Monday, February 11, 2008

Life in the fast lane....

Fast cars,expressways and a destination but no time to look around and enjoy the beauty a journey can provide.No time to connect to that small town we've just bypassed, no time to wait for to see that small festival going on that village that we would've crossed.What about the coffee/tea at the roadside stall while it's raining. Instead of using the laid back journey of a small state-highway we prefer to travel by the six laned highway and have our dose of tea/coffee at A1 plazas.Yeah we do reach our destinations faster but that's all about it.We've probably forgotten to enjoy something called journey. And if I see the analogy, the same is exactly happening even to our lives.
These are the thoughts that came to my mind while watching the movie "Cars".It's a animated movie about a hot-racing car Lightning McQueen by mistake drove into a town called Radiator Springs on the forgotten highway of Route 66.Where he met few other cars and he learned something called friendship.The drive on the old route 66 he took with Sally Carrera(the Porche) and how he exclaimed to her how can people just miss the awesome beauty of this road and abandon it for the new interstate. To which Sally said about driving on Route 66 " Well, the road didn't cut through the land like that interstate. It moved with the land, it rose, it fell, it curved" and then the best part "Cars didn't drive on it to make great time,they drove on it to have great time". And exactly what our lives have also become.We are running as fast as we can on this rat race but we've forgotten that we've just lost time and never was able to enjoy the time that just ran past us.We are running towards some obscure destination far away, not a bit bothered about what we've missed.We are making big strides in our career in great time, but we've missed to have a great time.
Wish I can find a way to the route 66 but it seems to be just fading away in the horizon.


Kalyan said...

Gone are the days when the road used to go meandering along with the valley. Now you cannot make out how beautiful and green is the valley. The road now simply cuts through the heart of the valley rapidly with great intensity. You don't get enough time to see what it is made of.

Kaushik said...

And one of the best example will be the one near home, the NH37, the section from Guwahati to Nagaon. The beauty is gone totally after they've started the work, but it's inevitable. To get something we need to loose something.