Those of you who have watched that classic movie – Cast Away, must have already started reminiscing those scenes from the movie by the mere mention of the name ‘Wilson’ and those who haven’t watched the movie yet, don’t expect me to explain it to you because it would be your loss if I do so! I know there is a third lot as well, those of you who has a father, husband, brother, uncle, cousin, et al, named Wilson but I am sorry this post is not about your Wilson; if you’re still interested, you can read on!
So, coming back to the Million Dollar Question…OK, since we’re living in a post-recession era, lets reduce that to a more affordable Thousand Dollar Question which still remains – Who is the ‘Wilson’ in your life? You don’t have to answer that for me, you’ve to ask this question to yourself! Or do we really need a ‘Wilson’ in our life? I believe, we do and I have some solid reasons for that. Let me tell you – Why I need ‘Wilson’ in my life?
Have you ever been in such situations where you don’t need anyone to tell you that what’s right or wrong but just to listen or to relate with your pain or anguish or feelings? Do you ever ask questions of whose answers you don’t expect but still ask them anyway? Have you ever felt the need of someone on whom you can spew all your emotions and just expect a simple – “hmm…”
No, it’s not some punching dummy or Bobo Doll that I am alluding at neither I am encouraging you to buy a Wilson Volleyball, stuff it with some straw and start talking to him – No! Here Wilson is someone alive, someone whom you can return to whenever you need him/her in your life! Someone who is ready to listen to you! Someone whom you can trust every time! Someone who is ready to stick with you through thick and thin! Someone who won’t tell you that you’re wrong if you don’t need to know that!
So once again, do you know – Who is the Wilson in your life? S/he must be around, go look for him and tell him that how much you need him in your life and how much you adore him!
Ah…my Wilson! Where were you?
….that moment of solitude!
Sometime you just want to be all alone, away from everyone…even yourself; it’s not necessary that you’re feeling low or sad but may be just tired…too tired to take the life as it is going…the routine way, the perfect way, the society’s way! You know that life will be okay and all those quotes that you read on Pinterest may come true someday but today is definitely not the day! You may be actually standing in your balcony or sitting in the favorite corner of your room or even lying in your cozy bed but you imagine yourself in a place where you’ve never been before, don’t know it’s name, don’t want to know either, you don’t want to bump into anyone you know or even don’t know for that matter! You just look for that pause, that moment of solitude where you can just sit…away from your miseries, from your messed up life! It’s one of those days when Life is short, Life is a gift, Life is beautiful, all sounds just worn out cliches! Today is that day for me and I’m taking solace in one of Ghalib’s couplets!
Rahiye ab aisi jagah chal kar jahan koi na ho hum-sukhan koi na ho aur hum-zaban koi na ho
Be dar-o-deewar sa ek ghar banaya chahiye koi humsaya na ho aur pasban koi na ho
Pardiye gar bimaar to koi na ho timardaar aur gar mar jaiye to nauha-khwan koi na ho – Mirza Asadullah Khan Ghalib
O my heart go and live in such a place where there is no one no one to talk to no one who speaks your tongue
O my heart build a house in such a way where there are no walls and no doors and no neighbor nor a keeper no one to announce arrivals
If you fall ill there should be no one to nurse you If you die there should be no one to mourn you
Translated by: Zaitun Umer
Maybe it’s not about updating regularly – Maybe it’s about keeping in the attic of memory!
Maybe it’s not about being famous – Maybe it’s about giving vent to your thoughts!
Maybe it’s not about what other want to read – Maybe it’s about what you want to tell!
Maybe it’s not about writing correctly – Maybe it’s about writing honestly!
Maybe it’s not about blogging – Maybe it’s just about – happy reading!
– akbar ali khan