Where Clouds Meet
Where Clouds Meet is a novel by Tahir Mehmood that depicts various facets of life encompassing love, peace, conflict, existence of pervasive evil, and the unceasing desire and struggle for virtue. Life which is ubiquitously diverse and ever changing, presents itself to be explored in all its manifestations. Thus, it unleashes an unending and insatiable search for human species to explore, understand, define and construct life into an ever-cherished heavenly image.
Tahir Mehmood remains an ardent student of the mysteries surrounding human life, love, conflict and passion. He is a traveler cum-nomad by passion and habit.
Ali had first learnt about ‘survival of the fittest’ in his college days, and then experienced in his military life that ‘survival is a virtue which keeps hope alive to fight for another day, and today, through display of an unparalleled courage, he proved that ‘going beyond the ethos of survival for a higher cause is one of the highest forms of virtue.”
Tutu listened to this wise Homingo attentively and they kept conversing without spoken words. “Each heart speaks and understands the language of love and truth without spoken words, and there is a need to cultivate love and truth in Homingoes’ hearts,” the philosopher Homingo said. Tutu asked the lonely sage if it would ever be possible that complete Homingoes’ race could be transformed, he replied in a soliloquy, “We once left heaven in the quest for knowledge, and only a higher form of knowledge steered by wisdom will bring us back the haven of love and truth that we have lost.” “And what about an ideal life?” Tutu could not stop enquiring. “Life remains undefined, but let’s live it with the best practices possible. Ignore not the powers of evil and tackle those with a matching craft, yet never lose sight of a greater virtuosity. Life is mysteriously exotic, and its meanings will unfold by living it with courage and wisdom. Live on!”.