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.
now i dip
though the sheet
with the words
am i able to
read them myself
nor am i able to
make anyone else