Have you ever stood on the tip of the Alps and gazed at the infinitely extending cosmos eventually merging into the horizon?
Hollered your name and heard the echo as if someone is calling out to you from far beyond?
Have you ever ridden on a hot air balloon and waved at a friend claiming to be on a trip around the world in 80 days?
Have you ever gone hunting for the Loch Ness monster in Scotland?
Have you ever stood at the Times Square on Christmas eve and looked at peoples’ eyes reflecting the night lit up by stars and vivid fireworks?
Have you ever been on an adventure?
So, have you lived? The argument remains that for all of these one needs luxury and time. But I thought money just couldn’t buy happiness. Life existed without money thousands of years ago and still does. Its up to us to find it. In places, in moments and in people.
But, have you ever accidently bumped into your favourite artist on a flight or while stuffing samosas and froze in perplexity?
Then clicked a picture with them and later wished that you had not been sobbing these tears of joy?
Have you ever snuggled with a loved one late in the night in a drive in cinema and watched Titanic?
Have you ever climbed a mango tree with your best friend and devoured the classic combination of raw mangoes and red chillies?
Have you ever started your own business and seen it falling like a house of cards?
Have you tried to rebuild it?
Have you ever laughed till your stomach hurt?
We always wait for tomorrow to live. As a child, you expect to travel once you get into a good university. As a student you expect to enjoy once you have a job. As a bachelor you expect to spend once you have a family. As a parent you expect to explore the world once your children are independent. And by the time one transpires to old age, FDs have the potential to buy a private jet but life is so unpredictable that who knows for how long that jet will see the skies?
And maybe at that moment, looking at your grandchild’s smile gives you more peace than the smile you get while picturing shapes in the snowy clouds. There is maybe no right time to do something. But there exist right moments when you just take out time and make it right. You will leave a lot for the coming generations but that, they can earn. Your memories they can’t.
Till your last breath, keep asking yourself a question everyday. Have I lived yet?
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