Friday, July 09, 2004

What one wants in life….?

Sometime back, one sleepy afternoon, I turned on the TV to find that an interesting documentary on Discovery channel was being aired. It was about a woman, a photo-journalist, who covered Bosnian war.

Although I cannot remember her name now, but I guess she is well known (the documentary itself was evidence to this and it also mentioned about a movie made on her life and war experience in which Andy McDowell portrayed her).

She narrated an incidence that happened during her stint in Bosnia. She had a boyfriend (a fellow journo), who had gone to cover the war there before her, and then disappeared. Worried for him, she went on searching for him when sent there herself on assignment. Fearing the worst, she looked in every possible place she hoped to find him. And finally, found him in a dilapidated hospital, badly wounded. Unfortunately, soon afterwards there was an attack on that hospital. She knew, horrified, that whoever didn’t manage to run away from hospital would be brutally killed.

This is where she almost choked trying to hold back her tears. Meanwhile, I dreaded the thought that she might have watched helplessly her boyfriend being killed. Then,…she spoke again. She informed us that they both managed to escape with help of a few locals.

So what was the cause of her grief then, I wondered? Well, it so happened that her boyfriend informed her that he was saved and brought to hospital by a local girl. She was also taking good care of him and he had fallen in love with her!!! Later, her (ex) boyfriend married that local girl and settled there. Well, our photo-journo lady was broken-hearted and returned home after finishing her assignment. She somehow got over the harrowing experiences of the war, but she couldn’t get over this.

I’ve always wondered since then what made her still hanker after her ex? She had everything in the world; a great career, lots of adventure, a slew of enviable assignments, fame, and awards. She could easily be a role model to others; I could myself give anything in the world to be like her. But all she wanted was getting married to her ex and raising a family!

It seems nobody wants what he/she has got in life, they want something else, something just opposite of it :-(.

27 Comments:

At January 27, 2005 at 10:02 PM, Blogger Arpan said...

Hi Meg,
its a nice blog that you maintain. I have already read that its - "By Meg, for Meg". But i just cant help but comment. Please, excuse me for this.

True love is not about being loved in return. You love somebody and thats it. Dont expect it to be returned. Just imagine the strength of the love of the photo journo - even after she realised that her ex is in love with somebody else, her love for him remained undiminished. Hats off to her!

Cheers,
Arpan

 
At February 6, 2005 at 1:41 AM, Blogger Amit said...

Was it really about love or about getting sad at what she dint have...I guess the latter..I dont think once can ever find happiness in what one has yes bit he/she will always be successfull in creating some agony which is not there...Sadly though one can never learn such things. Some things are tot by even life :-))

 
At April 4, 2005 at 12:01 AM, Blogger word_smith said...

love does that

 
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At August 13, 2005 at 12:03 AM, Blogger Azmat Khan said...

There is nothing called love

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At August 16, 2005 at 2:01 AM, Blogger harry said...

hmm well ..human mind is very unpredictable and that is why people are so unique..It is the power of Love that binds people together ..and forcing me to comment about love and affection. I totally agree with Arpan regarding loving someone with nothing in return..but is an utopian ideology and is never going to Work...If you love someone and at any point of time you considered as a perfect person to share your life you will become possesive ..and that is human nature..

And the character here is so influenced by the person and will take time to heal and to explore new pastures in life.

Many people believe in this theory--Out of Sight Out of Mind...

To post this comment i have to start my Own blogger..hmm welll that gave birth to another blog..well i can blogg

 
At August 17, 2005 at 10:55 AM, Blogger Soumyadip said...

I agree with what Arpan says. Love has more to do with loving someone than being loved by someone.

In the ways of the heart there are no directions.

 
At August 21, 2005 at 12:44 AM, Blogger Vikram said...

It is funny how the mind works.

 
At August 23, 2005 at 10:09 AM, Blogger sapna said...

love n passion..says it all.

 
At August 27, 2005 at 1:07 PM, Blogger ADi said...

Hi Meg,

"Unconditional Love" if i could remember the word rightly, is very rare and is true form of love. Meg good and inspiring writing, keep it up.

Cheers

ADi.

 
At August 27, 2005 at 1:19 PM, Blogger alchemist said...

the movie u talk abt i think is Harrison's Flower and its about this woman who goes to look for her journo husband who is lost in the war at bosnia... the movie is based on a novel by isabel ellsen and i do not think is based on real life... but mebbe based on sarah terry... was she a westerner or a native...

 
At August 30, 2005 at 9:06 AM, Blogger Gopal Kavalireddi said...

life is never about what you get, because that is never published or told to any one. it is only what we don't get, remains as an engima, which will be told and foretold by everyone.

As they say" life is never fair"; it applies to one and all

 
At September 8, 2005 at 7:30 AM, Blogger Anand Kashyap said...

hmm thats life,if somebody's happy with what they have there is no interest in life, its gotta be a mixture of success and failures otherwise it aint life!me undergoin one such trauma in life!!!:)

 
At October 22, 2005 at 1:47 AM, Blogger PRASHANT SINGH said...

hi Meg

it was a touching story . well we all want to reach at top and we want it because we think its about being happy . my personal observation is that people often confuse being successful with being happy . i think both are two diffrent things .

success is something we defined as our view of person , his life and accomplishment . often these two are not connected .

 
At November 2, 2005 at 3:14 AM, Blogger whizkid said...

I personally feel no wonder what you achieve in life.. you really cannot separate out love from life.I could give away the riches of the world for the woman who could love me as desperatly("ur jurno")...True Love my freind is really really hard to find....and it really aches the heart when you have to let go of it!

 
At November 13, 2005 at 11:59 AM, Blogger drsankalp said...

Hi Meg...
you missed the lines there...in between i mean...
its never the road that imporant even if it gives you lot of things materialistically whats more important is the thing for which you started wallking on road without thinking about your fate good or bad...
This especially more so in women...because of the strage reasons...they somehow always know what they really want in life.... not materialistically..
i can say that because i was in that ex boys chair not once twice but more time than that....!
but keep writing nice blog..
c yaa
sankalp

 
At November 22, 2005 at 9:38 PM, Blogger Dev said...

Hi Meg,
you can't have a single solution or answer for everyone..Once you start noticing about the people around u will be amazed by the uniqueness of each individual.
Everyone has his insecurities,his fears in life.

 
At January 6, 2006 at 7:14 PM, Blogger Pradeep said...

Where are your blogs Meg...??? get back and start blogging lady...:) Take care and have a good year

 
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At February 15, 2006 at 6:39 AM, Blogger brute said...

bidirectional love is equally important megna(i presume)

 
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