Sangeeta Naik

Drama


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Sangeeta Naik

Drama


The Solace

The Solace

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So the scene shifted from the ‘individual’ to the ‘collective’ till all became light.


At that moment Vivek was sitting next to his arch-rival Pawan connected by a closeness he never knew to be possible.  He was trying to remember the moments of sheer enmity but he could not. The serpent which had risen over his head appeared to have spread its hood on Pawan’s Sahasrar as well. The formidable spider who joined the merrymaking, sipping the glass of whiskey, along with so many others looked ugly.


The summit was still beyond, but the climb had been very fulfilling even for those at the beginning. The extra at the subsequent has been so inclusive that it too gave a taste of the ultimate.


Vivek saw Gopal, his security guard ahead. He was happily drinking from a glass served by the Goddess Kali. Each sip that Gopal took, gave a satisfying feeling in Vivek. He saw the serpent recoiling, with which each of them had changed the appearance. Pawan became his son who wanted to marry Aarati, whom Vivek disapproved of. Aarati happened to be Pawan’s wife now.     In the play of these half true shadows, Aarati just crossed by the waving Kaali, and Gopal. At that very moment, it occurred to Vivek that Kaali was actually walking towards him, rather than heading ahead. The all-pervading ones may retrograde too; he thought.


Vivek decided to take it one at a time because the puzzle was becoming more and more incomprehensible as it grew intoxicating. The ultimate one was in a circle coming to the end and then begin once again. But the last wings gave way to new ones. Many such rounds before it began to settle down to a state of solace. No movement at all. The wings are gone. The steep peaks get ingrained, rather than looking far off.


The souls have become inseparable, as the sense of exuberance brings in immense energy to be expressed. The Solace becomes the Shiva, and the expression appears as Mahakali. For an onlooker like Vivek, the enigma still reins.


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