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Friday, February 11, 2011

A Walk...

Memories... memories...

there was a time when i didn't know how to Walk.
i used to struggle to walk.but there were people with me who helped me stand straight and to walk properly.they held my hands and taught me how to walk.for long time,i walked holding their Hands.even after i'd learnt to walk properly,they were not ready to leave my hand or may be i myself didn't want them to leave mine.
then came a turning.i was walking and to my surprise there were no hands holding mine.that feeling was very fearful.soon i realized that i was walking well, even without their support.yet they were walking with me, to hold me when i fall down.they were happy to see me walk, they were smiling.
i started to walk bit faster.those who taught me to walk were walking slowly behind me.
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as i walked further,i met many who were walking just like me.some joined me, we all walked together.sometimes i used to fall, but they never let me stop walking, they never left me alone.some left me when i fell down, some laughed and some didn't care.but i was blessed to have those people who helped me get up whenever i fell down.they were holding my hand whenever i needed a support.slowly i learnt many things, to walk with others, to avoid those people who make me fall, to help those walking with me and to keep Walking.....
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one day,i asked myself,'Where am i walking?where is my destination?'.i observed that,those walking with me were also feeling the same.some of them realized soon,where they were supposed to reach and they started to walk even faster....faster and faster.those who were happy walking with me were running further.even i realized my destination and started running.we were Running.....faster.... towards our own destination.
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i was running happily.i was feeling the fresh air touching my face.i was confident, my legs seemed stronger than ever before.the only thing that i knew was, i had to run, run as fast as i could and to reach my destiny as soon as possible.
i ran so fast that i could hardly see if anybody ran with me.
i ran...i ran....i ran....
finally, i reached my destination.i rejoiced, i celebrated....but i saw that i was alone.i waited for those who had started running with me, but they never came.they were happy at their own destinations.
i saw those who had taught me how to walk were coming towards me.i felt very bad about myself...i'd almost forgotten them.
i supported them as they were struggling to walk.they said that their journey was ending and they were happy that i reached my destination.they added,"your Journey didn't end.you need to walk further."
i replied that i was afraid to walk alone and i needed their support.they consoled me,"keep walking.you'll find Someone who is born to walk with you." i asked,"how would i know who that person is?".
they smiled looking at each other and said, "you need not know.....that person will be holding your hand when the time comes."
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their words kept echoing in my ears.i started to run, but i reduced my speed.i was eagerly waiting for that person who was born to walk with me......who was supposed to walk with me forever.....
then came a turning.i felt someone holding my hand.yes! it was the one for whom i was waiting.
we were smiling looking at each other.
we started to run together.we were holding each other's hand tightly.we couldn't see anything else other than each other.....the road....our next destination...nothing mattered....
we were happy... running together....
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we ran miles.we enjoyed every road that we traveled.we supported each other.we experienced many things...together...
then came someone whom we were supposed to teach how to walk.we became busy teaching them how to walk.we were enthusiastic to teach them walk.it reminded us,of our early days when we'd learnt walking.
but even they left us,when they started walking on their own.....
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we were no more running,instead we were walking.as time passed, we seemed tired.we were walking very slowly.
then came a dark night, the one who was walking with me, suddenly knelt down....
i couldn't believe, i shouted, "you can't knelt down now.you have to walk with me.....get up and start walking.still we didn't end our journey.i will support you....i can't walk without you....you should walk with me...forever...."
the one who was born to walk with me said the last words....."oh my dear....i can't walk anymore.my time has come.this is the end of my journey....end of my wonderful journey with you....but you should go on,still your journey has not ended....i am very happy that i walked with you...i ran with you...for so long...
remember one thing,nobody will walk with you forever.you are supposed to Walk,whether there is anyone with you or no one....be strong....keep walking till your legs stop....."
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i screamed....i mourned...i wept...."i can't walk further....i don't wanna walk any more...end my journey..."
those closed eyes couldn't see me....there was no hand to wipe my tears......
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i didn't notice that i was walking.i was trembling.....struggling to walk....
the memories of all the roads traveled till then helped me to walk further.....
the road said, yet i had to walk a little more.....
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at last...i am....at the end of My Journey....
i'v knelt down.i am about to close my eyes.
i can see the Sun setting down.....
i am very Happy....
i din't travel the most wonderful roads but i had an awesome Journey.
i didn't reach the great destinations but i Walked with the Best people.
i am very Happy that i walked with someone without whom my walk wouldn't have been 'A Complete Walk'....
i am Happy... For not stopping my Journey at any point in spite of all the adversities.....
i am Happy..... For....a wonderful WALK....
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The Sun disappeared at the horizon......