Travel makes you realise so much in life.
I, for instance, realised that being thin is equal to being invisible.
No, really. Here’s a sample of what I get to hear every day.
“You and my 3 year old son, both of you will fit in there. Easily. Don’t you worry.”
“Oh! But you’re so thin, why don’t you shift aside a bit more?”
“Can we swap places? You don’t need much space anyway.”
Excuse me? I pay for my ticket in full. I am entitled to what everyone else who has paid for the ticket is. I can adjust if I’m required to. But that’s about it.
Thank God though, people atleast remember to acknowledge the fact that I exist.
8 year old Tara found them drenched to the skin in the rain,
Crouched silently on the wet soil, fragile and meek, their eyes reflecting hunger and pain –
But, little did she know, as she carried them home, that she would never again have to be alone,
Little did she know, she finally had found the family she could call her own,
Little did she know they would soon become an irrevocable piece of her heart,
Little did she know that her furry four-legged friends would stick to her, until death did them apart!
There are potholes splayed open, there’s dung of animals splattered across, there’s garbage spewed in abundance, in every micron of space you find,
There are barricades drawn on every side, troughs ploughed out for projects that have been left far behind,
There are sidewalks (detours now, to motorists in traffic) that don’t have space anymore for pedestrians to walk,
There are share-autos drivers who find every traffic signal imperative to balk,
Phew! You really don’t have a choice, do you, but to watch your step as you go,
Because, with the Indian roads, clearly, you just never know!
Remains behind the scene,
A tad too hesitant to be seen,
She works her way into everyone’s heart,
For her magic lies in her skills, in her art!
Your time, you invest,
Spend it doing what gives you your zest,
With people who’ll stand by you, even when you’re a pest,
Create moments that’ll become the reason for your smiles, brightest!
Why be shallow, when you have a world so wide,
Why close yourself into a shell when you can open your mind; let yourself unwind,
Why live alone when together, you can be,
Why chain your emotions when you can set them all free!
Let’s stick on to each other,
Like ink on a piece of paper,
Let’s live in a fable, let’s live without a label 💖