“When I grow up, I will travel the world”,
“When I grow up, I will climb the tallest mountain”,
“When I grow up, I will be on top of this world” and so on.
Weren’t these our thoughts when we were those full of ‘hopes, desires, and innocence’ kids?
These thoughts occupy my mind as I watch trees sprinting fast from the car, wind gushing my hairs, nostalgia embracing me, stealing a tear or two.
Where did those dreams, hopes, aspirations go? Most importantly, where did that pious innocence escaped which took us to an imaginary world full of perfection?
Today, we all are moving forward. Is this walk towards our dream, happiness? I don’t know. There’s no stoppage in this journey. keep moving forward else you are stuck forever. But when there is a minute or two of silence, those childhood dreams grip me hard. It makes me contemplate my real self. What have I become? Where am I going? Is this where I always wanted to be? Questions like these haunt me making me miss my lost innocence. This world is full of deceit. I don’t belong here. I never belonged here.
How I wish I could get back to those days when fairy tales seemed real. When people could be trusted. When dreams weren’t just a mirage. When future didn’t seem bleak. When heartbreaks were just losing my favourite cartoon eraser. When a perfect test score was enough to make my day. When a I smiled a little more and laughed a little real. When everything was imperfect yet so perfect. When I was immature yet full of life.
Car brakes put a break to my thoughts as I reach my destination. My real destination seems far, I don’t know of it exists. Till then lets take the steering wheel in our hands, pull the glass pane down, feel the wind on our faces and enjoy the journey called Life!