Saturday, November 19, 2011

My Date As I Drove...


Every time, yes almost every time I drive - I see, I feel and I hear the magic life holds for each one of us. I see magic in the morning sky and in the twinkling stars, I feel magic in my smile that appears at almost every sight I see and I hear magic in the music that plays in my car, and more so in the rythm that this music stirs in my heart.

This morning was as magical till I saw this girl walk by (hold on - this is not what you think you've read and thought of a million times before). She looked lost in a happy way, and the light that seemed to play hide and seek with her beautiful hair, somehow managed to pass through the tiny little spaces, to land on her face. I could not help but peep out of my window to look back as I drove forward - wish I had experienced this in slow motion. She looked beautiful.

As I drove along, the smile obviously stayed longer and the strumming of the acoustic guitar (as if playing somewhere far away in the background), continued to be my companion. The almost divine experience lead me to ask this question aloud - 'You exist everywhere, don't you?" And no, I wasn't thinking of the girl - but talking to god at that time. 'Yes' came a voice from inside, to which I said - 'Well then, have a conversation with me'. And for the next 45 minutes as I drove around with the morning breeze kissing my face, I had no mental maps. What I had instead, was a date with divinity. 

Divine of course it was, but through this experience, we shared our joys, some of my 'not so happy' experiences ('coz god only seemed to have happy ones), thoughts around what the larger purpose of life is, and people who we love and care about. In bits and pieces - I also shared with god, my experiences of the mad after party I went for in Barcelona. Strange how we discussed just about everything...

At the end of those 45 minutes, the pleasantries happened and we decided that we will meet yet again - sometime soon, whenever I wanted to. 'How unconditional' I thought - my date was ready to meet me WHENEVER I wanted to!

While there were a lot of things my divinely beautiful date left me with, what he made me realise (yet again), was that he has and always will be a part of me. Strangely enough, he seems to think that I don't take him out on as many dates as he deserves to.

And just so I start doing this more, here's hoping I see those pretty faces more often, and the next time hopefully in slow motion!

Jokes apart - if my inner voice could be GOD just for those 45 minutes today, maybe there is god inside each one of us.

After all, I am only as human as each one of you...

17 comments:

farina said...

AWEEEEEEEEEEEEEEESSSSSSSOOOOMMMMEEE SRIIIIIIIIII....it mindblowing & really touched my heart....thats what i think.whenever i sees something beautiful around my self making me happy from inside...wonderful words...:) n seriously that barcelona portion really made me feel that how great blessings FRIENDS are...n how precious is time spent with them.

Rashmi said...

Beautiful. You really do have a way with words. And those moments of spending time with only yourself and your inner voice are the most precious moments. Pity we don't do it very often.

I think you just inspired me to take my inner voice out on a date, too. I wonder what we should do... maybe dinner and a long drive? ;)

Gili Sen said...

"Date with Divinity"-love the thought behind the title.Thank you for sharing a wonderful experience from the pages of your life.Sure you'll encounter many more beautiful faces ;) & here's hoping you share the mad after party (Barcelona) details soon. ;) Interesting concept more interesting thoughts :)...which exist perhaps in each of us but mostly left unsaid :)...

myluvShahid said...

I loved the pic. You posted here.
so true you can talk almost anything and everything to THE DATE and you made me realise how often we just not take him to more deserved dates and so often even ignore the dates we already had
couldn't understand the 45 min.though...may be I need some more time.
may be its fanaticism but this reminded me of the Shak's tweets after the vacation about conversation,floating, acceptance and conviction.

"JOKES APART-if my inner voice could be God for those 45 mins. Today,there is God in all of us" so true...

Fanssay said...

..right when u meet someone it is not the person but the thought that comes to you about her/his/it..Thought has to be pure,pious,unconditional,unbiased..then it translates into divinity or GOd,let us all collect positive thoughts on our way journey of life n all the while let us share without expecting..n then ud know God exists in bits n pieces everywhere inside outside

RiealyBeautiful said...

