Saturday, September 29, 2007

Explore! Dream! Discover! Now...

Was going through my blog after a very long time... not that I had stopped thinking of it but had got so involved in my work that this had taken a backseat - till someone I recently met spoke about his love for blogging and it kindled the old fire in me of expressing myself... and I guess that's why I'm at it again...

'Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.' - Mark Twain

The first thing, I read when I opened my blog page... This quote by Mark Twain just never ceases to speak to me... I am a person who lives for the moment, someone who has an unlimited source of enthusiasm... someone who is a free bird, soaring high up... I cringe when small kids call me 'Aunty'! Aunty makes me feel old, tired and chained...

Somewhere, I guess, all of us are scared of reaching a point in our lives when we will look back and regret not doing a number of things... Heck, I'm sure some of us already do that! I wish I could have gone for the camp to Rishikesh for white-water rafting; I wish I had told him I love him... I wish I had eaten that mango-flavoured ice-cream; I wish I had chased my dream; I wish...

I guess, somewhere we have to stop existing and start living. I have heard of this adage a number of times - Live like today's your last day on earth - and honestly that thought scares me. What would I do right now if I knew i was going to die by day end? Would I be with my family, tell them how much I love them and thank them for everything... would I go get the wackiest haircut that I secretely want but never had the guts to get it... would I have a complete wild time with my friends... would I take the first flight to Rishikesh and do that white-water rafting or eat the mango-flavoured ice-cream or tell him how much i love him?

There is so much that I want to do right now; if only I knew when my last breath would be...