Tales Of The Nau And The Future

This picture is of a tourist houseboat moored in the backwaters, at Kerala, India.

The hindi word for ‘boat’ is ‘nau‘. This is the story of the nau.

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“This is my last sunset here at home, moored in safe surroundings…

tomorrow i leave for boating school… and my eyes are all swollen and puffy from crying almost all day….but now i project a strong confident jawline into the world….i will be ok, i know…

this is a rite of passage and has to be done…..and then one day we have to move out and leave our trails into the streams then the river and finally the wide wide ocean….
we have to write our own story……..our own katha-sarit-sagar …..

some of us may have a safe predictable journey,,,, some will leave stormy dark tales…. a few may find an island to call our own where we feel comfortable enough to drop anchor…..while some may tear themselves apart in their eddies of confusion and empathy….. and those of us who hear their cries will travel forever… restless to find the meaning in all this…..

i have no idea what and how it shall be…. and i would rather stay here forever…attached safely by my umbilical chord….

..but i know…it is time to leave…. for my own story…”
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Katha-sarit-sagar    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kathasaritsagara

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