Thursday, 19 February 2015

Interstices...

Of late, I have observed myself constantly searching for interstices in daily life..those occasional gaps that we grab.. It appears as if those are the best parts of everyday. Okay, I don’t mean to say that the interval is the best part of a movie…But at times, they are. Those are the openings which are like sanctioned moments for doing something just because we like doing it. There are also possibilities that we gain them during uncontrollable situations demanding a wait for a considerable period of time. When for some reason, you reach office early (Damn it ! Why should I start working when my stipulated time is 10 o’clock???)…Those 10 minutes..From 9.50 am to 10 am..Are yours..To do what you want to do. This may look such a small period..But mind you, if you actually use those minutes made up of say, 600 seconds..which may fly away just too fast,  (Yes..Life is unfair…It is like that..That’s why we always feel that a Sunday is made up of  just a few  hours and a working day looks never-ending ! And that’s the same reason why everyone says that the longest 5 minutes are the last minutes of a lecture and the shortest ones are the minutes before the bell rings at an exam hall!), that will give a lasting impact on your mind for the whole day!

If you are a bit too lucky, you may be blessed with interstices for even a day! Fine..That’ll be a bit too far to go..Half a day would do. That unexpected ‘off’s you get in bits and pieces here and there! Yes. The client delays giving the data or comes late due to some preoccupancy, the server is down due to a technical glitch, your meeting hasn’t started yet, your colleague is held up in traffic, you go out for lunch and the cook seems to be preparing your dish forever even as you smell your stomach burning, or for some impossible reason you’ve finished your job and waiting to start the next. Though a combination of all these would never really materialize, still it’s possible that one or two of these might pop up together at times.  These will be like bonanzas.. And this is the time when you dig into the mines of your mind to find out those unfulfilled little desires..To thoroughly and unhurriedly enjoy a cup of coffee with a lot of introspection..To just google up to find out some interesting or amazing aspect that you’ve been hunting for so long but never have found time to…To give a surprise call to your long lost friend (hope it brings down the never-ending ‘you-are-so-busy-to-call-me’ dictum at least to a small extent)…To just observe people around and feel mischievously satisfied that they’re still working when you are enjoying your transient escapade from the monotonous routine…Or to go the philosophical way and to simply close your eyes and just envision where we are actually heading to in the long run…

These things may seem very frivolous and insignificant. But, let me tell you, these are the only moments we really do ‘live’. Such a perspective is in any way better than fussing about why we are made to wait. Of late, we are too obsessed with livelihood that we tend to forget the larger picture. Like someone said, even as we give importance to the means, the end should always be in sight. And all this hurry would inevitably be to end up on an armchair with a newspaper and a cup of coffee, reminiscing with a gentle cynicism all these ‘busy’ days that fled too fast to stick on as a memory…

A Simple Message...

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