Monday, June 16, 2008

I Love The Ride

This post is being cross-posted from under the Writers Blend Leitmotif - Work. Now updated with pictures!...

Jacaranda trees in bloom, a shy lavender canopy…
Two children in slightly tattered clothes running by the side of the road, carefree and fearless- embodiment of a feeling of pure joy…
A broad stretch of tarmac upon which the wheels glide (Well, mostly) and a feeling of floating on…
A Wildcraft showroom with a multifarious window display and a reminder of my wild side, a passing flash of all my dreams for the road…

A view of the placid waters of a lake, ducks, geese and grebes swimming calmly oblivious to the rush on the busy road, a sudden sense of calm and a smile…

A Gulmohar tree in a boisterous orange bloom, unable to contain itself, pouring its joy out to a multitude that is too busy and too rushed to notice…a grin…how can it be so happy?!

Majestic Brahminy Kites decorating the skyline with their splendour, a graceful swoop and then a soar, a circle with wings outstretched, sheer beauty and another smile…










A peek at the many pots-and-plant sellers by the roadside, the soothing green…another glance at the gallimaufry of the earthen-ware seller up the road, the colours, the feeling of elation and wonder, of relaxation even amidst the rush…the irony…



A tree-lined road and the sunlight filtering through…the expanse of green and a mud path lit up by the warmly bright sun…a lone dog capering down that road…a wish to join it and caper along…

A milestone on the road…wait...its an idol…and the vehicles are carefully veering around it and continuing on their way…an unclaimed deity pitched on a busy road with no temple to shelter the protector; then again maybe not that uncared for, it has flowers at its feet…a strong urge to take its picture, the photographer in me disappointed by the hurry…and a thought – there are times when people avoid God too…

Songs in my ears…the beat and the melody…oblivion from all the honking and screeching around…my heart jiving along…all my favourite songs…a feeling of pure ecstasy!

With such sights and sounds, I could never hate going to work. The road that stays the same yet changes everyday like a movie that you’ve seen before but presents a different perspective the next time you see it…the music that fits every frame…even amidst all the pollution, noise and the sour faces that I have to drive through on my way to work everyday…I Love The Ride!

3 Thinkers Pondered:

Satish said...

"Beauty lies in the eyes of the beholder"

Most of us would only see and curse the traffic jams, pollution and delay in reaching office,.... missing these pretty sights.

This post definitely tells "Namma Benagaluru" is beautiful.

Nice post and keep them coming!!!!!!

Cheers,
Satish

Anupama Kondayya said...

Hey Satish,

Thanks again for the comments - on this post as well as on the last. You have no idea how big a favour you are doing to me by being a regular visitor and letting me know what you think of the posts.

And no doubt, Namma Bengaluru is beautiful beyond description and simply rocks!

Take care,
Anupama.

Jag said...

ah.. that oddity on Sarjapur road.. the carving stone in the middle of the road.. I look at it in amazement every day... wondering how many two wheeler riders have lost life and limb because of it... but it stays there silently.. and there are no blood stains that I can see :)A symbol of the strange, eclectic mix that is India :-)