The sun, the sea, the sand and the wind catering just to you, just for you making this experience hand crafted for you, for you do deserve some pampering in this hectic life. Let nature invigorate you; let her show you peace and happiness. Let the greens of the swaying trees and the howl of the winds and the caress of the cold waves show you what you have been missing in your life. A slice of nature. Mother Nature.
I pick up the next bottle of Kingfisher and open it and raise a toast to the company of the Gods and dreams and friends and kith and kin. Cheers to the New Year. Clink!
In my childhood, friendships meant and felt different. There was innocence and simplicity. Emotions flowed. There was love and that was well defined. Love among friends, love for the friendship between them, love for the awesome and happy times spent together. And when I think about it, I closed my eyes and I now find myself in a state I can’t put together.
I start with the desk and there are quite a lot of things lying here and there. There is this bottle of ink from Chelpark that hasn’t been used for ages, accompanied by a few Hero fountain pens competing alongside the only Parker I have. There was a Waterman somewhere there but I cannot find it now. I pull up my drawer and stash them back in it when my gaze fell upon that diary. I paused for a moment and pulled it out form the drawer. It was a year old and was filled with all the scribbles and notes I had taken while experiment with my madness.
Valleys and mountains and rivers and streams and trees and shrubs and flowers and flies and clouds and rain and sand and stones and seeds and fruits and gompas and stupas and churches and temples and kids and elders and mothers and fathers and drivers and riders and cars and bikes and trucks and buses and highs and lows and humps and gutters and turns and hairpins and ridges and cliffs are waiting for me just ahead.
Ten minutes in, I am at my desk clutching the candle in its holder and making way to the window that was flung open by the wind. I managed to close it but lost the light of the candle in the process. I set it down on the table and fumble for the matchbox I have in my drawer. I strike the match and light it.
You know what. All these kinds of days have been created to boost some of the industries that make a business out of the sentiments humans have towards particular emotions. Huh. Really. I never thought so. Yeah. It’s all clear now. So.
In the end only three things matter: how much you loved, how gently you lived and how gracefully you let go of things not meant for you. Buddha came up with this quote on life.........
I look for an aspirin tablet in my desk and end up with know. Instead my eyes catch the glimpse of the dog ears of my diary. I pick it up, blow away the little dust that had made it their resting place and flip through it.
I have been watching you for a while and it seems you are in quite a bit of a mess here. Umm. I don’t know. Who are you by the way? Me. Oh I am just somebody. Someone you meet down the lane while you go for your morning walk or when you take a cab to your work or when you play with your friends.