Look carefully at the picture, and you will see a cow contentedly chewing the cud in a field near my son’s school. Now, I had intended to get back to writing some serious (very serious) stuff about leadership, sustainability, education and nutrition, but I got side tracked by the cow.
Oh, and before I proceed, (especially for The Crimson Queen), I took this shot with my mobile phone!
I have, over the last months, cribbed about the heat in Delhi (or, The National Capital Region) this year. We have gone through the worst that I have experienced in my life. The hottest June, the hottest and driest August. Climatologists must be having a field day.
Anyhow, we had rain on Sunday. Beautiful rain. With it, the flat blue sky disappeared, and we got a clear, blue sky with some wonderful clouds.
Delhi, sadly, is not geared for rain. Worse off is the neighbouring town of Gurgaon, which is where most of us live. In Gurgaon, wet mud accompanies the rains, clogging the drains. We don’t have pavements here. They are used to dump construction mud.
We had a traffic jam, and because of this it took me two hours to reach my mom’s house. I cribbed and cribbed.
Then, I saw the cow contentedly chewing the cud in the field, enjoying the lazy afternoon.
I looked at the cow, and grinned sarcastically.
Sadly, a thought popped into my head – why couldn’t I just enjoy the respite from the heat, without cribbing? Why couldn’t I enjoy the clouds and the clear blue sky without cribbing?
Is it me, or do I represent a microcosmic view of humanity?
Pessimists and dour people must love me!