As I See It-II

A friend had commented on an earlier post (click the link for the original post) that made me think what I was thinking just the other day while walking back from my classes might be worth sharing!

It was a hot Friday afternoon. It had been a while since I had walked alone. The sun burned bright in all glory. And there was silence. Silence, except for the rustling of the dry leaves under my feet.
It was a long walk back to the hostel.I checked my phone. No new messages, no missed calls, and no balance.I looked into my bag. No iPod either. It would be a lonely walk with just me and my thoughts. I had walked these paths many a time, sometimes, like now, with the sun at its glory, and sometimes at night, when the pale blue moonlight washes over it all. Sometimes in the evening, when the streets are buzzing with activity, with people returning from classes, going out with friends, or just aimlessly roaming around. And sometimes early in the morning, at 7:30, when the unlucky few who have just woken up and shoved down breakfast hurry to class, still in a daze. And I had been one of those people, too. One of the people rushing to class in a hurry, or one among the giggling girls- chattering away, or even one among the random set of people wondering “Why am I with them?”
And I have walked these paths in winter,now that it’s here!When you savour the sun’s warmth during the day and shiver at night. I have walked these paths in the rain, trying hard to avoid the puddles! And then, sometimes when its too hot and its pouring I just walked out into the rain and let it drench me from head to toe. Or sometimes,I have made it a point to jump on all the puddles on the way.

I see one of my friends walking hand-in-hand with her boyfriend. Cute couple, I say to myself while yearning for one of those walks again.I remember those walks, a year ago,when such things were wonderfully new and exciting. And I smile, lost in my thoughts.
But life from then has changed. For one, a lot more seems to be happening around me all the time. Before I realize it the day has turned into a week. But maybe, more than the things around me,it’s me who has changed.Become more social and relaxed in peoples’ company. I feel the need to do more things now. And, surprisingly, I enjoy them too. I actually like being busy. Life seems to be good for now. It is tiring, but its fun too and it promises to get even better!

Here’s a photo taken in Konark!My initial reaction was,
“Oh thank you for the heads-up,I really did NOT know!:P”



3 thoughts on “As I See It-II

  1. Too bad more didn’t see it your way. These days it seems to me that most people walking around are pretty much oblivious to their surrounding–due to the presence of a smartphone. …either lost in music or completely focused on the screen, texting. While that’s not exactly bad–after all music is a good thing and maintaining relationships is certainly core to life–it does mean that for so many a treasured part of life is left fallow.

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