Thursday, 26 February 2015

river of life

                               Image result for ganges river                       



Immersing the ashes into the holy Ganges River, the Hindu priest prays

to the Sun-God for the soul to make a peaceful transition to the other world.


Isn't this a river of death?” piques the Englishman.


“Nay, this river is the life-giver. She flows satiating the parched, germinating 

the seed of life and dissolves the dead to commence a new beginning. Eventually,

all things merge into one”, answers Leila, calmly, in her white robes and freshly 

tonsured head, a sign of widowhood.


“Faith abounds here”, she says pointing to the swift current.


Leila clutches to a book on re-incarnation.


                              Written for Carrot Ranch - Flash Fiction Challenge