Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Bus Ride


A day before my friend and I boarded a crowded bus. He immediately got a window seat on the right side. Sometime later I too got a window seat but on the left side.
After we stepped down at our stop my friend asked me, “Did you see the obscene cat fight between those heavyweight aunties?”
“No, I didn’t see any. By the way did you see the elephant? Its trunk was embellished with gold!”
“The what? No! What about the kid showing some awe inspiring dance moves at the traffic signal?”
“I don’t know.” I shrugged. “But I’m sure you must have noticed how the auto rickshaw rammed onto the biker. It was some scene.”
My friend stared at me blankly.

Though we travelled the same distance, via the same route, but my friend and I saw, and missed, different things respectively. The funny thing was while we were down with the excitement of witnessing those things we forgot the fact it was a journey after all. And in a journey everyone is not meant to see everything.  

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25 comments:

aditi said...

true....many imp things in life remain unnoticed quite often.....

Think Fast... said...

Very true.We see things differently. We all have different needs, different perspective and views :)

Novoneel Chakraborty said...

Thanks Aditi and Devyani for your comments! :)

Priya Gnanasekaran said...

Nice thought which would make ppl think too. Good one...

Novoneel Chakraborty said...

Thanks Priya! :)

Suvanjana said...

wow....great way to put it... keep thinking.. :)

Novoneel Chakraborty said...

Thanks Suvanjana! :)

Payel said...

We forget dis simple thing in life n get engaged with some silly things...

Novoneel Chakraborty said...

Thanks for your comment Payal!

chenar verma said...

true words @Novoneel Chakarborty...

Novoneel Chakraborty said...

Thanks Chenar!

Anonymous said...

very nice.....If we could see everything life would have been more filled with tension and anxiety :-)

myselfriya said...

no words 2xpres!

Neeraj Kapoor said...

good composition,
have u checked the bag under the seat. No, it was a bomb in the bag. it did not worked...all the best for the rest of ur life...u never say thanks to ur breathe...

NiTi said...

True...Life is journey...and every person saw different sides & try to compare it with others...but that's not true

parul jain said...

so true..

Amal said...

Then wat do we mean by wen we say, 'Two bodies one soul'????

silentdreamz said...

That's fun... Seeing life through someone else's life... :)

Harshada Vinaya said...

Liked the Blog..
:)

Novoneel Chakraborty said...

Thanks Harshada!

Anonymous said...

loved your blog :D awsum :) :)

sreya said...

loved ur blog :D :)

Novoneel Chakraborty said...

Thank you!!

Ankana said...

Loved it..:)

Anonymous said...

In a jouney we want that the other one should see everything what we want him to see..( thats belief) And in a journey everyone is not meant to see everything... (thats truth)