Among one of the usual days of life, passing by the lavish green trees on my right and a big cricket ground on my left, I was jogging as per routine right after sunset. Sky was getting darker little by little just like my mood that day… dull and low. It is one of my favorite trails for jog, round and one sided by greenery while the other by wide ground for cricket games, but this time it seemed so grey.
Deep in thoughts I was grieved on the recent incident of plane crash in my country. It was a domestic flight full of almost fifty passengers, none survived. The unfortunate plane appeared to have some technical fault when it was just reaching its destination from a northern site to comparatively a large city area.
“Perhaps, it was meant to be this way,
Perhaps, You and I,
We could’ve been More” – Syed Murtaza
One of very well-known public figures was also travelling through that unlucky flight along with his wife which left his huge fan list in state of sorrow. People, just like you and me, living their lives as per usual without any clue of what’s coming next, ended up in a blink of an eye.
“In fiction: we find the predictable boring. In real life: we find the unpredictable terrifying.” – Anonymous
‘They were not guilty, they were not evil but they were just mere humans who had absolute zero idea of how much time they are left with. Unknowingly, the doomed flight was approaching one destination that people were not ready for’ I thought breathing heavily. Their innocent loved ones are left in misery, not even having a body to cry over.
‘How can so many lives end up just like that as a deadly blow of smoke in the forest leaving the whole nation in a state of darkness as if that night no moon came out in the sky?’ I asked myself slowing down from jog to walk now.
The horrible accident has spread a layer of sadness all over the country. At one moment it seems like everyone is hustling then the other it feels as if my mind is floating in a dead ocean and I see no way out. I wanted to walk no more but just sit still as I was taken back by the irony of the matter of life and death.
How unexpected is life, one can hardly imagine. It was them, it could be me and it could be anyone else! I sat down on a bench facing the cricket ground while I noticed that sky is now completely dark.
Since the darkness started to spread over, so did fog and temperature fell low too. I could hardly see people right across the ground as they looked like black vague images moving around in a fair distance.
“At night the fog was thick and full of light, and sometimes voices.” – Erin Bow
Staring into nowhere, as people passed by me doing their exercises, chills spread through my body the moment I started to realize that path of life is just like that sight in front of me at the moment. Apparently it is a wide green land which gives you hope but just in no time at all, your ways get blurred and massive fog appears blocking your vision. In an instant you find yourself unsure of even taking a step forward. It all turns the other way around as the green land becomes your past and the fog, in what you have to deal with like a blind hunter, is what you all have now.
If you got lucky, you will get a clear sky next morning otherwise life would become as dodgy as you could not expect ever. You might not be left with any sunshine in your pocket and be forced by some caves bound of consequences. Some might get left hanging on the line and some might just suffer emptiness.
Maybe that is what I sensed in myself too… emptiness!
That night, the darkness did not seem to get over any soon as I finally rose and started to walk off the park. While I was stepping forward leaving the fog behind me, I passed from under a street light giving an impression as if I got a temporary sun in my way.
“I admire the fog, how it fades into itself.” – Marty Rubin
By ‘temporary’ I meant the episodes of bright times in our lives that come and go just like the real sun that rise and fall every day. I want to call it temporary because at times when it gets cloudy or fog appears, it doesn’t show up at all.
“I came to understand the most intriguing irony of life, that the most intimate partner of life is death.” – Neena Verma
Yet again, it comes back on a point where we all can understand life as unpredictable and as fragile as a water bubble.
Just be safe everyone and live the fullest of your lives!