October 7, 2011

The Morning bus ride



For last ten months in Singapore, I have been taking Bus no. 51 to office. But it’s only recently I realized that I really enjoy this 20 mins of my morning bus ride. It is actually one of the best times of my day. I like sitting on the upper deck of the bus. It’s has more sunlight so it feels closer to the nature and is lesser busy than the lower deck where you are always distracted by the people getting in and out of the door. The ones that are there in the bus are busy with a gadget either playing a game or chatting on the phone or an ipad, so in the lower deck you only end up looking at these people. But I love the window seat on the upper deck. It makes me feel as if I have risen above the materialistic world. I feel as if I can now see the larger picture of life. From the window I see all people rushing to office and somehow I feel I am not among them though actually even I am one of them. I feel like I can now see the larger meaning of life which they cannot. It’s the time when I feel most relaxed and some best thoughts and ideas come to me during this time. I am able to see beyond the visible from here. Also it has a weird balanced comfort level, where you are amongst the strangers but still since you travel every day it’s a familiar place. So I like the fact that no one knows me and I don’t need to know anyone. It’s amazing what simple things can make you feel or the positive impact that it can have on you and you don’t even realize it. So tell me who says bus travel is slow and boring, to me it’s MY time.



6 comments:

Marie-Louise McHugh said...

So true. Traveling time can be a time to let you mind wander et allow new ideas and images to emerge. I also organize my thoughts in a peaceful way as there is nothing else to do.

Ekta said...

@ Marie -I am glad you relate to the morning bus time

SprigBlossoms said...

Enjoyed reading you here :) It's wonderful when an everyday activity becomes a little spot of fun as you described. Cheers!

Micky Fernandez said...

Are you sure you were/are in Singapore? I was there in March (if I remember correctly) and in November 2012, and I did not see you there (ha ha--although I do stay in the Little India neighbourhood when I am there). However, I prefer to travel by the Metro/Train when I am there.

Ekta said...

@Sprigblossoms, Am glad you enjoyed the read and relate to the feeling. Thanks for stopping by.

Ekta said...

@Micky, Yes am very sure am in Singapore. Thanks for stopping by.