July 09, 2012

Building bridges and not walls

I have always believed that no matter who you are, in times of misery, you might build a wall against yourself and expect someone to come break it. But, of recently, I have started wondering that why do we build walls if we want them to be broken. For now, I wish to keep my bricks away!

Ever noticed how that ideal love story has this joy-deprived girl who has a unbreakable wall around her and how the hero rescues her from that. Remember how Beyonce sang on top of her voice, "Remember those walls I built? Baby they’re tumbling down.” So yes, it is not someone's fault if they get inspired and start believing that building walls up all around one’s self is the coolest possible thing that not only gets you lot of attention but TRUE LOVE! Hell yea! I don't know what is more desirable, love or true? We love deeply and often, as a result we hurt greatly. But that is no reason to add another brick to the wall. We need not give more weight or matter to the walls that didn't deserve it.

I have said it myself to half of the human beings alive about my indestructable wall and it is not because I needed the attention or the sympathy but I just wanted to sound more of that mystery girl or may be fragile ; which in my defense felt as experienced and glamarous.
But honestly, this is how we get introduced to misery. We put ourselves in positions that could potentially hurt us. We expect people to just leap through these high stacked bricks and show us the already lighted exit. But what fears me is that most of us find this wall comforting. By the time someone actually thinks of breaking the wall and picks the first hammer, we scare them away because we find it nice to lean on these walls and the room seems warm enough.

So all the songs, the poems, the movies, the books, the fairy tales were just a hope lit candle taking place over and over again. No girl, in her sane mind, would admit to the guy that she had walls built up inside of her, walls that never felt like crumbling. And no guy would take the time to tear down that barrier on his own.

“I never believed these walls would come tumbling down, and then I met you.”


Aadii July 9, 2012 at 5:03 PM  

Beautiful!! Eloquent!!

Strangely I wrote an article on vaguely similar theme recently :)


Sach! July 10, 2012 at 11:39 AM  

great minds think alike..

Jack July 11, 2012 at 6:07 AM  


True, many of us do that but in the longer run it does not help. If what I read correctly in the last line is really true, Congratulations.

Take care

Jack July 13, 2012 at 8:38 AM  


This is to say MANY MANY HAPPY RETURNS OF THE DAY. MAY ALL YOUR DREAMS COME TRUE. Have a most beautiful day today.

Take care

PS : Wish I could send e-card.

vemuri July 20, 2012 at 4:10 AM  

Hey Sach !..

Well, the girl I like has these huge walls too.. lol

and you are wrong. guys do wait and try to tear them down.. I have been trying to that since a year lol..

and Can you gimme some tips on how to bring them down ? lol jk jk

Nice post !

Sach! July 24, 2012 at 12:13 AM  

Thank you uncle Jack !
Belated Happy Birthday to you too. :)

Vemuriiii :)
Must say lucky girl..
And yes guys do.. but why test them?
Tips b jaldi aayengi...

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