Look at this picture!
|Picture Taken in Paris, France, near Notre Dam|
What do you see?
The little girl playing merrily with the sparrows? Unmindful, fearless, happy, naive, welcoming!?
Have you done anything like this in your life?
Of course, you must have. We have been carefree, outgoing, not worrying about the repercussions of indulging in little pleasures.
We have played with people, friends, things, animals our parents warned us against. We have climbed roofs and yelled at the top of our voices?
We have been children, enjoying life insouciantly!
What has changed now? Why do we not do this anymore? Societal rules, norms? Fear of being judged? Fear of masks falling off?
What do you think is the old man doing? Can you picture yourself in the place of the old man?
Can you gauge his expressions? What must he be thinking? What could be his life story?
This beautiful contrast depicts two extremes of our life! What we make of it in between is all that matters!!
“If you were a bird, and lived on high,
You'd lean on the wind when the wind came by,
You'd say to the wind when it took you away:
"That's where I wanted to go today!”
― A.A. Milne,