P.S – I wrote this blog while I was on my way to a college festival. 😛
This blog is dedicated to all those that unknowingly take an everyday adventure from their home to their workplace and back but have failed to notice the beautiful surroundings. For me personally, it is the daily commute to college which is a 20-minute bus ride & I make it a point to notice the things no one notices.
Let me give you some examples.
and that reminds me of a quote. ( Yes I have a quote obsession )
” People often say that ‘beauty is in the eye of the beholder,’ and I say that the most liberating thing about beauty is realizing that you are the beholder. This empowers us to find beauty in places where others have not dared to look, including inside ourselves. “
Go ahead notice the unnoticeable, soak in the pollution and breathe out the negative energies. and that reminds me of another quote. ( Yes, quotes are life, because I quote others to quote myself better)
So Look at the garbage man, look at the way he carries his bag. Is he carrying his trials and tribulations on his back? ( Okay now I’m being a little too dramatic) but what I am trying to say is always be curious, always wonder! Where each person comes from, what time they must have woken up, what may be the reason behind their hard work? Is it to support their family despite them being sick?
Look at that street dog that always wags his tail, jumps on you but you failed to notice the happiness in him and nudge him to the side to go home cause you’re tired.
P.P.S-Go and say hi to that street dog maybe this could be his face
Look at that aunty that drops her son/daughter to the school bus every day. Look at the way he smiles at her while waving a bye from the window.
Look at the shopkeepers, Think of them. What is their story!
Look at the people in the bus/train/taxi and wonder where they must be coming from or where they are going.
Everyone has a story and you should want to know.
Your thirst for knowledge should never go ( Wow, I was rhyming unintentionally)
I try to meet grandpa once in a while and that has literally been the motivation for me to use the trains, to sit down near the door and close my eyes and soak in the fresh air and admire the lush green tracks.
I’m talking out of an experience that even the slightest smile from a stranger can make you happy for the longest of time.
And I would love to conclude by saying that
EXPLORE EXPLORE. IT DOESN’T HAVE TO BE TO ANOTHER CITY OR A COUNTRY OR TO DRIVE TWO HOURS AWAY OR TO THE HILLS.
IT COULD JUST BE YOU TAKING A WALK IN YOUR LOCAL MARKET AND TAKING PHOTOS AND ASKING THEM ABOUT THEIR LIVES.
SOMETHING FRUITFUL ALWAYS COMES. I DID IT, CHECK IT OUT.
And I got a comment too
Because in the end time is an illusion
So look up and see the beauty that lies all around you.
P.P.P.S- All pictures are taken by me.