Friday, June 01, 2007

Paradise Gained

Everyone has a favourite place…. That place that is almost paradise…. Which gives you satisfaction, happiness, peace, a rush, calmness…all at the same time. And when you’re there, time comes to a standstill, and nothing other than the avalanche of conflicting emotions matters anymore. This place could be anywhere, a specific spot in the city, a park, a coffee shop, or even your own room. Everyone needs such a place – an escape from the rest of the world.

I get my thrills from the wind. I know it sounds weird, but just the feeling of something hitting hard against my face, blows away all my troubles and worries. So I love sitting at the terraces of high buildings, or opening the window of the car while driving at top speed through the city in the middle of the night.

It’s the only time when I love being alone. Standing near the ledge of the terrace, looking at the world below me…the one time I realize that I don’t really need anybody. Thinking of people who have hurt me makes me smile. But at such times, I have nothing against any of them. None of it seems important anymore. All that matters is that beautiful feeling that slowly spreads throughout my body, and more importantly, through my mind. It’s the most amazing experience in the world. A natural high. Nothing other than that moment matters.

I was warned by my friend yet again about my goals in life. He said it gets lonely at the top. I stood at the ledge, cell switched off, arms spread wide, as that beautiful wind stroked and kissed every inch of my body…and I smiled.