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Another Day Gone By!
A few minutes back I wanted to start this conversation by saying:
“I just finished reading Absolute Khushwant by Khushwant Singh with Humra
Quraishi a few days back. Liked it very
much, he has been one of interesting personalities I have known in my lifetime.”
But then a few minutes later I didn’t know what to write further. Well there is
no doubt he is an amazing personality, someone who has always written
fearlessly for sure. The best part of the book was cover page, It summarised
the content in just one line “ The Low-Down on Life, Death and Most Things
And then my thoughts wander back to the sight of an old lady.
She is the vegetable vendor who sits outside a shop near my house. This lady is
very much an interesting character indeed. She is old but not hapless. She is a
very jovial business woman indeed. I see her always having an interesting
conversation with almost all her customers. They all seem amused by her sheer
I again hit a dead end. Not sure what more I can add about
this old women. I have never had any conversation with her. I have never bought
any vegetables from her. But whenever I look at her as I pass by her shop, she always
has a smile on her ripe face. I see her smiling at me as if she knows me dearly.
That smile at times is very reassuring.
As I get set to hit the bed and kiss the world good night,
there is a flash and I see the face of the old lady, smiling as she always does. Somewhere deep
within, I feel it’s a mystical way in which almighty is trying to reassure me,
that there are plenty of kind hearts in this world. A world which he never wanted
but has now turned into place less kind and less joyful.
It was yet another Friday or billions of
earthlings. May be it was a mundane day ahead for
some and exciting for others. An exciting day ahead for the ones who were certain
of the joy to be unwrapped the next day, the weekend. Well, in my case it was
the former. Blame it on being one amongst the many who work on Saturdays.
The distance between us questions possibilities, Two souls who connect yet shall stay detached, Life running along parallel tracks that shall never meet, Yet hope says they would someday be entwined. UnInhibited feelings spoken, thoughts exchanged, Unassuming how the world would read them, Prejudices can't be fought, let free thoughts sail, It's a battle less spoken, but I know many shall be fought. Feelings expressed in words for many are view points, Sometimes misunderstood, unacceptable for few. Thoughts expressed are sometimes song of a bleeding heart, These emotions maybe shunned by many as no art. Questioned and unacceptable orphan thoughts, Wish to die accepted, but denied and stay detest. Don't let yourself be consumed by the opinions of others, Your soul deserves a sweet song, let it be one about it's zest.
The other day in midst of a long tiring journey from the airport I zoned out in thoughts, looking outside the window. What was I thinking? I was trying to fathom as to what's the single most element distinguishing mediocrity from excellence.
A lot of us have this beautiful idea in our mind to be achievers of some sort. Each individual has their own definition of excellence. All of it leading to creating a happy space in our minds. But these remain mere ideas and definitions in our head.
We have a lot of clutter occupying our minds. Some of it even includes being less appreciative of others success. Being too bothered about right and wrong of others choices. A bunch of useless thoughts which in no way are going to be helping us in our pursuit of happiness. When we are done with all the wining about the world and people in it, we get on with our mediocre life.
We seem to believe that there is solace in the cocoon of mediocrity.
"There are no easy ways, no escapes, Yet we wish s…