds warming tinge to brightness,
Drought and famine glorifies nurturing nature of rain,
Failures and tears adds joy to the grandness of success,
Similarly….
Toxicity and negativity adds catalyst to positivism.
So now….
You feel I’m broke by your stroke
So red and assassinating as a knife?
Uh Oh! No!
You unknowingly added to the faint color
Of fire on my canvas of life…
A fire that neither burns nor destroys instead,
It enlightens and fills the deep dark wounded voids…
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soaring high beyond everything…

De-press-on the DEPRESSED!

imagesIn this ever progressing world, where we have moved from bricks to skyscrapers , gadgets to satellites, earth to space in other words from knowing nothing to finding almost everything.  Now it seems that we are the most superior and ultimate beings on planet earth. Unfortunately, our thoughts and outlook to the world has not paralleled the heights that we have reached so far. For instance we have not been able to conquer the most fickle, uncertain and potentially destructive thing , that is , our mind.

There are millions of problems that we face every day. Problems ranging from the ailing earth to inflation or some other professional or personal problems in our short lives. Some of us claim to change the world to resolve all our problems and uplift our living status. But when it comes to action we sit numb waiting for an initiative or sometimes sarcastically mocking the same ‘changes ’ that we claimed to achieve.  Some of us make laws then some mend those laws and ultimately the laws are either violated by the powerful or overly & strictly imposed on the mediocre. We hold a multiple perspectives  on matters concerning change that is the change for the good to be more specific the changes required in our societal norms or the changes required in execution of an action or most importantly the change required in our mindset. The mindset that reflects old and non-sensible notions and perspectives.  The vicious circle comprising the loopholes in our society absorbs all positivity in our surroundings victimizing each and everyone in its infinite circumference. The horrendous reality is that only a few of us can truly find an escape route while others can just do nothing about it and eventually we learn to compromise instead of raising our voices. We are forced to do things that we don’t support and in this cascade of events many fall prey to depression and distress.

Depression and distress are the by-products of our ever increasing day-to-day problems. It is the silent killer as it stealthily creeps in our minds, hides deep within us and remains undetected until it has caused a major loss. This word depression might find itself in various literature and science dictionaries but simply it is the invisible drug that irreversibly damages us. It thrives well within us as most of us deny the fact that we are depressed and to prove this so-called fact we wear a ‘I am absolutely fine’ mask on our faces. It’s not a disease that affects only the poor section as because they cannot afford a drug to cure it rather it affects both the rich and poor sections of the society. This proves the fact that materialistic gains cannot buy everything. It might happen that the richest person having all possible luxuries to soothe his nerves is deprived of the most fundamental an cardinal need called happiness or satisfaction of the soul. These people put on a veil to cover the truth that showcases how pitifully poor they are.

Scientists have proved that hugs cure depression. Also lifestyle changes are simple yet powerful tools in treating depression. Depression is the outcome of stress so analyzing the reasons for stress and ways to reduce it by trying to eliminate the reasons can help reduce stress. Most importantly, building up social connections and seeking for support can prove to be a panacea. In crux, there is a solution to every grave problem. We just need to remove our fake veils and face the reality trying to realize and cope with our problems. because all we need to do is ‘de-press-on’ the roots of depression from deep within us so that we can fully embrace the true happiness and rewards that come in our way.

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