Bridge the Gap

Karan and Hemant were two best friends, but now they are not on speaking terms.
The reason?
Political differences.
They are staunch supporters of the two different parties. One evening they were discussing the political scenario of the state in the group. Discussions led to arguments that followed heated exchange of words.

Does it not sound familiar?

It happens very often in our friends circle as well as within the family. And the reason may be anything, but the most prominent one is the difference of opinion that hurts the two hearts.

One’s ego is hurt and the other’s is inflated. The balance is disturbed.

Just imagine what will happen to this bamboo sculpture, if a harmony is lost by moving the stacked bamboos back and forth.

We meet many people in the life, and
some of them make a home in our hearts, become an integral part of the life, dominating our every moment, but suddenly they get lost, become stranger and then out of touch.

It happens everywhere. Something goes awry, then arguments arise, doubts arise, some old issues arise and the mountain of misunderstandings makes the whole thing so complex that it’s difficult even to think how to proceed further. A complete deadlock.

Their numbers continue to stare from the mobile phone, but the question is who will restart.
“But why me?” keeps crippling the mind.

No looking back! But what shall one get? You destroy your own interior. Finding faults and shortcomings is a good thing if it starts with the self. Not everything that meets the eye is true. Trust can move a mountain, but doubt can build a new one.

When a wound is inflicted by a loved one, it’s true that neither blood comes out nor sighs, but who is going to apply the ointment of affinity, and who will get comfort. Of course, it’s mutual, but ice has to be broken somewhere by someone, and that can be achieved by mutual understanding. Only one who is alive, can be flexible, can bend, not the dead one.

So let’s not build walls, but bridges to connect souls, to bridge the gaps between you and me.

–Kaushal Kishore


  1. In this post, Kaushal, your wisdom shines like a beacon of safety on the stormy sea. Mind the gap, the voice is saying on the underground platform, and this should be imprinted in our souls. Life is so short, and to waste it on misunderstandings and inflated ego trips is foolish beyond words. And one day it could be too late, leaving us weighed with guilt and burning thought – if only…

    Thank you, Kaushal, for the outstanding presentation!


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    1. I’m in agreement with you, Joanna that we should not fritter our precious time on trivial things. Thank you, Joanna, for your kind words and sharing your pearls of wisdom


      1. You are more than welcome!


        PS. After three weeks of waiting I have received the book about my father and his work with important photos and drawings. I will now be able to gather all interesting details I promised to give you, when you kindly expressed interest in my father’s achievement. It will be probably a couple of weeks but it will be done.

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  2. It is a very unfortunate situation when people vehemently disagree on this or that. One of our very close relatives is a staunch member of one political party while we are strongly in favor of the other. We constantly tiptoe around the topic of politics but sometimes it is unavoidable and the arguments that ensue are terrible. What a shame when families cannot get along. Is it any wonder why the people of the world are constantly at odds? Thank you for this terrific piece, KK. ✌🏼 🕊️ 🌍

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    1. You have very well brought out what I wanted to put across. It’s so common and so frequent now. Sometimes two candidates from two different parties come from the same family. Thank you, Nancy, for sharing your own experience!


  3. Ah I really love this piece, dear KK. Our different perceptions are what make us divinely human, it should create bridges not walls…that is so wisely written. Thank you for being authentic and for sharing your honest perceptions, dear friend. Really well done 🤍🤍🤍

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  4. Eloquently said, KK! Too many have lost the ability to “agree to disagree” and therefore are deaf to any view but their own. Definitely need more bridges in our lives! 💞💞💞

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    1. You’re absolutely right, Dawn, we need more bridges, for which consensus has to be arrived at, despite differences. Thank you for sharing your beautiful thoughts 😊💕💕

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  5. There’s no winning when trying to change minds and be right.
    Sometimes misunderstanding sadly become understanding that you may have really never understood each other from the beginning and moving on is better for both people concerned. It’s heartbreaking though indeed! ❣️

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    1. You’re right, Cindy, in such a situation, there is no winner. Opinion may differ, but it should not unnecessarily create a wall between the two hearts. Thank you for reading and sharing your beautiful thoughts 😊❤️

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    1. You’re right, Cheryl, the situation has deteriorated. .ore surprising is that highly literate politicians also behave and speak like illiterate ones. Thank you for sharing your thoughts!

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