Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Thank you, God...

Of all the people who are near and dear to me, the most important one is Sophia. She is not one, but many, and the relation we share is beyond words to describe.

She lives in another country, and one fine day I got a message saying that she is kind of ok after an accident. I didn’t had any other way to contact her, so I prayed to God to make her safe, and at last, I got a mail from her - she and one of her colleague was traveling in a cab and the driver rammed their cab behind a truck - their cab catapulted to a pit, and her co passenger got 14 fractures - and Sophia miraculously escaped with only one hairline fracture.

to take her words...
"You know....that moment I really thought I was going to die and surprisingly.... instead of feeling fear or anxiety like always......I remembered everyone who came and went in my life and was really quiet during those moments. I was incredibly cool for the first time in my life..... and I thanked God for everything in that one moment. I was really ready to die.... because the accident was that horrible man.... "

I can’t say how relived I am to read the mail...

Her real name is not Sophia. I call her Sophia coz Sophia is a Feminine figure, analogous to the human soul but also simultaneously one of the Feminine aspects of God; the Greek for wisdom. She is one of the most powerful female figures I have ever come across.

“For I am the first and the last, the honored and the hated, the saint and the prostitute. Sophia.”


She is subtle but powerful, sharp but soft, smooth but unyielding. When I fall, she gives me her shoulder to rest, and when i need, she is not afraid to give me her hand, and lead the way. She is my strength adn my weakness, she is my power and my Achilles heel. She makes me feel proud of my value and she makes me realizes that I am yet to have a value. We stand at the different ends of a spectrum, and in her i find the meaning of my existence. She is the root and the cause, the courage and the truth. She is the bribe and the wine, the flesh and the temptation, the fire and the ice the cosmos and the dust.

In her I confide, and in her I find my strength.
I thank God for giving her back to me.

28 comments:

Mez said...

Nice sleek template. But am still cunfuse about Sophia being Sophia. If it's for real..glad to know shez fine.The one above takes care of us and itz best to thank him.

Solitaire said...

WOW! Is Sophia your alter ego or a real person? Sounds like the character in "Eleven Minutes"!

--xh-- said...

@mezzie: :) Sophia is for real...and the template - i made the header and u-know-who did teh color coordination ;-)
@sol:Shophia is very much flesh and blood. :-)

Lena said...

it is amazing to have someone like this in your life. And i am really glad to hear she is all fine and healthy now :)

Joy said...

You are reading too much of Paulo Coelho.. You made Paulo's Maria into your Sophia.:)

The way you have described her, she means a lot to you. Then why not both of you be together? I know life is not as simple as it sounds but it is very difficult to find someone who is meaning to your existence and if you do, I don't think you should let go.

I am confused about "She is not one, but many,....."

Comrade Chakra said...

To carry on with your poetic lilt....we all have our own Sophia's. Some have her in flesh and blood (and are probably the luckiest), some have her in their thoughts and dreams....yet a few more will have her in the subconscious...the beautiful Sophie giving you the opportunity to get ready before she reveals herself... :-)

Prats said...

Sophia sounds like a very dear friend. Its not for me to delve into who or what she is...but you are so lucky to have someone like her in your life.

Juby George said...

still confused who is this sophia...

vEENs said...

Glad she is fine.

Thinking aloud said...

she sounds special...and your prayers worked too!!!

hey thanks for teh offer to spice up my template... will remember when i get the next creative jatka :)

vagabond dreamer said...

good that she is all right. life has become so meager these days and its really really live one day at a time is what we can do

Vinita said...

glad that she's fine..

PREETI said...

awww tatz real nice..i agree with comrade chakra here...i guess everyone has their 'sophia', either in flesh or as a figment of our imagination...itz juz nice to hold on to someone who makez u happy n meanz tat mcuh...for me itz my family n frenz..makin life meaningful n worthwhile every single day :)

Curious said...

Glad she's alright! :)

Sasmi Sinh said...

Thank God!

--xh-- said...

@lena: :)
@joy: nah re. she is in my life long before i read my first coelho. yeah, she mean a lot to me.
@comrade: agree to you, Comrade.
@prats: yeah.. and i am thankful to God for her presence in my life.
@jubi: ;-) he he
@veenz: :)
@TA: u r always welcome. just drop a mail whn u get ur next creative jatka
@shanu: I agree, dude.
@vini: :)
@preeti: true :)
@curious: :)
@swapna: :)

Meenu said...

Hmm.. i can sense how tough /hard it would have been for you for having heard this news about your dear one . and i can sense that power in her , that moment when she felt she would not survive .. THANK GOD AND ALL PRAYERS FOR SHE S FINE TODAY ...

Mez said...

O then u just broke her heart..ah i mean the color co-ordination galz heart. Koi nah ill handle her tears..lol. has she read the post?

c e e d y said...

cool - hope you are OK too :)

Mayur said...

Hi There,

Nice post. Even I wanted to write a post on one of my friends who is so close and so alike me but guess I don't need to write about her now. You have said exactly the same as I wanted to...Keep it up buddy! Keep writing and visiting my blog.....

Gazal said...

even i agree with comrade chakra...
everyone has their....

glad that she is okay....and its touching to see how much you care for her though you are miles away..

Ps said...

Am glad your friend is safe.

gunj said...

boy!
i cant even imagine meeting sme1 who'd mean so much to me in life!
ure a lucky man!

Kuttibalu said...

wish a speedy recovery from her fracture.

Mocha said...

Strangest emotion of all, but still most the misunderstood. A fried who cares a lot and yet she doesnt not know a lot about you. I am glad that God heard your prayers. A stupid question? R u from EKM & if so did u go to Udl? You sound so much like some one I know .Its scary and spooky. I will fill details later.

--xh-- said...

@meenu: thnx da... yeah, it was tough...
@mez: nope re.. she knows abt her...
@ceedy: yeah.. :)
@mayur: welcome to my place, buddy. go and write it.. :)
@G: :)
@PS: :)
@gunj: :) yeah, am sur elucky to hv her in my life...
@KB: thnx da
@mocha: he he.. me from a place near to ekm, but not exactly ekm - though i cna comfortably call EKM my home town..
but no idea about this UDL thing... fill me in please.. :)

Confounded-Lady said...

My.
Its scary to think what we'll think when we're at death's mouth.

I loved the way she'd worded it. Its so genuine..so pure.

whimsicalmind said...

Thank God that she is alright now.. But sometimes we realize so many things in life only at some point of time wer we ourselves face nearly death situations.. That realization in life is very important as it helps us shape into a better individual :-)