Oct 18, 2013

Misty Roads !





I took this picture in Lonavala a few weeks back. It was raining heavily and the hills were enveloped in clouds. Driving through the mist felt very surreal and eerie. 


We couldn't see anything beyond a few feet. But then we would drive those few feet and then the next few feet would become visible. We completed the 
entire journey like this and managed to reach our destination safely.

I like to believe this is what life is all about. So many times we are unsure of what lies ahead, we are not able to see the future clearly and that’s what makes us scared to take the first few steps toward something we want to do.

But do we really need to have the whole journey mapped out ? Do we really need to see the whole road ? If we could clearly see what lay ahead it would take the fun out of everything wouldn't it?


I remember when we rounded a turn and suddenly saw a spectacular waterfall through the mist. It seemed all the more fantastic because we were least expecting it.




All we need is the courage to take those first few steps and slowly step by step the whole road will unfold !

If you people are wondering about the profound wisdom I seem to be suddenly spouting on the blog, Let’s just say that this post is a reminder to self :-) 

35 comments:

  1. C'est la vie, Ruchira! If we knew all that was coming to us, what would be the fun? It is the difference between watching a match live and watching the replay the next day :)

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    1. How true .. knowing the future would take out all the fun !

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  2. Yes. Most of the times, the life's surprises are fun. :)

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  3. Expected the unexpected :) Thanks for reminding me of our trip.

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  4. The life's unexpected surprises are the gems to cherish and remember.

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    1. How true .. we cherish things more when they are unexpected !

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  5. Just what I need to think too. Thanks :)

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  6. I truly believe that the best blog posts are the ones that the writer writes for him/herself. Like this one.

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  7. Loved your musings! Planning is good, but expecting the unexpected has its thrill. Loved the post so I guess you must spout wisdom more often :).

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    1. Thanks Rachna. Glad you liked it !

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  8. I have always believed that the beauty of life lies in the way it unfolds. A present is more interesting if it is wrapped and gifted.

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    1. How true Amit ! Surprises are almost always good :-)

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  9. Even though we know that beauty lies in uncertainty, we try our best to find more about our future. It is human nature. You have beautifully merged the thought with this lovely pic.

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    1. Thanks Alka. And in the quest to find out about our future we very effectively ruin our present.

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  10. Profound thought so beautifully and simply explained. :)

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  11. Let's just say I love this profound 'note to self' that you have shared with us. :)

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  12. Notes to self always brings out more beauty.

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  13. This is how I often explain things to myself too...In fact I quite like to do the same thing while traveling I hold no expectations of the place I am to visit and so every single element of the trip comes off as a wonderful surprise to me :)

    Richa

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    1. This is all the more applicable while travelling Richa. To much planning is never good and takes out all the fun from a trip !

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  14. Simple n beautiful post, that I too can use as a reminder. All we need is courage to cover those few unknown steps, it sure does lead to newer experiences...some which we cherish for life n some which make us wiser n more prepared for future!

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  15. If we could see the whole journey, I think a lot of us, including moi, would be so terrified, we'd rush back home, bolt the door and hide under the bed. Taking things a little at a time is the best way to live life's journey.

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    1. How true. One step at a time is the best way to go !

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  16. Beautiful indeed! Nature shows its fury once in a while though!

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    1. So it does ! Glad to see you here Giribala !

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  17. THis post is liek a reminder to me too
    Lately have been through tough unexpected situations and loosing courage ,may b I hav to jst let the moment Pass
    thanks for this crisp and clear post which reduced the fog intensity infront of my eyes :)

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  18. Wonderful analogy!! It is very true .. Do we really need the entire route mapped out? Not at all! Like you said, unkown pleasant surprises are more enjoyable. Lovely post. Am really enjoying your blog

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