How have y’all been ?
First of all, let me begin by sharing some important news- I’ve left my job and in the process, tried to reclaim my life.
Secondly, now since I’ve a lot of time at my disposal, I’ll try to write more frequently (this is one skill which I want to hone and master).
Let me get back to my musings.
Of late, I’ve been contemplating about life (well, to be honest, this is something which I keep doing all the time, but now as I am free of responsibilities and have a lot of free time at my disposal, I’ve begun to do this more frequently and more deeply :p )
It all started with an unassuming accident that I witnessed on my last day at work. Three of my colleagues and I had gone down post lunch for some dessert and a walk. While returning, a scooter rider collided with a car and fell just 5 steps ahead of me. Though, by God’s grace, it was not a major accident, as the road had a slight bend and vehicles were forced to slow down, but the more I think of it, the more I feel intrigued as well as scared by the ephemeral nature of Life.
It is so easy to loose track of life. We ourselves give more attention and focus to the trivialities, to the secondary things and seldom think about the bigger picture.
For instance, if the above accident had taken place just a moment earlier, I would surely have got impacted as well. And just imagine the outcome, if the road was not curved and the vehicles were cruising at a minimal speech of just 50 kmph. The outcome could have been disastrous.
What’s more unnerving, is the fact that in this grand scheme of things, I, by my mere presence at the wrong place at the wrong time, could have been affected in ways unimaginable.
Add to this, the fact that since the pandemic began, I had gone to the office just on that day.
These seemingly unlinked details could have turned my entire life upside down, only if a few conditions were to be changed here and there.
The funniest part of this all is that my three colleagues wouldn’t even be thinking of all this. And the sad part, for me, is that, they are living a very happy life.
Truly, ignorance is bliss!
But once you know, how can you ignore, right?