Its April of 2020 and Day 26 of A to Z challenge. This year, I am doing Metaphors. Be it a movie, song, painting, book, idiom, etc. I plan to give a perspective to it with an explanation and a 8 line poem.
Metaphor: Zanata Stone
I am ending with the most cryptic metaphors of all. Zanata Stone, also known as Zenata Stone is a Guanche origin stone with engravings. It is known to be found in 1992 at Mountain of the Flowers in Canary Islands. The engravings on the stone are said to be in Tifinagh scripts. The Zanata Stone seems to have been related to the magical-religious traditional faith of the Guanches (aboriginal inhabitants of the Canary Islands).
Some Guanches of Tenerife (island in Canary Islands) were also known as Zanata or Zenete, or “those with a cut tongue”. That puts together on why the stone is named so. The Zanata Stone is currently in the Archaeological Museum of Tenerife.
Your worries, concerns,
Are rats at the mountains.
You opt for the rat?
Or the mountain hat?
While you collect the berries,
Your haters collect the worries,
Are you leaving behind?
Your Zanata stone?
For life is a metaphor and what we seek from it. It’s an quest into enigma and jigsaw puzzle with multiple answers. It’s upon us on how beautiful we fit in the pieces.
After growing up listening to pixie tales and movies which put in the picture of ‘happily ever after’, the query is that, are we still kid enough to be told that ‘if it’s not happy, it’s still not the end’?
May be its different than what we think. When I sit with a novel and read some heart soothing pieces, I do sense the happily ever after moment. I do feel the same, while for the happy personal and professional moments. But I very well also know that they are momentary. Perfectly assured is that body and soul reaches the happily ever after when we stop living and while others mourn, we rejoice for leaving this sullied world behind.
My intentions are not to pull the same old thread of discussion that it is a myth and we need to learn to live by the moment blah blah stuff. Our ancestors have built an institution of ‘Happily Ever After’ and there must be some real take home to it. May be it’s a phase wise phenomenon that can never be understood. May be it’s a series of stitched stories which all have a happy ending, giving happiness one step at a time, one after the other.
I think it’s possibly this and many more:
- One has to understand that pain is inevitable and suffering is like really and really optional
- One needs to learn to use the energy through a positive channel
- It is completely senseless to brag and cry over a problem for days and weeks
- When conscience and actions are in the play ground, actions should passionately join the pace
- Life has no meaning without ‘mad deep passionate never ending love’ towards something at every and any given point of time
- Slow moving lives who take years to decide minimal something, might end up with nothing
- Something is really not right if we have time and don’t know how to use it