Most of us have a fixed routine in a day. It is different for a child, teenager, grown up and the old but everyone has a routine.
The day starts with waking up; some wake up with the help of alarm clock and someone’s biological clock wakes him up at the same time every day. Waking up is such an accepted fact that we do not give a second thought to it and get on with our morning routine visiting the bathroom, brushing our teeth, tea/coffee.
But wait, what, it could also happen that we don’t wake up in the morning, or in the morning we find our self in the hospital bed. In the first case you would never know because you are dead and in the second case it might be you had a heart attack and you were shifted to the hospital. What I am trying to say that we do not appreciate the fact that we woke up in the morning to welcome a new day in our life. A word of gratitude should go to whom so ever you want to say for waking you up alive that day. It is like you are born again, and you opened your eyes to see the world around you.
This period of a few hours after waking up is just like our childhood. We get busy to get ready for the long day ahead, just as the childhood is the time when we study, play, pursue our hobbies etc. These activities mold and prepare us for the long life ahead of us. It is just like our age up to the teens and the time from 6 AM to 9 to 9.30 AM.
Then we go out for our work or whatever commitment we have for the day. It is like the prime of our youth, the time to achieve our goals in life. It is the time to work hard for our bread and butter as well as enjoy life. It is time we are bubbling with energy ready to touch the sky, it is the time of our dreams and aspirations that we want to snatch for ourselves from life. It is the period of the age from twenties to the fifties. During the day it covers from 9.30 AM till around 6.30 to 7 PM.
Now we return back to our home, somewhat tired from the day that went by. Sometimes we are happy as to the day went well, sometimes sad or dejected as the day did not go well. We are tired from the hectic day we had. It is just like the time in our life in the fifties when we look back at our lives, procrastinate. We look back and think what all we achieved and failed. Did those things really made me happy and satisfied, of a life lived as per my plan. It is the period of our life from the fifties to the sixties. During the day it is the time from 6.30 PM to 8 PM.
Then comes the time to relax after the hectic day, we might watch TV, listen to some music, and catch up with our friends. It is the time we prepare ourselves to get ready to go to sleep again. Life is just as if all our major obligations towards all have almost been fulfilled. Now we again feel like a free bird, seeing our children going through the same grind and routine which we once followed. It is the time to sit on a rocking arm chair and see the world go past us. It is the period of our life from the seventies and the half of eighties. In a day it is from 8 PM to 10 PM.
Now is the time to go to bed again, now is the time to close the chapter of life and go to into the arms of the symbolic death. Whatever has to be done has already been done and nothing can be undone now. Now is the time to hand over the reins to the children and move on. Once we go to sleep again we don’t know whether we will wake up again or not, both in our life and in our day.
I don’t know whether it happens life after life or not, but surely a day in our life is a short form of our complete life.
I don't want anyone of you to feel sad reading it so a happy ending picture.