…till we meet again

Pic : Self

After much contemplation and introspection, I decided to give the pen some rest, and take a break from writing, and WP.

When I wrote and posted ‘Unexplained Disappearances’ on 27 Nov.’17, I had no clue where it came from, and never thought it would be somewhat prophetic.

It has been a wonderful journey on WP for the last couple of years. In so many ways I discovered myself, and in as many ways I lost myself too.

Words happened, and I wrote,  connecting with strangers and faraway unknown faces. Sharing human depths, vulnerabilities and truths, which in so many ways we tend to ignore and sweep under the carpets in our real worlds.

People connect, and so did I, with so many of you. Some came, some went, some stayed. I grew beyond what I was, with the interactions that happened with all of you.

From the encouragement of the first ‘like’ on a post, to the thrill of the first ‘follower’. From a single-word comment, to a sentence of appreciation, all treasured for the encouragement they bestowed. It has truly been a journey worth more than the words read, and those written.

I wrote what came, but neither as a poet nor a philosopher. For those of you who saw it as poetry, I remain humbled and grateful, and will carry that title with me in my heart, for that entitles me to remain one of you forever.

On WP, I was privileged to read so many of you, feeling and connecting with your words, often more deeply than even my own. I remain indebted to you for sharing those wonderful and meaningful writings.

I was not very active on any other social media sites with regards to my writings, but some of us managed to connect through FB and/or Instagram over a period of time. We remain friends beyond the writings and WP. It would be my pleasure and privilege, if any of you choose to connect so in the future. My name/identity is the same across all of them.

As humbly as I started here, as humbly I take your leave. This probably has been the most difficult write for me on this blog, but as all journeys must end, so must this. Thrilled and happy that this was a really memorable one.

Wish you all good health, peace and happiness,and lots of love always!

One last bilingual verse for you, in Hindi and in English :-

na jaane kisne meri
siyahi ki shishi kahin chhupa di,

ab kalam ko paani mein
dubo dubo ke likhta hoon,

panna likhte likhte
alfaazon se bhar toh jaata hai,

par na khud
ab unhe padh paata hoon,

aur na hi kissi aur ko
unhe padhaa paata hoon.

———–

i wonder
who hid
my bottle
of ink,

now i dip
my quill
in water
and write,

though the sheet
gets filled
with the words
that fall,

but niether
am i able to
read them myself
now,

nor am i able to
make anyone else
read them
anymore.

————-

Vidur
18Dec17

…till we meet again. πŸ™‚

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Author: vidur sahdev

Living life...as it comes!

41 thoughts on “…till we meet again”

  1. I think I’m going to cry now. I looked so forward to your gems, but I also understand when life calls to feed the soul. Thank you so much for your wonderful inspiration Vidur. Hopefully it won’t be long until your return. If you ever need moral support, please reach out.

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  2. Vidur, I am going to miss your gorgeous pictures and beautiful words. I’m fairly new on here but it has been an absolute pleasure reading what you believe to be ‘just words’ and I will miss your presence on WP terribly. Good luck and all the best in the future! πŸ™‚

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  3. Vidur! I was about to hit the hay then saw your post. I have reduced my time on WP, as you know and I understand how hard this can be. But you will be sorely missed around here! I hope you are well, and you will “drop in” from time to time. I wish you all the best! And thank you for all of the beautiful words! πŸ’

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  4. I am new here and to know that you are not going to write for some time, makes me think about why. Well, I hope you find happy, fun time ahead, have lots of new experiences that enrich your soul and make you smile. All the best buddy. Take care and in due time, I hope we meet again. πŸ™‚ See you.

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    1. Hi Hemangini! That’s the beauty of life, one exits and another enters. Happy that you posted this comment, and wish you a wonderful stay here. I am sure you’ll meet loads of wonderful people here. Thanks for the wishes, buddy. Who knows…maybe someday we will… πŸ™‚

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  5. I’ll refrain from the why because I’m sure there’s a real reason. But I will wish you well and look forward to seeing you back some day. Khuda haafiz, it was a pleasure reading you.
    One request – come back and read my Wednesday morning’s post – it’s something we’ve spoken about and which I’m quite sure you”l like. Take care!

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    1. Thank you so much, K! You have been a wonderful friend and will continue to remain so. Grateful for all the support and generous encouragement. Keep up the bilinguals. Will definitely honour your request, and more. Regards

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  6. Vidur, I am absent an adequate expression of how much your words will be missed. I read this yesterday and had hoped in time I could have penned something better but before you go… i hope you catch this bittersweet goodbye. Bitter for me and i pray all sweet for you, jeanne 🐚

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    1. Thanks a lot, Jeanne. My comment notifications are still on πŸ™‚ Didn’t want to miss any. It has been such a pleasure knowing you through WP, reading your writings, viewing the pictures you post, and ofcourse having you read what I have been writing. Thank you so much for the support and kind encouragement through this time, which feels like an eternity now. Wish you success and happiness in all your endeavours. Take care πŸ™‚

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      1. lol, I recently repopulated my comments after I purged them and they sent out all fresh notifications to everyone. It was an egregious error and I apologize if I flooded your notifications! It was 100% unintentional.

        I wish you well, my dear friend. And thanks for keeping in touch. Hopefully you’ll come back after a hiatus.

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    1. So touched and humbled to read your comment. I tried to keep away, but failed….and have apparently sneaked back. Not posting as regularly, but missed the writing, the reading and the friends! πŸ™‚

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