After a long day of juggling responsibilities, managing perceptions, meeting some expectations, failing others; all I want to do is go for a walk. Walking and me are kind of soul mates and we like to unwind the day together out on the bustling roads of our city. To give us good company, we invite Music and Breeze as well. Off late, Rain has also been keeping us company but it is not as predictable.
As we all go down together on the streets, we have around us – crowds of people, traffic, dust, noise and pollution. However, when we are on the road, none of these external environmental factors matter to us. We in fact don’t even notice them. Some of these factors might even be jealous of us as we are out there amidst all of them, yet alone, having a ball all by ourselves.
Walking is the therapy more for my mind than my body. As I tell the stories of my busy day to it, it helps me analyze the day objectively, put events and objects into perspective and trash the junk of anger and frustration if I have built any during the day. By the end, both my mind and body are rejuvenated.
We came together about an year back and have been out there together almost every night, sometimes alone, sometimes in company of others. As I grow old, I am not sure if Walking will still enjoy my company. I hope, if it likes me enough it will help me develop both my mind and my body so that we can enjoy each others company for many many more years to come.