Monday, June 2, 2008

Busy in the race of life...

How big a word is i am busy... and i was just discussing this with one of my friend with whom i went to the ride in sea yesterday. I told her how big this word or execuse is, "I am busy at today, or i am busy since past X hours, days"

But are we really that much occupied in the race with the time. I gues we are not. When we really want to do something, when we really want to meet someone, and when we really want to talk to someone, I know we can make time. I know i can make time. One of my friend was flying to the Netherlands, and when i told him, lets catch for a tea today noon. I know he had just one day in hand and he had to do all the packing, all the documents to pack and complete the office formalities, and what i got in return answer, "Sure!!! lets have it". We met and talked for a while only, we shared just a cuppa but i know he had to takeout 2 hours to make that happen, then i know he had to extend his work by 2 hours, packing in the late night and fly early. It made me realise, if want to do something, meet someone, or talk to someone, "I am so busy today", is a useless execuse that we all give. We can always find time for whom we want to meet, share ourselves and do what we actually want to do, be it not for a day but we can always have some minutes spared for someone if we really cared for that person. And if we tell that person, i am so busy today, we dont care for that person, because for person you care, you have always time in hand. If we really cared, and loved that person, we can always have time, what so ever out schedule can be and thus however busy my life can become, i will always find for a cup of tea, coffee, and share a time. Because, thats the only way i can show, i can care, i can meet and i can know, as no one is so much busy for not having a moment before its too much distance to apart.

People say, time changes everything, but i guess in this life, we dont have time in hand to change also. I came across a nice quote by Georgia O'Keeffe(American Painter, 1887-1986), which goes like,

“When you take a flower in your hand and really look at it, it's your world for the moment. I want to give that world to someone else. Most people in the city rush around so, they have no time to look at a flower. I want them to see it whether they want to or not.”

From the, Ecclesiastes 3:1-8,

For everything there is a season,
And a time for every matter under heaven:
A time to be born, and a time to die;
A time to plant, and a time to pluck up what is planted;
A time to kill, and a time to heal;
A time to break down, and a time to build up;
A time to weep, and a time to laugh;
A time to mourn, and a time to dance;
A time to throw away stones, and a time to gather stones together;
A time to embrace, And a time to refrain from embracing;
A time to seek, and a time to lose;
A time to keep, and a time to throw away;
A time to tear, and a time to sew;
A time to keep silence, and a time to speak;
A time to love, and a time to hate,
A time for war, and a time for peace.

As truly stated, we have time for everything, to born, to die, to plant, to plunk, to seek, weep, mourn or embrace... But what is in real is, We have no time... I must stop this now as "I dont have much time"