I am done snacking and now my journey begins. Its 1:30 pm in the month of late April. April gives the image of flowers and greenery, but not really. These days were hottest of all. May and June are near and are relatively more hot but those months are spent under the roof of sweet home.
Its very hot. I could see movement of hot air on the road as one sees above hot sand of deserts or coming out of exhaust of vehicles. There were lesser birds chirping or flying. Most of the birds would be sitting over cooler or near the out pipe of air conditioners, though they were less in those times. Wind is blowing, sometimes the clouds are over my head and sometimes the scorching sun.The wind is not much such that I can soothe myself from this fainting heat.
When I walk, many times the shade of clouds would come over me and sometimes the sun will shine over my head. The times when clouds provide me with their shade, I would have relief for a few seconds from the scorching heat. Sometimes the movement of clouds are along the direction of my walk, so they are over my head for few extra seconds and when they move against my direction they would be over my head for fewer seconds. This will happen many times during my journey. The distance was long and my speed was less, tired from playing, studying and sitting on the joot mat for almost 6 long hours.
This story is about my thinking at that time when I used to return to my home. Well, there was heat, no doubt in that and there were clouds, who would soothe me from sun for few seconds. Whenever the clouds come over my head, I would start running irrespective of the direction in which clouds moves. I just think about reaching home as early as I could. I could easily spend a little longer time in cool cloud shade but I won’t.
If the direction of clouds is along my direction, I would run and cover a longer distance. Good for me. Longer distance travelled in the shade and nearer to my home. Although running made me sweat.
If the direction of clouds was against mine, I would still run, and sometimes faster than usual to cover longer distance. This time under the shade of cloud was least as one can easily see.
It was my usual practice, though now seeming pretty stupid and futile. This was my thinking at that time. Sometimes, I feel that I still run after some destination and neglect small yet cherishable moments of happiness.
The message I want to convey is, whether journey is short or long, we only worry and care about our destination. We do reach our destination, most of us do but in a hurry to reach, we neglect little moments of happiness and experiences that journey offers to us.
Same happens with our life goals. We think that once we reach some position or gain that much wealth, we would start enjoying. At that time we won’t be having any worries and can enjoy at our fullest. A total misconception.
So, always try to enjoy in the moment. Life is very short, before you know your golden years are gone forever. So, better get up and start loving your life. You’re not getting a second chance.
If you read this far then I am very grateful to all of you.