Monday, December 12, 2011

Live it!

Like, I said to a colleague the other day while coming back from an amazing meal, sometimes we are so busy living in London that we forget to look at it.

She agreed. We discussed how we can probably describe the road to work (and by road I actually mean the road) and not the people that we (don’t)see or the beautiful buildings that we again( don’t )see.
So that day after work, I stepped out of my office and looked. And saw. And realised what an amazingly beautiful city London really is.
I had never really consciously noted the beautiful architecture of the building bang opposite to office.
I had never paused to admire the understated but immense beauty of St Paul’s Cathedral which I walk past each day to work.
I had never noticed how trees had she their leaves and how pretty they looked decked up for Christmas. Who had put up the blue lights? And more importantly, when?
I had never noticed the little fountain. How pretty that looked!
I had not noticed how beautifully fresh the cold wind that I hid my face from was.
I had not noticed how with approaching christmas everyone was looking happier.
I had not noticed so many many things.
This is life. This ordinary day that has gone by is life. One day has gone past you. It was the day you could have done so much, seen so many things, laughed, joked, clapped, danced…it is gone. A small part of life as you know and (hopefully) love is gone. Just imagine how precious it was.
Sometimes, we are so busy living life that we forget to see. And admire. And appreciate.
I have realised that it is time to change that about me! And I am convinced I will J



Rahul Bhatia said...

Unfortunate but true! We rarely get time to enjoy small pleasures of life!

Shekhar said...

Absolutely true!! Hey, how about a post with pics of these places in the order that you cross them from home to work or vice versa? :)

shveta said...

thank u RP for sharing it :)

Gayu said...

small things matter a lot in life...
live those moments to the fullest...and you will be the happiest:)


AbhiLaSH RuHeLa said...

Nice. Hope that u will change soon. :-)

jigar said...

beautifully penned ! :)
completely agree with you.. we are so busy that we never notice certain things..

"I had never noticed how trees had 'she' their leaves.. " - shed*

SCORPRIA... said...

oh, i notice it all...everyday :)
sometimes, i'm so busy watching it all, i miss my bus :D

Tanishka... said...

Absolutely true... We miss on a lot of beautiful things around us in our hurry to finish our daily work....

Arpit Rastogi said...

ha ha.. aapne to meri ankhein khol di.. :P

Beautiful Post! :)

Sakshi said...

Yup,I agree! That there is so much to see, and yet we don't!
We are just adding years to life, instead of adding life to years!

Live2cherish said...

reminds me of henry davis poem leisure: "we have no time to sit and stare"

Raam Pyari said...


@shekhar- sure! Thats a great idea!

@shveta- :)

@gayu- very true!

@abhilash- :)

@jigar- yes, that should be shed. had seen that, but was too lazy and too busy to change it.

@scorpia- lols! you are just too cute!

@tanishka-true :)

@arpit- khule rakhna abb :P

@sakshi-beautifully said.

@live2cherish- :) lovely!

♪♪Happy Go Lucky♪♪ said...

Thats so true!
Nothing can compare to the pleasure we get from these small things in life :)