Letter to Richard Bach
This is a letter i am writing to the famous author Richard Bach who in his book The Bridge Across Forever talks about how he found his soulmate in the famous actress Leslie Parrish. After i read the book i happened to discover that after all the preachings Richard has made in his book, those two got divorced and Richard has re-married. I, as a reader, felt deceived. I want to ask him why did something he so believed in changed. What does he want his readers to hang on to? This letter is another step in my quest to solve the unanswered questions in my mind. Hope Richard happens to read all this someday.
I read this book of yours I found in the 'Non-fiction' section and in which you talk about the concept of soulmates focussing on the relationhip between you and your 'Ex-wife' Leslie. I acquiesce with a lot of things you proclaim and understand those familiar feelings that you seemed to have experienced. But more than all that it is the irony of this concept has arrested me. Were we really created in pairs? Does god always produce in even numbers? I don't know. I don't know if this soul-mate is a person, a concept or a thing. But i do know that its an entity which can impart in my beliefs the courage of conviction and fulfils my starving creative senses. I think soulmate is a corporeal form of my random floating energy which accelerates the growth of potential within me. Its something in which the train of my ideas culminates and is spawned over & over again; something i keep discovering over & over again; something with which I keep discovering myself over & over again and still not discover it all enough. Its something or someone who is ubiquitous, pervasive, omni-present, endless, seamless and unlimited. Someone with whom my capacity to yield, to give, to shower grows exponentially. Its something in which i can lose myself and be proud of it. My soul-mate is an entity which liberates my shackled desires, unveils my pretences and gives my demons a peaceful death.
Black exists because White does, Positive exists because Negative does, South exists because North does, Night exists because Day does, Birth exists because Death does, Man exists because Woman does, God exists because Satan does. The right arm, the right leg, the right ear, the right eye, all so nearly match the left one. The Thirst is quenched only with Water. The Breath is functional only because of Air. Why does it take two to tango? Isn't it all too much of a coincidence? May be each of us does have a soulmate. May be we will find what we keep looking for.
Or All this is probably too much to ask for. May be , may be not. Wonder, if people are made to fit each other or real relationships just the connection of attributes to match. ' Hey, i like red, you like red ... we must be soul-mates' or 'My ex-lover abandoned on me, my ex-lover cheated on me too ... we must be soul-mates'. See, its so easy to releate to people when you want to . Is it possible for people to mould each other to fit into their frames of soul-mates? Then why strive so hard for the right one? Is it really such a sanctified concept or just another human temptation? Is it a constant or a variable? Why did you two divorce when you were soul-mates? Why did your soul-mate become a variable when it was a constant?
Are we individuals or pairs? Is there really a key for every lock? Is every key really meant to fit into some lock?
Don't know....Keep searching for the answers ....... Help me find them.