एक दिन बैठी जो करने, मैं सूरज से बातें, "बीती रात कैसी, इस सुबह के आते-आते? दिन भर देते हो हमें इतना प्रकाश तुम। फिर रात्रि में क्यों नहीं, लगते हो सबको ख़ास तुम?"
"दिन भर हो दहकते, अंगारों की ज्वाला में। फिर भी व्यक्तित्व तुम्हारा, अद्भुत और निराला क्यों? हर पल हो समर्पित, देने जग को उजाला तुम। है नमन उस माँ को, जिसने भी तुमको पाला हो।।"
मेरे इन प्रश्नों को सुन, सूरज के अधरों पर भी मुस्कान खिली। मैं हुई अचंभित सोच के ये, "भला ऐसी क्या ख़ुशी उसे मिली?"
हर्षित हो सूरज फिर मुझसे बोला,
"मेरा तो काम ही जग को देना प्रकाश है। मिलता नहीं मुझे एक दिन का भी अवकाश है। हर पल चलते जाना ही मेरी प्रकृति है। मुझसे ही क़ायम दुनिया की सारी रीति है।
बिना जले ज्वालाओं में, मेरा तेज बढ़ता नहीं। बिना तपे भीषण लपटों में, सोना कुंदन बनता नहीं।।
परोपकार से भरा हो जीवन मेरा, यही मेरे मन को भाया है। हाँ बहुत साहसी है मेरी माँ, क्योंकि ये सूरज उसी की तो छाया है।। यह दृढ़ संकल्प और अदम्य साहस उससे ही मैंने पाया है। 'लोकहित में सदा रहो समर्पित', ये उसने ही मुझे सिखाया है।।"
सुनकर सूरज की ये प्यारी बातें, मैं हो गयी निःशब्द-सी। छा गयी मुस्कान मुख पर, जैसे उस भोर की पहली किरण-सी।
An another lockdown. But this time, a year after things are worst than ever. Whole world is suffering because of a deadly virus. Our regular life schedules have changes drastically too. There is no trying of new recipes and posting in your new YouTube channel, Dalgona coffee is no more trending. No cheering up, No crowds, There is no tendency to text your ex again. Nobody is refreshing their heart breaks. We are not in a situation to talk hours to our childhood friend again. We are all depended on the technology for anything and everything. Online classes, online shopping, online food. It's been a year since our home became our school, office, shopping mall and the entire world we see out there. Quarantine no longer sounds like a vacation. Fresh air is now a luxury.
Life in this pandemic is extremely worst. Everything in this atmosphere feels tragic with the presence of a dreadful virus. We are fighting and praying in distance for all our loved ones and for the entire world. Grateful to all the doctors, nurses and medical staffs for giving us this hope to survive. It's really heartbreaking to isolate ourselves from our dear ones when we mentally need them the most. We all are eagerly waiting for this pandemic to be over, to throw away the mask, to hug each other tightly. @aishu24
The wierd society rules. We all know that this society is damn wierd. They have their own rules which makes no sense in this world. One such rule is to act matured. Without no proper guidance we are supposed to follow these maturity rituals too. "Don't cry in public" " Don't touch this" "Don't say that" " Don't do that " Whose is creating all the do's and dont's? Childhood is a beautiful part of one's life. But parents are forcing them to act normal. Aren't they kids? Is this the time to be enjoy? Why is this parents holding them back? . People are supposed to be what they what or what they wish to be. But what really happens is that parents are imposing their wishes to their children just to please the society. Their son who is interested in wildlife photography is supposed to join IIT. Yes definitely it makes no sense. But compelling them to earn a government job and make settle at a very young age is of primary importance. And whatever the passion their son has is not their concern. Their daughter is supposed to be married and have babies at the age of 25,but she is not allowed to go out of the house after 6p.m. Society have a prepared set of questions which they keep on asking. " did your son got a job?" " government job or abroad? " "isn't time to get your daughter married?" "do she have children? " and this cycle goes on repeating. and a lots more nonsense questions. This is the 21st century but still we need not only our parents permission but also the neigbours, cousin's , relative's , society's and a long list of people's. Even though we can't tolerate all these, there is one thing we need to admit. They are the perfect CCTV and the fastest news channels. There are many with shattered dreams and unaccomplished passions between us only because they were anxious about the society. Dancer becames a doctor. Musician becames an engineer. and so many reaching no where carrying regrets. No man was ever and never gonna be perfect to the society. Be what your mind wish for. Achieve your passion. Be who you are! @aishu24