Slipping Away…

I stare at the waves touching my feet. They wash away small shells from the blue depths. In a trance I take a handful of sand and watch it slip away. Grain by grain it leaves my hand as if it were never there. The tighter I hold on to it, the more it escapes. It keeps slipping till there is nothing left in my palm. Empty as it were a while ago. The sand is back to where it belongs and I have my palms stretched, miserable and empty. Where is everything that I thought was mine? Slipped away?

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12 Comments Add yours

  1. Well expressed. The question leaves one feeling your emptiness

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    1. Yamini says:

      Thank you so much 😊

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  2. Chiru says:

    Wonderfully described… like the waves no matter how much we hold it, it ll go away anyway..

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    1. Yamini says:

      True that! And thank you 😊

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  3. Simmi says:

    Very beautiful! The minute you squeeze tightly to hold on, the relationship trickles through your fingers.

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  4. velvetscreams says:

    Very lovely indeed

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  5. A man by the last name of Gurdjieff once wrote about how when a grain of sand is moved, how it sets forth an endless stream of events. That is true too. We see only the moving sand as it flows from the hands, but as your writing suggests, there is so much more to that. Thank you for the great writing.

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    1. Yamini says:

      Thank you so much 😊 and I loved what Gurdjieff said, every small action has an impact on the world around us!

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