Different walks of life

People come from different walks of life
People go for different walks in life
Some walks, like catching a beautiful sight, are inspirational
Some walks, like walking across a parking lot, are functional
Some walks, like charity walks or a sportsperson walking across a ballpark, are purposeful
Some walks, like seeing a homeless person holding a sign, are learning experience

Few sights are as awe-inspiring as that of a view from top of a hill
Few sights are as colorful as catching glimpse of a perfect rainbow
Few sights are as calming as seeing a body of water
Few sights are as rewarding as seeing perfect sunrise, sunset or clear, azure sky
When I am not visiting a place with family I prefer to walk alone
Gives me opportunity to quietly contemplate and reflect

These days my walks are mostly between my office room at home to kitchen or other rooms
Couple of times in my inter-room trips I may make a detour to the backyard
To catch glimpse of the plants and greet them “Wassup buddy”
Those flowering plants cheerfully bloom
In solitude I bloom!

https://youtu.be/857mPxY5UDI

P.S. Was meant to be more of a photo-essay with just a short intro to display nature unfurling its magnificence for all to behold and enjoy as a picture is said to be worth a thousand words. However, me being me, couldn’t resist 🙂 While words may try to capture the spirit the pictures capture and convey the full essence! Meant to be first watched as a collage and then as montage as each individual picture plays in the attached youtube URL!

Idiom of the day: Walk and chew gum

In recent times an idiom that has been heard very often and almost beaten to death is “Walk and chew gum”. Most times it’s been used by lawmakers on TV.
The idiom describes ability to do multiple things at the same time.

Whenever I hear that phrase I immediately shout back “Do that by all means but make sure it’s a sugar-free gum please!” 😀
Type 2 diabetes is on the rise and lawmakers may be well covered under their health insurance plan but we don’t want the price for that passed on to regular folks.

https://www.cdc.gov/diabetes/data/statistics/statistics-report.html