Movement & momentum

There are more thousands and thousands of photographs in my hard drive.  Some that are very special. For the ‘special’ element of moment captured or more simply for the emotion triggered by a memory that lies pregnant in that image.  

Here is one such.

 

A young boy who suddenly started running, with a posture that befits an accomplished runner.  I balanced myself at the open door of a moving train to see if I could get a picture. Truth be told, I was trying to get a clean shot of railway tracks, for some reason. Through the camera lens, I saw the boy start to sprint and changed my focus! 


After about 100 meters of sure footed sprinting, he stopped and started walking. Still smiling. The train I was in, kept pulling away at greater speeds and the last I saw of the boy, he was still walking.  I hope he still is, with the smile intact.

The intensity in the stride, the surefooted in an uneven terrain and kept me captivated for long after the journey was done. . 

That is my wish of all of us this week. To run with joy. For movement begets its own momentum. With momentum you never know where you could end up at. 

Every time I look at the photograph, I get a dose of raw energy that suddenly courses my veins. Of course the boy doesn’t know. Which brings me to the other point: Do you know who you inspire to action / reflection? 

Do you realise that you may never know that what to you are ‘simple routines of daily living’ could be deeply inspirational to many. When the lens changes, the action takes a different meaning.  

“You dont have to get it perfect. You just have to get it going” said Gary Halbert. Perfection is an elusive target that will stay elusive forever. Getting going, will get us all closer to perfection

I wonder what you think of the picture. What stories come to your mind? You never know how inspiring your stories can be. Share. Somewhere! 

Have a great week people. 

9 thoughts on “Movement & momentum

  1. have a great week Kavi!

    if we throw a random bunch of dots and have a “connect the dots” competition, you will win hands down, for connecting dots that others simply did not contemplate connecting!

    you have a very special eye and a way with words my friend.

    keep it coming!

    🙂

  2. Sometimes chasing a beast like a train’s engine tells you that you can generate enough energy to stay in competition for a brief period. That itself is so reassuring and energizing.
    Research shows that children think that moon follows them when they look at it in the sky while walking 😀 and then they try to walk faster to beat him further!
    As we grow we lose many simple sources of inspiration and imagination.
    That is why perhaps Osho says intelligence is nothing but regaining innocence!

  3. For me, it is just about the joy of running rather than looking at an alternate meaning. Sometimes, we just need to look at things the way it is and not dwell deeper into it. How many times in your recent past have you run like this. Charged, joyous and simply just for the fun of it. It is a wonder drug and having experienced it, i can never stop running now.

  4. For me, it is just about the joy of running rather than looking at an alternate meaning. Sometimes, we just need to look at things the way it is and not dwell deeper into it. How many times in your recent past have you run like this. Charged, joyous and simply just for the fun of it. It is a wonder drug and having experienced it, i can never stop running now.

  5. Vikas Mittal says:

    You are right – a butterfly flapping its wings in Brazil can spur the formation of a tornado in Texas. Its the same with inspiring people.

    What is liberating is that if one were to conduct himself naturally, that’s just what is required.

  6. Jairam says:

    That truly is an amazing capture Kavi. And the post also adds so much more to the pic itself.

  7. (Do you know who you inspire to action / reflection? ) Oftentimes, we don’t know. I have seen many inspiring men & women, not very famous or rich or page03, really unknown but inspiring people, living life – blissfully unaware of who they have inspired with their life, action and with their decisions. Unless of course, the inspired lot themselves approach them and acknowledge it ! Which, they accept with a shy smile, devoid of any sermon, wish them good luck and happiness and carry on with their lives.
    ‘ Hinayana’ Buddhism in action , without that brand / label / packaging. People who live like ‘ commodities’ and not like ‘ Brands’ ! Great post sir.

  8. (That is why perhaps Osho says intelligence is nothing but regaining innocence!) Wow Mr.Vivek ! Wonderful ! Very apt and relevant to the context.

  9. (if we throw a random bunch of dots and have a “connect the dots” competition, you will win hands down, for connecting dots that others simply did not contemplate connecting! ) If this is Facebook & not a blogger, I would have ‘ Liked’ it !

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