Saturday, July 31, 2010


It’s kind of interesting that how many times people end up doing certain things while they are trying to cope up with completely irrelevant different things. This piece of writing by yours truly is another such brick in the wall. Its 0255 according to my laptop and I am not sleepy, and this is not new, this is a gift that I have earned by religiously putting in at least 12 hours of sleep through the daytime for the last 7 days.

What I wanted to write today was how life surprises you, how it evades you in its bid to keep you alive. How it makes you believe that you badly need something or you really want to end up in some place; but contrary to your expectations; when you actually achieve it that feeling doesn’t last long enough. You wish that it stays with you forever and you are always able to cherish it, which it does but still, layers of new ambitions, new memories get piled up on that glint in your eye, the pink on your cheek gets lost somewhere between the grey inside your head and of course the grey outside it.

But then somewhere in between reality strikes; and those who are not too busy either scampering to offices or making long calls to their loved ones; slowly understand that Life is not about the destination but the journey itself. It is not about who scored the winning runs but about how he battled within, it is not about whether you scored a 99%ile but about how happy you were when someone made tea for you while you were awake studying. It is these little feelings that life is constructed from and comprised of; and if while scampering for the top we ignore the pebbles that we cross by we might end up missing a lot.

And one can understand these things only when they have the time to reflect, to stand back and take a look at what’s going on around them. The power of observation becomes very important. I feel it is absolutely necessary not to do anything for some days, from time to time, it brings you closer to yourself. It reignites the flames within, it brings the joys of life back, it rekindles the child in you and it gives you the second wind. I; my dear friend am going through such times, and let me tell you one thing, I am happy. I feel happy. I don’t know what organization am I going to work with, I don’t even know if I am ready or not, but still I am not worried, I know this feeling will help me get the best out of me. I feel now, that as a person I know myself better, I know what makes me happy or what I wish for. This phase has helped me realign myself; it makes me feel that I have grown within. Most importantly I have learned to leave the balls outside the off stump alone, and that I think is very important in life.

This article might have started somewhere and ended up somewhere completely different, but it doesn’t matter; but didn’t I tell you already “It is always about the journey not the destination”.

Nisarg Mehta
Happily Unmarried
Amaltas 12

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