Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Take the first bus and quit waiting?

Today morning, when i boarded the office shuttle(early in the morning) a very amusing incident happenend. I'm sure many of you might wonder why i even chose to blog about this but well its my blog so to hell with your thinking :-)

My friend was listening to her iPod and the minute i landed next to her she burst out laughing. Now it makes me wonder if i forgot to wear a very essential piece of my clothing but i felt reassured when she apologised for her inappropriate laughter. Apparently she was listening to 'The Namesake' book in her iPod.

This is the era of the electronics. God took one look at us and decided its time to pamper these parched souls with madness personified.
Disclaimer: I have nothing against technological advancements.

This made me think. Is listening to a book in the iPod as good as comfortably settling in a couch and reading through a book(where u can feel it). Am i a fool to think that its not just reading a book but the myriad feelings attached to it. The smell of paper, the focused attention of the five senses, the balancing act of tea in one hand and trying to turn the page in the other... Doesn't all this count?

But then again, who really has the time to experience these feelings when weekends are spent trying to catch the left-over hours of sleep and hip hopping trains. Trust me, am not a person who uses "No time at all" as an excuse. But then There is no time at all.

This brings me to an important conclusion.
There are some people who adapt themselves to the changing needs like my friend who probably agrees that reading a book(not virutally) is always the best but she settles for something she can do more often than just dream about.

And then..
There are some people like me waiting for the right time and the right oppurtunity that we miss what we can have right here right now completely.

The big-thought bug: Is it always important to take a step back and arbitrate whether there are avenues in getting what you want, even if you cant travel the entire trip?


Bina said...

I want an IPOD like that..... 2GB ones are worthless

catch 22 said...

By the way, why did ya blog abt it ?;) Oh yeah i forgot it was ur blog.

I myself got an Ipod last weekend 30gb black video :). But reading a book holding it in ur hand, smelling the paper especially the old books, shifting uncomfortably and most importatntly seeing the words getting drunk on them, the beauty of reading can never be achevied by listening to an audio book.

Archana said...

gud one!!!!
actually seeing the title of the blog, I thot it's gng 2 b something abt wasting time catching the late morning shuttle, etc :D....but then appearances are always deceptive....
Really a good one!!! Kudos 2 u !!!
but even ebooks can't substitute reading thru the hard copy or the novel.....