November 25, 2020
Continued fromImplications of Our Actions.
And the tear that
Was not for himself
The one he knew
He had failed
“Dearest Chaitanya, 1008 lifetimes have you and I together traversed the Universe. Always I am with you. Always…you forget me. Always you get yourself into trouble!”
The boy lowers his eyes and stares at his feet. The girl, lifts his chin with a gentle touch of her hand (smiling), “But you know my heart is stronger than that!” Both he and she laughing now at the realization of the dream within the dream, settle back into a state of ease:
“When the dark-mist rose (as it so often does), when we walked amongst the clouds, and all sense of me, was lost to you–I went to the place pre-arranged—the place wherein dwells the angel (you know of whom I speak). There the angel and I did wait, (three days and three nights alone) until the time you and I had pre-agreed: that I should call out your name.
Your name at first did I call quietly, then louder, and louder still—until you awoke from your dream (within the dream)—and remembered the place we prearranged to meet–should you ever lose all sense of me.”
Chaitanya now gazing into those crystalline eyes, “Arielle, you give me courage and hope to overcome, each and every battle we may encounter together.” And now with a twinkle in his own freshly watered eyes, “And I Myself, the most stubborn battle to overcome—“
“God willing 1008 lifetimes may we yet be reborn together!”
“So that I may remember—“
“Who loves you and me?”
“You know me!”
Arielle with a delighted giggle, flung her tiny arms around Chaitanya’s neck, and kissing him sweetly on the cheek, “It’s time go Chai. Time to be born.”
And Chaitan taking in a deep breath before softly sighing, “To the place wherein dwells the angel?”
“Yes, Chai. If in this lifetime you should ever lose sight of me…I’ll be right behind you. Do you remember what you told me? What the ants taught you?
“Our mother may reject us. Friends may leave us. Always there is this possibility so look within your own self and—“
“—remember who loves you?”
“Exactly! Throughout this life we must take care of ourselves and—“
“Yes. And each other.”
So with one last embrace of well wishes and hopes; diving in head first
“See you soon, Ariellah!”
She could just discern faint cries of the babe as she herself ready to dive in—
“Yes Chai. See you soon.”
Almost the end. To be continued…
Thank you for taking this journey through the inner-self with me. I hope you’ve enjoyed my retelling of this old tale. May the words told here create beautiful images in your own mind’s crystalline eyes. May you too remember who loves you.