Life

How i forgot to enjoy a nice, sunny afternoon

July 21, 2008
Hot Chennai Afternoon
sitting in the comfort of my home
air conditioner at full blast
with the tv remote in hand
i lazily flip through the channels

one glance through the window
the street is empty
no dogs, no cows
not even the pesky little crows

rush back inside and grab the remote
flip through once again
stopping only at the news channels
quickly scanning the screen for anything

no mention of anything

quickly switch on the pc
type in the news channel websites
another scan through the pages
still nothing

my blood pressure at an all time high
sweating profusely at this unexplained phenomenon
i grab the towel and
grab a bottle of water from the fridge
rush back to the window once again

a minute had passed
nothing
another minute and it felt like an hour had gone past
but still nothing

head down
anxiety and worry written all over
i head back inside
switch off the tv and the comp
close my eyes and try to sleep

a distant sound of the msg tone
lazily woke me up from this “sudden” slumber
a look at the clock
and i had slept for more than 6 hrs
(without wanting to)

a quick peek from the window once again
darkness had fallen over the land
washing my face with some cold water
i attempt to unravel the mystery i was part of

munching a box of popcorn
halfway through the book
i realized my folly

sitting in the comfort of my home
worrying about people
who doesnt even care what i feel
worrying about things – inanimate (without feelings)
i forgot to enjoy a nice sunny afternoon

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note:
image courtesy: flickr.
inspired by childhood events. As a child, we start worrying about a lot of things that do not concern us. It could be anything from the dog that got hit by a bicyle to the person who tripped and fell down – they wouldnt care that we are worrying about them, but still we fret and worry about them a lot.
This one has multiple meanings 🙂
  • Raji Krishnan July 21, 2008 at 11:12 pm

    could visualize you doing all this.. so simple and well written!! yes sometimes we keep fretting all the time about a person who doesn’t deserve it, when someone is out there thinking all the time about us!! so so true!!
    cheers n love
    raji

  • Praveen July 21, 2008 at 11:39 pm

    Thank you Raji 🙂

    yes, lots of time it happens. It all changes when u realize how big a folly u had been doing when u actually sit down and think abt it.

    as you said, sometimes we worry about ppl who doesnt deserve it while “shoving” the one who thinks about us 🙂

    sometimes we realize it too late, and at times, we never realize.
    i am glad that i realized it now (early) than never.

  • Raji Krishnan July 21, 2008 at 11:48 pm

    very true..am happy you realized it.. whoever made you realize it, am happy they did!! somebody is out there who thinks of you and cares for you…
    cheers n love
    Raji