Tuesday, 29 January 2013

Too busy!




Morning jog
Ears plugged to I-pod, no audience
For birdsong

Every morning while taking a walk, I observe people whizzing by, earplugs on, either talking on mobile or listening to synthetic music pouring out of mobile or I-pod. Totally oblivious to the beauty surrounding them, paying no attention to the wonderful orchestra composed by the ever happy-ever charming avian community, aptly supported by insects. Could there be a better stress-buster?

Running after life
Sans pause, too busy to live
What a pity

For:  Carpe Diem
Picture taken from: google search


56 comments:

  1. So very true, Meenakshi! The sound of bird calls is so much more serene and joyful!

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  2. Indeed, Roshni and we urbanites do not know what we are missing. I am blessed to be in a city that breathes deep in vast open stretches.

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    1. Thanks Gaj, I hope somebody listens out there.

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  4. Absolutely!
    Unfortunate are those who are not delighted by chirping birds...for they are missing The Divine!
    Beautifully penned, Meenakshi:) Thanks a lot for wording MY feelings:):)

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    1. Absolute delight, Sir. We are blessed that we know its value.

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  5. artificiality is no match for nature's mellifluous ways.. poor those who don't understand it. Very good post Meenakshi..

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    1. Thanks Deepak,

      Away from nature, life is indeed artificial.

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  6. In cities people sometimes see sun,moon,stars,once in a blue moon.

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    1. Even they are visible among the concrete jungle, nobody has time to admire them.

      Thanks Cifar!

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  7. There are so many virtues of living in fresh air among chirping of birds.The joys of nature are a tonic not only for the body but also the soul.

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    1. The foremost is fresh oxygen supply that's enough to boost health and a feeling of well being. Listening to birds is a meditation in itself if somebody tries.

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  8. Love the idea of too busy to live! And the plugged ears certainly miss out on birdsong!

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  9. Quite right. Many of us don't know the art of living. Being busy is not living. Every moment of life offers something to cherish ... something to make us pause and ponder. But, bound by busy, tight life, we fritter them away. It's most unfortunate.

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    1. Yes Sir, though it is imperative to work and make progress in life but some balance in life has to be struck. The people who are closer to nature live far more happy and content life,


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  10. We're so busy trying to exist that we don't spend time actually living. Yes, the birds are bereft of an audience nowadays.

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    1. I hope we move a little of closets we have around ourselves and move a bit nearer to nature.

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  11. A very good observation on life. Thank you :)

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  12. There is nothing more melodious than a bird song, such a pleasant and natural music ♫

    Beautiful haiku Meenakshi!

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    1. Thanks Valli,

      All notes and symphonies have evolved out of nature. We have just copied them and made our own.

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  13. Wonderful observation, well presented too!

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    1. Thank you, Deepak, Perhaps we all feel that disconnection with nature. But I find you very close it, observing and feeling it throbbing with your magic eye.

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  14. You brought meaningful words and truth out of what we feel is nothing , But it is everything that a soul requires to remain pleasant and calm. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Sometimes what we nothing is all we require, you summed it up well. Thanks and welcome to my space.

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  15. An old saying tells us to stop ans smell the flowers
    We should also stop and listen to the birds
    Maybe even talk to the trees

    Cheers!
    JzB

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    1. You talk to anything in nature, everything will talk back, in its own way.

      Thank you so much!

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  16. I was once hauled up by a senior doctor for using a mobile phone while on a morning brisk walk. "Leave all distractions behind," I was told. You have refreshed the memory.

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    1. Good it happened and I sure you must have felt better taking a morning walk without these distractions.

      Thanks for sharing!

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  17. In our rush to do more,be more,we miss out on small natural joys which can really uplift our spirits.

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    1. ...and the end don't we all need that upliftment of spirit and true happiness that come with it!

      Thank you so much for your comments.

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  18. Modern times humankind hasn't ears for the joyful sounds of nature.s musicians the birds. We listen to artficial birdsong of R&B, Rock & Roll and so on ...

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    1. Natural sounds are too soothing, sounds of water, birds and even breeze caressing the leaves, these are the primal sounds behind every music that ever has been created.

      Thanks Kristjaan!

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  19. Synthetic music is a nice term used to perfectly describe the context

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  20. This surely is a pity ... we are so tuned to modern gadgets that we fail to appreciate the natural beauty !!!

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    1. Thanks Amrit, for validating my point of view!

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  21. Very true Meenakshi, the second haiku perfectly describes the pitiful state of affairs today.

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    1. Thanks Reshma, That's why the stress is such a big problem these days.

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  22. This is such an original and powerful take on this prompt! Well done Meenakshi!!

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    1. Oh! That's a sweet encouragement. Thanks a lot!

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  23. Very observative and well penned. Thank you

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  24. I'm old-fashioned enough to prefer birdsong to iPod murmurings...

    Sonoran Birdsong

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  25. Very true Meenakshi! It's really unfortunate when people get up early for a walk and avoid the beautiful & serene aura of dawn...:)

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    1. Ya its really surprising that people make an effort to rise early and come out for a walk but fail to approach it holistically.

      Thanks Tarang!

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  26. A good observation. I too noticed it that I am the only one without earplugs on the rare occasions I go for morning walks.

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    1. It is common scene, many people walking in a park, but everybody alone with their earplugs.

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  27. What a pity Meenakshi! nature is sucked out of life.

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    1. Loss is entirely ours, Jas.

      Thanks for visiting!

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