The Fountain Drop

It’s been two months since I have been here in Berlin. Obviously, it’s a very different country than India and there are numerous observations for a rookie like me – new people, new places and new experiences. I like this city and in a very short period I got so accustomed to its ways that I wonder if I am here for the first time. I love the gardens here. Anywhere if there is not a building, there is the green grass laid on the ground with a fine display of trees in surroundings. It’s all beautifully planned and maintained yet so simple and soothing. Even in the midst of all the city noises, you can find the silence of a forest a few steps ahead. One thing I like very pleasing and beautiful, in simple words, is the music being played at every corner and any spot on the streets. I like the random way in which the spots are chosen by the artists. How clearly it shows the freedom of a will, to choose any place one wants and do whatever one feels like. Or just to frame simply: balanced boundaries. I enjoy this the most. Here, in Germany, people don’t beg. They earn with respect. The rule is simple – “Money is to be earned”. There are some famous spots in Berlin where a person can go many times without ever getting bored. It definitely depends on the person and ones keen observations and interests, but at least this is the case with me. If I don’t get anything to do or any new place to explore during my free time, I would simply take the train to Alexander Platz or Brandenburg Tor and sit there for long, watching people and Nature. These places are a perfect blend of the natural and synthetic. It’s all new, always. So it was again another weekend today when I came to this known place. Somewhere I see people dancing on Violin notes and at another end, the Tango is being performed, brilliant soap bubbles bursting in the sky and machines working as always in making the fountains flow. The sunset makes the Brandenburg Tor shine and this is one of the most beautiful scene in Berlin. This all, strangely, is in perfect harmony with each other. Everything is so finely tuned here; just like the Piano keys supporting the Violin strings. The silhouette of the fountain drops was also a part of this harmony, with the flowing water being the background score for the Evening. Trying not to be poetic I typed something unaware of my presence, which was again in harmony with that moment.

Like a free drop of water,

Jump and fly,

be free and fulfilling

the enthusiasm in Self.

Filled with desires,

beyond restrictions and boundaries;

Fly high.

So what, it’s easy,

To fall into the deep waters,

still rejoicing the mixing,

Filled with memories of joy in the past,

with the moments gone and yet to come.

It’s an end there,

And there it begins,

With the force of life surging within,

Fly high again,

With many others like you,

In a moment so beautiful,

because it is there,

There only, for You.