Powder Away


Powder to flesh, flesh to powder, the cycle of life keeps rolling. Whatever I do on this earth, my eventual destiny is to be powdered. Powder is from where I rose and Powder is to where I will subside. Whether I laugh or cry I’ll be powdered. Whether I give or take I’ll be powdered. Whether I run or walk I’ll be powdered. Whether I am prince or pauper I’ll be powdered. Whether I am coward or courageous I’ll be powdered. Whether I am gay or glum I’ll be powdered. Whether I am concerned or carefree I’ll be powdered. Whether I jest or joust I’ll be powdered. When being powdered is the only end why not think about the means to the end? When the destination ends it all, why not live the journey? Why run through life when I can take a leisurely stroll through it?

And so, I’ll powder away. I’ll powder away my selfishness, for it’ll give others a chance to live. I’ll powder away my fears, for even fear must get powdered one day. I’ll powder away my worries, for the real chance to live is now. I will powder away hatred, for only love can never be powdered. I’ll powder away my greed, for I will always get powdered alone. I’ll powder away my notion of certainty, for the only thing certain about life is uncertainty. I’ll powder away my ugliness, for it is the beauty of my thought, speech and actions that will decide how I get powdered. I’ll powder away my pride, for only in the comforting shelter of humility can I see the world the way I should. I’ll powder away beliefs that make me stagnant, for I can flow only in the stream of skepticism. I’ll powder away my ignorance, for I need the light of wisdom to powder away everything else. I’ll get powdered by powdering away anything that comes in my way.

The above photo contributed by Vinay Saroya, a friend, photographer and a talented artist.
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