See the world through my eyes, as I show you what i see, everyday.
I see the elderly getting up early to walk, maybe age is really just a number. I see people getting late for their work and still catching up with their long last friends after years. I see students waving and singing in the school bus, nostalgia hit hard, and reality killed nostalgia. I see a small kid hugging his mother in the darkness of the tunnel, prefer love over darkness. I see women leaving their kids to school, with a bit of hesitation, in the hope of them becoming successful. I see the silhouettes created by the sun’s rays, how beautiful could the dark be. I see an endless creek, with water sparkling in full glory, taught me you don’t have to be an ocean to be appreciated or glorified. I see millions of birds, feeding on the fish, maybe at times you have to take a dive to achieve what you deserve. I see half cultivated farm lands, different shades of green triumphed the blue ocean. I see happier people in the slums, they show me luxury ≠ happiness. I see small children playing cricket, even though they don’t have a bat, looking happier than any country with a worldcup. I see tracks getting repaired, and people working hard in the sun, for hundreds and thousands of other people, talk about selflessness. I see so many men, going to work and support their family, still they’ve never heard a ‘thank you’. I see people forcefully entering their luxury cars, a question I would ask, why? I see a tv dish in every slum, why do we forget they need entertainment, too. I see police officers, working hard to keep others protected. I see flower vendors, selling the freshest and most exotic flowers, in order to make someone’s day better. I see an artist painting the walls, making them abstract and colourful, like the world should be. I see devotees standing outside temples, waiting to worship and celebrate the feeling of being united. Most importantly, I see people living life.
I see all of this, everyday, with the biggest smile on my face, sitting at one place, in the span of 40 minutes.
God bless the Mumbai railways.
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