18 April, 2010

The day when life tells you to slow down

I agree. My life was on the fast track. There has been just one direction and that is forward. Leaving things that do not need much of an attention, I just kept trying to move things faster and faster and that too in the forward direction.

But that was till today. And today was one of those days, when you are hit a hard slap on your face, and told that you need to slow down. What happened today? What was so special about the day?

I witnessed a bomb blast in front of my eyes. The low intensity blast (thankfully) happened barely 10 meters away from me and right in front of my eyes. Boom! Temporary Deafness for a few seconds. The debris from the blast flew to a few meters radius. The policemen guarding the stadium gates which were an entry to the IPL match between RCB and MI, were hit. The condition of one is heard to be critical.

For a while there was mayhem all around. A man in front me was bleeding on his arms. The Sanjeevni ambulances made their way across the rather busy traffic on Infantry Road. 

I was on the phone talking to a friend giving him directions, and before I could realize a small bomb goes off, and there is panic all around, with people fleeing the place.

I guess it is a day I will never forget. No matter how small the intensity of the blast is, if you see it in front of your eyes, and a gory sight to follow it, it shocks you to the core. It leaves you amazed and often thoughtless, without an inkling of what has happened.

Personally, it is a sign to slow down and not stress myself on the zillion things.

7 comments:

Rhapsody said...

Glad that you are fine, Ksh.

Mandir jaakar bhagwaanji ka prasad chadhao.

jyoti said...

wow...

very happy to know that you are well...and well have even more intense stories to tell....

do take out time in you slow down time to think....why me...what do i need to learn from this....but then perhaps you are already doing that.....can possibly be life transforming the insight....

yeah the stress of the million things is like a bomb blast in slow motion within you....or something like that....

you are special...since you seem to have many such life threatening incidences....good thing your guardian angels are watching over you.....

take care.

Kshitiz Anand said...

Thanks Swati. Wil be doing that soon.

:) Jyoti. I do not know why, but I was just mentioning that there are too many of these 'interesting' incidents that are occurring. I am not even sure if I can do anything about it. But yes, I have started appreciating life more than I did. Starting to redo the things I like doing.

Thank yous my guarding angels.

~mE said...

You know when you hear about such things in the meida it shakes you up. I can understand the impact when it happens in front of your eyes.

Glad that you realised that you need to slow down. Do some yoga, exercise in the morning. Put a schedule at work....small small things/changes will make life better :)

Kshitiz Anand said...

:) Thanks Sharanya.

Yes .. doing just that. One small step at a time.

Jas B said...

Glad to know hat you are well...

Kshitiz Anand said...

Thanks Jas.