A shadow speaks…

Why you are going away from me?

I have asked you the same question many a times. Is it due to my dark colour that you don’t mind me or is it due to my lengthening and shortening nature? But, from the heels up to the head I am like you, only like you, even while my shape is changed very often.

Whenever I try to reach you, you run away from me. You always keep me in sadness and laugh at me while I am in darkness. You never wanna save me from this dark world.

But why don’t you understand that if I was not there, you would have already been embraced by pure darkness? If I was not there, no one would have been with you as no one could see you. While I am there, there will be light upon your face.

You never know, that I am always with you. I could never leave you alone.

How could you keep your eyes shut upon me even while being a light lover? Will you switch off that dim light too, just to kill me?

No, you can’t do that, because that brightness was much dominant over your negligence upon me.  You never know that the brighter the lit, the closer I am to you. I will be there with you till you die. And no one else will be there with you from start to end.

This is the translated version of my yesterdays post ഒരു നിഴലിന്‍റെ ആത്മഗതം

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The author is a Quality Analyst by experience. Part Quantitative data analyst, part consultant for quality and information security practices, part software tester, she is a writer by passion and blogs at https://wordsandnotion.com and https://qualitynotion.com/.

One thought on “A shadow speaks…

  1. Masoom Jethwa

    October 22, 2016 at 9:04am

    This kinda convo streches the space-time wrap between people and rels. Very well written

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    Akhila

    October 22, 2016 at 7:59pm

    Infact i was doubtful on whether readers can relate it to a shadow as i mentioned the same in the title only…your comment really satisfies me…

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  4. prashantt

    October 23, 2016 at 12:34am

    This is deep & beautifully crafted,yesterday i was just unable to decode the language as you haven’t taught me a single class on malyalam.
    I relate this shadow as our confidence & will power that is always with us,its just we never realised the importance of its existence & when we realised we conquer every pinnacle of life.

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      Akhila

      October 23, 2016 at 8:50am

      Thanks prashant for giving a thoughtful explanation…i really liked it….rarely we notice the message behind each shadow…
      In between here comes the first lesson in Malayalam, nizhal means shadow…

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  5. skd

    October 23, 2016 at 7:37am

    Good one. I felt its beyond your shadow(Nizhal)…thanks.

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      Akhila

      October 23, 2016 at 9:05am

      Thank you…ya, who knows whether the shadow has a mind of it’s own…

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  6. g3

    October 23, 2016 at 2:13pm

    Almost as if you spoke my mind. Thanks.

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      Akhila

      October 24, 2016 at 10:52am

      thanks dear.. how are you doing.. seems you are not much regular in WP nowadays

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      • Pratyusha

        October 24, 2016 at 10:54am

        Haha. Yeah. I m getting engaged next month. Was caught up with too many things. And was mostly enjoying the courtship period hahaha hahaha.

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          Akhila

          October 24, 2016 at 11:01am

          wowwwwww….. that’s a great news.. so come on.. tell me more on that..

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          • Pratyusha

            October 24, 2016 at 11:01am

            Hahaha do you have any other medium to connect. Via email or fb or whatsapp 😛

  8. Meenakshi Sethi

    October 24, 2016 at 2:18am

    Beautiful! Sometimes we try to become shadow of our loved ones too but it hurts when they abandon us without any warning or reason!

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      Akhila

      October 24, 2016 at 10:51am

      ha.. this is a beautiful perspective meenakshi.. you gave a nice alteration..

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          Akhila

          October 24, 2016 at 11:05am

          Thank you so much.. have a great time meenakshi

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  9. Jackie Jain

    October 24, 2016 at 12:28pm

    Wow Akhila. . Never thought about this. . Shadow’s perspective is very touching. Very well presented. Shadows are proof that we are alive. They never leave us in light and get inside us when in darkness. I will never put the lights off in my room. 😉 Finally got to know what our shadows thinks of us. Beautiful post. Creative!!

    Have a great week ahead, Akhila. . 🙂

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      Akhila

      October 24, 2016 at 5:00pm

      Thanks Jackie…ya, we always fail to read the mind of a shadow

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      • Jackie Jain

        October 25, 2016 at 4:58pm

        Yes Akhila. . True.. Because we run away from it rather than into it..

        Have a good time. . 🙂

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  10. rommel

    October 24, 2016 at 6:37pm

    Maybe your shadow doesn’t like your perfume. 😀 I kid! And in the shadow’s defense, it always come back no matter what. 😀 I kid again!

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      Akhila

      October 24, 2016 at 10:41pm

      ha ha.. liked it. anway i wont change my perfume

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  11. Chypimprose

    October 24, 2016 at 10:05pm

    This post is exactly why I love reading and writing . This is one of the most creative stories I’ve read since Highschool back in’13. You just inspired me to re write a love affair I had written in Highschool! So amazing girl! Maybe you can take a look at my blog and I’d be happy to exchange likes on the posts we actually enjoy and a follow

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      Akhila

      October 24, 2016 at 10:39pm

      thanks for your pleasant words.. will check your post soon

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  12. thewritewomanblog

    October 30, 2016 at 5:20pm

    Akhila, I am a Malayalee, unfortunately, I do not read or write my mother tongue, having been brought up in another state. Thank you for the translations. The Shadow speaks takes a dimension that at least I have never thought about shadows. Thank you for sharing. Enjoyed reading your blog!

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    Akhila

    January 31, 2017 at 10:22am

    Ahh…the most inspiring words to start my day..thanks a lot my friend

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  14. Idle Muser

    January 31, 2017 at 3:13pm

    So true, Akhila.
    Whose shadow it is? Ours. Who try to evade it? We. Who descended along with us on Earth? Our shadow. Who will descend back to the other world with us? Our shadow. And yet we rely on others more than the only reliable support, our shadow. Nothing stupefying but basic human nature.

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      Akhila

      January 31, 2017 at 4:25pm

      Exactly…a shadow can never leave you alone in this world

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    Akhila

    February 1, 2017 at 5:59pm

    Ha ha.. Bunny you noticed that designs too..

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        Akhila

        February 2, 2017 at 10:07pm

        Hmm..Akhila, be cautious (warning myself )

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        • Joker Shayar

          February 3, 2017 at 2:53pm

          ha ha don’t worry .. i notice everything, but i understand only something somethings 😛 and i sabotage nothing 😀

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            Akhila

            February 3, 2017 at 3:33pm

            Ha ha…still you notice everything, no..so it’s there in your mind. maybe hidden

          • Joker Shayar

            February 3, 2017 at 7:55pm

            yepp. many hidden secrets there in my mind but tangled so much that its even hard for me to find whats going on there 😛 😀

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            Akhila

            February 3, 2017 at 9:27pm

            Hmm..well let us try for some mind readers

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    Akhila

    February 3, 2017 at 1:58pm

    Thanks ashik..infact njan adyam post cheythathu malayalam version anu..it’s there..

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  18. kalyansparks

    March 9, 2017 at 11:28pm

    Maybe she is jealous of your instagram pics and Saree’s and other things..and also May be due to fact that Right from our birth we jailed shadow in two dimensions only

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      Akhila

      March 10, 2017 at 5:00pm

      Ha ha..and why can’t we have it three dimensionally…

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          Akhila

          March 10, 2017 at 8:55pm

          Let’s try for a change in perception without being judgmental or prejudiced

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