loch lomond

loch lomond

The path is muddy, rocky, and leads to the unknown. No matter what route we take, our mind always has questions, wonderings, and doubts. The road less traveled always seems easier, shorter, even quicker. The path fills itself with surprises and at times, seems confusing – a combination of wondrous flowers and prickly thorns. Challenging on one side, it can most certainly be uncertain.

Fifty shades of green create a palette. Everyone comes in a different size and shape. Each carries his own baggage and burdens. No two fingerprints are the same but we all share the same expressions of love and fear. All humans are created equal yet each is unique and distinctive. All five brothers share the common mother but practice individuality. Around the same situation, we react differently and each reaction reflects differently. All fifty shades of green harmonize. They all come together and create a garden, fauna, the greenery.

Water sits so calm. Buddists call it nirvana – “an imperturbable stillness of mind after the fires of desire, aversion, and delusion have been finally extinguished.” Hindus rave about moksha – “liberation from samsara, the cycle of death and rebirth.”

Mountain top – the ultimate goal. The tip of the mountain presents a challenge. The goal seems so high, so far beyond the reach. The closer you get, the farther it seems. You will be dismayed, you will lose hope, and you will be beaten down. The goal will still carry its smirk and roll its eyes. One must climb, and keep on climbing until there’s no more to climb.

The sky is the limit. The limitless. Goals are achievable but there’s always an opportunity untouched, and a leaf unturned. A mysterious puzzle, an indefinite staircase, the list of prime numbers, a simple woman, and stars in the sky – all unknown, all incomputable.

One photo tells the story. One photo shows the facets. One photo describes life.

One must climb, and keep on climbing until there’s no more to climb.” – Roohism

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