Mar 27, 2006

Cosmic Insignificance!

The first thing i saw was the dull brown of the 16-tonne truck, hurtling forward on my left. The next moment time stopped and silence hung almost like a dark grey cloud ready to burst forth as dawn slowly broke over the Gurgaon-Delhi Highway early today. The left hand side of the car caved in slowly inch-by-inch with the fluidity almost similar to the ripples a stone would create in water. The windows cracked up next and the glass fell in silence on me, not hurting, just touching in an almost feathery manner. And i sat there, mesmerized, looking onto something incredibly beautiful, and seeing the rear of the truck slowly inching towards the rear end of the car, where i was sitting.

No proverbial entire-life-flashing-in-front-of-you happened, it was just an incredible calm, followed by a thought that of the numerous accidents that take place in these very streets one more could not matter much and that no one would quite be very affected if i died right there. It was a very peaceful and yet saddening thought at the same time.

As i walked out shaken and blissfully unhurt from the car, the thought stuck on. The insignificance of one life in the cosmic frame of things retierated. And then as always this too passed and i carried on to take a flight out to B'lore.

P.S. I love having friends around, they actually sometimes convince me of the significance i hold for them. Well not cosmic enough, but they form my world alright.

8 comments:

Chander Dogra said...

Some experience we are better off without in life. This is one of them.

Ginger said...

Gosh! Thank god you are alright. HUgz!

Goli said...

Had the similar thoughts not long time ago, but am glad that am alive. Glad that you are fine too :).

"Cosmic Insignificance" was felt more severely when had to revisit the full thing in the court, where it was one case of hundreds more.

Navreet said...

I cant help but agree with the thought... needless to say i am glad you are fine...

but yes, i have felt a number of times that end of life means nothing else but just that... "End"

golliwog said...

YOU'RE TALKING CRAP.
COSMIC INSIGNIFICANCE, MY FOOT!
TAKE CARE OF YOURSELF.

GeekBeyondRedemption said...

Close! Perhaps some leftover karma? :-)

Having been through 3 of these, more are certainly unwelcome...

Chander Dogra said...

i completely agree with golliwog

Anyesha said...

Hey...Thank God you are okay...be careful woman.