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Story of forbidden love

As I was enveloped in the drama unfolding on stage, a story of forbidden love… the story of Kumari and the Beast, I was transported to another time, another place. It was a rare evening for me as I often shy away from public events. And I was glad for the opportunity and thankful to Yulia Koirala, the producer of the show. A thread had come apart over the years… but it took me back to a time when I was deeply passionate about the arts and never missed an occasion to experience – whether through poetry, literature, art, theater, music, film or simply a walk amidst nature – what I feel is the most beautiful expression of the myriad forms of being human.

I have always believed that we need more poets, dreamers and doers in this world. We need people who are passionate and alive in the truest sense of the word. And I believe that art is what connects us to our roots and what enables us to touch the skies.

Right from learning how to sing Que Sera Sera whatever will be will be when I was just four… to exploring colours on my sketch pad…. to the first day of learning how to play the sitar… to feeling the wind while horseback riding… to writing my first poem… to sensing the tears course down my cheeks when I watch a magnificent sunrise… to capturing a moment of time that would never return on my camera…  to seeing a little plant grow on the most rocky pathway… to witness an act of kindness… the smell of earth as the first drops of rain seep in…  I know life is a string of these little moments, and few are those who choose to walk the path of their true calling. And they are the truly privileged ones who throw themselves into their creative self expression with full passion and commitment.  They are the torchbearers of telling the story of humanity with their heart and their spirit. They are the ones who allow us to lose ourselves and to find ourselves again.