Someone is there with me always

The child was sleeping so peacefully with her hands resting on a pokemon teddy while her grandma had that holy book in her hand.

Can you see some irony there? Both are having their comfort objects in their hands.

Is God the teddy for grown-ups, a source of comfort or a security object?

Both are offering a kind of protective embrace, a reconstruction of faith.  For the kid it’s the teddy while it’s a version of God for adults, making them escape from some unknown fear.

Kids escape from the fear of darkness with a teddy. He assures himself “someone is there with me always”, like God for grown-ups.

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The author is a Quality Assurance professional 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 http://wordsandnotion.com and http://qualitynotion.com/.

One thought on “Someone is there with me always

  1. boundlessblessingsblog

    April 1, 2017 at 9:58am

    Yes Akhila someone is always there for all of us. Beautiful post so well worded. We all need someone in our lives to love and protect

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      Akhila

      April 2, 2017 at 12:48pm

      Yeah.. maybe that comfort feeling is driving us

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  2. Beparvah !!

    April 1, 2017 at 11:07am

    Outstanding…. you are terrific with your thoughts and words!!

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      Akhila

      April 2, 2017 at 12:48pm

      Thanks chandrajit for your inspiring words. Have a great time

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  3. gserpent

    April 1, 2017 at 2:00pm

    Religion is a teddy bear for adults. We are an infant race. Homo Sapien has only been around for about 50,000 years. In the scheme of the universe that is very young. But the cataclysm from the war of the gods is the reason why religion works so well. Great post!

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      Akhila

      April 2, 2017 at 1:05pm

      Maybe we will realize it when the age of homosapience becomes accountable

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    Akhila

    April 2, 2017 at 1:07pm

    Yes.. but even then can you believe that god is a teddy kind of thing for you..

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    • Fairy Kumar

      April 2, 2017 at 1:15pm

      Obviously not. But yes we can feel the support of God by imagining in our Teddy and we do that infact, when we worship the statues, we do the same. It all about our faith and God exists in every bit!!

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      Akhila

      April 3, 2017 at 1:07pm

      Thank you..glad to know that it had some sense

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  6. Moushmi Radhanpara

    April 3, 2017 at 5:43pm

    A great thought here.
    It is indeed the faith that we have in God that has replaced the teddy.

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  7. Jeni G.J

    April 3, 2017 at 10:12pm

    This is an interesting post akhila as always. But when people believe in intuitions and superstitions, why not in God?After all, you get peace,faith,hope and much more. Only thing is one cannot prove it, much like how teddy is non living thing. But do I really have to prove it?

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      Akhila

      April 4, 2017 at 11:51am

      It’s all about faith. You are right jeni, you don’t have to prove it. If it gives some sort of comfort, that’s what matters.

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  8. Maniparna Sengupta Majumder

    April 4, 2017 at 2:01am

    Wonderfully said! Truly that’s the case…we need a support, a resting place which can keep our fears away while nurturing the hope…

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      Akhila

      April 4, 2017 at 6:57pm

      Yes..that’s it..it’s selfish driven, if thinking like that ..isn’t it

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  9. Moushmi Radhanpara

    April 5, 2017 at 6:32pm

    Slightly ashamed though, I still have a teddy in my room. It is just there as a showpiece but I just don’t seem willing to give it away!

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