Thursday, August 19, 2010

A Day in the Life

I was reading the other day about Google's Life in a Day project, where people from all over the world could submit videos on their life on July 24th. Google will now be creating a user generated film of how the world was on July 24th 2010. It's a unique project, but let me tell Google how the world is today. Well, not today - every day.

All of us, we have our dreams, our desires. I want to go to Hawaii, I want to buy her some diamonds, I wish I were that girl. No matter how big those dreams are, they get lost some time or the other. The world passes us by, uncaring. We have our little worries, our little tensions. Will I get my hike? Will she go out with me? Will my book get published? They don't matter, because nobody will remember them.

People were happy today. People were exploited today. People got married and had children today. People died today. People saw rainbows in the sky today. People watched today's sunset and thought, "I'll never be this happy ever again." People kissed and hugged and held hands and told each other they loved each other. People were asked for enormous bribes today. People lost their lands to uncaring governments today. People started new exercise plans today. People's stomachs rumbled of hunger today. People fell in love with a book today. People sat in closed rooms today and waited for someone to rescue them from their loneliness. People forgot to water their plants today. People sat outside their homes and idly chatted with their neighbours today. People were nostalgic about the sixties today. People bought new clothes at discount sales today. People sang aloud today out of sheer joy today. People flunked exams today. People slipped on banana skins today. People...

It doesn't matter, at the end of the day.
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9 comments:

Sands | കരിങ്കല്ല് said...

wow!!

quite good post..

sands.

Jina said...

Nice!!! I have been thinking about the same thing for a very very long time.

Then one day it clicked to me--- All these people will have some people who matter - who care, who will laugh and cry with them, who will scold and tease, live and die--- And in that small world, all of us matter in our own way.. Like we are the center of our little universe!

And the rest all, well-- it just happens, I guess.

P.S. I was hearing Tanishq and some ring named with a beautiful emotion...??

Jade said...

Sands: Thanks. :)

Jina: Yes we do, and we're happy with that. Just that we get depressed if we ever think of the larger picture.

Tanishq was first choice, but they didn't have rings in my size. :(

Anonymous said...

...which is why i'm not going to lose myself to the corporate whirlpool...
congratulations on your engagement!

Ninja a.k.a. Talli said...

this post made my day! :)

Anonymous said...

Following your blog for quite sometime now. Just love your writing.

naween said...

hmm.. :D

Jade said...

Anon: Good decision! And thanks. :)

Ninja: :)

Anon: Thanks! You made MY day! :D

Naween: hmm?

Niwhsa said...

Umm, I think "Achan" can sue your speculative ass for quoting him like that. He would never say shit like this when i'm around. And you know why, so stop selling out cuz you're not Arundhathi Roy; even if you'd like to be.

And Why say all this shit about people and life if it doesn't matter anyway?

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