Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Walking Smiling

Sleep...study... Study.....sleep.... I don't know which one I did more but that was how I spent my entire 19/11/2012. Towards evening, although little hungry and exhausted, I was in a mood for a very long walk. Perhaps a long and lonely walk that would take me to a place where hot and tazza samosas along with sweet jelibes are sold with sauce and peeper in abundance...Lol 

By the way, going for a walk has always enchanted me. It still does. A walk, especially in the evening hours enthralls my soul and elates my mind to a mystic level of experiences. A walk has always made my soul feel lighter. It was often during my evening walks that I felt the serenity and radiance of this beautiful life, -the true essence of our existence. It is for these reasons that I consider a walk-hour as the most spellbinding and magical moments which every soul should undertake every day. To me personally, walking alone has enabled me to be more thoughtful, more contemplative and more focused in my life. It always gave me the much needed energy and strength to cope up with my mundanely existence. 

But today evening, when I came out for my walk, those things were not in the remotest corner of my mind. Not even the recitation of baza guru! I had this strange thing in my mind that I even lack a word to express it. Let me put it this way. Well, I wanted to smile and try to make others do the same. Yes. Although over smiling risks being deceitful, I wanted to smile to any stranger I meet on my way. Through this I wanted to find out the kind of magic I think I have in smiling. Strange! Right? 

Few minutes into my walk, I crossed the Hanuman mandhir. There I saw a young lady. I presumed she was returning home from her prayers. As she looked towards me, I used all my might and guts to smile at her. Man! that was difficult but nevertheless, she smiled back at me. With that, my smiling mission began. 

Little further down, as I crossed the street where many homeless dwelled, I saw two young men who were complementing my watch. I thanked them and gave them my biggest and perhaps the brightest smile. After that, till I reached the famous samosa shop, I smiled at every soul that I saw on my way. At one point of time, I even smiled at a serious lady who was driving wolfswagon. She was surely not a league of my own to be smiled at. However to my pleasing sight, I saw her reciprocating my smile. Another point, a lady drove her scooter right up to my foot, but I dint move an inch. Rather I smiled at her and stood like a rock. She looked nervous but I gave her a reason to smile. Then I saw a furious man shouting on top of his voice over his phone. Surely, he didn't look pleased, but as he looked towards me, I gave him a faint smile. He continued shouting but he at least smiled for a second on seeing me smile. 

With that walk I thought to myself that smiling indeed has a magic. I also thought to my self that, its truly when you smile that the world smiles. I reached home happy and with lots of smile.

So smile friends and feel the magic of it. 

1 comment:

  1. hahaha, u true, smile and the world will smile with you cry and you cry alone ............gr8 read, was like a tonic to me , full of life and smiles everywhere.

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