The city and its frenzy drives me crazy and seldom do I spend time thinking about the soothing and peaceful things in life. Every one is in a mad rush either to reach office, school or college. The moment the signal is green vehicles rush to the other signal like swam of bees rushing to attack someone! But then it is paucity of time, burden of work, the ever demanding lifestyles which we lead that leaves us with hardly any time to pursue anything else.
This post comes from what I experienced visiting a small village in Kerala. Amazing serenity surrounds your mind, warmth of people builds the emotion, a place where you want to nurse your questions about the delectable food and scenic beauty sweeps you off your feat. I would say Kerala is handmade by God. The very thought of coming back to the hep and happening metro city (Bangalore) saddened me. I wanted to spend more time in the arms of nature where lush greenery surrounds you where ever you go, lovely paddy fields sway with the evening breeze as if they were singing their mellifluous song.
But sigh I had to of course come back home which is one of the most advanced cities of India- Bangalore, where life is so mechanical. In city time is tissue. Yes I say that because people just use it and throw it away, memoirs of life in a city are as good as photos framed on walls, short lived and momentary and then just hang on the wall.
I grew up in a small town and much to my surprise, people are contended with everything in life. But my thirst for great exposure and quest for success drew me to various cities which filled my heart with great thrill. The glaring lights of cities, tall buildings, the fast pace of life, shoppers’ paradise, pubs, discotheques, the huge malls and at least a hundred brands to choose from was such an attraction for me. But then after 8 years of basking in the glory of cities and some extremely bitter experiences I realized, success, money, enjoyment seem to be bliss. But then like it is said, materialistic things are short lived, once maturity dawns upon you, all these things seem so shallow. All you need is peace of mind, body and soul. Of course, living in denial is not something that I suggest.
It is very essential to discover, grown in all aspects of life, crave for more and be successful, but at the cost of what is left to individual’s choice.