Was listening to the radio, while driving back from work yesterday, something I rarely do, because hopping across stations trying the filter out songs, no wait, good songs, from the chatter, kind of gets the better of me. 1.. blah blah blah, (switch) 2... blah blah blah, (switch) 3.. blah blah blah, most irritatingly all the stations have to suddenly talk at the same time. And whats worse, there is this one really run down, completely over done song, which to my amusement, is playing on three different stations at the same time. Rats!!
Well anyway, a friend borrowed all of my cds to dump on her system, and so there I was, wrestling away with the music unit of my car, desperate to find something hear-able.
I am not quite familiar with the various shows running on various stations, (quite frankly they all sound really really similar) but to my delight I found a station which was playing old Dev Anand, Jitendra, Shammi Kapoor songs. Oh! What a delight to the ears. My irritability towards the radio suddenly transformed into a playful singalong session with an occasional shimmy here and there. And boy was it enlivening!!
I was sitting there thinking, much after I had rather quite successfully entertained the people in the adjacent cars, at almost all the traffic lights, how tiny unexpected surprises or rather changes from the ordinary, actually brighten up your day. You could be feeling really low a certain morning, and a school bus driving up beside you with children in the back waving frantically, screaming, "bye bye.. bye bye", brings a smile to your face.
I am not quite sure why I chose to write about my experience last evening, probably because I realized that it never hurts to reiterate the fact that in anticipation of big things and big events in life, we often do not see the little grains of delight that are all around us. Sometimes they are really insignificant to notice, or we are too preoccupied to acknowledge, sometimes we are just too burnt out to give it thought, but sometimes they are just the things required to take that dull, mundane, bummed out mood of yours and turn it around ... :)