This is Life
Sometimes I wake up in the morning and wonder about life and its meaning. Mercifully, I do not like to drink deep from the well of wisdom. I am sure my brain cells thank me for not overtaxing them and so does my giddy heart, which has a healthy repulsion to pain.
Don’t get me wrong guys, What I am trying to do here is rationalize I guess. People do profound things; they go and sit with Anna Hazare who is protesting to get the Lokpal bill passed. People start the CSA movement, fight for women’s rights and so much more. Much as I admire it all, I don’t seem to have it in me to participate actively.
Yeah, the quintessential rebel MOI, my all time favorite hindi song, from the movie Hum Dono sums up my attitude beautifully …
main zindagi ka saath
nibhaata chala gaya
har fikar ko dhuen mein
udaata chala gaya
barbadiyon ka shok
manaana fizool tha
barbadiyon ka jashn
manaata chala gaya
har fikr ko dhuen mein uda
Yes, that song is my philosophy in life. Nothing lasts, we won’t either. The world will keep on spinning on its slightly tilted axis, when I am gone too. I hope and pray that it will be a better place, but I have my moments of cynicism, when I wonder …”Will we make a difference?” and I wonder “Have human beings changed since the times of the Dropas, the Mayans and those chappies who painted on cave walls and cut hieroglyphics on stone?”
I don’t know if things will improve or not. I don’t even know if people will remember me after I’m done with life. Frankly speaking, it does not bother me much. I know we are here on temporary visa anyway. In my understanding, this world and the life we live is an obstruction course, where a whole lot of challenges are thrown at us. There are folk, let’s call ‘em higher beings, sitting somewhere and watching us, much like Romans sat and watched the gladiators fighting. Oh no! They aren’t moralistic or prim and proper. They are watching us tackle the obstacles, munching the higher beings equivalent of popcorn and chips, drinking the higher being equivalent of Pepsi and booze.
They possibly have a whole lot of money staked on their favorites. I know I am one of the favorites. I provide them wholesome entertainment.
I can just imagine conversation between Higher Being 1 and Higher Being 2, sitting at a tabernae and watching us little beings (actually me) on a screen …..
H.B.1 : Oye, the female over there, you know that short chubby one? I just threw a googli at her.
H.B.2 : Pass me the HB kurkure and a HB beer. Which one?(HB1 points with his mouse) Oh that one! And what did she do?
H.B.1 : She fell. But then she got up, smiled and managed to go through. It was fun watching her. Good 3 earth years she took, but she did it. Very entertaining.
H.B.2 : She did that? Let’s throw a more twisted one at her. Bet she won’t manage that with a smile. Bet she quits.
H.B.1 : That is two bets. What are the odds? And how much are you willing to wager?
No wonder I wade through muck, get to high ground and then land in more muck
Keep smiling. You never know who is watching 😛 😀