Monday, January 08, 2007

Walk of Life

What perhaps distinguishes our species from others is the straight backed walk we have... the only things that come close are the other primates.. even from a human growth point of view, parents are always waiting for the baby to stop 'toddling' and walk...
In today's cubicle to couch existence, there is very little walking we do.. no, moving between cubicles or climbing stairs is not the kind of walk i am talking of... a couple of kilometres of walk was more the kind i had in mind...i have always liked walking, but usually never find the time.. yup, my natural laziness does its bit too :).. and so when i do get the chance, and find that i had a lil time to spare, i go ahead.. and walk..
almost a year back, when we shifted house, i had a chance... its amazing how you can ride along the same roads for 3 years, and still notice things only when you walk... the little bylanes, small shops, and most importantly people.. almost at the end of the walk, i saw the flyover... another symbol of bangalore's development and human progress in general... it had a sign that said a lot about our existence - no walking on the flyover..
last week, when i went to kerala, i wanted to take another walk, in time and by foot, through the roads of the city i grew up in... i could do it only in part, and therefore didnt get to see how much it had changed... maybe its good in a way, i wouldnt have wanted to see how much i had changed..

until next time, keep walking

14 comments:

austere said...

Suddenly reflective, Manuji?

sanguine said...

interesting read !!

Sqrl/TA said...

yeah, walkin is good not only for your physical health, but also your mind, helps me sort many things out as I am walking.. cant do it on a chair and desk...

Ever use a chair with wheels to move from one desk to another? I do that quite often ..:)

San said...

i'm moving to running now

Kavi said...

Keep Walking ! Thats the tagline for Johny Walker ! Wonder if you are doing your bit to sublimal advertising ! ;)

Keep walking mate !

Stone said...

my office is .3miles from home, and still I drive!
Laziness...I say!!

Isha Reddy said...

i have been in a very reflective mood too lately .. mm :) .. ;) so hows you my dear scrypts?? :P

taks said...

nice one. hmmm ... i should walk more too !
"In today's cubicle to couch existence" - the absolute truth :-)

Prerona said...

never been to kerala! :(

manuscrypts said...

austere: mostly :)

sanguine: thank ye :)

manuscrypts said...

sqrl/ta: ah, a chairperson :p

san: ooh, evovled, i say :)

manuscrypts said...

kavi: nah, thats a maclaren sponsor, and i am a ferrari guy :)

stone: all gora habits, i say :p

manuscrypts said...

isha: the only reflection you are doing is on your next purchase !! :p.. i've been good, and you?

taks: that you should

manuscrypts said...

prero, an addition to this year's resolutions? :)