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Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Taare Zameen Par...

Yeh To Hain Sardi Mein Dhoop Ki Kirane
Utarein Jo Aangan Ko Sunhera Sa Karne
Mann Ke Aandheron Ko Roshan Sa Kar Dein
Thithurti Hatheli Ki Rangat Badal Dein....

Rarely, does one come across a song which expresses so deep a thought using so common examples. Through things like the different facets of nature's beauty, the song tries to tell us that there are certain invaluable things in the world, whose value and importance we usually overlook.

Taare zameen par comprises all such things that make life beautiful. But to enjoy their beauty, we have to recognize and value them for what they are. It is too easy to overlook and too easy to lose them.
The most precious things anyone can hope to get are not always the most apparent. Too often, only after we lose something, we realize its importance. Getting the love of someone is something that many of us do not value while we have it. Why is it that we hurt those who love us? Why is it that we let go of love so easily? The case of "missing the woods for the trees" is made clear when we allow small differences to come between love.

A line from the movie Don Juan Demarco illustrates the importance of love,

“There are only four questions of value in life. What is sacred? Of what is the spirit made of? What is worth living for? What is worth dying for? The answer to each is the same. Only love".

To have found someone who loves you and understands you is like having the most precious of all stars. But by not recognizing and respecting that love we run the risk of losing it.

As the song goes,

"....kho na jaen yeh, taare zameen par".

So, if you have found love, hold on to it and don’t lose it. The seas like love are both calm and troubled. All it takes is a bit of patience to live through the stormy part.