Friday, February 03, 2006

Fate and her Irony

 

Shah Jahan who built the Taj Mahal to potray the love for his wife - Mumtaz, was prisoned by his son in the last years of his life. He was held in Agra fort overlooking the Taj Mahal and spent the last days watching the monument he built to demonstrate his love. It is ironic that the man who had the power to command such a grand definition of love, was not allowed to visit it by his own son. When I took this photograph with a glimpse of the Taj Mahal on the horizon, I felt the fragility of power we strive so hard to achieve and sustain. Posted by Picasa

3 comments:

Aravis said...

That's a keen observation, Rivi. Beautiful photo and thoughts.

Dayaan said...

This ones my favourite.

Tracy said...

Yes, I agree. We are but stewards of the things of this world - we "possess" them for a short time and then God bestows them on another - power, land, wealth, things, etc. Your picture and thoughts beautifully illustrate this truth. I believe we delude ourselves if we believe them to be truly ours. May we be thankful for and good stewards of what we are blessed to have during our time.