Tuesday, July 10, 2012

So enough solitude, I decided, back with a bang I am.

Having left you in the lurch for two months, I have traveled  to Australia and back, stopped in Kuala Lumpur on the way, read a couple of great books, introspected on life and whiled away my time in general.

Lets start chronologically, The husband and I left for a 10 day trip to Australia on June 1st, stopped in Malaysia for one humid day and finally reached Melbourne on a chilly Sunday morning to be received by Bunty and Ram at the airport, to say it was a wonderful vacation would be a gross understatement. It was a replenishing experience, one that made me want to go to work after we returned. Visiting a foreign land, seeing how people live there,deciphering the landscape of their civilization, is something that changes your outlook to a great many things, it makes you more tolerant of the world and its people, at the same time bringing the humbling reverie that the Universe has so much to teach you.

Australia, with its vast unassuming beaches and chilly winds was the perfect vacation stop, we woke up on days without knowing which day it is and without bothering with the time. afraid of sounding too zen, I'll quickly throw in that I did a considerable amount of shopping too :)

I've started taking the Metro rail home fairly frequently and the vivid life that the Metro portrays often takes my breath away, the ladies compartment in the trains leaves you with such a cornucopia of colors that its hard to imagine a woman who would be uninteresting. there are DU students with their fuchsia colored nails and red framed glasses whose only worry in life seems to be a boyfriend or attendance, There are newlyweds whose faces are bright and eyes brimming with the prospect of returning home, The old ladies with their wrinkles who demand the seat if its not graciously offered, reminding you that Gray too is a shade.
The metro reminds you that everyone is going somewhere, some with hope, some out of compulsion, some grateful that the day has ended, regardless, all of the trains carry a different hue of life, Life waiting to be observed and captured. What a beautiful picture it is.