Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Love is like Water

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Love is like water.

Water might be cascading down like a waterfall, or it might be in the form of robust waves of the ocean. It might be flowing as a gently gurgling stream. It may be calm and placid in a lake or swimming pool. Water may be flowing under the ground. You may get just a hint of it, as dew drops on the morning grass.

When Love is heady, passionate, it is like the waves of the ocean. The over-flowing Love of a mother, where she herself is overwhelmed by the intensity and force of Love that she feels - it is like water is falling down rapidly from the mountains. When it is the quiet implicit Love of a father or a reticent mate or even of someone close who may seem unloving, it is like water flowing underground. The Love of a friend, the lighthearted laughter and companionship it brings, feels like dew drops on the morning grass. The calm, still, placid water in a lake or swimming pool feels like the calm Love of a saint for all.

The water in all cases is the same. The Love in all cases is the same.

Water takes on the color of its receptacle. In a red bowl it looks like red water. It feels romantic. In a blue bowl, water looks blue. It feels like the Love of a father, mother, mentor or guide. In a green bowl, water looks green. It feels like the Loving companionship of a friend.

But the water is neither red, nor blue, nor green. It is the same water.

The Love in a romantic relationship, amongst friends, between a teacher and a student, between a parent and child - is not different. It is simply Love. There are no different kinds of Love.

The receptacles (the relationships) are different.

What gives comfort when you look at it is the water, not the receptacle.
~ vani murarka


  1. Vani Murarka's love song is touching and ethical. She drew parallel lines between love and water as the both are the wonderful gifts of the Nature. Love, Anger and Fear are the basic instincts of life. These are all pervasive and water to are available in solid, liquid and gaseous forms. Solid represnts Anger, liquid represents love and gase does the Fear. Thank u Vani..... Giriwar Nandan Prasad, Jaygiri Niwas, Ramnagar road, Hazaribag, Jharkhand

  2. Giriwar Nandan Prasad, thank you so much for your feedback! Sorry for this delayed reply. I discovered your comment only today, having returned to my own blog after several weeks!

  3. hi Vani ji,I was so depressive,after just going through this reading,I found my answers to some very destructive condition of thinking questions.thanking you from the bottom of my heart,dear,May God bless us all.

  4. Vani murarkaji, I am really taken aback to find that since a hiatus of more than two years no comments of readers on such a good and great and also efficacious expression on love, the basic instinct of all human beings, except the two, has come as yet. Why the readership to such an important and excellent aspect of our natural instinct and gift of god is dwindling in an absurd manner these days. The social media is giving spaces to many unsocial and obscene expressions. Let us take a vow to wage a relentless war against the misuse of this prominent gadget.
    Vaniji, I again express my deep gratitude for your song of love. I appreciate your keen insight on this aspect of the heavenly gift. Thanks.

    1. Giriwar ji, thank you for visiting this write-up once again and for your appreciation. This blog has actually moved to my website manaskriti.com . Please do visit the blog at the new location for the latest posts. The new address is: http://manaskriti.com/vani-expressions/ . I see that you also have many blogs and that you are a prolific in sharing your perspective to articles in the media via letters to the editors. That is extremely wonderful that you take the time and energy to do so. Once again, thank you very much for your appreciation.