By N. Supriya
Certain Destination, Uncertain Path Leave all the worries and have a leisure time. I remember a poem ‘Leisure’ in which the left all the worries of life and watched the beauty of nature, all absorbed, forgetting all the hard works and unsolved problems of life.One can just absorb oneself watching the hard working ants, running here and there, carrying this and that. For me whenever I see them I remember a short story in which one of the characters hated the ants very much that whenever he saw the ants he will kill them because the motto of the ants. Never lend, never borrow angered him to the peak. He hated the ants very much for the saying ‘we ants never lend and never borrow. This is too, something to think about. The ants can’t speak. But someone, a great philosopher interpreted the action of the ants by watching them in leisure. And now the effect in one hated the ants for his interpretation.To Jim Corbett, the man eater of kumaon or anywhere was his leisure. For general people the animal is a man eater. Who does not afraid of a tiger? Even a leech frightened us. Even an earthworm frightened us. But to a fisherman, an earthworm in his tool of leisure.My thoughts may not be well sequenced but feel very funny and humorous inside just remembering someone’s idea – that money is the sixth sense without which the other five cannot function.That is why for every crime in the state, money is the solution. One lost ones son, husband, wife, daughter etc etc, what to do? Then yes, money consoled now.But can money console and quieten a burning heart? Never!So Dear friends, let’s live together in peace without hurting one another with words or weapons. Let us run far away from lethal things. Our destinations are certain so let us try to be it heaven not. Hell and my leisure continues again. It there really heaven or hell....?Anyone who had been to there...........? Do these places really exists......?........??..........??? who knows may be hell is better than heaven............????
William Gurumayum, Sub-Editor of Imphal Times is a resident of Sagolband Salam Leikai. He has been with Imphal Times since beginning. A avid adventure lover, writes mostly travelogue.