While gazing at the Tungabhadra River, I couldn't help but wonder about time. Like Hermann Hesse wrote in Siddharta: "Have you learned that secret about time? That the river is everywhere at the same time, at the source and at the mouth, at the waterfall, at the ferry, at the current, in the ocean and in the mountains, everywhere and that the present only exists for it, not the shadow of the past nor the shadow of the future." Nevertheless Hampi lets you wonder about those longforgotten days. Similarly, Indian literary tradition is full of examples where trees or rivers have acted as witnesses to events. The Bengali writer Sharadindu Bandyopadhyay wrote about the Tungabhadra River: "Just once, for only two hundred years, did the Tungabhadra live through halcyon days. A wall-enclosed fortress-city had grown around the statue of Birupaksha on her southern bank. The name of the city was Vijayangar... It wasn't so very long ago - barely six centuries in the past. But even in this short period of time, the memories of Vijayanagar's glory have been wiped out of people's minds. The Tungabhadra alone has not forgotten." Have you ever dreamt of bui,ding a time machine to see what it was like?
I want to be an example of a balanced life that is filled with positivity, self love and JOY. Because I know what it is like to feel the opposite. I’ve fought like hell to become the woman I am today, and I am proud of all that I have overcome.
I will stand for and show that:
1. Being positive is always the answer. Even when it’s hard to.
2. Respecting yourself AND others is so important, no matter if you have different views or opinions.
3. Integrity matters above all else.
4. Confidence is found within you, and your faith. Never from the validation of others.
I have grown so much. I am a strong bad a** and so are you! And don’t you ever forget it! There’s already enough negativity in the world. Be the sunshine That is all