It’s 1:00 a.m and me and the driver are the only person awake. We are speeding towards Ladakh and all my friends are fast asleep.Sometimes there is this awkward feeling of solitude even in company. It’s hard to describe it but it is this moment when your mind wanders and for me some of my best memories flash back in such situations.
Reminds me of one evening in a train from Kolkata to Kharagpur. I was a kid and my shoulders were resting on the window and the head on the shoulders.It was a summer evening somewhat like today and cool breeze was more of relief than exhilaration.There were so many football fields on the route and with every passing field I would jump on my seat and show my younger brother the fields.I confess that football fields make me happy and even today, I feel the same attraction though I don’t jump on the seat now.
There is a close link to what one dreams and what is happening in ones life. Sometimes thoughts also behave in the same way.I had a wonderful game of football today at Kargil.Traveling with a few football fans allowed this to happen.We had read a lot on not exerting as there is a dearth of oxygen at such altitudes.But this is what distinguishes love from liking. We just stopped and had a game with the locals amidst snow capped mountains and green trees.There are few moments in your life which you will never forget, for me it was one of those.