What is it about travel?
Your mind is dull. It is so full and tired. It is full yet devoid of any meaningful thoughts. It is bereft of the capability to make any decisions, of making any choices. Someone makes that decision for you and you’re sitting in your car, going out of the city. Moments turn into minutes and minutes turn into hours. And as you leave the city behind, your mind starts to leave the thoughts behind too. The thoughts, which were tormenting you for so long, the ones which you were ready to get rid of by any means. Even if it meant taking sleeping pills, just let me be! But they won’t stop. They would be with you even while you sleep.
And here you are! Being transported. Because you don’t remember making that decision.
You travel and suddenly, they are gone. As if they never existed! You find your mind blank. Blank after a real long time.
And you see the trees, the leaves, the clouds, the nature. It seems it’s only now that you’re seeing them. You never saw them before.
You’re in the hills. Cool wind starts to bellow. It’s about to rain. As wind blows hard, the long, tall trees start to sway. Left and right, they go together. The wind slows down. The trees come to still but the leaves start to shimmy.
It’s like witnessing a symphony. A Masterpiece in progress. The trees and the leaves, both playing their parts to perfection. They are so in sync to the Master’s commands that nothing goes amiss. No errors. No mistakes.
It’s beautiful. An unforgettable moment. An evening to remember. An evening in Nainital.
Nainital: You are truly mesmerising.