I started my journey, Through a random space unknown, I didn't know the destination, But I knew that this, Will create memories, Memories that won't fade, From the heartbeat, I had skipped when I started, To the first experience I had, It was all about exploring, Exploring world, Exploring people, But most of all, Exploring myself.
The air, the vibes, The birds, the animals, The creatures, The dusk and the dawn, The sunrise and the nightfall, The colours that sky held, The acquaintances, The encounters I had with people, The places that had songs of its own, The background, the scenery, The greenery and the wilderness, The trees and the bushes, All of this and all of that, Words fall short for what I now have.
I tried clicking pictures, That didn't satisfy myself, I tried fitting it in my vision, As far as it could go, But didn't rich beyond, And hence after everything, What I saw was the something, That made me repeat, What I did all the time, Travel! Travel to places, That's humanly impossible, To places that soothe, To places that give peace, Away from chaos, As it always does.
The Experiences and the Journeys, The Pictures and the Images, The Methods and the Routes, The Maps and the Adventures, The Bagpacks and the Tents, The Languages and the Scriptures, The Traditions and the Customs, The Localites and the Outsiders, The Tourists and the Settlers The Places and the Destinations, The different Food and its different Taste, All of this and all of that, Makes every Journey, Every Destination reached, Worth the Travel!
There are things in life that matter to you. Then there are people who just make you happy. Be it a simple smile, an assurance of being there, their voice, or a video call. Spending even minimal 5 minutes with them before going to sleep at the end of the day makes your life worth the survival.
So, this flower vase in the image below just existed in my room for last few months. It had dust all over it. Also, because it was kept in a corner, it had been home for spiders who very craftily designed their web around it. Then, no one really noticed it. Today, my Mom being "Mom" cleaned it, washed it and you can see how fresh it looks. The red colour looks brighter than ever and also it made me notice it, not because, red colour has maximum wavelength but because it's CLEAN. That is what happens even with humans. We get attracted or we love spending time with people who're Clean, Honest by character. The smile, the VC, the assurance I spoke about previously was something only a Clean and honest person can offer you. Such people are like these flowers. The make us notice them through their fresh vibe and clean character. Real essence is something they come with naturally making us feel NICE and better at times after having a tough or rough day. Just one look at them and we feel relaxed, content. They just bring a smile on your face. These Little Things matter more than anything in this world. And people who know the value of Little Things have that Real essence in them which instantly gives us relief no matter what we go through.
The moment the Sun rises, The moment those shiny rays Fall upon my eyes, And I wake up Stretching my arms, Tying my hair up in a bun I think of you.
I look at my cell phone, Check my notifications, Search for something, Which I won't find, Then I check my messages, Hoping one from you, I think of you.
I head out for a jog, Put on my earphones. Radio plays a song, "Memories bring back memories" Attached to you and yet again I think of you!
I come back home, Get ready for the day, Have my breakfast, And suddenly my eyes fall On the Calendar, I notice the date, And yes I think of you.
As the day passes by, I finish my work commitments. I get up from my place, stretch a bit, Make tea for myself, And peak outside the window, The sprinkling showers, Remind me of you!
I distract myself, Spend some time with family, We talk, we gossip, we converse. The clock strikes 8:30, I check what's cooked for dinner, And Fenugreek's aroma attracts me, Now you know, whom I think of?