Thursday, August 28, 2008

once lost is lost forever....

Forgive me, little brother!
I'm so blamed before you.
One shouldn't try to regain
what was taken by the earth.

The one who knows the law of being
would help me find the answer.
I was hardly mistaken;
there's no cure for death.

Dear mother! Affectionate one!
We loved you so much.
But all our efforts
were spent in vain.

I tempted you
with the beautiful hope
of regaining our family hearth.
My brother, the fault is all mine.

Don't cry, don't grieve, big brother!
You're not the only one to blame.
We have the same path
We will expiate our guilt in full.

I have nothing to reproach you with
And I'm not offended at all.
Our sin is grievous,
to desire to be stronger than all.

Dear mother! Affectionate one!
We loved you so much.
But all our efforts
were spent in vain.

I tempted myself
with the wonderful hope
of regaining our family hearth.
It's all my own fault.

So what should we do, how should we act?
How to correct everything and forget?
One shouldn't try to regain
what was taken by the earth.


A masterpiece in its class, Fullmetal Alchemist(FMA) is my choice of a must watch soap/anime. So much happens, there aren't only people, outrageous things, events, story-line.But one aspect stands apart, like an oasis in a desert, relationship.The above lines are true, one cant regain a 'lost' relationship, but are we 'losing' the living ones?Blatantly, NO!but why? Are we bored of relationships? Do we fear solitude or love gregariousness?Relationship is one thing that doesn't enjoy prerequisites. Afterall its a relationship, and no body knows when it takes birth.All of a sudden, it creates space uniquely for itself in the heart. The 'brothers' relationship in FMA is the best illustration where priorities lose to moral and emotinal obligations.With relationship comes great responsibility, something which we enjoy as a part of it.The Fullmetal Alchemist(Edward Elric) takes the pain to redeem his mistakes, which is infact an act of desperation to revive a 'relationship'.He puts his life on stake to regain his brother's(whose soul always wanders with his beloved brother) lost body. Together, they see 'life'- 'love' and 'hatred'.A tear-jerking journey ends rather strangely, and shockingly for fans like me its only a sweet memory. Ending this short series(51 episodes) has left many a fans disappointed, but truth is it has to end somewhere, like the relationships itself.Its always painful to experience such a plight, but memories are the ones that befriend us, to the grave, even the 'life' after death. I hope my lines would change others' minds(follow their heart indeed), help them watch this series, an emotional drama which every one must experience.

P.S. :1.)People cannot gain anything without sacrificing something.You must present something of equal value to gain something.This is the principle of equivalent trade in ALCHEMY.
2.)I have the full series in my DVD :P

1 comment:

Ginny said...

Very true, once lost is lost forever...and about losing relationships, its only because most of 'em out there aren't satisfied with what they've got..they just want to "grab a spoon" and as many as they can! The brother's senti was touching :)

P.S: Boredom brings out the best in ya!

Cheers!!!