waving to myself

i sat in the speeding train
and watched the platform go by
and fleetingly saw myself
watching the train flash by
waving to myself

9 Responses to “waving to myself”

  1. Corpus Gray says:

    Again, relativity? …Sekhar, you seem to be stuck in a relativistic frame of mind. Wake up!
    😀
    …Ofcourse, there’s only a 17 min. difference between both posts (Other one being, “time does not fly”)!
    And, the physics of relatibity apart, there’s more than one way of looking at things …and, you’ve waved at you from either side. Great going!!

  2. Koizen says:

    Shekharji,
    This is very visual…but you typed so less for us to understand it well…
    So when you see that train go by and get your own reflection back and you weave…is it that you mirror yourself? Did you smile (ahh that trademark smile of yours) 🙂
    🙂 🙂 🙂

  3. Himanshu says:

    Dear Shekhar,
    This totally reminded me of the trains in Europe – the stations keep coming and going and we just have a fraction of a second to savour the beauty of nature. I felt it most one day when I was the only one in the whole compartment (and I wrote about it in another post) but often just looking at yourself through the glass is quite a joy – trains are so much fun. And it is so much fun to deeply analyze these small moments when time and space move constantly and the scenery changes so often, like you wrote about looking out of the plane window and looking at the big ocean or land below. To travel a lot is probably the best way to enjoy life on this planet.
    I’ll add this great paragraph here.
    Wisdom of the ages about travel:
    Inspiration can be drawn from humanitys greatest travelers poetically distilled down to the Philosophers Stone of the travel quote. From Mark Twain to Rumi, from ancient proverbs to Einstein these are some quotes to inspire us to travel:
    “For my part, I travel not to go anywhere, but to go. I travel for travel’s sake. the great affair is to move.” (Robert Louis Stevenson)
    “The World is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page.” (St. Augustine)
    “I love to travel, But hate to arrive.”
    (Albert Einstein)
    “It may be that the satisfaction I need depends on my going away, so that when I’ve gone and come back, I’ll find it at home.” (Rumi)
    “Bizarre travel plans are dancing lessons from God.” (Kurt Vonnegut)
    To awaken quite alone in a strange town is one of the pleasantest sensations in the world. – Freya Stark
    Best Regards,
    Himanshu

  4. Ritu says:

    Wonderful quotes Himanshu. I particularly love Einstein. It is rare that one comes across a quote from him that doesn’t jerk you up and make you want to do a little jig for hitting it just right!
    Traveling is the most beautiful way to discover yourself. In the quest for scouring the unknown frontiers of the world, you somehow scour the unknown frontiers within yourself. One doesn’t set out to do it, it just happens. To me that happens even more so if I go trekking in the upper Himalayas. There is just something there that gives a aerodynamic lift to the mind.
    I think the greatest travelers have just been wanderers, following the footsteps of their wanderlust. (that infact was the erstwhile title of my blog!)
    Cheers and keep the nuggets coming!
    Ritu

  5. Nadia says:

    I Agree. it even reminded me of UK trains. but after reading this my perspective towards seeing these things have changed.
    I luv ur work Mr. Shekhar
    Nadia Hussain

  6. Ganesh says:

    This clearly illustrates how the Body is completely different from the ‘real I’ The body is but a ‘cloth-like thing’ we wear it and discard it some day.
    But in the abstract which you have written, it still is experienced out of your own senses. Its your own making! not different from you. for the ‘real I’ will not be perceivable by the bodily senses.

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