You came into my life in the darkest hour. When my heart had broken into pieces, my dreams had flown away, and I was ready to die. I was trapped in a gravy tunnel with blind ends. I didn’t know where to go. I didn’t know what to do. I lost the track of my time and my soul.
I was stuck in misery and sufferings. And then you came. You came and whispered love in my ear, directed my path through the darkness, lightened my soul with your greatness. You appeared like an angel with your divine purity in my life.
You arrived as a friend, held onto me as my best friend and shrouded me with your love. I remember how rude I behaved toward you. But no matter what, you held my hand throughout all the frustration and disappointments I had been through in all those years. You were always there for me, always. And now you know, I can never let you go.
Do you remember those mornings when we were used to seeing sunrise together? Do you remember the nights when we would listen to songs all night? I don’t know when I fell in love with you but I definitely know I don’t want to get up from this. I have found you; the love of my life, my soul mate, my ATTA.
I love you…
Will you still love me when I am no longer young and beautiful? I know you will…
Heroes don’t fall from the sky like Superman; neither are they made in the laboratory like captain America. They are born from the sufferings of their failure like a new phoenix rises from its ashes. That’s what Batman is. That’s what he teaches us. That he is not just a superhero. He is an idea.
A man can fail, he can be caught, he can be killed and forgotten, but an idea can still change the world. Because ideas are bulletproof. This is what makes Batman so special, unique and distinct than all other superheroes.
He taught how to turn our darkest fear into our biggest strength. He taught how to befriend with pain and sufferings and then mold it to make our own shield. How to be a superhero without any superpower.
A hero can be anyone, even a man doing something so simple and reassuring as putting a coat on the shoulder of a young boy to let him know that the world is a better place. It is not the power that makes a hero; it’s the will of a person that matters.
Whenever I think about Batman, I also think about Christopher Nolan and Christian Bale. Nolan was the best director to depict Batman on the big screen. And Bale was outstanding in the act as if he was born for this character. It was not easy to walk in his shoes but he nailed it completely.
The great English singer John Winston Ono Lennon, popularly known as John Lennon was awarded the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire. He was the lead singer as well as the co-founder of the most successful band in the history- the Beatles. He was born in a peaceful town in a very chaotic period of time. It was 1940, in the middle of the great war (World War II). He came like a phoenix from the ashes. The sufferings of the war had shaken him in his early ages. Maybe that's the reason of his rebellious nature that articulated in his music, writing, drawings, films and in interviews.
He was such an inspiration especially for the 90's kids like me. The most mesmerizing about him is his understanding of life. His quotes are enough to understand the actual meaning of life.
“When I was 5 years old, my mother always told me that happiness was the key to life. When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wrote down ‘happy’. They told me I didn’t understand the assignment, and I told them they didn’t understand life.” ― John Lennon
“I believe in God, but not as one thing, not as an old man in the sky. I believe that what people call God is something in all of us. I believe that what Jesus and Mohammed and Buddha and all the rest said was right. It's just that the translations have gone wrong.”― John Lennon
He urged that happiness is living ourselves, not for what others think As he said, “When you're drowning you don't think, I would be incredibly pleased if someone would notice I'm drowning and come and rescue me. You just scream.”
Whenever I embraced failure in life I murmured his saying, “Everything will be okay in the end. If it's not okay, it's not the end.” His quotes made me strong, made me find out my true potential.
It's a shame that we had to let him go only at the age of 40. He left us being shot by a lunatic in the daylight. But he is still living among us, because “We all shine on...like the moon and the stars and the sun...we all shine on...come on and on and on...” ― John Lennon
Thanks, James. It is a great initiative indeed. A platform filled with positive force.
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