I really enjoy taking a walk. Been doing it since I wore frocks. Yesterday was no different from most days. Out on the main road, my usual way. For those of you who don't know about Tauktae. Well, she did come out in full swing to play. Rains and winds, so much of breeze. Approaching monsoons, a wonderful tease. A relief from the scorching summer heat. But though many of us thought it was a treat, it caused quite some destruction with people and trees praying for protection. In all honesty, we've endured much worse. Experts say the spread of covid will be adverse. All through the streets, there were trees fallen. Dying branches and leaves getting rotten. I witnessed some huge trees fall down right before my eyes. But at that moment I was at my window, blessed to be inside. Nature is just so gorgeous and beautiful. Sometimes she gets angry; she's unpredictable. Sad, as I walked through the wreckage, attempting to calculate the flora loss in percentage. I seen a drunk man fallen and resting on the divider. Not too many on the road, vehicles and tyres. Well, it's true there are always a couple of these on the sidewalk. And there was an entire checkpoint of cops around that block. He obviously didn't have a mask on. But suddenly of humanity, this paragon... A food delivery guy stopped his bike to rescue. Attempting to carry him, he pursued. He struggled for quite a while. While the drunk man was conscious but immobile. The delivery boy didn't give up. He tried and tried. Until he managed to crutch than man to a safe side. I smiled to myself, in the midst of a pandemic some people still have compassion. Yes, he's handling food and deliveries, so his action is debatable. At that moment he did what he knew to be right. He culdn't bear another man in such a plight. Got me to smile and feel like our kind still has hope. With soft-hearted folks, maybe we'll survive and cope. Humanity is not dead. That being said... When I was just revelling in this hope. Someone in my path, quite dope! Gargled his mouth with a sip from his bottle. And that projectile made me shirk and wobble. As it landed right ahead of my next footstep. About the previous incident, almost made me forget. He was at least ten feet away. Quite some emotions, all in a day! It was followed by absolutely no reaction. As he took another sip and drank to satisfaction. So, four emotions and four stories. Beauty, despair, hope or worry. You cannot control the circumstances. But in your mind, you could choose to dance. Just a few random thoughts... ...as I took a walk!
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