It stood there quietly, witnessing
The sweat and blood of its creators
The pride and pleasure of its owners
The distinction, yet the comparison
The feeling of being a cheap treason
Enduring years of pain and withering
It is now a spectator of a different kind
The laughter and cameras, it doesn’t mind
At dawn and dusk, it greets its companion
The resilient twosome, go on in unison
These are the pictures of the Bibi Ka Maqbara, which is located in Aurangabad, Maharashtra. Like with any other historical monument, it too has seen its share of neglect and dilapidation over the years. However, it still is a huge draw for vacationers (Aurangabad is closest to the famous Ellora and Ajanta caves) as well as locals, as you can see in the pictures.
Whenever it is time to switch calendars, good thing or bad I don’t know but counting the hits and misses or highs or lows in any given year isn’t the first thing on my mind. Our lives aren’t subject to change on an annual basis, are they?
Understandably, I don’t believe in New Year Resolutions either. Although, there is one thing that I resolve to do, this year and in my life after this; moving on. Professionally, of late I’ve been blessed with a few things I can rejoice about, but the umpteen setbacks I’ve had on a personal level could’ve been avoided if I had learnt to let go of things, on time. There is a limit to the amount of self-ridicule one can or should take. Anyway, better late than never, right? 🙂
Here’s wishing all my readers, who have in a way become my extended family, an awesome, rewarding, healthy and joyful time, every day of this year and always! Hope you move closer to achieving your dreams and the smile on your face never fades away. Love you all! <3 <3