Tuesday, February 03, 2009

Morning Sights...

I have grown to love the 15 mins walk I take each morning to catch my bus. Everyday, I get to see people start a new day, and make a new beginning.
Here are a few of the things I get to see daily without fail...
  • Shop keepers opening their stores, sweeping the front of the store... They generally stand in front of their shops with the brooms in one hand, tea/coffee glass in the other and talk to one another...
  • People rushing to catch their cabs/buses!
  • Couples out for their morning walk! The elderly people are generally more relaxed, they enjoy their walk, the quiet... The younger lot walk like there is no tomorrow! Like they are trying to lose all that weight/fat during this one walk!
  • Cute boys jogging back home after a work out in the gym!! ;-)
  • Kids standing in bus stops waiting for school buses while chatting or studying!
  • The tender-coconut vendor uncle who always gives me a smile as I pass him. :-)
  • Women/maids washing the front of their homes and drawing rangoli... there is something so re-assuring looking at ladies do that....
    It reminds me of home in Mysore. Where, on festival days, my maid draws out these huge, awesome rangolis in front of our gate.
  • I see men cleaning out their yards, washing of their cars
    In this one house - he sits on the swing drinking coffee and reads out the headlines to his wife who is generally putting the rangoli or drinking coffee with him ... :-)
  • Dogs having a go at one another...
  • This one guy, sits on the steps of this huge departmental store and feeds the street dogs... They sit patiently in front of him as he reads the paper sitting on the steps!!!
Peaceful really...
The walk is just right for me to get my morning exercise and to wake me up completely before I get onto the bus! It also gives me time to listen to devotional songs/classical songs being played on the radio... :-)


15 comments:

Swati said...

Lovely ..remind me of days when I used to catch a cab :)

claytonia vices said...

nice :)

It is during such walks that I came to know some breakfast joint owners throw a little cupful of coffee onto the footpath to start the day as a 'sacrifice'... :)

~nm said...

Such little walks are so much fun always. They relax you so much.

Solilo said...

That's beautiful.... that morning walk Pixie.

writerzblock said...

So beautiful, Pix. Thanks for reminding us that the world is still a lovely place!

Galadriel said...

these are sights you only get to see in india. i miss this... :(

DewdropDream said...

I get to see tiny cute kids being taken to the local school and it never fails to make my day :) LOVE the lilies on your header... very dewy fresh!

Just a grail said...

Nice! Isn't is reassuring that some things, in the midst of all the troubles in the world, still stay the same.

LOVE the new template by the way!

rayshma said...

:)
almost made me want to wake up early and go for a walk... :D
couldn't help notice... this post and the template go SO well together! :D

Sachin said...

A beautiful picture! Suddenly, I got reminded that I form part of this early morning picture in my colony (I go for a jog every alternate morning). Though my colony is much more rustic and quieter..... :-) Nice post, Pix!

Pixie said...

@everyone: It is usually lovely and yes, very relaxing :)
@Grail: Thanks babe...
@Rayshma: Try to wake up babe! :P
@DewDrop: Welcome!and keep visiting :)
Oh and thank you all for the lovely compliments too! :)

churningthewordmill.wordpress.com said...

i dont walk to the bus stop .. i take an auto..its too far to walk... but its fun observing the people...taking in the quiet ...a few peaceful moments before the madness of the day hits u...
mandira

Cantaloupes.Amma (CA) said...

Such a coincidence .... I wanted to write about the exact topic today when I read your post ..
Couple of things I see
1. A very old (85+) lady with a hat returning from morning walk
2. An old (70+) voluntary Cross guard helping kids cross the street
3. 2 Asian girls walking hand in hand oblivious to outside world, discussing something.
4. Our neighbor park his car after dropping his kids to school.
4. Cantaloupe and I singing "Ganesha Slokas"..
Some of these things never fail to raise your spirits.

Renu said...

I also love that time of the day( if for some work i have to get up early:)

Nimmy said...

:) Reminded me of my days when i used to have the same scenario while catching bus for college..

Helped me move body parts and get warm,before i went to sleep inside classroom ;-)