All is Well
By Raja Sharma
Chapter 1: All is Well
Though five decades of existence in this world has taught me a few things, yet, I feel that there is a lot more to know about, and, in fact, I believe that this one life is going to be too short to know all about those things which appeal to me the most. One such thing is love, yes, the four letter word which has mesmerized writers, poets, singers, kings, queens, and almost every human, including some of the animals, who have ever experienced the slightest of it.
Love being a temporary madness is often heard and it is also heard that it erupts like an earthquake and then subsides. Undoubtedly, the subsiding emotion resulting from love brings a pause when you have to make a decision. You have to work out whether your roots have become so entwined together that it is inconceivable that you should ever part. Because this is what love is! A love Guru, highly esteemed and widely read has said ‘Love is not breathlessness, it is not excitement, it is not the promulgation of promises of eternal passion. That is just being "in love" which any of us can convince ourselves we are. Love itself is what is left over when being in love has burned away, and this is both an art and a fortunate accident. Your mother and I had it, we had roots that grew towards each other underground, and when all the pretty blossoms had fallen from our branches we found that we were one tree and not two…’