Never Stop!!!

A water stream flowing... (from Kodaikanal trip)

Watercolour on 250gsm Arches

Size: Quarter imperial

They say, ‘Water is Life’… but that’s just looking at it in a material way, like a resource…

The way I see it - LIFE is so identical to the natural streams that you find in the midst of nature, in jungles… and if left in its natural state - IT JUST HAS TO FLOW… and flow till it meets something larger… something like a greater cause, only then, does it seem complete.

Along the way, it mirrors so many reflections of all things overhanging, nothing its own. And within it - it seems to be controlled by the small obstacles that crop up unexpectedly, in all shapes … But all of these – overhanging and within - they really can't hold it for long… it might slow down, but nothing stops it, nothing should! When it does seem to slow down... it keeps trying… and you’ll see it bursting out or, flowing into small trickles … but still moving on - undaunted by large hindrances and small openings; a narrow gauges and heavy boulders on its way… it just moves on… because it has to…

Because the moment it halts… it becomes stagnant and unfit for life… so, NEVER STOP… MOVE ON… CARRY ON… ‘cause everything else is just a reflection, nothing is yours really…

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  • Thank you Vanya Joseph

  • wow!

  • Aah! Thank you so much Prabha, Sumitha and Murali!!!

    @Prabha: absolutely not bored... your lines just illustrate the so many different ways to experience the true self - the self when it is aligned with the one that is all. Although, I am not religious in the true sense, but I really believe in this oneness... 

  • Enjoyed seeing this Soman. Love the 'MOVE ON' stream and floating leaves. 

  • So true Prabha Ma'am...

  • Beautiful Soman ji  as always.:)

    Reading your lines prompts me to add my thoughts to it, if I may :) The life is like the flow of water which flows through crevices, streams ,rivers, over boulders or around them. Bending and taking the curves as they come in the way. After crossing all the ''obstacles'' it reaches the vast ocean where it merges with the ocean. This is the example given to explain a Jeeva atma ( Water) after it goes thru the materialistic (worldly) struggles, reaches the ocean the Paramatma. Only to realise  he is but the Paramatma only .

    Sorry if I bored you . Could not help it :)

  • Thank you Balraj!!!

  • So complex, yet so beautiful!!!

  • Thank you so much GS, Prosenjit jee!!!

  • Wonderful work Somanda :) Lots of skill on display, and as GS has pointed out - the discrete areas of green, yellow, blue and red-brown make for a vibrant yet soothing composition as a whole. My only complain, I couldn't get to see a larger version :/ :P

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