When your mind appears grubby and you can’t seem to think clearly, a little introspection helps. And insights present themselves from the unlikeliest of places. A friend from my book club – a fellow bibliophile and runner – jotted down these lines a few hours ago, and I thought of sharing them here.
“I thought over daily
I didn’t get a clue…
Did scratch my head
And massaged my forehead too!
Everything was hazy,
Could not see the picture clearly
Even after a futile hand run over chin and neck
Even after getting into the depths of my grey matter, if any…
Every day I bathed in hot water
Every day I dressed up in my room
The mirror inside the bathroom was always steamy
The mirror in the bedroom was crystal clear
Suddenly it struck me!
I took a bath in cold water
I saw the mirror – no steam!
I poured more cold water on my head
The mirror was mirroring clearly
When the head is hot, I don’t see anything
When it turns cold, everything is perfect
Yes! I got the idea
You can’t blame the mirror
It just reflected your mind
Keep your head cool
The picture, big or small, will be as clear as it can be.”
~An Offshoot by S. Natarajan