Monday, June 24, 2013

Can any journey be perfect?

Any trip can be an eye opener cause they always tend to teach us something in the end.

I remember making this road trip in India when I was a teenager. We were taking an excursion towards Jaipur, a city in Rajasthan.

We had rented a car and hired a driver. Thus, while he was driving the car, my family was sitting and enjoying the ride and the sights around the town.

It was a hot summer afternoon, and Rajasthan is known for its' high temperatures cause of the desert. However, we had our windows rolled up, and the air conditioner was on, with music in the background.

I was in the back seat near the window, enjoying the music and feeling relaxed with the cool air surrounding me.

Suddenly, there was a loud noise and my reflexes were strong enough to turn and hide my face. A person had thrown a stone towards our car, and it hit my window. The shattered glass was all around me. Our driver was quick enough to screech his brakes on time, in order to avoid a mishap on the road.

He was quick to take an exit to the nearest hospital while I lay still  since did not want any of the glass to penetrate further into the skin. That moment, while he was driving, I could feel the warm air blowing through that open window, and felt the changes in temperature and how my body was laying there vulnerable to the circumstance.

No man has control over mishaps. Although, we try hard to make our trips memorable and fun, but no journey is perfect.

Thank god, my wounds were not harsh, and I recovered in no time. We toured the city and returned home with memories.

Mantra for today: All journeys end, but they are not confined to a happy note, thus go with the flow.

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8 comments:

Kerri Ames said...

Wow. I am amazed how you never wallow in the pain but see the joy. Most would have focused all of their vacation memories on that incident. I know I would have. I envy your serenity

Ruchira Khanna said...

That was the highlight of that vacation, Kerri. I still remember that agony and pain but, then no journey is perfect :)

Janine Huldie said...

I totally would have been shaken by this, but truly sounds like you handled this quite perfectly and just so thankful you ended up being Ok. Thanks for sharing and voted for you as always!!

Melanie Chisnall said...

That's so scary and I'm glad you were okay!! A similar thing happened when I was a child on the way to tennis practice. We were driving past a group of construction workers and they were carelessly throwing bricks to each other. One ended up through the car window! Luckily no one got hurt. But it was scary. You bring up an important message...no one is safe and we should be living each day to the fullest. Thanks Ruchira :)

Sunday Reflections or Stumbling Towards Happiness by Bill Holland said...

What is more important, the journey or the destination? I think the journey for sure. :) Thanks for the reflections this morning Ruchira, and have a great day.

Audrey Howitt aka Divalounger said...

You have a wonderful ability to extract and focus on the positive--Happy Tuesday Ruchira!

Ruchira Khanna said...

Thank you all.

Bill...I agree with you. The journey and the atitude matters, and the destination can be shaped accordingly.

Happy Tuesday :)

Cyndi Calhoun said...

Wow...all that glass everywhere! I'm glad you were okay. And kudos to you for continuing on your journey and not dwelling on what happened to you. xo