They call her “the blessed one”…I just call her a “mother”.

The kid took a pounce and rubbed itself against the soft coat of its keeper. It curled up hard to feed itself, as it was just too long since it had its last meal. Even this time, no milk ! Not possible to suck  it out of your predator, a carnivore.

It’s a real life story, awesomely covered and recorded by Sabah Douglas – Hamilton and her sister between January 2002 to August 2003. Far in Samburu National Reserve, Northern Kenya, there has been a wonder lioness, surprisingly adopting Oryx calves, again and again! And It has touched me in an amazing way when I saw  the film- “Heart of a Lioness” on Animal Planet.

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The documentary has shown how the lioness had adopted an antelope and constantly guarded it from other predators, as she herself has given up her predator being towards the baby! She made sure to stay around the Oryx calf and safeguard it. And what was more surprising? The big cat has starved throughout she was sheltering her adopted offspring ! And the hunger lasted for 17 long days!

Both mother and the kid roamed around the jungle, fighting many hardships. All that kept them together and alive was their affection for each other. For me, it was a sheer mother and a child relationship, though the wildlife experts did not have any explanation for this.

One fine day, when the mother was thirsty and moved to the nearby river, she could not anticipate the unexpected. A hungry male Lion took this chance and snubbed the little one. And the mother lioness was back to quietly see the disaster from a distance. She was too weak to fight the King Lion. Once the male was gone, all she could do was to move through the blood stains made by the kill and smell it closely. Her little baby was killed.

The very next day, the lioness caught a prey and ate her first meal after 17 days.

And that was not an end to it. Later, the lioness made five more adoptions, once at a time.

Many experts tried to reason this extraordinary event, in their own ways. kamunyak-oryxSome thought, may be the lion was keen to have her own offspring and failed through it and was barren, that in turn made her adopt the oryx kid! I’m not sure about the perfect scientifically correct reason behind this phenomenon, but I strongly believe that the lioness learnt to become a mother by keeping and nurturing the kids. She was a true mother to all these six calves. And do we have an explanation to this beautiful bond of a mother and her child?

The lioness was last sighted in February 2004 and couldn’t be seen again,despite of a number of searches. She was named “Kamunyak” which means “The blessed one”. But, I call her “a mother”.

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There’s always a Second time!

……and we must make the most out of it.

Life always gives us a second chance. And people with ample luck have third and fourth too! Like we have power ups in Mario 🙂 or an “undo” option in our computers ! We do get a second chance to clear a paper that we flunked, to hit that jackpot, to win over a battle, to repair an aching heart!  So, ideally, it is that second stroke of luck or kismet that helps us fix past errors and start anew. It’s all about trusting that given luck,enough and honor it!

Second chance in altering a failed relationship? Why not?

Possibly, one can effectively recognize his/her mistake related to past relationship(s) and fix it immediately for the next one.  I know, it’s much easier said than done and therefore studies say, second marriages are more at-risk for divorces than first marriages! But, isn’t it all about our “intentions”? What exactly are we looking at when calling for a second? Now, if someone had a hard time,trying to fulfill his particular needs in his first marriage, failed, and thus looked for a second option and intended to only get what he missed, without giving in….it would surely call for a new disaster!

I think, we should play a little more responsible here,than being judgmental. Just like we wish to have it so beautiful, all over again, our new partner,too, desires the same. It indeed is a trying situation for both and we must acknowledge it.  So, adopting an “US” attitude will bring the best out of the “second chance”.

It is never too late to start afresh. All depends on what you really want and know how to achieve it. Marriage, is definitely a Two Way street and therefore it needs a teamwork to make it work.

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Stay good and prosper. 

 

 

 

Fleeting relationships

All of us must have witnessed  relationships change, over time.  Why does it happen? Do you have  a pertinent answer on mind?

I feel there are certain stages in every relationship, we share. Some predictable and many unpredictable. Each stage has its own set of rules!  It’s all about how we manage and survive the expectations.

I have seen people constantly telling themselves that their relationship has it ‘right’…and this particular feeling  keeps them going, keeping off from the real being, denying the differences… till the time they meddle with various hard-fought stages.

It’s important to understand that it’s “Us” who change but not the connection. Our priorities change, so does our bias. We take a ride on the emotional cycle. And the cycle guides us to become a completely new person. We, too take part in the modification and choose who, what and how we will be! And then, we often call it a troubled relationship.

The biggest problem arises when the focus changes from “We” to “Me”.  We tend to search for our own identity and get more implicated about who we are and what we want. And the relationship suffers a major drift.

But there are people, overcoming the hard times and preserving the closeness. The simple mantra is to come to terms with the differences and respect the other person’s individuality. And there you are, on to a beautiful bond.

Remember, we all stumble, every one of us.  That’s why it’s a comfort to go hand in hand.  ~Emily Kimbrough

Facebook frenzy

do you have a facebook?

What’s on your mind?

You write few lines on the latest, smart and cool words, that’s all to fetch you ample comments around the world. And you are probably, done for the day 🙂

When I started getting clued in with the most popular social networking website, all I knew was to stab other’s werewolves and vampires and score points. And with time realized, it is also the right place to “score” points with someone you like 🙂 Here, you get connected with your old buddies & new and share stuffs. Gobs of applications to keep yourself busy. Feeds, photos and family. Today, you have it all on FB. And, if you have to find out, who’s dating who or got married recently, just have a look at his or her Display Picture and you’ll know 😉

With time, FB has successfully pulled ahead an important place in our lives. Today, however busy we happen to be, we somehow care to check the updates on our FB account, reply to the pending messages and comment on relevant posts. We rather prefer writing on a friend’s wall than calling up and speaking to that person. We wish birthdays and send virtual e-cakes to our mates. The status messages brief us about what’s happening around us.

So, ideally, this wonder site shrinks the distance between people and gives a “happy” stand to declare our reactions. People tend to release their emotions right here (with or without tags). They can talk about, just ANYTHING, they want to and buck some “thumbs up”….to keep them going!

The “book” has really become our “faces”. Is it a WOW situation? Or are we just considering our emotions, the spirit, too casually, here?

So, What’s On Your Mind, today?

 

Now, I am a blogger, too.

It is not really the first time that I am writing something. Even, if it is a blog. I wrote some in past, which went to the trashcan, without finding a right place to dwell on. I wrote again. But, didn’t find the pieces great enough to be published. So, they were somehow put in a storage in couple of folders and yes, were mailed to some friends to understand their response. “Publish these…of course” is the common reply I got from all of them. But, guess the particular write ups are well held in reserve in those folders in my system and are too cold and unfriendly to show up.

So, ideally this is my first post and now, I am a blogger,too.