Jun 11, 2010

Walk Of Life

There are certain turns that your life unexpectedly makes sometimes that you just don't get the point of. Maybe that's because you're not supposed to. I suddenly realize that I am 19,for instance. There's no going back on the past years and there's a whole future ahead of me(I hope! ). So I try and take 'The Walk Of Life' with a smile...And on this walk, which happens to be in the rain and is more of a jog than a walk, I start wondering why it is that some people just can't be happy for others. Or for themselves for that matter. Why a friend has to hold on to YOUR past and haunt you with it. Why do some people believe that they are holding on to an almost broken thread when they know that it need not be the case and just truly saying what you feel could prevent you from having that misconception? 

And now, for some very odd reason, I am remembering myself swinging. The swing is put there especially for me when it is not the monsoons in Calcutta. It is in my grandmother's garden in her beautiful house in a small quiet lane in Alipore. I see the squirrels and the birds and the star-fruits. The ones that my grandfather would order the gardener to pluck for me before the crows ate them and then fondly send it to me knowing that I loved having it with black salt(which smells of fart,FYI). I get glimpses of the gray sky through the leaves swaying in the wind. I feel something refreshingly new. Freedom.

5 comments:

kittu said...

i can totally relate to the first paragraph rite now man. the certain unexpected and rough turns that u experience in ur life. but i hope everything happens for a reason.

awesome stuff man, im learning alot from reading ur posts.

Sayak Shome said...

The concept of time is actually a very vague one. We don't really know and can't possibly define and divide time into distinct groups, namely the past, present and future. I think, we, rather our minds shift to different dimensions from time to time. It's like the to and fro motion of the swing; when we move forward we try to glimpse our future, when we are at the mean position we are observing the present and when we move back we delve into our past. The sudden feeling of fear that occurs when the swing moves too far or the pivots creak are the haunting memories; whereas the feeling of joy that occurs while having star fruits with black salt are the wonderful memories. The walk of life sometimes requires one to jog, sometimes sprint and sometimes just stop for a while, look back and watch the road travelled so far. Nice post! :)

Naman Saraiya said...

:)

sanaya said...

What I have learnt is that you cannot change what others do or say....but you can change your perception, and free yourself from being disturbed by past events.

namit said...

well written...n i noticed u dont reply to comments...y so..??