Till now, having ginger chai...listening to Amelie's music...being on a terrace would give me the most joy ever. Yea, these are my top 3. There's a slight difference between happiness and joy, I have gathered somehow..!!
And oh-yes Jules, for the uninitiated, my Juliet Merida cycle provides me pure, unconditional, unassuming JOY. Owning a cycle, riding about town, was a dream nurtured for a really long time which was realised only in this monsoon. Add to it, my workplace is 10kms from home. Ergo, imagine, saying the words, "I willingly go to office".
Professional cycling, Leisure cycling, Mountain cycling, Long distance cycling, Cross country cycling..all true..But I discovered Mindless cycling...absolutely essential for my epiphany & Eureka moments. Finally, found something which is incompatible with melancholy. Mr. Morley, very rightly said, "The bicycle, the bicycle surely, should always be the vehicle of novelists and poets."
Add to it, meeting a 32 year old, PhD in Math, German man who came cycling to India from Germany. I want that serenity I saw in his eyes.
For now, a sense of freedom, sense of fulfillment…I had only read and seen in movies has been experienced. Holding Jules…feeling the wind in my hair when I ride...“I guess this is what it feels like to be God.”
Cycle tracks will abound in Utopia. --H.G. Wells