I settled into the seat as comfortably as i could. Its going to be a long journey. 2 hours at least. Better not to complain, had it not been the first stop, I would have stood all the way.
Next seat guy has an iPod. So do I. Nice companion when travelling. Entertains, prevents from thinking. It would be so nice if one could think at will. And not think at will. No idle mind, no devils workshop.
Set the favorites playlist. The song starts in the singer’s soulful painful voice.
Kab khayal aapka nahin hota,
dard dil se juda nahin hota…..
Aaaah, pain. Loss. There it is again. What the iPod was supposed to help avoid. Useless thing. But then, its a thing. The feeling is mine. Its with me. Yesterday, it was the AC in office that provoked it. What’s chill got to do with your state of mind?
Haal e dil kis tarah likhun unko,
hath dil se juda nahin hota.
Isn't it stupid? Tell them what you are going through when they are very cause. And why would I want to keep my hand away from my heart. No one seems to be bothered. I’ll live with my pain, thank you.
Dil ne kuch un se keh diya hoga,
bevajah wo khafah nahin hota.
But isn't it also stupid to live with it. Well, i guess, you have to live with the consequences of what you do….. or don't.
Wo khafah hote hein to hone do,
wo kisi ka khudah nahin hota.....
Moving on is the best thing. Let those who want to play God, do so. One cannot undo what has happened. There doesn't seem to be a way back, so its better to find a way ahead. And anyways, its not as if I'll die. Enough things, good and bad, in the world to replace a part of life you couldn't have. And soon or later, dard dil se juda ho jayega……
To quote Martin Luther King Jr - “We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope."
Next song. Perfect.
Ek brahman ne kaha hai ki ye sal aacha hai …
Naye wado ka jo jal dala hai wo aacha hai ….
Rehnumaooo ne kahan hai ki ye saal aacha hai….
Dil ke khush rakne ko ’ghalib’ ye khayal aacha hai …..