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Mutual Suspicion and Willing Suspension Of Disbelief, Corona Taught Us

30/06/2021 at 7:33 PM

By D N Singh

Corona has unveiled few of the most forgotten truths of life which we normally overlook.

It is little less than two years but, today it appears as if we have lived a lifetime in this phase of oblivion, mouths shut by masks and, when an intimate hand-shake is rare, let alone a hug!

Not to be platonic, that is the truth of life we had been ignoring for centuries realizing the least that nothing is permanent. Neither sorrow nor happiness.

It is not the evil that is more dangerous but those are more frighteningly dangerous who tolerate it.

Lessons We Must Take

Lesson that is much more important is, in the journey of life through those 16 odd months, whatever situations passed can never come back, once those gone, have gone for always. And many of the living can hardly reach the position they have lost.

God had created an universe where, foliage smiles and flowers bloom, we meet people, new and old ones but, once we lose out on them, they never come back.

During the fall season the flowers that die, thousand Autumns cannot bring them back. Life is no different.

The ones we have lost, will never come back even if we scream louder than ever.

Once those lives have gone, only crystallized in the memory lanes but, not even mightiest calls reach out to them nor they ever come back.

We meet people and sometimes strange things separate us from them. Corona is one that stands out today.

It is the same almighty who ushers in mornings and allows the nights to retreat. But once the pall of gloom descends, those mornings and evenings go on ever.

It is beyond the shadow of any doubt that, similar to many such things we have to learn from the pandemic.

There are many problems, and were there, which willingly or otherwise were not solved by the wiser lot else, many of us would not have died the ignominious deaths.

Inglorious Burials

What an inglorious tradition/practice imposed by time! After one dies of a virus or whatever, your mortal remains suffer the ignominy of being untouched by your family!

There had been thousands of bodies which had been met with the dishonorable burials at river beds, left out to be heaped on by fear and bigotry, which may not have any sound basis.

Some days and nights get saturated by loneliness for miles and a deafening silence of years.

Time has changed many fates abruptly and things can be worse in the times to come where, the thing called harmony would miss.

We would live in mutual suspicion and a willing suspension of disbelief, both perhaps, for many more years to come.

About the Author:

DN Singh is a Bhubaneswar-based senior journalist.


This is the personal opinion of the author. The views expressed in this write up have nothing to do with the www.prameyanews.com

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