This post is derived from a fellow blogger Axinia’s post on her blog – http://1000petals.wordpress.com/2009/03/26/every-man-carries-within-him-the-eternal-image-of-woman/
It is an essay written by one of her friends and talks of the essence of the feminine form and its absolute role in our existence. Indeed it is a very complete thought and all the more well written. It begins with the able support of a Carl Gustav Jung’s quote: “Every man carries within him the eternal image of woman ….… a deposit, as it were, of all the impressions ever made by woman” – Collected Works 17:338, and what follows is nothing short of the extraordinary in terms of both the writing prowess and the quality of thought. A great read.
To me it was more relevant because it reminded me of this movie ‘Suraj Ka Satvaan Ghoda’ (Seventh Horse Of The Sun) (again!) where the script utilizes a rather similar thought (which is said to have been penned by Tagore). That scene I’m attaching here –
About the video clip: The reason why I wrote this post is that I find true of myself what the actor (Rajit Kapur) has to say: “mere man ke ander ek virahni nari basi hai, aur yehi nari apni katha kaha karti hai” (in my mind dwells a sorrowed woman, and she tells her stories through me)
I have previously had the exactly same thought, many a time, and was pleasantly shocked to see that it wasn’t an original thought. Obviously still, there was this subtle feeling of pride too, considering that Tagore has written it before 🙂
PS: Many thanks are due to Axinia: reading that essay, I was reminded (and profoundly convinced) again of the whole idea. Ofcourse, the essay itself was much better than what I had scribbled in my notebook. I had been planning to do a proper write-up on the subject for long, though I doubt whether I could’ve written anything as beautiful..