English Translation of original post:
I have seen a strange fanciful passion: keeping numerous masks. No, these are not masks related to Covid 19 pandemic, but are masks of the faces worn to hide true emotions! It’s better to name them as Face Masks.
Worn through centuries, these face masks are used as per place, person, time, status, work, requirement, resources, money etc. My friend, one person has numerous face masks ranging from deceit, greed, lie, deception, anger to jealousy and much more. Within only one day, many face masks are applied and removed as per the necessity and I don’t understand how people carry these along?
Anyways, I hope one day I get to know the seller or the market of these masks. I strongly feel that I should also purchase a few for myself.
The thing is, in this World of Masks, I have often felt my real face getting exposed, robbed, hurt, injured and felt devastatingly cheated.
I woke up with the alarming clock telling me that, “It’s time to wake up dear. We, your friends are waiting for you.” I smiled and took a view outside the window. “Good Morning friends!”, as I whispered to them, they started sharing their comforting and encouraging virtues.
The clock initiated, “Always keep a track of each second, don’t loose the hold. Hold time with it’s head and you will succeed.”
As I stepped outside, the night was converting into early dawn and the view was amazingly beautiful. They waved and said, “Be beautiful inside out like us. Maintain a perfect harmony and balance like us. Embrace the change wholeheartedly as it will bring a better version of yours always.”
The Moon was fading and dull, almost invisible. I felt bad for its condition. Even then it smiled and corrected me, “No my dear! Never feel low. Time will be tough, there will be failures. But you must not forget, when courage is in heart, there is always chance to rise again. It’s a temporary phase which will pass out. Meanwhile prepare, work on yourself and come again with a bang. Like I will meet you at night again.”
The fresh air filled me with freshness all around. It whispered to me, “Be fresh and lively like me. Take in the positivity and spread it all around, people need it.”
The benign cool temperature embraced me and gestured, “Spread the warmth of love of your heart unconditionally to the whole world, humans and nature collectively. Forgive and forget all. You are like me just give comfort to others.” I asked, “But what about me? When someone hurt me, how can I spread love?” It answered, “The ones with pure heart and noble mind are always protected. Don’t worry about who did what, you follow your path, the nature will perform it’s justice.”
By that time my cute little melodious friends was hopping around me. “Hey, come lets enjoy! Be like us, childlike, joyful, filled with hope and melody. The joy keeps us young and adorable. The hope keeps us motivated that by the evening we will surely get something for our living. And the sweet voice makes up the day of anyone or everyone we meet. Even if you perform a small task, do it well. It doesn’t matter that the work you performed was small or big. What matters is how effectively and efficiently you executed it and how proud are you on that work”, said the birds.
I cheerfully started my morning with my friends, playing, giggling and chatting with one another. It was the time for me to start the daily chores.
As I was about to leave, an insightful voice came from behind. I turned and my eyes broadened with brightness. It was the Sun!
“Going without meeting me?”, it questioned. “How can I?”, I answered. The Sun said, “I know, I am a bit late today. Actually I was not. I was hiding behind the clouds and was waiting for my turn to come. Friend, don’t forget to shine! Be confident and have self belief like me. Be disciplined and focussed, aim the goal and hit it. Be persistent like me, for there will surely be a day when your bright shine will fill all this universe. Just keep going!”
And with the precious surprising gifts given by my friends, I started the day.