“Tu pyaar ka saagar hai
Teri har boond ke pyaase hum…”
Every single drop counts. And we gather those drops. What then? Does water stay? No. Not the way one imagines ‘staying’ to mean. But water that wets us gives us respite – from heat, from thirst, from just a feeling of being touched by something.
I have an old memory of just watching the world through a single drop of water held at the tip of my index finger. It seemed to have become pregnant with my gaze for it was suddenly swollen; then it started to look like a bubble, a prism, a kaleidoscope. I blew on it and it quivered like a shy child unused to attention. At one point, it moved, almost in a balletic stance.
Did I see too much in it? Isn’t it better than seeing less? That drop has gone but it made me realise how precious each one is. If the ocean can embrace me, then a drop can kiss…it can take you beyond what gives it birth… “Jaana hai saagar paar”…
Tu pyaar ka saagar hai
Singer: Manna De, Chorus
Music Director: Shankar, Jaikishan