Saturday, 6 March 2010

Challenging Life

The picture is a bit murky it was taken while I was going back to home in the beautiful coastal city and the twilight had just set in. The scene is not unfamiliar, a bus and on all around and on top of bus people riding their luck while taking huge risk and hazard. I referred to the web dictionary to find what risk and hazard means to which I found this:

” hazard: a source of danger; a possibility of incurring loss or misfortune; "drinking alcohol is a health hazard"

I think , since drinking alcohol is not a cultural norm of the civic metro hence people take a chance with sitting on the bus top or hanging from all sides, a huge possibility. Then some lines of poem read long ago resonated in the ears which sounded the true spirit of the bravery to which we are daily witness on the streets:

“We all tend to play it safe once in a while.
I had been playing it safe for a long time
and ultimately no longer had a life!”

So, this is a life, playing it while setting aside the safety,or if put in right words its Challenging Life.

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