..Just Beautiful!!!!!!! ..So Deep & Thoughtful & yes, So True!! You really do write, with all ur Heart..!! Guess, Sometimes.. we pursue such trivial things, in Life.. that we totally forget about the Ones, that most Matter..!! Jus admire the thought, behind this Write-Up.. If we can't talk to God with all our Heart.. Who else, can We, talk to..!?! Have you read the book, "Conversations with God', by Neale Donald Walsch..?? If you haven't, then you should.. its simply amazing!!

..Just love the detail, that you've gone into, with the Girl's appearance, the surroundings that you're in.. & your inner conversation with the Divine.. Wonderful insight & choice of words!!

In a Nutshell, You just Described, what are the Most Important Things, in Life.. The People, we Love ~ Our Family & Friends..[The Barcelona part, jus reassures that..], the Blessings that Count.. & a Lifelong Friendship with God!! These are the things that most Matter.. that most Count!!

If you'd like.. U cud read my Blog, too.. Here's the Link~ http://something-beautiful-about-life.tumblr.com ..Hope U find something good, there.. & Wish, U like it! Let me know.. And, Hope to see, more Amazing stuff from you!!

..A True Inspiration & a Beautiful Thought.. Keep those Spirits, Up!!!!!!!

Iman Roy said...

Such a wonderful thought conveyed ... just realized need some soothing breeze to kiss me too and I feel connected with my inner self ... thanks for reminding me ... amidst all the hushes and gushes of life we all tend to forget that all the simple and child like things makes us feel connected and happy ... yuppie!!! will definitely do some child like and crazy thing, to be happy ... u try out too !!!!

lina_to_u said...

The good thing about a date with God is that he will never stand you up:)...

LN said...

Brings back memories of sitting curled up with"Tuesdays with Morrie"in a strange yet familiar way!You have the gift of the word;truly.And bang on.. you are! Faith in just anything,the ability to smile & treasure ur lil world is all it takes to see us through this lovely journey. here's to a great journey and lots of smiles! LN

ashwini said...

just one word .. MAGICAL ! leave it to u to pen it down perfectly !

Kiran said...
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Kiran said...

wow your quite the writer...it is amazing how moments like these hold the power for soul recognition...allowing us to make that bond which connects us to all things worldly and unworldly...and it is at such times that we feel we don't just understand the other...but for some reason we "know" the other...such moments are rare...they take place daily..but like the snap of a finger, they are gone before they have the chance to be recorded or recognized as a miracle...yes moments like these are few and chosen..the more rare...the more enjoyable...is it not so?

Rukhsaar Faruqi said...

Beautiful thought process Sri -I'm sure God is prevalent in all of us:)

Ayesha said...

Hi Sri,

This was nicely done. There are splotches of flowing metaphors, and you may not like to hear this: but I am sure if you keep writing you will get even better, and the words will flow out of your pen and onto the paper to ink them as if they were made for that and that purpose alone.

Of course you may just ignore this constructive criticism, it is not like I am some published author (if we discount research and science :)

Lastly, to play the devil's advocate: do you think there is God inside people who do horrible things in life? Maybe it is our inner goodness, that you equate with the concept of 'God', that we either nurture through life or strangle with our own hands every time we lie, cheat, hurt, or do something even worse.

Just saying....

Deepa said...

Good one Sri, I totally loved it. I am sure such experiences are mostly a part of everyone's life, just that some of us dont realize its worth. There are hundreds of experiences feelings and situations which we all know and recognize but for which no words exist..good on ya to have touched such a subject and given it some life through words...

Tinny Vega said...

perfect!

Jayshree said...

Wow man!!!! Awesomeness!!!! I'll be honest. This is the first article i read on ur blog n i totally loved it:):) What a way to pen down ur thoughts. i wish i too could do tat:)