'Don't worry, there'll be people your age there,' she said, on observing my reluctance to come.
Do not get me wrong the person in question, is indeed one of the sweetest persons I know and I wouldn't have put this on my blog had it been I did not have a point to make.
And my point is that even after she said so - it did not make me feel old at all- I just laughed it off. I was all young and bubbling with energy after all...but something happened last night which shook me to my very core- and flattering it may not sound to me but the truth is that I am getting old.
My bullshit routine seems to have taken a toll on me finally- and that too big time - LAST NIGHT I FAINTED (never in my life have I fainted before)- I mean as a kid when I watched fellow students fainting during the morning assembly and being taken to the first aid room and given glucose or tang - I felt so left out- so much so that I remember pretend fainting in the assembly- just to get the nice special treatment by every one..
But what was I to know that God was all for granting my death-wish.
Serves me right in a way for overdoing and overstretching every ounce of strength that I had left in me for the last one year. Either it was my laptop - if not that then I was reading something - if not that then I was studying my course or, else I was travelling to and fro- and to make matters worse I wasn't working out at all (which, by the way, is the only good habit that I had inculcated in the last five years)- it has been more than 4-5 months that I even went for a jog. (In a way I am surprised at my body for not giving up sooner.)
My folks had been calling me home for quite some time now but there was always one thing or the other for me to do and I kept on postponing it but last night I was in the kitchen preparing dinner and suddenly i felt as though I was experiencing an earth-quake and the next thing I know I am lying flat on the kitchen floor. I had fainted, for crying out loud, and this time for real... needless to say it was a clear cut sign for me to get packing and get the hell out of this urban jungle.
There are things (and really really important ones too) that are holding me back even now but there seems nothing more impending than a better state of mind and body - everything else can wait.
So, it's me waving bye bye I guess - It's high time I rejuvenated and got back to nature.
Stay tuned for my stories from the land of lush green hills - where the tea gardens don't seem to end - where the crystal clear water gushes with joy and where the hustling pines tell you a story of their own.
Courtesy my dear friend Karun Singh Jamwal
P.S. - I am going to post a lot of my own pictures once I am there..