07 January 2017
Life is so unpredictable. Even the small things that we think will DEFINITELY happen tomorrow, might not. Till yesterday, I was supposed to outlive Pratik in the Himalayas and enjoy my Himalayan Odyssey. However, things changed so fast and quick that I am currently on my way back home; with Pratik having many more days to enjoy in the mountains.
Similarly, my Aunt. She is just over 40 and just like anybody of her age, she had been looking forward to enjoy the rest of her life. But now she is so sick that her huge bucket list has been cut short to one single wish – “I want to live”.
We often take life for granted and promise ourselves that we will get back to living the life we had dreamed of once we get done with our tough times. But the tough times never get over and we forget how to love. And one day when we turn back, everything seemed to have changed so much that we wonder “whom did I live the past few years for?”
I am reminded of what Mahmud Shabistari once said –
Make the most of today. Take your risks. Do what you love. For “IN THE END.. We only regret the chances we didn’t take, the relationships we were afraid to have, and the decisions we waited too long to make.”
My Himalayan Odyssey are a series of posts from my travel to the Himalayas which took place between 30/12/2016 and 07/01/2017