(Just a random post on one of those moments when you are so tired of everything that you want to write)
Certain members of the paradise above had erred and earned the wrath of Heaven’s ruler. “You all got to suffer”, he pronounced. I am going to create a place called Earth and you shall all undo your heinous acts there, he declared. “You shall get consumed and dance to the tunes of lust, greed, desire, rage, guilt and fear. Oh! but don’t worry, there is some joy too.”
“Oh dear, but where do we find joy in such a vast system? Dear lord, please do guide us on this one. We already have enough torment waiting.” cried the guilty in woe.
“Well, well…now, there are two ways. One is easy. The other is hard.”
The restless spirits asked for the easy route.
“This one is where you soil hard, sweat and earn your way to certain things that have the ability to excite your senses. It would suffice to provide joy enough to act as an incentive to further work hard, sweat and earn. Simple.”
“This still is too much work, lord. Isn’t there an easier path to joy?”, came the voice of one lazy soul.
Now, these few words were enough to enrage an already fired up god. "You wretched, indolent being! I doom you to the tough road of finding joy. You will question faiths, rebel against norms, and fight beliefs systems that others take refuge in to find joy and comfort. You will analyze, over-analyze and philosophize to the point of transcending what brings others joy in a simple and easy manner. What brings others cheer and smiles shall bring in you nothing but boredom and revolt. Go on.. search everywhere, cross mountains, valleys, rivers and oceans, uncode the meanings of love, beauty and hope….prepare for THE journey… a journey that you cannot afford to rest without and one that you cannot afford to rest in. "
And off went the cursed for their tenure on earth.