“Life is like an escalator. You see, it carries you on regardless. And you might as well enjoy the view and seize every opportunity while you’re passing. Otherwise, it’ll be too late.” – Sophie Kinsella.
This week I came to know that one of my good friends would be leaving the city. It shook my world for some time as I felt the icy cold grip of an utter sense of loss. But after some calls, some sleep, a shower and some elaichi tea, I realized that I had accepted the reality and was feeling better, now ready to share my next nugget with you! So here goes….
Life is like an escalator and we step onto it in the hope of reaching our destination. On our way up, we stand and watch others on the parallel escalator also on their way. Both of us are taken forward but in opposite directions. The same thing happens in life. As we go through life people step onto their escalators and for some time we can see them, smile at them, wave at them, sometimes if we stretch maybe we can even touch them for a second and then all of a sudden they are gone. Our paths were different right from the start and of course we knew it but in spite of that when given the good fortune , if even only for a moment for our paths to cross and we come to know each other,we conveniently forget that which we knew all along maybe coz we just didn’t want to remember- Life is an escalator and all of us are on our way to the destination.
“Attachment is the great fabricator of illusions; reality can be attained only by someone who is detached”- Simone Weil
Have an insightful week!