"A profound unmitigated loneliness is the only truth of life"
- R.K. Narayan

"Scratch any super-hero and you will find a monster lurking inside"..

Its a world full of dualities. For every entity, there will be an equal and opposite one that completes its existence and hence fulfills Mother Nature's strive to maintain balance. Bliss and Gloom constantly take us on roller-coaster rides. Every human emotion has shades of both the positive and the negative. For all the beauty in this world, there is dark ugliness stalking elsewhere. In such a real world where everything has a dual partner, how is it possible that a person can sometimes be left alone? Doesn't the law of duality hold for a singleton, lonely person?

I watch this single tree standing in the open paddy farm at the foot of the hills. The farm spreads evenly far and wide and in that miles of undulating canvas the tree is the only blotch. It stands there, singularly swaying to the gales and drooping to the nightly drizzle. Its been there for ages. Doesn't the tree feel lonely anytime? When they razed the forest, not sure why the farmer left this one standing but looking at its ripe fruits every season is reason to believe its not too depressed with its state. Maybe it has found company. Maybe it whispers messages to the wind, Maybe it drips dew-drop notes to the grass beneath, Maybe it touches the lives of all the paddy grains around it through its tentacle-like roots. What I presume as loneliness, is it only an outward appearence? Does the law of duality manifest itself in a whole new perspective every time? Or am I even correct in pondering duality with respect to loneliness? Maybe loneliness and duality are not related at all and just concepts from two different worlds altogether..

Am I reading too much between the lines and forgetting to read the lines themselves? Am I seeing the kaliedoscope of this world through the wrong lens and messing it further by magnifying the pseudo-image with my own self-beliefs and illusions from within?
"When you stare too long into the abyss, the abyss starts staring unto you.. "