Did Van Gough in ‘Starry Nights’ sense and paint the true nature of our Universe while in the mental asylum? Scientists say he did.
Van Gough painting reminds me of description of Churning of Cosmic Ocean (the Milky Way) in Valmiki’s Ramayana and the Mahabharata.
And one day you would want to find those people whom you’ve lost, to whom you had spilled your vulnerabilities and darkest secrets by baring your soul, and see if by facing them you can find those parts of yourself that you had lost somewhere when they had disappeared or left. But rather than finding a ‘you’ in them, you’ll stumble upon finding a ‘them’ in you – their favourite songs in your playlist, their favourite movies, their lingo at the tip of your tongue and their memories fresh in your mind. What you thought was making you whole all this while were actually parts of them filling up the voids that they had left you with. But don’t worry because people are not like the pages of a diary that you can find them in your drawer stuffed beneath the ruckus of things that you’ll probably never need. They are like stars – strange, beguiling, fascinating and not so close as they appear to be.
You are the story you tell yourself.
Don’t like your life?
Change your own narrative.
Tell yourself a different story. Of yourself.
As humans age, our minds shed negative memories and hang on to the more positive ones. This is called the “Positivity Effect.”
“Indeed — why should I not admit it — in that moment my heart was breaking.”
– Remains of the day, Kazuo Ishiguro.
She breaks my heart
Till I put it back together
To break it again
I ask her why
To remind me
I am alive
P.S – Not my lines… Felt to share…
And when all questions ceased,
the dance between questions and answers ended,
The music stopped,
The Universe collapsed,
back to nothingness.
Picture taken in Sahyadri’s.