Recently, I have been really fascinated with the concept of FOREVER. How wonderful it is. You know promises like “Best friends forever”, “Together forever,” and many more, I simply love them. But I often wonder how do we define this forever?
Some people think of it as the time till they die while those who believe in the concept of souls consider it till the time the universe is destroyed and some poetic fellows think of it as the time till the stars are shining in the sky. But what is this forever?
I just remembered a really beautiful song that I used to sing in my school days. Most of you may know it already. It says-
May the good Lord bless and keep you whether near or far away
May you find that long awaited golden day today
May your troubles all be small ones and your fortunes ten times ten
May the good Lord bless and keep you till we meet again
May you walk with sunlight shining and a bluebird in every tree
May there be a silver lining back on every cloud you see
Fill your dreams with sweet tomorrows never mind what might have been
May the good Lord bless and keep you till we meet again.
As I read the beautiful words of this song and then think of terms like “Together forever” what I feel is that beyond this cycle of life and death, beyond the formation and destruction of each star in the sky, there is a place where we shall meet again as formless beings ready to embrace love.
The song uses the words “Till we meet again.” This was the song we used to sing on farewell ocassions. And as I would feel really sad singing it, these very words would remind me of the possibilty of being together again.
Forever is not just a term. Its a belief, its an awareness of the fact that we all are one and our oneness is meant to be there even after everything is destroyed. Its said that everyone is not meant to be in our lives forever. How can you say that? Are you sure of this because forever doesnt end with death?
When I say the term “Best friends forever”, for me it means that I shall go on showering you with love and blessings even after you have walked out on me, even after my life ends, even after the sun dies and even after everything in the universe has turned to dust. Our forever has got nothing to do with us not being together on this mortal plane. It has got nothing to do with why we parted ways and why we no longer speak to each other. This forever reminds us that all that matters is love because everything other than it is just an illusion.