After lot of wonderful Mozzarella Cheese and French fries on my vacation, I have put on so much weight that I felt like weighing machine was crying loud and shouting at me to step down. So now every day working out has become mandatory and I chose to walk everyday for an hour.
I take different path everyday to keep myself motivated, but yesterday I decided to check out the park which was getting renovated. As a pleasant surprise the park was all renovated and I saw so many people in it. I readily got into it to continuing my walk for another hour.
Trust me this walk of an hour had so many things in it, I felt it like it pumped me up with loads of energy, hope and wishes about my life. After a day’s hard work I felt like I came here to refuel myself.
Hence I say PARK – my PETROL Bunk which is People, Enthusiasm, Thoughts, Rules, Obesity and Love Bunk …
People: My first walking lap I was listening to music and I decided only to observe the facial expressions of everyone I see. Wow it got me so curious that I switched off the music but let the headphones in the ear, Hoping people don’t stop talking as I cross them. Anyways they seemed to be least bothered and continued talking. Most famous topics
- Politics – Men around 50s
- My daughter in law did this – Mother in-laws around 50s
- My Mother in law told like this –Daughter in laws around 30s
- What did u cook for lunch – Most common among women folk to start their discussion
- What summer camp is your kid going – Young mothers
- Unmarried Couples hand in hand- Sorry even after I switching off music and tried going very close, I could only see them talk but nothing could be heard. It was like tv kept on mute, face full of expression lips talking but gosh I can’t hear them!!!
- And Single Guys sitting in park and shouting on mobile
Ah!!! Two laps crossing the same people, I felt like I am getting a view of their life. It was fantastic to know so many things are keeping the life going on.
Enthusiasm: My favorite section in the park, Kids section where you see these games Slides, swings, see saw, merry go round. I can hardly imagine from where these kids get so much Energy, Enthusiasm, Confidence and Involvement in playing these games. After all my laps I make sure to sit here and observe kids playing for at least 15min before leaving. I feel so blessed for having similar wonderful childhood and also for keeping the soul in me still young to enjoy all these.
Thoughts: Have you ever counted the thoughts that cross your mind when you are walking? My god I just can’t keep track of them as I see every new person my mind does the talking to me. So many things juggle around, this hardly happen when I am working or cooking. I am surprised sometime that where were all these thoughts till now? Not that anything useful I think of, but just thinking makes you feel good at times. isn’t it?
Rules: Going back to kids oh my! Sit for few min in the kid section and observe the rules they frame for themselves while playing games, and surprised to see many kids do follow them religiously. When do we lose this seriousness then? Why don’t we follow any rules now? Forget anything else the basic rules set in the park premises is also not followed; this is how we have changed with age!
Obesity: Wow I feel much better after coming here. At home it’s only me whom I keep staring at the mirror and think from where did I collect so much fat and wondering how to lose it. But here most people come with same problem hoping to shape up after walking here. If only there were no hot coffee\Ice creams\Chats and dosa camps right besides the Park, People like me would have reduced by now! Anyways guys Obesity is increasing in India too, Lets work on it!!! ;)
Love: Old couples who have aged together beautifully, middle aged couple dragging the life and making the best of their love, young couple hand in hand dreaming of beautiful future, Young mom’s hugging their little kids, little kids cuddling their pets and souls like me falling in love with life all over again!
All this at one stop and that’s PARK.
And now I am looking forward to refuel myself at the place which is Preaching A Rare Knowledge - The PARK.