17 October, 2006

Desert Rose And Alchemist

  • If you wonder whether arabian desert sands are the only connection between those two on subject line, well, there exist one more: me and my friends.
  • I was listening to the 'Desert Rose' song by sting. This song has a special place in my heart, it reminds me of my close friend. We met as a strangers when I attended interview for my last company. I was fighting to get a good career then, work remained my first love then(even now). We never shared much in first half of that career, other than occasional smiles, hi's and bye's. This statement look interesting on hindsight as she is my best friend now. I bug her a lot these days for each and every headache I face in life. The first few short mails we used to share was only about songs. She introduced a lot of fine music and songs into my world. This desert rose is one among them. The lyrics in the song are philosphical and intriguing.

    I dream of rain
    I dream of gardens in the desert sand
    I wake in pain
    I dream of love as time runs through my hand

    I dream of fire
    Those dreams are tied to a horse that will never tire
    And in the flames
    Her shadows play in the shape of a man's desire

    This desert rose
    Each of her veils, a secret promise
    This desert flower
    No sweet perfume ever tortured me more than this
  • The Alchemist is my favorite book till now. This never answered any of my inner questions; but kindled the fire to look for answers. Again my best friend from college time intoduced this book of change. We were roommates during my days in Trivandrum. His talks always touch the line of spirituality to a fine extent. 'Anbe sivam' movie, talks we had on the road side restaurants about the life, Balakumaran novels, weekend cricket on medical college grounds are green in my heart. Now I don't have contact with this friend :(

    Few lines paraphrased from the book:
    If you want to achieve anything in life, go for it. The whole world will conspire in your favor to achieve that goal.
    The man become perfect when he understand the soul of life is what present everywhere in the world: the soul in sun, the soul in wind, the soul in heat...

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Queen said...

I have heard ppl say that mom,dad and sibblings are God's gift. But i feel friends are the true gift from God. Most of them pop into our life all of a sudden and it takes us a while to realise(may be untill we face a hardship) what a gift we have in our hands. i think they are the only ppl who accept us for our trueself. Most others want to us to change in some manners or the other.

Nirek said...

welcome here!
your words make me think more abt the speciality in this frenship. will write more.

>>i think they are the only ppl who accept us for our trueself
True. you can show your bad face to your frens also. but others dont like it at all.

>>Most others want to us to change in some manners or the other.
true! :)

Jeevan said...

THe lyrics are sweet:)

Nirek said...

true...Those lyrics made me think more abt love and life! :)